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Janette AhrndtFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Physical Therapy & Movement Re-educationNew Motion Physical Therapy
Masters of Physical Therapy, 1995 – Mayo School of Health Sciences (Rochester, Minnesota)
Level 1 Educator, 2014 – Franklin Method
Balanced Body Faculty, 2009
Certified Pilates Instructor, 2009 – Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
Certified Gyrotonic® Instructor, 2006 – Gyrotonic® Method
Certified Pilates Instructor, 1999 – Physical Mind Institute
Janette brings a unique vision to her practice. Her expertise lies in her gentle, hands-on approach to individualized care which promotes a balanced body. Movement and posture reeducation are practiced in simple, usable forms, to expand vitality for daily activities. Janette has extensive training and experience in Pilates, Gyrotonic® movement, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Lymph Drainage Therapy. The Franklin Method adds a whole new dimension of ease and enjoyment to it all.
Janette makes her home on Bainbridge Island, WA. She enjoys kayaking, being outdoors, knitting, travel and sharing time with friends and family.
Maya AubreyFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 Teaching Pilates in Santa Fe, NM
Maya Aubrey began teaching Pilates in Santa Fe, NM working for Michele Larsson at the Institute for the Pilates Method in 1991 before opening her own studio, PilateZone, in 1993, where she offers teacher training and continuing education. She brings to her Pilates training a background of 20 years as a professional dancer and choreographer. Maya has taught for Pilates on Tour as well as for the Australian Pilates Method Alliance, holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Utah and is PMA certified.
Amy BakerFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2014 Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist
Franklin Method Educator Level 1
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
Member Pilates Alliance
Professional Plus Member Massage Australia
Amy loves Pilates and the many benefits it has to offer. After discovering Pilates in 2002 and having experienced the benefits within her own body, Amy completed her Full Pilates Mat and Studio Certification through the internationally recognised training organisation Pilates International Training Centre (PITC) in 2004. She then went on to complete the Certificate IV in Pilates Instruction in 2005 with PITC and her Cert IV in Massage in 2006.
Amy has had the opportunity to work alongside Pilates Instructors and Physiotherapists from a variety of teaching backgrounds and is thankful for the invaluable knowledge and experience they have provided her with. Amy has worked in studios specialising in Pilates-based rehabilitative exercise and likes to see the difference Pilates can make to people of all ages and stages of life.
Mandi BatemanFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Certified Pilates InstructorPolestar Pilates Mentor
Mandi Bateman is a Polestar Pilates Teacher & Mentor, is Pilates Method Alliance Certified, 500-RYT Certified Yoga teacher, and a Level 1 Franklin Method Educator. Currently Mandi is researching a book on functional alignment in yoga asanas. It will be a link between traditional yoga, and western science and alignment research. It is Mandi’s passion and mission to bring a more scientific based alignment paradigm to the yoga community specifically to increase joint longevity. Since Mandi began her research she has become increasing more inspired by the human form and how resilient we are. Her mission is to replace the western culture’s epidemic of self doubt with reverence and awe for oneself. She resides in the Bay Area of California. To take one of her classes or study with her on the road visit: http://www.mandibateman.com
Carolyn BellFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified, reg. 06/2013
Certified Pilates Teacher, PMA®-CPT
Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, FST™ Level 2
Carolyn began studying Pilates passionately in 2002, being referred after a yoga injury. She attained the Apprentice Teacher Certificate with the prestigious Fletcher Pilates and completed her comprehensive teacher program at the Pilates Conservatory with Master Teacher, Pat Guyton. After seeing the effect the Franklin Method had on the work of Guyton, Carolyn enrolled in the Franklin Method course of study. In September 2012, Carolyn was awarded certification as a Franklin Method Educator and began the FM Level 2 training.
Carolyn seeks to assist others in improving their body’s function in sports, fitness and life pursuits. The Franklin Method’s movement imagery, experiential anatomy and tension relief products and exercises enable Carolyn to customize her client sessions, group classes and workshops. The aim is for participants to achieve lasting results from their investment of time and funds for moving more efficiently and pain free.
Renée BeshuresFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2011 CMT, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Educator
CMT, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Educator, combines her vision as a bodyworker and a teacher of Pilates and Yoga to help her students advance towards optimal health and well-being. Renée has 25 years of experience teaching in the health and fitness industry and has worked with a variety of clients ranging from the elite athlete to those with both acute and chronic injuries. Renée infuses each lesson with specific, detailed alignment, attention on the breath, and imagery. She believes that the combination of these elements facilitates an awakening that leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and to the world around them. Renée is a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program, Richard Freeman’s Yoga Teacher Training Program and is currently enrolled in Eric Franklin’s Teaching Training Program. In addition Renée has studied with Tias Little, Rodney Yee, John Friend, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Rael Isacowitz and many others.
