Carmen began her journey in Pilates as a client to mat work in 2002. In December 2007, Carmen received her first Comprehensive Teacher Certification from Core Dynamics Pilates Studio in Santa Fe, NM. under second generation teacher Michele Larrson. In October 2009, Carmen completed the Masters Teacher Training Program from THE PILATES CENTER in Boulder, Co., also, known as the Harvard of Pilates. In September, 2012 Carmen began her study under Brooke Siler and Carly Regan who studied under Joseph Pilates protégée Romana Kryzanowska.