A native of Brooklyn, NY, Kristen brings a dancer's perspective to Pilates. She pursued her passion for dance at a very young age and received a BFA from SUNY Purchase. She was inspired by Pilates when she discovered its endless benefits, managed her sciatica and transformed her body. She believes consistency and positivity in your Pilates practice allows for both mental and physical benefits. Her knowledge of the body and movement brings precision and creativity to her practice. Kristen focuses to help others obtain a healthier, stronger and happier body.
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Sky is a classically trained Pilates Instructor, as well as an Ishta Yoga Instructor. She holds over 1000 hours of certifications from Core Pilates NYC and Ishta Yoga NYC. Sky's style of teaching is inspired by creating space for students to safely develop mental and physical connection to their bodies that they can take with them into their everyday lives. Sky has a wide breadth of experience working with beginner, intermediate and advanced clients looking to develop their Pilates, yoga or meditation practice, students who are working with injuries, pre/postnatal women, as well as students with weight loss, strength training and flexibility goal. In her class you can expect an awesome/ eclectic playlist, and a physically challenging full body workout that is very conscious of breath, posture and alignment.
Angela has been practicing Pilates for 14 years, so it was only natural for her to pursue Instructor training. Following along her family’s path, Angela’s Grandmother (a yoga instructor) handed her a Pilates book in her late teens, recommending Pilates as the practice most suited for her. Now classically trained through Core Pilates NYC, Angela continues to expand her knowledge by continuing education and practice. She teaches a fluid combination of classical and contemporary methods, and has used Pilates to help improve her own posture and alignment from scoliosis, as well as strengthening after a running injury. Angela's teaching is lighthearted and fun. You may just find some deeper core engagement from laughing in one of her classes.
“My intention is to help people move more, and feel good about themselves.”
Shauna has made health and fitness an integral part of her life. She received her B.S. in Biology at SUNY Albany and later her Masters in Education at PACE University. She incorporates fitness in her everyday life by practicing dance, running, Pilates, yoga and weight training.Through her own experiences as an athlete, Shauna became acutely aware of proper alignment and core stability. This led her to Pilates and honed her focus on flexibility, strengthening, and engaging the "powerhouse." Certified by Plank Pilates in Summer 2012, she now incorporates Pilates into all her activities and encourages her students to take Pilates off the mat as well.
Salma has over 16 years of experience practicing Pilates. Teaching was a natural continuation of her Pilates journey after receiving her certification at Core Pilates NYC. As a professional dancer and choreographer it has helped her reach her goals and surpass them, and this is what she loves helping others do. A stickler for form, she believes in fully connecting to each movement to reach maximum gain. Find your inner fire and maybe get a laugh too. She is also a MELT Method instructor and TRX certified. Live in X S.
Yung-Li Chen is a Pilates and Barre Teacher with 20 years experience as an independent choreographer and professional dancer. Health, fitness, and movement have always been a large part of Yung-Li's personality. She holds a MFA in Choreography from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY as well as certification from Exhale Spa (Barre), OM (Yoga) and Balanced Pilates. Her recent performance credits include: 2015 NY Fashion Week for Givenchy/Marina Abramovic, Kate Weare Dance Company, Jacobs Pillow, and Judson Dance Theater. Yung-Li's Barre Class is fun yet challenging, focusing on self-motivational goals of strength and alignment. Take your body and mind to the next level- you deserve it!