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Marcy SchaflerFranklin Method Educator Level 1
Marcy Schafler, owner, Mind Over Movement Pilates Studio, is an International PMA Certified Pilates instructor. Marcy is Balanced Body Faculty for Comprehensive Pilates, Anatomy in 3D, MOTR and a CoreAlign Master Instructor.
With a background in movement as a teenager, she always put movement in her life, but not as an educator. When her corporate career didn’t fulfill her desires, she contemplated a career change. Her career as a Pilates instructor began at the ripe young age of 45. Marcy’s Pilates training began at Movements Afoot in New York City. There she trained with Doris Pasteleur Hall (a student of Carola Trier) and Lesley Powell.
In 2006, Marcy participated as an instructor in a study led by Urogynecologist, Dr. Patrick Culligan, of the Atlantic Healthcare System on the rehabilitation and support of the pelvic floor. Marcy is a cancer surthriver (her own coinage). Surviving both uterine and breast cancer. Pilates has had a huge an impact on her ability to come through the challenges of surgery, radiation and rehab. “Continuing education is such an important part of our growth and often gets overlooked when we are teaching for awhile. I love working with and taking other instructors workshops. There is always something new to learn.” Which led her to studying with Elizabeth Larkam in 2010.
Marcy’s has just become a Franklin Method Level 1 Educator. The Franklin Method uses imagery and bone rhythms to enhance movement to be more efficient, better balanced and prevent injury. Look for workshops coming to the studio soon.
Richard SchleinFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2008
Richard is a certified Franklin Method instructor. He was a gymnast for seven years and a professional ballet dancer for nine. Formerly a principal dancer with the Cleveland Ballet, he is a Level 2 certified instructor in the Franklin Method through the Franklin Institute in Switzerland and a certified pilates instructor through the Physical Mind Institute in New York. He has also been certified through the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and as an athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His Franklin Method seminars have been approved by both the American Council on Exercise and the California Board of Registered Nursing for continuing education credits (CECs).
Robyn SchonellFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Pilates Health and Fitness Instructor
Hi my name is Robyn and I have a little integrated Pilates studio in Bali Indonesia (est. 2004) . I started my professional career as a Marine Biologist and then shifted to movement after requiring some rehabilitation. I have never looked back! I love to include all forms and styles of movements in my classes and I am very excited by the door that the Franklin Method has opened to me. I look forward to continuing to learn this method and widen my perspective and knowledge on both the body and the power of imagery in creating positive movement.
Yvonne SchüllerFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 Studio Zuid voor Pilatestraining en Franklineducatie
Rosemaria Schumann MSPTFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2014 Physical Therapy/Integrating Pilates
Charemaine SeetFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2014 Dancer, Choreographer and Movement Educator
Charemaine Seet was born in 1966 in Singapore, was raised in a Chinese-Australian household in Malaysia. Her dance practice has involved work in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia, and she now works from a base in Sydney and New York. After graduating from The Place (London Contemporary Dance School) she was principal dancer and choreographer for Union Dance in London. She also collaborated independently with dance artists such as Gilles Jobin, Maria Ribot, Laurie Booth, Ron Howell, Anna Williams, and Ian Spink.
In 2000, Charemaine moved to New York to study with Merce Cunningham and joined Doug Elkins Dance Company. Charemaine was a soloist and rehearsal director for Doug Elkins Dance Co and continues to collaborate with him in New York. Charemaine’s choreography has been performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre and The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
Since returning to Sydney in 2009, Charemaine has founded Seet Dance in Surry Hills. Seet Dance is an educational and artistic long-term project for young dancers that integrates physical training (technique) with intuitive movement studies (improvisation and imagery) to facilitate choreographic thought at an early developmental stage. The aim is to engender artistic processes early in young dancers, thus equipping them for the creative rigour of contemporary dance making. Charemaine is a member of the 1st graduating class of Franklin Method educators in Australia
Valerie Senter-WilliamsFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 06/2018 Owner of Pilates By Val
Valerie Senter-Williams has a BBA in marketing from TCU. She has over 30 years experience in the fitness business, having owned her own fitness business for over 20 years and her own Pilates studio since 2005. She is certified with the PMA and the Franklin Method Pelvic Power Instructor, Back and Spine trainer
Val runs her own Pilates By Val Instructor Academy for new apprentices and her business is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and Pilates method Alliance.
