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Rita DurantFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Writer
Rita has practiced yoga all her life, and is now a registered yoga teacher (RYT) at 20 hours. She loves the Franklin Method’s well rounded approach to knowing ourselves inside and out.
Mary EganLevel 1 Franklin Method Educator, August 2012 Egan PhysiotherapyCertified Pilates Instructor, Registered Physiotherapist
I am a Physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience with inpatients and outpatients in various settings. Along with providing Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions, in the last 15 years I have focused especially on treating people with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction; e.g., bowel and bladder control problems, pelvic/perineal pain. I also treat people with Persistent Pain Conditions.
Amanda ErlankFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Pilates Instructor & Shiatsu Therapist
Amanda is passionate about movement and Pilates. She is qualified through Polestar Pilates and now enjoys being a Principal Educator and Examiner for their teacher-training program.
To complement her Pilates, Amanda is also qualified in Shiatsu massage. Her belief is that there is immense power in healing through touch and balancing energy flow.
Completing the Franklin Method Level 1 training, has truly enhanced her skill and interpretation of movement and provided her with the evidence and ease to pass this information on to others.
Amanda is the owner of Kinected Pilates Studio in Peregian Beach, QLD. Her focus is to create efficient movement guided by touch and breath as a means for healing and wellbeing.
Ruth EvelynFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Dance Instructor- Swing and blues dancesDance and Movement Instruction, Performance, Choreography and Coaching
Ruth skipped into her first dance class more than 25 years ago, and has since been dancing as many styles as she can get her feet on. Ruth’s 15+ years as a dance instructor have taken her on teaching adventures across the US, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia. She has continually developed both her teaching and her dancing skills. Ruth is known for her ability to craft explanations that fit students’ learning styles. She brings a vibrant mixture of deep technical knowledge, passion for movement, and silly fun that students can’t help but connect with.
In addition to training in blues, lindy, Argentine tango, modern, ballet and many other dance forms, Ruth is certified in Franklin Method, an increasingly popular body somatics method. She has a long-standing love affair with close-embrace connection, has sneakily swung out in the Louvre, and is curating a fine collection of fishtail variations.
Stefanie FahrenholzFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 04/2012
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Rie FranklinFranklin Method Educator Level 3
Rie began dancing at the University of Houston, Texas, where she was instantly drawn to the physical and mental challenges of modern dance. She sought to cultivate moments where one feels the joy of inhabiting one’s body. After earning her BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, she performed with Cathy Paine and Mixed Media and Steve’s House Dance Collective. Her workshops and choreography have been presented through Steve’s House, the University of Richmond, College of Lake County, Christopher Newport University, as well as local dance studios.
For the last 18 years she has been actively teaching a variety of movement forms in every setting imaginable, including: The above mentioned Universities and Colleges, The Richmond Ballet, The Richmond Dance Center, Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts, Area Public and Private Schools, Yoga Source, Journey Home Yoga, Coreworks Fitness Studio, The Chesterfield County Seniors Center, her home studio, 2 fields and one parking lot. Students from ages two through adult have enjoyed her informative and fun teaching style.
Rie is a certified and registered yoga instructor and offers continuing education workshops to yoga teachers. She was in the first US class to achieve a Level 3 Teachers Training Certification of the Franklin Method®. In August of 2012 Rie joined the adjunct faculty at University of Richmond teaching Franklin Method® in the Kinetics for Dancers course for dance majors. Rie is a NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) approved provider of continuing education for licensed massage therapists and bodywork practitioners. Master Cass Overton granted Rie permission to teach the Tai Chi 5 Elements Form. Currently Rie lives in Richmond, Virginia, where you will find her teaching Franklin Method®, yoga and Tai Chi workshops to a variety of audiences throughout Maryland, North Carolina, D.C. and Virginia.
Rie Monique Cherie Franklin, FME, RYT
Trey FryFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Teach of Pilates, GYROTONIC, and Yoga. Reiki Master
Trey began studying Pilates and yoga as a teenager, and was exposed to those methods through modern dance and ballet. He was certified by Colleen Glenn and has been teaching since 2003. Colleen is a protege of Romana Kryzanowska (heir to Mr. Pilates method), co-founder of The Pilates Method Alliance and was heralded as one of America’s top 55 trainers in Vogue magazine. He studied with Michael Miller from 2002-2009, and early on in his teaching career he became intrigued with how Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle was teaching the Pilates method after she helped him rehabilitate a back injury, and audited her 600 hour 3-Core Connections teacher training program at the Pilates Center of Austin. He was mentored by her from 2005-2008. While in Austin, he had the opportunity to study with Mary Bowen, a direct student of Mr. Pilates on her yearly visits to The Pilates Center of Austin.
Since 2009 he has studied with and been mentored by Debby Orlando, a licensed teacher trainer for The Pilates Center of Boulder and level III Franklin Method Educator. During this time, he completed The Pilates Center’s Advanced Teacher Training, the most comprehensive, intensive, and respected program of it’s kind in the world, referred to as the “Harvard” of Pilates schools comprised of 950 formal hours of study.
Trey is a Level I Franklin Method Educator, and trained directly with Eric Franklin and Morten Dithmer.
Trey is a GYROTONIC® Expansion System apprentice, and did his primary teacher training with Davi Edelbeck.
In the fall of 2012 he completed his 200 hour Yoga teacher training through Core Essence Yoga.
Trey is a Reiki Master in the Usui lineage, and brings this energetic component into his teaching.
Noam GagnonFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 05/2008 Master Pilates Teacher and Teacher TrainerProfessional Dancer and Choreographer
Noam Gagnon graduated with a Baccalaureate in Choreography and Dance from Concordia University in Montreal in 1987. That same year he began to study the Pilates Method. In 2011 Noam took his first workshop in the Franklin Method and right away fell in love with the Franklin Method, then decided to become a Franklin Method Movement Educator.
