Instructor – Cara Busacker

Cara Busacker is an Oregon native, who grew up in Central Oregon. She moved to Portland at an early age to pursue her formal dance training at Oregon Ballet Theater, and continued her training at Pacific NW Ballet in Seattle. As a dancer in her teens, she discovered Pilates while rehabilitating from a knee injury. She found the full body/mind movement system to be truly beneficial in recovering from injuries, as well as in enhancing strength and coordination in everyday life.

Cara believes Pilates is a great foundation for movement of any kind. To be able to bring proper body alignment and the connection to your core, while building strength and flexibility to her clients, makes her happy. She strives to make each class fun and approachable, and knows that ANYONE can benefit and heal through Pilates. Cara is PEAK Pilates certified in mat and apparatus equipment, and she trained with Peak Pilates Master Instructor Jessica Schultz. She is also certified in MAMALATES, a mom and baby pre and post-partum based program, developed in Portland by Wendy Foster.

Cara teaches Pilates mat/equipment, barre, and movement classes at studios throughout the Portland area. She enjoys dancing, music, yoga, traveling, hiking, swimming, laughing, and relaxing in the beautiful NW with her family and friends. “Keep the body moving while having fun” is Cara’s motto!