Born in Zurich, Switzerland
From an early age Sonja was interested in movement, particularly in Tap Dance and Ballet. Her first contact with Pilates was in 1999, ever since Pilates was part of her life and she has trained regularly, in 2004 she decided to qualify as a Pilates teacher.
She chose to get trained by Romana Kryzanowska, protégée of Joseph Pilates and her daughter Sari Mejia Santo, New York. After completing the 700 hour program covering all apparatus, she successfully got certified.
Since November 2006, Sonja has been working independently as a Pilates instructor. Together with Elio Dalla Giovanna, she opened the Vero Pilates Studio in August 2007.
Elio Dalla Giovanna
Born in Piacenza, Italy
From a young age, Elio has a passion for different forms of physical workouts such as martial arts, yoga and tai chi. After years of practising those disciplines, he got certified in the Pilates Method in 2003, in New York by Romana Kryzanowska.
Beside his 3 years New York experience at True Pilates (Drago’s GYM) he was invited to work as a guest teacher in Bermuda, Iceland, Vienna and Milan The Art of Pilates. In 2007 he decided to move to Zurich where he opened the Vero Pilates Studio together with Sonja Gerber.
In 2017 he started the certification for SomaTraining founded by world known Osteopath M.D. Guy Voyer DO from France. Since 2018 he is the first certified ELDOA Trainer and Somatrainer (2019) established in continental Europe teaching out at Vero Pilates Zurich to both regular Clients, amateur and professional Athletes.
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