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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 Movement Teacher
Merilee Blaisdell is a level III Franklin Method Educator, a Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, and a Pilates, dance and fitness instructor. She holds a BA in dance from St. Mary’s College of California.
Merilee has been teaching dance, all types of movement, and fitness, for over 30 years, at studios, in schools, and universities from New York to LA. She was a professional dancer, actress and singer for many years on Broadway, television, and film. Currently she is a teaching Franklin Method classes to Drama Academy students at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, in Van Nuys, CA. She also teaches private and group Franlin Method classes and workshops. She is a member of the faculty at the Anna Cheselka Dance Center in Studio City, and the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Merilee’s goal in all of her work is to help facilitate more efficient movement for her students and clients.
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.