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Rachael HallFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified, reg. 06/2013 Body control Pilates instructor, Royal Academy Of Dance Classical Ballet teacher, Royal Ballet School Graduate
Barbara HamesFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2013 Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP), Schoolteacher (BA Hons.)
Laura Hames FranklinFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 01/2012 Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, BodyTalk Access Trainer, and Delegate for the Resonance Project
Laura Hames Franklin is a certified BodyTalk Practitioner, BodyTalk Access Trainer, Franklin Method Educator and Delegate for the Resonance Project. She holds a BA(Hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance.
She works with individuals, groups and businesses to create improved health, movement and life. Through private sessions, classes, presentations and online programs she presents the information for transformation.
She resides in New York City where she works with clients, teaches workshops, makes videos, animations! Laura also travels extensively leading workshops and presenting at conferences. She is married to Eric Franklin (the creator of the Franklin Method) and has the pleasure to be constantly inspired by him and co-teach Franklin Method workshops with her best friend.
Laura can also be found in dance class, in Hawaii on a wave, cooking yummy food with friends or snowboarding down a mountain!
Ruth HanleyFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2011
Body Control Pilates Mat Work
Polestar Pilates Studio
Polestar Pilates Mentor
Ruth became interested in movement in her early twenties because she was suffering from low level but constant back pain. Joining a Pilates Mat Class was her first step out of pain. It inspired her to train to become a Pilates Teacher, first with Body Control Pilates and more recently with Polestar Pilates. In tandem to her professional studies she has been pursuing a whole range of movement strategies, life style changes and spiritual development to learn to support herself in a position of wellness and well-being. As a client she has dabbled in Feldenkrais, Yoga, the Alexander Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Meditation, Reiki, Osteopathy, the Bowen Technique, Myofascial Release, Psychotherapy, Tai Chi and other modalities. All of which have informed Ruth’s development as a teacher of movement. Adopting the Polestar approach to the teaching of Pilates and training to Level 1 as a Franklin Method Educator have together lead to a fundamental shift in Ruth’s approach to teaching movement. Her focus now is to help her clients find efficient movement strategies that allow them to perform their daily activities with ease and flow, from a place of calm internal support. Ruth primarily uses the Pilates repetoire of exercises and the Pilates studio equipment in her teaching, but the teaching methodology she employs comes from the Polestar Evolved Pilates approach and the Franklin Method.
Raena HartleyFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2014 Pilates Teacher & Massage Therapist
Raena has an Advanced Diploma of Pilates (Polestar), and has been teaching studio and mat Pilates in Sydney and London for 10 years.
She also holds a BA Dance/BA education in Dance from UNSW, and has a remedial massage qualification from NSW school of massage. Raena has a passion for teaching, and helping people feel/connect with their bodies. Completing the Franklin Level One training has given her a powerful modality to continue this work.
Raena is Co-owner/director of ‘Myo & Co’ in Sydney, a Pilates and Wellness centre that specialises in movement therapy, massage, art, and community!
Teresa HeilandFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 Certified Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Language of Dance Specialist, Pilates instructor
Teresa Heiland works at the intersection of the performing arts, education, dance science and wellness, body image, and dance literacy. She finds the intersection of these facets of being a dancer invaluable to making a commitment in full body-mind-spirit to being a dancer. For this reason, she seeks to produce research activities that inform disciplinary practices, provoke personal development, and deepen dancers’ understanding of their potential as artists and educators.
In her scholarly work, Teresa investigates learning through dance, examining the nature of dance cognition, literacy, teaching and learning, body image, and imagery’s affects on dance technique. She has authored articles and chapters about use of motif notation in college choreography courses, effects of Hollywood media pressures on college dance majors, and how dance training is affected by imagery interventions during training.
Teresa serves as a dance faculty member in College of Communication and Fine Arts and has served actively, since 2006, on the Board of the Language of Dance USA organization, which seeks to bring literacy of the motif notation movement alphabet into all realms of dance education. An International Association of Dance Medicine and Science member since 2006 and Media Committee member since 2007, Teresa has made presentations at the last two IADMS Annual Meetings. Prior to being named lead Editor to the international IADMS Newsletter, she served for two years as Associate Editor. She currently serves on the LMU Faculty Senate.
Her dance background is diverse, having origins in classical modern dance training in Wigman, Holm, Hawkins and improvisation techniques, and more currently with a shift into classical Javanese dance. She has worked closely with Ann Hutchinson Guest to restage L’apres midi d’un Faune from Labanotation in 1996. She is certified as a Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst, a Language of Dance Specialist, a Pilates instructor, and a level two Franklin Method teacher.
Lahela HekekiaFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 03/2015 Movement Educator, LMT, PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Aloha! I am blessed to live where I was born and raised — Hawai’i! And have been able to work with a wide variety of people, from Cirque du Soleil acrobats and Olympic medal winners, to survivors of strokes and spinal cord injuries. Please feel free to contact me! Malama Pono, Lahela
Laura HelselOwner & Director of Riverdale Pilates & The Pilates Process Franklin Method Educator Level 1
Laura Helsel is the founder of Toronto Pilates Studio Riverdale Pilates, and the creator and director of the Pilates Process Method.
