Cara Busacker

CARA BUSACKER PILATESCara 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 but also in enhancing strength and coordination in life. Cara believes Pilates is a great foundation for movement of any kind. She loves bringing awareness to each individual’s body alignment in relationship to everyday movement patterns. Helping people find a connection to their core, while building strength and flexibility throughout the body, makes her happy. She also strives to make each class and lesson fun and approachable, and knows that ANYONE can benefit and heal through Pilates.

Cara is PEAK Pilates certified in mat and apparatus equipment. She is also certified in MAMALATES, a mom and baby pre-natal and postpartum based program. Cara has taught Pilates mat/equipment, barre, and movement classes at studios throughout the Portland area for the past 8 years. She enjoys dancing, music, yoga, traveling, hiking, swimming, laughing and relaxing in the beautiful NW with her family and friends. Cara is also an astrologer and energy/spiritual healing coach, which she incorporates in her daily life and movement practice. “Keep the body and energy moving ” is Cara’s motto!

Cara can be contacted at 503.750.4793 or by email at