Hello, I’m Mary Slater. The Body Moving is my personal training and teaching practice based in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. My work is designed to help you Reset your nervous system connections for fluid movement to boost your game and active lifestyle; and, to help you Recover from heavy exercise or a sedentary set back, and everything in between.  The repetition of exercise movements and loads, static postures held for too long, as in sitting, and the demands of repeated work tasks, all create forces that can compress your body and create tension throughout your structure. This leads to diminished power, reduced range of motion and pain. 

Learn how to RESET your reflexes and RECOVER your freedom of movement to enhance your health and longevity at the deepest levels. I’m here to guide you.

Mary’s unique blend of techniques restores deep support, resiliency and natural-born strength you can build on. You’ll feel energized, but also like you just had a massage!
— Teresa Chikoore, Owner Pilates into Life

Meet Mary

Mary holds a B.F.A. in Dance from York University in Toronto, and is a founding member of Doug Varone and Dancers based in NYC with whom she performed and taught internationally. She is a National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Personal Trainer, Advanced MELT Method Instructor, and Movement Specialist at The Seattle Center for Structural Medicine.  Read more.....


About Mary’s Methods

Mary’s training to become a professional dancer was extensive. She was exposed to everything from jazz technique to ballet to all forms of modern dance to Japanese Butoh. This training culminated in critical acclaim and years in Guest Faculty positions in some of the best dance programs in the country. Her career in performing arts along with her BFA in Dance, NSCA certification, MELT Method instructor training and her work as a Movement Specialist at The Seattle Center for Structural Medicine, all inform the work you will experience in the private, class or workshop settings. Learn more....

Take a Class or Workshop

Studying with Mary you will learn how to assess the tension in your system and you will become expert at simple, mindful practices that can help you decompress to begin or end your favorite activities: gardening, epic bike rides or runs, your heavy lifting sessions at your gym. You can also use what you learn to build a stronger Pilates or Yoga practice, improve your running, or to re-energize and recover from your day of sitting at work. All current class listings can be found here.

Study Privately

Mary is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and has an accomplished background that began with hours of training, which led to a critically acclaimed career in the performing arts, followed by many years as an educator at universities and dance programs all over the world.  After dancing Mary pursued the NSCA certification, The MELT Method Instructor Training and Neurostrength, TRX Suspension Training Course, and many others. You will experience a blend in your personal training sessions. Check it out....