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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
Monique BeaumontFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2015 Movement Teacher
Yoga and Franklin Method educator Monique Beaumont has been involved in various movement disciplines since the age of four. In her early years she trained in Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance. She went on to complete a diploma in performing arts, during which she studied contemporary and cultural dance with Whitireia performing arts in New Zealand. She went on to explore Argentine Tango and after succumbing to the addiction of social Tango she began teaching. She has trained as a yoga teacher and a Franklin Method educator.
As she continues to explore her own movement practice in yoga and dance, she is becoming more and more influenced by Scaravelli-inspired yoga and the Franklin method.
Monique is a keen researcher of ‘bodymind’ and she believes that a deeper functional and anatomical understanding of the body enables us to work intelligently and safely.
As a teacher, her aim is to provide a safe environment, within a group setting or in private sessions, where you are able to benefit from guided self-exploration and discovery. Her hope is that the sessions will deepen your awareness of your body and your understanding of its function. This awareness can be applied to everyday movement and can be explored within other movement disciplines.
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.
Sally CarmichaelFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2013 Movement Therapist
Dive in to your Core with Kundalini Yoga, Movement Therapy & The Franklin Method. Classes, Workshops & Retreats in London, Surrey, Jersey & Portugal
Working with life affirming disciplines that align your thinking, feeling and acting with your Natural Design. At Sacarmi School we call it Core Training. It’s learning about being deliberate about how you want to feel and how this connects you to your energy source. It’s where we watch, feel and listen to the part that wants to expand, that brings things into focus and that increases our flexibility and resilience in daily life. You can work with me at live events and online with my audio and video courses.
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
GIORGIO DE CAROLISFranklin Method Educator Level 1 Dance Artist/ Movement Facilitator/ Pilates Instructor
Giorgio is a dance artist, teacher and movement facilitator with an inquisitive approach and a passion for the creative process.
After studying classics in Italy he moved to the UK, furthering his education at London Contemporary Dance School and obtaining an MA in Performance with distinction.
Giorgio toured nationally and internationally for numerous independent creators and established dance companies such as Henri Oguike, Motionhouse, JoliVyann, Sean Feldman, Loris Petrillo, Annie Lok and La Petite Mort Theatre to name a few, performing in different settings.
As a facilitator Giorgio has been delivering professional classes, community classes, contact-improvisation and creative workshops all over the world for over ten years and he is currently rehearsal director for the graduate company 12 Degrees North as well as dance lecturer for the University of Central Lancashire.
Giorgio is also a Franklin Method Educator Level 1 and a trained Pilates Instructor.