Kyria Sabin, PMA®-CPT
Kyria Sabin directs Fletcher Pilates® and its affiliated professional Pilates educational program, the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study.
A graduate of Duke University and a licensed massage therapist, she initiated her studies with Ron Fletcher in 1991 and founded Body Works Pilates studios in Tucson, Arizona in 1993. Recognized by Ron Fletcher as a Master Teacher and Disseminator, Kyria developed the Pilates Program at the University of Arizona where she serves as Adjunct Faculty. She is an international presenter and has served on the national boards for the Pilates Method Alliance, The University of Arizona School of Dance and the Foundation for Expanding Horizons.
Director of Education
Deborah Mendoza, PMA®-CPT
As Director of Education for Fletcher Pilates®, Deborah manages curriculum development for this international program. Her strong movement background includes a BA in Dance from Santa Clara University as well as extensive study with Pilates Master, Ron Fletcher. She directs the Arizona Fletcher Pilates® educational center in Tucson, AZ at Body Works Pilates where she has taught continuously since 1996.
Fletcher Faculty & Facilitators
Fletcher Faculty and Facilitators are a uniquely talented, and highly experienced, group of individuals - from across the country and around the world. They maintain the highest standards of our work in their respective regions and are responsible for guiding Fletcher Pilates® students through each step of the learning process.
Fletcher Faculty teach the entirety of the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study including the Comprehensive Program , the Preparatory Course, and all Continuing Education and Licensing Courses.
Fletcher Facilitators prepare students to go through our Comprehensive Program by teaching the Preparatory Course and a variety of continuing education and licensing courses.
Get to know our Fletcher Faculty and Facilitators in your part of the world:
UNITED STATES - FACULTY & EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
- United States - Arizona
- United States - Northern California
- United States - Illinois
- United States - Pennsylvania
- United States - Texas
INTERNATIONAL - FACULTY & EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
- International - Melbourne, Australia
- International - Goiânia, Brazil
- International - Ottawa, Canada
- International - Toronto, Canada
- International - Bogota, Colombia
- International - Rimini, Italy
- International - Tokyo, Japan
- International - Hermosillo, Mexico
- International - Philippines
- International - Singapore
- International - London, United Kingdom
UNITED STATES - FLETCHER FACILITATORS
- United States - Arizona
- United States - California
- United States - Colorado
- United States - Florida
- United States - Indiana
- United States - New York
- United States - Nevada
- United States - Ohio
- United States - Pennsylvania
- United States - Texas
- United States - Washington
INTERNATIONAL - FLETCHER FACILITATORS
- International - São Paulo/SP, Brasil
- International - Edmonton, Canada
- International - Vancouver, Canada
- International - Nairobi, Kenya
- International - Korea
UNITED STATES EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Martha Ramirez, PMA®-CPT
Martha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Arizona. It was during her studies at the University of Arizona where Kyria Sabin and Deborah Mendoza first introduced her to Fletcher Pilates®. Martha discovered her passion for the study of movement through Fletcher Pilates® and decided to pursue a professional Pilates career. She completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program, formerly The Ron Fletcher Program of Study, in 2005 and is recognized as a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher. Martha serves as Faculty for the Arizona Educational Center.
Claire Hancock, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Claire received her BFA and MFA in dance from the University of Arizona and holds a Masters Degree from the Laban Centre in London. She has danced professionally with ODC/San Francisco and River North Dance Company in Chicago, and has been a guest teacher and choreographer for organizations such as the Limon Institute, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Arizona Opera, UA Opera and UA Dance. She is the co-founding artistic director of Art.if.Act Dance Project, a Tucson based project dedicated to the live collaboration of dance, music, and film. In August 2010, she completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program to become a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher. Claire teaches the Preparatory Course and assists in teaching the Comprehensive Program.
David McMahan, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
David McMahan is a graduate of the dance programs at Orange Coast College and the University of Arizona. David has performed and taught for many years throughout Southern California and nationally including courses at California State University, Long Beach and the University of Arizona. He has also performed and taught as an international guest artist in Canada, Japan and Italy. A graduate of the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program, David has studied extensively under Kyria Sabin and Deborah Mendoza. In March 2012, David was featured in the Pilates Style Magazine article 'Let's Get Vertical' with Kyria Sabin about the Fletcher Pilates Ped-i-Pul. David teaches the Preparatory Course, as well as various continuing education and licensing courses.
Kelli Workman, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Kelli Workman, a native Tucsonan, has extensive musical theatre experience and a passion for teaching. Kelli began teaching when she was 15-years-old and is now the co-director of the same youth performance group, Kids Unlimited. Her love of teaching and movement led her to Body Works Pilates in 2002, under the mentorship of Kyria Sabin and Deborah Mendoza. She has been teaching the Fletcher work for 8 years and is helping to develop a mentorship program for the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program. Kelli is honored to be a part of Fletcher Pilates® in Tucson and to assist in teaching all of the courses in the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study.
