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Lindy RoyerFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2010
I’m an outdoor enthusiast from Australia who now lives near Denver, Colorado. I trained and worked in physiotherapy in Sydney, Australia, before moving to the US to pursue my life-long passion for skiing. After spending a few years as a ski Patroller in Steamboat Springs, I returned to the practice of Physical Therapy in 1987. Many years later, having experienced the limitations of the traditional medical model as both patient and practitioner, I began to explore a more balanced body/mind approach to health, fitness and rehabilitation. This lead me to studying The Pilates Method, where I discovered an amazing teaching and treatment system, which opened a whole new world of possibilities. Over the last decade, I’ve developed a unique therapeutic program that focuses patient awareness, movement understanding, the latest research in brain science, and imagery, to restore balance to the whole body for natural healing. This process of finding new and improved ways to facilitate the healing process resulted the opening of Park Meadows Pilates & Physical Therapy in January, 2005. I enjoy spending time in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, as well as travelling to new places with my husband and my two amazing “boys”. Oh yes… and I love “Dancing With the Stars”. It’s a good thing it’s not on TV all the time!
Cheri Dostal RybaFranklin Method Educator Level 3 Certified, reg. 03/2015 CIAYT Yoga TherapistSpecializing in therapeutic private lessons and large group workshops
Teaching movement and embodiment for over 16 years, Cheri now serves private clients, trains and mentors teachers, and offers group workshops, intensives and retreats. She currently lives and teaches in Southern California, and also works with clients internationally online.
Christa RypinsFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 Founder of Intelligent Body Movement Studio in Murphys, California
Christa is the founder of Intelligent Body Movement Studio in Murphys, California, where she offers private and group instruction for all levels. She is from the Kripalu yoga tradition, which focuses on meditation through movement. She became a Pilates instructor with Tom McCook at The Center of Balance, and taught at his studio for three years, during which time it was voted Best Pilates & Yoga Studio in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine. She has developed a line of yoga clothing and produced three movement DVDs, including Yoga for Meditators, Yoga for a Better Back (with sports medicine chiropractor John Sousa), and Yummy Yoga: Gentle Stress Relief for the Hips, Back and Neck.
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
Pia SchweigerFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2008 Movement teacher, Nia White belt instructor, Pilates
Having a background in dance ( classical, modern and contemporary)since my childhood, I was given the chance to become a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer with a degree in teaching dance at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz in the mid nineties. I ´ve completed the Level 3 FM instructor training in Uster and in Vienna in 2008.
Last year in May I´ve started the Nia White Belt instructor
training in the UK with Laurie Bass and Dorit Noble, a sensory based work-out program to music combing martial arts, healing arts and the dance arts. I love to apply Eric Franklin´s fantastic inspirational imagery of teaching movement efficiently and stimulatingly.
PrivatIy I offer one to one FM training lessons and I teach group fitness classes in Pilates (based on FM Method) and since Autumn 2015 and Nia classes at the Peter Symonds college/ Adult and Higher education centre since 2016 in Winchester.
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
Marianne Wulff SoerensenFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2017 Physiotherapist
Jeg er autoriseret fysioterapeut siden 1982, startede
egen privat praksis i 2004. Nu beliggende på
Middelfartvej 112, Bolbro, Odense V.
– underviser i Fysio-Pilates med focus på den naturlige vejrtrækning
– mange års erfaring som fysioterapeut, og arbejder i min patient-behandling
bl a med : Holdning, Åndedræt, Kraniosakralterapi, Zoneterapi, Acunova,
Bindevævsmassage/ touch og Tankefeldt.
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.
Daniela TaddeoFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Pilates Instructor
Passionate to learn about the body and healthy movement with the aim to help others.
Helen TardentFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2014 Pilates Instructor
Owner & Director of Pilates Moves studio, Sydney, Australia
Owner & Director of Emergy Pilates studio, Sydney, Australia
Melinda TeutschelFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2014 Registered Somatic Movement TherapistCertified Pilates Instructor
Melinda is a passionate educator who loves to facilitate the transformational process of embodying optimal health and well-being. She brings over 20 years of experience, teaching dance and movement education through the fields of health, wellness, and fitness. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), Certified Pilates Instructor (PMA), Moving For Life Instructor™, Franklin Method Educator® Level I, Certified Massage Therapist as Somatic Educator, and Holistic Life Coach Level I (Chek). Her varied education and certifications are centered on understanding and applying holistic and body/mind health principles for both groups and individuals. She specializes in working with a wide range of people recovering from illness, injury, childbirth, and surgery. Through integrating many unique and effective methods of somatic embodiment through dance, Pilates, Body/Mind fitness, (self) massage and bodywork, I empower my clients to make their own smart choices in fit ness, well-being, movement and life.
AnnaLena ThilderkvistFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2014 Certified Pilates Instructor, Movement Educator
Growing up in Sweden, AnnaLena spent most of her free time running between gymnastics and dance classes. As a teenager she started teaching modern dance to adults and gymnastics to young children. She continued her dance through college, and added running as a way to reduce the stress of studying and taking exams.
She graduated with a Masters in Engineering Physics in 1988 and received a PhD in Solid State Physics from Lund University, Sweden, in 1994. After two years as a Post Doctorate Fellow at MIT in Cambridge MA she moved to San Jose CA with her husband to work at Applied Materials Inc.
She left high tech when her daughter was born in 2003 and found more time to focus on her movement practice. She came upon Pilates by chance and immediately knew that this was her calling. It changed her body and helped her get her back and neck problems under control. She got certified as a Pilates mat teacher in 2006, and started the comprehensive Pilates teacher training program through Balanced Body University in 2008, all with Tom McCook at Center of Balance in Mountain View CA. She was hired as a Pilates instructor by Tom in 2009, and taught thousands of Pilates privates and group classes during her 7 years at Center of Balance. In 2016 she opened her own studio – Move Beyond Pilates – in Cupertino, CA.
In addition to being a certified Pilates Instructor, AnnaLena is also an ACE certified Group Fitness Trainer, a level 1 Franklin Method Educator, and she completed CoreAlign I, II, and III training in 2010. Being committed to continued learning, she has enjoyed attending movement workshops with teachers such as Thomas Myers (Anatomy Trains), Jill Miller (Yoga Tune Up), Katy Bowman (Restorative Exercise), Karen Clippinger (Dance Anatomy and Movement), Eric Franklin (Franklin Method), Gray Cook (Functional Movement), David Weinstock (Neurokinetic Therapy) and countless classes and workshops with her mentor and most significant movement teacher Tom McCook at Center of Balance.