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, Central Park, and Snoopy!
Comprehensive Pilates Certification – Balanced Body
Study under Lesley Powell & Joy Karley
M.F.A., Dance - New York University
B.F.A., Dance - New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
In the realm of movement, Eleni is a force of [Pilates] nature. During her 16-year career teaching Pilates she has observed how developing a strong core empowers physically and psychologically. Her classes focus on deep core support, alignment awareness, and mindfulness. She believes that precision in practice can convey strength for thriving and achieving life goals. Eleni has a B.A. in Dance from the State School of Athens, Greece. Her favorite pastimes include meditation and astrology.
BodyTonic – Pilates Teacher Certification, 500 hours
Atmananda Yoga – Yoga Teacher Certification, 200 hours
The Shala NYC Yoga – Yoga Teacher Certification, 300 hours
Reiki Master Teacher – Usui Shiki Ryoho
NLP Master Life Coach – iNLP Center
An actor and dancer, Emily’s preferred form of cross training has always been Pilates. Originally from Scottsdale, Emily believes that people of all ages benefit from movement and that every body can benefit from Pilates. She teaches contemporary-format Pilates and uses modifications and props to tailor sessions for each group member. She works across the needs spectrum from helping clients increase strength and mobility for daily life to sports cross training to injury recovery. In addition to her passion for movement, whenever the opportunity presents itself Emily encourages people to vote!
Pilates Academy International
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, Pilates for Pregnancy Anatomy, Biomechanics, & Posture Analysis Core Align
A competitive runner and cyclist since her teenage years, Jo went in search of cross-training methods that would sharpen her performance and speed injury recovery. She found that Pilates was ideal for this and other health goals. While living in Hong Kong, Jo became a certified Polestar® Pilates teacher and taught in Asia for 10 years before relocating to New York in 2020. She is also a yoga instructor who emphasizes alignment-based teaching. Jo thrives on connecting with clients and motivating them in Pilates practice by focusing on alignment technique and benefits.
Yoga Alliance, Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training with Lawrence Pradhan – 200 hours
Franklin-Method Pelvic Floor Fascia Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED certified
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
After studying professional dance in Europe, Mary amplified her experience by becoming a sports and fitness trainer and FIG Coach at the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) Academy. As a Pilates reformer 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
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
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™
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
Vicky’s approach to Pilates reformer is based on intuition and mutual respect peppered with her unique brand of whimsy. She integrates movement with sound healing and meditation to deepen the mind-body-spirit connection. Keenly aware of how past and present emotional distress can affect the body, she aims to create a welcoming and safe space for letting it go. Get ready to learn, have fun, and receive her distinctive energy in every class. Vicky has lived in California and Buenos Aires and recently embarked on the New York portion of her life adventure. She delights in crafting upcycled clothing and wearing her creations around town.
Die-Hard Pilates – 500-hour Comprehensive Reformer Certification AMAIP (Asociación Mutual de Instructores y Profesores) – Comprehensive Pilates Certificate, Buenos Aires
Personal Trainer – Athletics and Fitness Association of America™ (AFAA)