Catherine Anderson, PMA®-CPT
Catherine holds a B.F.A. in dance from the University of Arizona and began studying the Fletcher lineage of the Pilates method with Kyria Sabin at Body Works Studio in Tucson in 1996. Catherine moved to the San Francisco / Bay area where she has continued to teach and study Fletcher Pilates® extensively. Although exposed to many styles of movement education and teachers, she has chosen to focus exclusively on this work. In 2004, Catherine opened Studio 4, located in Half Moon Bay.
Amy Hoffmann, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Amy Hoffmann has been teaching movement for over twenty years, and began her movement career as a dancer. She has performed, taught, and choreographed in Asia, Europe, and the US and currently performs with FouFouHa! in San Francisco. She began studying Pilates with Tom McCook in 2000 and completed his PhysicalMind Institute teacher training program which included yoga and resistive stretching. In 2008, she completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program to become a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher. She has studied with internationally recognized movement teacher, Eric Franklin, and teaches the Franklin Method as well. Amy co-owns Studio 4 Pilates with Catherine Anderson.
Jenna Zaffino, PMA®-CPT
Through her education and professional career as a modern dancer, Jenna discovered a passion for the study of movement. Seeking a greater understanding of the importance of internal strength and control, Jenna embarked on a Pilates journey and found a love for teaching her passion to people from every movement background. Jenna became a certified Pilates instructor in 2002 and discovered Fletcher Pilates® soon after, providing her a means to present Pilates from a deeper movement perspective. Jenna opened Helios Center for Movement, the first Fletcher Pilates® Studio in Chicago. It is Jenna’s mission to provide excellence in teaching the Pilates Method and Fletcher Pilates®.
Susan Fox, PMA®-CPT
Susan is the owner/director of The Core Center a Pilates Studio, in Easton, PA, established in 2004. She completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and is recognized as a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher. Susan has over 25 years of experience teaching dance, was a member of the Lehigh Valley Ballet Guild and majored in Dance at Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Susan continues her dance education by attending Master Dance classes and workshops in NYC.
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Anne is currently a Judicial Assistant at the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Northampton County Wellness Committee. She completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program at Body Works Pilates™ in Tucson, Arizona in 2008. Anne is on the teaching staff at The Core Center and is Fletcher Adjunct Faculty for the Pennsylvania Educational Center.
Shanna Scascia, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Shanna has an extensive 11-year background in gymnastics. She began practicing Fletcher Pilates® with Susan Fox at the Core Center in 2005 and was inspired to pursue a career teaching Pilates after attending a workshop with Ron Fletcher. In 2008, Shanna received her Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher certificate and is a proud member of the teaching staff at the Core Center, as well as co-owner and business director. Shanna has been Fletcher Adjunct Faculty since 2010 and is a member of the PMA.
Laura West, PMA®-CPT
In 2004, Laura’s interest in Pilates and movement led her to the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program, where, under the guidance of Kyria Sabin, she completed the program and became a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher. Laura has also completed the Pink Ribbon Program, specifically created for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation through Pilates. In 2007 Laura was appointed Fletcher Facilitator, and appointed Fletcher Faculty in 2011. Laura owns and directs Lone Star Pilates in San Antonio, Texas.
Tammy Jones, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Tammy initiated her Pilates studies in 2006 and began teaching Pilates classes at local health clubs in 2007. During this time she was introduced to Fletcher Pilates® and completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in Tucson in 2009. Tammy joined the Lone Star staff and was certified in the Pink Ribbon Program, a post rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors. Her true passion is to help women with breast cancer find movement again through a Pilates based program. In 2011, Tammy became a Certified PMA Teacher and Fletcher Adjunct Faculty at Lone Star Pilates.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Sarah Woodhouse, PMA®-CPT
Sarah was inspired to pursue a career as a Pilates teacher after experiencing its efficacy in alleviating her chronic back pain. Her certification as a post-rehabilitation instructor enabled her to develop a rewarding practice working with both healthy students and those requiring injury rehabilitation. Sarah has been a devoted Fletcher student since 2003 and, upon completing the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program, introduced the work to Hong Kong. She looks forward to developing new Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teachers in her role as Fletcher Faculty in Australia.
Adriano Bittar, PMA®-CPT
Adriano has a passion for movement that led him to pursue an early career as a professional volleyball player. He ended up receiving a BS in Physiotherapy, a diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and then started dancing. He began his Pilates in London, at the Laban Centre, and Adriano was the first PT in Brazil certified to teach (2000). Since then, he has finished his Masters degree in the performing arts at Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. He learned about Fletcher Pilates® through videos, and met Kyria Sabin in 2010, and determined that Ron Fletcher's work could take him to a deeper level of understanding the method. He is currently completing his PhD at the Institute of Arts of the Universidade de Brasília. Adriano teaches at the Universidade Estadual de Goiás and runs Studio Adriano Bittar in Goiânia, Brazil..
