Rosaly is a seasoned instructor who specializes in Pilates for rehabilitation across the diagnosis spectrum. Empathetic and intuitive, she works with clients of all ages and levels and has a sharp eye for discerning body imbalances. She combines her knowledge of biomechanics, functional anatomy and mindful movement to teach clients about the body and help them improve balance and overall well-being. Rosaly is active in animal advocacy and cat rescue. She is an avid Argentine tango dancer as well as a top tequila expert – find her on Instagram: @thetequiladiva.
Kane Core Integration Basic Training, Phases I & II – Kane School of Core Integration
Functional Anatomy for Movement & Injuries – FAMI Workshop
Certified in CPR / AED / First-Aid – National CPR Foundation™
After studying classical ballet and performing for 10 years in her native Japan, Saori became a certified Pilates instructor to add dimension to her passion for movement. Fusing mind-body connection with strengthening exercise, Saori aims to keep clients motivated for maximum benefit from their practice. She brings a level-appropriate challenge to each class and coaches on the central Pilates premise of nurturing the deep core. Attending American Ballet Theatre is one of her favorite pastimes. New York cheesecake is her cheat-day indulgence!
New York Pilates
Mat and Anatomy Certification Program - 200 hours, Elite Reformer Certification Program - 200 hours
After years working as a New York real estate agent, Toni sought to slow down the pace of her busy life. She was drawn to yoga and then Pilates for their transformative effects on her overall well-being. Completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training course at her favorite studio propelled her to a profession in the movement arts. To further indulge her interests in personal development and empowering others, she went on to acquire certifications in Pilates, Children’s and Adolescent Yoga, and STRONG by Zumba®. Toni’s off-the-mat passions include astrology, nature, DIY projects, and her two children, Lunar and Luigi (also known as cats!).
450-hour Comprehensive Training – Pilates + Yoga
Children’s & Adolescent Yoga – Yoga for Life
STRONG by Zumba®
American Safety & Health Institute – Advanced First Aid, Basic Life Support
Michigander with a grounding in dance, Shayna graduated from The Ailey School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She launched her dance career with Disney Cruise Line and performed in productions of “Believe,” “Villains Tonight,” and “Jack’s Suite.” She was a Disney Dance Captain from 2015-2017. Since 2007 she has been cast in several premier dance events including “The Nutcracker” with Cincinnati Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festival, and Brooklyn Dance Festival at BAM. Shayna gravitated toward Pilates for cross training to support her dance practice. Meditation is a core part of her daily routine – her vacation of choice is silent retreat. She enjoys reading, the park, hiking, and snowboarding.
Balanced Pilates NYC – Comprehensive & Mat Pilates
Yoga Teacher – Three Sisters Yoga, 200 hours
Monica has over 20 years of experience as a movement specialist. A native Lower East Sider, she is skilled in both classical and contemporary Pilates reformer for all levels. She also teaches Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® classes, as well as Yoga Narada™. Her solid knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics informs her work in injury rehabilitation and chronic pain reduction. Monica is passionate about helping people enhance quality of life through strength and balance training. She enjoys art, ballet, music, and cycling around New York City. Certifications
Kane School Pilates
Core Muscle Anatomy
Comprehensive Mat & Basic Training - Equipment
Module 1: Teaching & Touch Primer, The Healthy Client, Lumbopelvic Region Module 2: Head, Neck & Ribs, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, & Hand
Module 3: Hip, Knee
Module 4: Ankle & Foot, Clients Over 60
Gabby earned her Pilates stripes under the tutelage of Balanced Body Pilates Master Instructors Patricia Welter and Allie Collins. Born in Tampa, she graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. She is a multidisciplinary dancer trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern/contemporary forms. At FSU she became interested in helping dancers rehabilitate from injury with Pilates and understand its value in injury prevention. While emphasizing proper alignment and mind/body connection, Gabby aims to create a welcoming environment as she guides clients toward their fitness goals.
Konnect Method – Konnector Instructor
Balanced Body – Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certificate
American Heart Association – Basic Life Support / CPR / AED Certificate
After studying professional dance in Europe, Mary amplified her experience by becoming a sports and fitness trainer and FIG Coach (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique). As a Pilates instructor, she designs safe and progressively- challenging workouts for beginner to advanced levels. Mary enjoys guiding clients on their personal fitness journeys. Her favorite things: classical music, Italian and Greek food, long walks with her dogs, and sitting under the coconut trees at Rio's Copacabana Beach!
Pilates Balanced Body® – Comprehensive & Mat
Total Barre® Merrithew™ Stott Instructor
Progressive Ballet Technique Instructor
NASM® Personal Trainer – NCCA
Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach – FIG®
BLS (Basic Life Support), ERC Qualification
A Jersey girl, Mandy is a former Radio City Rockette and self-described badass, triple-threat actor who effortlessly moves from stage to screen and back. Critics have called her work “deeply authentic and powerful.” During the 10 years Mandy toured with The Rockettes, she relied on Pilates to help keep her strong and healthy. She received her Pilates apparatus certification from Pilates on Fifth under the guidance of Katherine and Kimberly Corp. Mandy is a perpetual student of new modalities to deepen her knowledge of the body. She enjoys sharing her passion for movement to help others heal.
Pilates Academy International
您好 / Hello! from Angie, our resident bilingual-English/Mandarin Pilates instructor. Born in Taiwan, Angie attended college in Miami and later, at New York University. While at NYU she performed in Crystal Pite’s Polaris in Lincoln Center's White Light Festival. She has danced in China and Canada in pieces choreographed by Shen Wei/Shen Wei Dance Arts. For over 14 years Pilates has been a vehicle for Angie to indulge her deep interest in anatomy and movement. In her Pilates classes, expect to work hard and learn new things about your body while experiencing the joy and positivity she endeavors to impart. Angie loves chocolate, classical music, the color red, and Snoopy!
Comprehensive Pilates Certification – Balanced Body
Study under Lesley Powell & Joy Karley
M.F.A., Dance - N.Y.U.
B.F.A., Dance - New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL