Carla Mullins is co-director and co-owner of Body Organics
. She has primary responsibility for the studio and educational aspects of the business, including teaching, training, skills development, and mentoring of instructors. In 2018 she commenced her 4-year study of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, just to add another dimension to her work and understanding.
Carla started her career as a Solicitor and practiced for nearly 13 years. She came to Pilates in 1993 because of complex neurological and health problems. She had several major setbacks on her journey including loss of use of both her arms, the neurological pain, and long process of recovery from this gave her a deep insight into pain and recovery application as well as consistency meant that Carla regained her health and was able to move with some grace, and more importantly without pain, to the point that in 2002 she decided to set up her own studio in Brisbane. Twelve years later she now teaches at her two studios and mentors many Pilates and Gyrotonic teachers, some of whom are osteopaths and physiotherapists.
She has explored many mind-body techniques in workshops and training courses including Aston Technique, Franklin Method, Structural Integration, and Yamuna Body Rolling. Carla regularly writes articles on Pilates, rehabilitation, and movement for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). She runs courses and workshops for movement practitioners in Australia, New Zealand, and Spain that are recognized by the APMA, PAA, National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP), and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).