Noam is an acclaimed dance artist who over the course of his career has helped push Canadian dance into the forefront of International stage. For 16 years Noam was the Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Holy Body Tattoo. Now the Artistic director of Vision Impure, which he founder in 2006. Noam continues to reshape the dance landscape with his achingly intimate and powerful works. Noam is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre.
Noam received his teaching certification for the Pilates Centre in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, he has been teaching across Canada, USA and in Europe.
With almost 30 years of experience in the Pilates Method and more then 30 years of performing, teaching movement and choreography, he founded Noam Gagnon’s Wellness Centre-Beyond Pilates Inc. in Vancouver. The studio has become one of the centres for learning the Pilates Method and now the Franklin Method in western Canada.
Bea GlendenningFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2015 Pilates Instructor / Psychologist
Bea is a mind, body and movement educator with a passion for teaching everyone the ability to move with ease and efficiency. Her approach to teaching combines skills she has gained through her personal sporting pursuits and her study and work in Pilates, Educational Psychology and the Franklin Method. Bea’s movement classes use educational tools and dynamic imagery to help each participant gain a lasting understanding of their body’s design, function and biomechanics.
Bea’s interest in mental and physical health began in her early teens when she aspired to become an Olympic mogul skier. Amongst her skiing peers she was not the most obvious choice to move up the rankings list. However, spurred by a belief that anything can be taught, she continually sought out new and innovative training techniques to improve her competitive edge; including studying an honours degree in Psychology at RMIT University. She went on to represent Australia in international competition across Europe and North America. When she retired from competitive skiing her desire to continue evolving her own physical capabilities lead her to study Pilates. She completed her APMA Instructors course at the Physicalmind Institute in 2002 and has been teaching Pilates ever since.
In 2007 Bea returned to University to study her Masters Degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. She had a particular interest in exploring further her understanding of the connection between body and mind. In 2012 Bea became a registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
In 2014 Bea was fortunate enough to find herself living with her family in Paris. Here she was able to begin her training with Eric Franklin, in the Franklin Method. The Franklin Method is at the forefront of movement education. Its unique approach to teaching dynamic alignment, and how to move the body with maximum efficiency, is earning it world wide recognition across many disciplines (for example, Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy). It is now being taught all over the world including at the University of Vienna and the Juilliard School in New York.
Nowadays Bea divides her time between her family, volunteering at her children’s school and kindergarten, teaching movement and her new sporting passion of distance running. She completed her first marathon in Paris in 2015, attributing the imagery skills she learnt during her Franklin Method training with getting her across the finish line.
Owen GradyFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2006 Pilates and Yoga full-time in the Bay Area since 2002
Owen has been teaching Pilates and Yoga full-time in the Bay Area since 2002. He is a certified Physical Mind Institute Apparatus, Mat and Standing Pilates instructor. He began his studies and teaching of Pilates with nationally-recognized Pilates Master teacher Tom McCook, founder of Center of Balance in Mountain View, CA. He credits Tom’s mentorship & coaching as key factors in his rapid development and success in teaching movement full time. In 2005, Owen began studies with Eric Franklin, founder of the Franklin Method, combining vivid imagery and experiential anatomy to help people navigate their bodies with greater ease and facility. Owen is a Level 2 Franklin Method Movement Educator. He is also certified by Pino Carbone of Body Code Systems in Bodykey instruction and completed the CoreAlign teacher training in 2010. Owen’s Yoga teaching is founded on a combination of his personal practice of Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga and more recently influenced by the Core driven styles of Ana Forrest and Jill Miller, with whom Owen recently completed his Level 2 Yoga Tune Up® certification. Yoga Tune Up®, developed and created by Jill Miller, is a “whole body” regenerative fitness system integrating elements of Yoga, calisthenics and body therapy.
Carol GuidryFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011
Ms. Guidry received her Royal Academy of Dance training and Advanced 2 Certificate at the Audrey Share School in Long Beach, CA. She was a soloist with the Minnesota Dance Theatre, appearing in works by George Balanchine, Sir Fredrick Ashton, Glen Tetley, Eugene Loring and Jose Limon. She danced, taught and choreographed in Germany for eight years with the Heidelberg City Ballet and the Gelsenkirchner Musiktheater im Revier. After returning to Los Angeles, Ms. Guidry choreographed three productions for the Mark Taper Forum and performed regularly with the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet. She joined the teaching staff of the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy in 1994 and co-founded the Santa Clarita Ballet Company with Ms. Glover in 1995.
Pat GuytonFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011
Pat was a modern dancer, gymnastic coach, and physical medicine assistant in Colorado. Pat has been teaching Pilates for 24 years. She has had the opportunity to work with First Generation Master Teachers Bruce King, Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen and Ron Fletcher. In 1995, Pat met Ron Fletcher. She studied and became his apprentice teacher for eleven years. Pat has presented at many studios and conferences nationally and internationally and served on the Pilates Method Alliance Board of Directors from 2002 until 2008. Pat is a Franklin Method® Level II Educator.
Pat Guyton Pilates, Inc. is a full service Pilates studio and center for movement education. Pilates Conservatory® is a comprehensive teacher training program.
Pat works with a full spectrum of clientele from seriously injured patients and advanced athletes seeking performance enhancement. She mentors teachers and students of all lineages in the application of the Pilates principles for movement and health. Pat enjoys running, hiking, skiing and scuba diving.
Joseph Pilates’s mission is current for today! People are living longer and are enjoying more vitality and health than any preceding generation. Pilates offers an exercise system for everybody.
“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Joseph Pilates – Return to Life Through Contrology