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Lora PavilackFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2010 Movement Educator
Level 1 Certified Instructor of the Franklin Method
Pilates Instructor Certification – Center Studio & Core Conditioning
Pilates Sports Center – Master Teacher Trainer
Burn at the Barre – Master Teacher Trainer
Da Vinci BodyBoard – Master Teacher Trainer
Level 1 & 2 Certified Instructor of GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
Level 1 Certified Instructor of GYROKINESIS®
Pilates Method Alliance Certified
Pilates Method Alliance Educational Member
Preferred Trainer – Balanced Body
Studio Member – Pilates Method Alliance
CPR / First Aid Certified
B.S. in Dance Management from Oklahoma City University with an emphasis in dance performance
Eva Pérez AtienzaFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2005 DANCER / TEACHER
I WAS DANCING IN THE CND (COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA MADRID) AND HAMBURG BALLET. AND ALSO IN CUBA BALLET.
I BECAME A PILATES, GYROTONIC AND GYROKINESIS TEACHER
I HAVE BEEN WORKING AT THE CSDMA (CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE DANZA MARÍA DE ÁVILA) TEACHING BALLET CLASIQUE AND CORPORAL TECHNIQUES.
Francesca PhilipFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2008
My life has always revolved around people. No matter what industry, it was not the product that inspired me but the people I came into contact with. Recently, I found myself in a unique situation where I could fill my days with whatever passion I chose and I gravitated toward health and fitness. It was a life changing and wondrous adventure. I hope to share this journey with those that I come into contact and aspire to make a difference to their present and future living.
I have been working in the health and fitness industry since 1997. Yet, I have been involved in sport and fitness since the age of 7. I have found my strengths lie in water and land group fitness teaching but could not ignore the calling to become a personal trainer. I strive to continue learning, developing and growing in all areas of mind, body and spirit. I began Pilates Mat seven years ago have loved what it has done for my health and wellbeing. Now I am teaching Pilates equipment and love to share the joy this work brings.
I find myself loving every type of group fitness class imaginable also swimming, boogie boarding, golf and tennis. I love anything Italian, travelling, folk art painting, cooking, family and friends. But, my true joy in life is to search out and find anyone willing to have a chat.
Nicole PillerFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2015 Yoga/Pilates Instructor & Reiki Practioner
Nicole Piller is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Franklin Method Educator, and Reiki Practitioner based in Toronto, Canada with more than 14 years’ experience in movement education / body work. Her long involvement with movement began as a classical ballet dancer. She hung up her pointe shoes in 1991 and went on to completing BA at McGill University and two years at George Brown Theater School.
Nicole initially came to Pilates following a dance injury and then completed the comprehensive certification program at Stott Pilates in 2001, followed by four years of study in Mat, Reformer, Chair, and rehabilitation with Master Teacher Dianne Miller, founder of the Vancouver Pilates Center. Alongside Pilates, Nicole has been practicing yoga since her early 20’s, and completed two year comprehensive yoga certification at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in addition to her pre and post-natal yoga training.
Additionally, Nicole has studied Myofascial Stretching and ELDOA’s with osteopath Guy Voyer, and she completed her First and Second Degree Reiki training (Usui lineage), and brings reiki healing into all her work.
Most recently, Nicole completed the Franklin Method Level 1 Teacher Training in Toronto with Eric Franklin and Morten Dithmer. The Franklin Method is a large influence in all her teachings with clients as well as in her personal practice and in life.
In addition to being a teacher/healer, Nicole is a lifelong student, mother, and clown. Nicole’s clown “Countess Von Tilda Von Schiffenberg the Third” was tickled pink to obtain a spot in Cirque de Soleil’s “Artist Bank”. She has yet to run away with the circus….
Lesley PowellFranklin Method Educator – Level 1, reg. 01/2012
LESLEY POWELL, the founder and director of Movements Afoot, has been a private fitness trainer since 1986. She received her CMA/Certification as a Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff institute. She shares her knowledge and wisdom in movement therapy with physical therapists, medical practitioners and sports training institutes as an adjunct modality for re-educating patients approach to fitness. Lesley Powell received a BFA-Dance from Temple University in 1978. She choreographed her own work and presented throughout the tri-state. Lesley was on the faculty of Drew University from 1991-2001, teaching classes in modern dance, dance history and choreography. She has been a teacher at Dr. Bacharachís Osteopathic Center for Sports and Dance Medicine and JRW, and a physical therapy practice using Pilates for rehabilitation.
Lesley Powell founded Movements Afoot with the philosophy of teaching people the basic concepts of movement theory: proper movement initiation, integrating breath with movement and spinal integrity, by equipping people with the necessary tools for a lifetime of fitness and wellness. Since itís inception in 1993, the Director of Movements Afoot, Lesley Powell has appeared in many articles about Mind Body Fitness including O Magazine, Self, Time Out Magazine, Elle, Newsday, the Village Voice, Shape Magazine, etc. Lesley also assisted the PhysicalMind Institute in the development of Standing Pilates and the book, ìStanding Pilatesî .