Merilee BlaisdellFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011
Merilee is a level 3 Franklin Method Educator and her focus as a teacher is healing through movement. She has a B.A. in Dance from St. Mary’s College of California; she’s a certified Pilates Instructor, trained by master teacher, Romana Kryzanowska and has a certification as a fitness trainer from UCLA. Merilee has been teaching dance and fitness for over two decades in schools, universities and colleges in the greater LA area, and New York City. She teaches Franklin Method workshops at Spirit of the Foothills, in La Crescenta, The NoHo Arts Center for New Thought, in North Hollywood, and at Zoe Pilates, in Pasadena. She is on staff as a ballet teacher at the Anna Cheselka Dance Center in Studio City, and at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Merilee was a principal dancer with Ballet Pacifica, Orange County’s first professional ballet company at 16, and she received a scholarship to study with the Joffrey Ballet. During her professional career she performed in six Broadway shows, and six off-Broadway shows and was a member of the Ballet Company at Radio City Music Hall.
Hilary BradfordFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 07/2011 Centered Riding® Instructor – Franklin-Method® EducatorStartrite Equestrian
Sarah BreedloveFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2011
Sarah Breedlove has been interested in human anatomy and body awareness since the age of 8. What began as a request by many a coach to be “relaxed” while in action, – later became her personal obsession and then professional career. While in college studying dance and kinesiology, Sarah deepened her knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics and later became a certified personal trainer in the Pilates Method of conditioning. After more than 1000 hours of education and 8 years of teaching Pilates, Sarah was still struggling to find ease in all movement for herself and her clients. On Thanksgiving Day weekend in 2008, Sarah attended her first Franklin Method® Workshop. Instantly every-day movements and every Pilates exercises began to get easier and more integrated. Franklin Method® enhanced both personal health and professional Pilates/movement coaching! Sarah Breedlove is overjoyed to be both relaxed and vibrant in her body in every activity and passionately helps others discover the same capacity within themselves.
Kimba BridgemanFranklin Method Educator Level 1 Certified Aston-Patterning® PractitionerKundalini Yoga Instructor
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
Graduate of Brenneke School of Massage, Seattle WA
BA in Anthropology, University of Washington
Certified in Aston Pilates, Aston Facial Fitness and Stott Pilates
Kimba has been helping people connect more deeply with their bodies through movement, fitness and bodywork for the last 13 years.
In private and group sessions, her focus is on increasing the awareness of the body, mind and spirit as a way toward discovering new possibilities for strength and ease. She inspires her clients to become curious about their bodies and to discover their own choices for support that come from within.
Her fascination with movement began in childhood through dance and performance. Drawn to the beauty and intensity of classical technique, she trained as a professional ballet dancer in NYC at the School of American Ballet. Dance was her introduction and inspiration for the subsequent intensive studies in Pilates, Aston-Patterning, Franklin Method, Anthropology, Massage and BodyTalk.
She is a co-author with Judith Aston and Kimberly Ross in their first of a series of Aston-Patterning books, Moving Beyond Posture.
Laura ChalfantFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2006 Certified Rolfer, Franklin Method Instructor and Pilates & Yoga InstructorOwner of Holistic Body Therapies
Laura Chalfant is owner of Holistic Body Therapies where she practices Rolfing Structural Integration, and Restorative Movement. She’s a certified Rolfer, Franklin Method instructor and a Pilates and Yoga instructor and teaches experiential anatomy. Laura also has a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology where she did research in bereavement and body psychology. She did her basic and advanced levels of The Restorative Yoga teacher training with Judith Lasater, the founder of Yoga Journal and author of Rest and Renew. Laura is currently studying with Jean Houston in her Mystery school
Ann CrammondFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 Pilates Method Alliance-Certified Pilates Teacher, Polestar Pilates Practioner, Balanced Body Faculty for Pilates Mat and Reformer and Anatomy in 3 Dimensions, Professional Ski Instructor, IDEA Health and Fitness ProfessionalPortable Pilates, LLC
Education / Training:
B.S. Physical Education, M.S. Special Education, Advanced Graduate Study Educational Administration, ABD Educational Administration-Colorado, New York and Connecticut Teacher Certification K-12
Interests: Healthy Movement, Reading, Pilates, Learning, Watching people move in public settings (what a nerd!), Gardening, Singing, Guitar, Skiing, Cycling, Hiking, Sailing, Racewalking
I love to move and have been teaching movement all my working life. My involvement in physical training, international coaching and movement education spans almost 50 years. The scope includes programming for mentally/physically challenged children and adults, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Modern Dance and motor learning in most sports (especially Skiing, Gymnastics, Tennis and Luge).
