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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.
Renay AumillerFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Dance Educator
Renay Aumiller has presented her dance works across the Midwest and Eastern United States as the Founder/Artistic Director of RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances. She has performed professionally with numerous choreographers/companies including Gerri Houlihan, Renée Wadleigh, Tere O’Connor, Thread Meddle Outfit, and The Kearns Dance Project. Additionally, Aumiller toured Taiwan, Cambodia, and Italy with internationally acclaimed improvisation master, Kirstie Simson. Aumiller’s education includes earning a BA in Dance Studies from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an MFA in Choreography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Aumiller has enjoyed guest residencies at NC State University, Washington and Lee University, Meredith College, Appalachian State University, Iowa State University, Salem College, NC Governor’s School West, Enloe High School, NC Dance Project and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University, teaches weekly classes at the ADF Studios in Durham, NC, and is a Level 1 Franklin Method® Educator.
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.
Helen BarnessFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2017 Pilates Teacher
I teach Pilates and Mindful Movement to women 40+ in Grays, Essex and will be doing Franklin Workshops in the near future.
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.
Karen BettenFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2016 Owner Limitless Living, BodyTalk Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner
Karen Betten is the founder and owner of Limitless Livingwhich provides private and group sessions and workshops to connect each and every person to their infinite potential to live limitless, joyful, authentic, unique and abundant lives.
Karen has 23 years experience in the health and wellness field. Her career began as a Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit staff nurse, continued with her post graduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and then as a Surgical Nurse Practitioner for a Colon and Rectal Surgeon in New York.
She expanded her career even further as delving into energy medicine to become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and Yuen Method Master. She has now found the Franklin Method to be a powerful change agent whether clients are recovering from surgery, desiring to enhance their athletic performance or overcoming physical pain/challenges. She has found the Franklin Method to be extraordinarily powerful in bringing ease and longevity to her client’s exercise and movement endeavors. But most fascinatingly of all has found this work to drastically enhance her and her client’s mental acuity and retention for newly learned information..
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.
Birthe BrosolatFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2017 Movement educator – Pilates teacher – Pilates teacher trainer
I am passionate about movement and about teaching and have taught movement for almost 35 years – mainly moderne dance and ballet and since 2008 pilates.
Certified as Matwork and Studio Equipment Master Teacher from Body Control Pilates, I am currently teaching as a freelance pilates teacher in the Copenhagen area. Furthermore, I teach on Body Control Pilates’ teacher training programme in Denmark.
As a movement educator it is important to me to teach HOW an exercise is done and not to focus on the instruction of the exercise only. This means that I see myself more as a movement facilitator guiding an exercise in such a way that I teach about the design of our body at the same time.
In my classes, I try to focus on stimulating both the body and the mind which I believe is the only way to create sustainable change in how to move more functionally and efficiently.
As a person I am happy and positive. I believe in enjoying life and including movement in your life and have fun while moving.
Jennifer CampFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2015 Associate Professor of Dance
Jennifer Camp currently directs the Dance program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in since 2003. She earned a BA from Arizona State University with an emphasis on Dance Education and Dance Science and a MFA from University of California, Irvine. Jennifer is a Franklin Method Educator. She is passionate about teaching healthy practices for dance. She educates students how to maintain healthy minds and bodies in order to have sustaining careers in dance and overall long-term health.
Recognized as a dynamically diverse performer, encouraging educator, and an innovative choreographer, Jennifer has over 20 years of professional experience in the field and has taught/choreographed nationally for dance companies and universities.
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.
Helen Marie CarruthersFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Massage Therapist/Dance Professional
Helen Marie Carruthers is a professional dancer and Massage Therapist currently practicing in Maryland. She is thrilled to bring her love of movement and understanding of the body to her clients through the Franklin Method.
Helen Marie has performed with numerous ballet and contemporary companies including The Washington Ballet, ARKA Ballet, DanceSmith, and Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh, as well as musicals such as Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Will Roger’s Follies.