Having taught Pilates for 15 years with an intense focus on therapeutic training Laura was excited and inspired to “discover” the Franklin Method, both for herself and for what it could offer clients. The intelligent and scientific base, paired with the accessability of the tools made for great possibilities.
The Pilates Process Method has been profoundly influenced by the FM training. Laura continues to explore the work in her private teaching and in ongoing Riverdale Pilates Franklin Method workshops.
Linda HenriquezFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014
Linda Henriquez is the founder and director of peace.love.pilates located in Panama City, Panama. She has dedicated the last 25 years expressing her love for movement as a leading and well-respected educator in the fitness industry.
Originally from Miami, Linda started her fitness journey receiving her first certification as an AFAA Group Fitness instructor while studying at Florida State University and continued her fitness education receiving various certifications including Personal Training, Aerobics, Spinning and Senior Fitness.
After struggling with debilitating spinal pain, Linda discovered Pilates in 1996. Her own personal journey with Pilates left her wanting to share Joseph Pilates’ gift with others. She began her Pilates education receiving certification from Balanced Body and Power Pilates Mat.
In 2008, Linda became a Balance Body Faculty member and opened a Certified Training Center in Panama City, Panama. Linda is a gifted Pilates instructor who specializes in helping clients with spinal ailments, pre and post hip surgery, Parkinson’s and many common misalignment body issues. She also offers a host of challenging, inspiring private and group classes tapping into her diverse and comprehensive fitness education background.
With a continuous search for better movement and education, Linda became a Level one Franklin Method Teacher in 2014. She is an international presenter who travels around the world to share her passion and knowledge of movement working with dancers and athletes to expand their physical and spiritual potential.
Everyday she feels blessed to be in a field that is continually changing. She loves to share, teach, experience and learn from her clients, students and peers.
On a personal note, Linda has an amazing husband and three remarkable sons. Her entire family embodies the spirit of movement and healthy living everyday focusing on eating foods that provide smart fuel and staying active.
Kathryn HerringFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011
Kathryn Herring has over twenty years experience in the Pilates Method. Prior to year 2000, she studied and taught Pilates with Arthur Curtis who trained in NYC with Fitzgerald who was a student of Joseph Pilates. In June 2001 Kathryn completed an 18-month certification program with Core Dynamics recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance. In 2008, Kathryn completed a second certification program of Pilates Leadership Concept for Professional Instructor Training with Marie-Jose Blom at Long Beach Dance Conditioning.
Committed to increasing her depth of knowledge Kathryn has completed over 100 hours of continuing education courses with Pilates Method experts including: Michele Larsson, Deborah Lessen, Marie-Jose Blom, Jillian Hessel, Mary Bowen, Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Julian Littleford, and Rael Isacowitz. Kathryn recently completed a two year certification program in the Franklin Method that focuses emphasis on postural and biomechanical imagery increasing the power, alignment and flexibility of the body. In addition she has also studied Kinesthetic Anatomy of Biomechanics of Motion with nationally recognized authority Irene Dowd.
Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida. She has 30 years of experience in the biomedical, medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Incorporating this experience and knowledge with the Pilates and Franklin Method work enhances her practical and technical awareness of her clientís issues and goals.
Susan HolewinskiFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 03/2015 PMA certified Pilates Instructor, 500 hour yoga teacher
PMA Certified Pilates Instructor
500 hour yoga teacher
Coach – track & field and cross country
Tracie HorsleyFranklin Method Educator Level 3
Tracie Horsley is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, a Franklin Method Educator (Level 2), and a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. She’s been teaching mindbody movement since 2002 and is passionate about teaching how to benefit from the mind-body connection so you can feel good in your body, clear in your mind and live your dreams.
Denise HourietFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011
Denise is a graduate of West Chester University has been teaching fitness since 1989 in group formats as well as individual instruction. She is a graduate of the teacher training program at the world renowned Pilates Center, Boulder, CO and a graduate of teacher training program at Body Precision Pilates Studio, Rosemont, PA. The combination of both of these programs exceed 1700 hours of apprenticeship.
Her academic pursuit of anatomy and movement has lead her to study with Eric Franklin and Morten Dithmer of The Franklin Method. She is currently a Level III Educator for The Franklin Method.
Denise has also spent the last 4 1/2 years under the tutelage of Pilates Elder & Master Teacher Kathleen Stanford Grant. Ms. Grant is 1 of only 2 teachers that were certified by Joseph Pilates.
Denise has worked with students of all ages and fitness levels, from beginner exerciser to competitive athlete, creating safe, appropriate and effective sessions. She truly enjoys her work and believes that every body has its own perfection and potential.
Barbara HousemanFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2013
Barbara Houseman is a voice and acting coach who integrates the physical in all her work. Having trained as a Shiatsu practitioner she also works at the energetic level. Her meditation and mindfulness practice dovetails beautifully with the Franklin Method which skilfully enables you to learn by paying close and specific attention to the movements of the body. The Franklin Method is an inspirational and fun way of radically improving your body use.