As Director of Education in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital and Team Manager for the Canadian Junior Luge Olympic Development Team I learned how one perceives their body and abilities predicts their future and their bodys’ future.
I know through Physical/Mental training your body will learn healthy movement patterns that will prolong your shelf-life! You will become friends with body parts that heretofore may have been perceived as problem children. Your body will change and your perception of your abilities and future will change as well. You will learn how your body is designed to move. With this owners’ manual for your body, enjoy movement again! This will change your life and your future.
Claudine CrostaFranklin Method Educator Level 1
Claudine is a french professional dancer and a movement educator. She is a certified Franklin Method® instructor Level 1 and Ilan Lev® therapist.
She discovered her passion to « groove » in Venezuela when she was 14 years old. Her first steps was as a self-made dancer. After completing a Management Master 2 degree in 2005, her passion and commitment for dance got finally stronger. She joined the Gianin Loringett’s Professional Performing Arts Centre in Nice, which finally led her to upgrade her career as a versatile dancer.
In the last past years she jumped ahead to different works and worlds and maintained part time career to create 2 solos.
About 5 years ago, Claudine had to find a way to improve her capacity of moving after her bout with arthrosis. From this period in her life she started a continuing training in Somatic Education. A new passion was born: A passion for Soma. The body alive, lived from the inside. Her curiosity brought her to Israel where she found « an eagerness for exploration and a willingness to open mind and body ». Since she moved 2 years ago, she is studying Gaga, a movement language created by Ohad Naharin, taking daily classes in the prestigious Suzane Dellal Center.
She is based in Tel Aviv and is currently continuing her own somatic /artistic training and research while developing Franklin Method® in the country.
She is curious about everyone, every bodies and every minds… Has a passion for helping people to find their own “Mood for Motion”. She is known for her clarity, depth in detail and her imagination and her groovy pedagogy style!
She joined Orly Portal Dance Company in early 2014.
Traci CulbersonFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified, reg. 06/2013 currently studying Level 2a Certified STOTT® Pilates Instructor
Sheri CutterFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified MSPT, Certified Pilates Instructor
Matthew DealFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2011 PMA® Certified Pilates TeacherStudio Zuid voor Pilatestraining
Life is movement. Only by envisioning the design of the body can one truly move efficiently. With this in mind, I work to help my clients achieve happier, healthier, more simple ways of life.
Foremost in my training has been my work with Eric Franklin through the Franklin Method®, and master trainer Pat Guyton through Pat Guyton Pilates®. I am a Franklin Method® Educator as well as a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher.
I teach with passion, honesty and precision, tailoring each session to your unique needs. My goal is to guide you through efficient, tension-free movement, allowing you to discover your own body and how it moves.
Debra Monacelli DodgeFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified, reg. 06/2013
Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Master Trainer
Franklin Method Educator
Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
Owner of The Pilates Advantage in Medina, MN
Cheri DostalFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified, reg. 06/2013 CPT and Yoga Therapist, Specializing in therapeutic private lessons and large group workshops
Cheri Dostal, founder of evolve wellness, llc in Eau Claire WI, began teaching fitness and movement to adults in 2000, and committed to practicing and teaching Yoga in 2007. Since finishing her BA in Dance, she has studied and assisted with Donna Farhi, Scott Anderson, and continues to study The Franklin Method with Eric Franklin. Her love of anatomy intelligently informs her teaching, and creativity and playfulness help her students enjoy their practice. Cheri has particular interest and experience in designing movement and yoga practices for a variety of therapeutic purposes. To study with her and start your personal journey to vibrant, embodied health, contact her through http://www.livewellevolve.com.
Jan Dunn MSFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 09/2011 Pilates Plus Kauai Wellness Center
Jan Dunn, MS, is a movement educator with Pilates Kauai, on Kauai, HI. She has worked as director of clinical Pilates programs for 21 years, in Franklin Method for 7 years, university dance for 35 years, and dance medicine for 27 years. She was co-host of Franklin Method Teacher Trainings 2009 – 2011 (CO), and since 1990 has been in leadership positions with IADMS, the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (http://www.iadms.org). Jan currently writes a Dance Wellness column for the online blog, 4dancers.org.
Jan’s expertise and many years of varied experience in helping people to feel better in their bodies is now integrated into the beautiful environment and wonderful energy of Pilates Kauai– which makes her very happy! Aloha!