SHAUNA H. (Master Instructor)
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.
SKY S. (Master Instructor)
Sky is a classically trained Pilates Instructor, Ishta Yoga Instructor, Trained Birth Doula and Professional Astrologer. She holds over 1500 hours of certifications from Core Pilates NYC and Ishta Yoga NYC and has been a member of the Plank family since 2013. 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 goals. 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.
CHRISTINA C. (Master Instructor)
Christina sees Pilates as the bridge between fitness and living a fuller, more creative life. Born and raised in Manhattan, Christina has been a fashion stylist, a creative director for an arts publication and a bar owner in downtown Manhattan.
No matter what she was doing, she never lost sight of her passion for movement and the human form. She turned her passion into a profession by completing the 600+ hour comprehensive Pilates program at Core Pilates NYC.
Christina loves Pilates because of the mind and body connection, and the way it makes her stronger in her other cross training. Her belief is that with proper strengthening, posture and breathing, one can gain the focus and stamina to be more productive in everyday life. She hopes to inspire others the way that her instructors have inspired her.