Wahida SharmanFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2014 Pilates and Gyrotonic Owner
Wahida is the owner and the inspiration behind EPY Pilates. She graduated from occupational therapy school at San Jose State University in 1988. Due to her own personal injuries Wahida found herself on a journey of health and fitness that started with yoga in 1995 that led to further training in Pilates, GYROTONIC® Method exercise, the Franklin Method®, and eventually to instruct and inspire new teachers. She is a Balanced Body Master Trainer and a GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer. Wahida has mentored with Tom McCook, Nora St. John, Juliu Horwath, Debra Rose, Eric Franklin, Morten Ditmer and numerous other wonderful teachers who have inspired her along her journey. Her eclectic experience brings diversity to her teaching style while adhering to each discipline’s principles. She is excited to share her knowledge and inspire new teachers. Wahida recently completed her osteopathic training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (a non-physician manual therapy program) in Vancouver, CA. She is in the process of writing her proposal for her thesis.
Margo SingletonFranklin Method Pelvic Power Educator, reg. 06/2018 Pilates Teacher
My name is Margo Singleton and I am passionate about helping people feel better through movement and relaxation practice. I believe that changing one person’s well being can have a positive impact on an entire community.
I have created a series of programmes which are designed to bring relief from the stresses and tensions created by our busy lifestyles. I am a qualified Franklin Method Pelvic Power teacher specializing in the pelvis and the pelvic floor and I also teach Pilates.
I know how stressful life can be and how important it is to take time out to relax and repair the mind and body. Using Franklin Method techniques of mindful movement, I train bodies that are vulnerable, those that are exceptional and everyone in-between.
Marianne Wulff SoerensenFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2018 Physiotherapist
AS a Physiotherapist I practice in my own studio in Odense, Denmark.
A kind of alternative practitioner , including craniosacral therapi, reflexologi, acupuncture, TFT , massage and relaxation.
Every week I have 4 classes in Pilates and Slow Yoga.
Alysen Starko-BowesFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2015
Alysen is a level 3 Franklin Method Educator and Franklin Method Faculty Member.
She studied Psychology in University and has a movement background in dance and pilates.
Alysen got her start in the horse world while working with a professional dressage rider to prepare her for showing. Since then, she’s been working extensively with equestrians from several disciplines on improving their mind-body coordination both in and out of the saddle.
In 2017, she partnered with Franklin Method founder Eric Franklin to create the first official Franklin Method online course for equestrians. Showing how the Franklin Method can be applied within riding.
Alysen has found consistently that the application of the Franklin Method within riding has created lasting positive change in the minds and bodies of riders. With better body organization and more efficient movement, the connection between horse and rider becomes clearer and more precise.
As the leader of FM Equestrian, she travels across North America teaching workshops, riding clinics and teacher trainings.
Jenny StevensFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2011
Roland StimpsonFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2015 Pilates Teacher
I am a pilates teacher and a franklin method level 1 teacher, I came from a personal training background. I love movement, I’m into brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and Ving Tsun, working out and acting. I came to Pilates through injury and rehab and then to Franklin method to better understand movement and to improve teaching skills. The subject is fascinating to me. When I’m not moving, I am pursuing acting work and socializing as I am a gregarious sort of chap 🙂
Emily SullivanFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 06/2014 Universal Health Principles Practitioner
Emily discovered the Franklin Method after years of professional dance training and immediately fell in love. There suddenly was a whole new reality possible! One of feeling good in her body and dancing more freely and joyfully than ever before. Since then Emily has continued her Franklin Method education and loves teaching it and sharing that experience with others around the globe!
She lives in Brooklyn, NY and works with creatives to help bridge the gap between creativity and the body.
Emily believes creativity is the key to a new evolution of our world, but only if it’s connected to the wisdom that exists within us. As each of us are reconnected to our inner world the things we create can truly catalyze our lives and plant to a new level!
Learn more about working with Emily and her scheduled workshops by visiting her website and signing up for email updates.
Juliana SunnersFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Pilates teacher, PT
Juliana has a BSc Degree in Science – Chemistry, she is a qualified Pilates teacher and Fitness Specialist. She has a bubbly personality and motivational teaching style. She has achieved amazing improvements in her body with the use of anatomical embodiment and dynamic imagery. She believes that your own body should be the safest and most pleasant place to be. In her free time she enjoys surfing, Pilates and Latin dancing.