Jacqueline Ethier, PMA®-CPT
Jacqueline Ethier is a Certified Pilates Teacher and professional dancer who founded Pilates Space in Ottawa in 2002. She is a graduate of the Contemporary Dance Programme at The School of Dance in Ottawa and works as a professional dancer in Canada and abroad. Upon traveling to Tucson, Arizona countless times, she completed the Ron Fletcher Program of Study in 2008 and is now a Faculty member. Jacqueline’s study of the Program has had a profound effect on her teaching and on her growing success in business.
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
A long-time practitioner of the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu, Charlie was first introduced to Pilates in 2000 and began teaching Matwork in 2005. In a quest to expand his Pilates repertoire he completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in 2009. Charlie has a degree in Business Administration with a major in Information Systems. Combining his interests in business, technology and fitness, Charlie is a teacher as well as Operations Manager at Pilates Space.
Je-an Salas Leavens, PMA®-CPT
Je-an was a professional ballet dancer for 20 years, performing with The National Ballet of Canada where she attained the position of soloist. She practiced Pilates to reinforce her skills and finesse in ballet. As her body transformed, her performances improved. While recovering from knee surgery, Je-an was motivated by the power and efficiency of the Fletcher work. Je-an owns Articulate Bodies Inc where she strives to provide unsurpassed quality of the Fletcher work and help others move better throughout their lives. Her ultimate goal is to create competent Qualified Teachers through the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program.
Pilates Control & Balance EU
Contact: Cristina Alban
Ph: (011)571 256 6630
Cristina Alban, PMA®-CPT
Cristina Alban, an economist and stock-broker, practiced Pilates, yoga and ballet for several years as a student. In 2001 she successfully completed the PhysicalMind Pilates teaching program and opened her first of two Pilates studios in Bogota, Colombia. Cristina has consistently continued her Pilates studies since then through regular trips to conferences and continuing education programs. She successfully completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and is proud to be PMA Gold Certified (2005).
Cinzia Galletto, PMA®-CPT
Cinzia is a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher and a certified PMA instructor. She has a 10-year background as a gymnast and found that Pilates reflected the discipline and precision she had acquired through her gymnastics training. She became a Polestar Pilates teacher in 2001 but was always searching for something more. It was not until a Fletcher Seminar with Master Teacher Ron Fletcher that she realized where she belonged and attended the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in 2008. She discovered that being a good mover is not enough; the body needs greater awareness to understand where the movement is coming from. Following the completion of the program she opened the studio Atelier Pilates in Rimini with Maximilian.
Maximilian Stohr, PMA®-CPT
Maximilian has a 10-year background playing soccer as well as 10 years experience teaching safe-sport and racecar driving for one of the oldest and most reputable schools in Europe, Guidare Pilotare. It was during this time that he found a passion for educating and passing on his knowledge to his students. In 2005, he encountered the Pilates world as an interpreter and continued studying various methods. Maximilian is a certified Postural Educator and has PowerPlate Medical Advanced, Polestar Mat, and Gyrotonic certifications. After joining with Cinzia, he opened Atelier Pilates in 2008. A few years later, he attended the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and received his PMA certification in 2011.
Masayo Kawana, PMA®-CPT
Masayo Kawana was introduced to the Pilates Method in 1997 to rehab from a knee injury. She first studied with Yoshiko Hashimoto and Dallen Hyndly in Tokyo. She continued her studies with Romana Kryzanowska in New York from 2000-2001.In Tokyo, she has taught at the Tokyo American Club, The Club on the Park and at Sacred Heart University. In 2004, she both opened her studio, Pilates Body Contrology Studio, and initiated her studies in the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program, which she completed in 2006.
Contact: Alma Garcia
Alma Garcia, PMA®-CPT
Alma began studying dance at a very young age at the University of Sonora youth program. She later joined the University's Dance Group. Alma majored in Business and was a ballet teacher at the University of Sonora. She started studying Pilates in 1999, became a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher in 2004, and a Fletcher Facilitator in 2005. She is now Fletcher Faculty and introduced Fletcher Pilates® at the first national Pilates conference in Mexico.
Brenda Lim, PMA®-CPT
Brenda Lim was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Her love of fitness and dance led her to the discovery of Pilates in 2000. Inspired to teach others, she studied a series of Pilates teacher programs. She has since completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance. Brenda is the studio director of Up Pilates Studio in Manila and is Fletcher Faculty for the Philippines.
Pilates Body Science (at Pilates Body Tree)
Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Contact: Kris Ng
Ph: +65 6225 7915
Kris Ng, PMA®-CPT
Kris began her Pilates studies in Sydney, Australia in 1998. In 2004, Kris began to work with Ron Fletcher and his stirring, demanding work became the pivoting point in her Pilates practice and her teaching career. Kris was invited to present the Fletcher work at the Polestar Retreat in Malaysia (August 2012), the Asia Fitness Convention in Thailand (October 2012), and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science in Singapore (October 2012). She was also a presenter at the inaugural 2011 Fletcher Pilates® Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Kris believes in teaching to affect a positive and independent change in her students by approaching Fletcher Pilates® from various perspectives in private sessions. She looks forward to bringing Fletcher Pilates® classes to the youth in her community.
Daniel Chan, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Daniel has 15 years of teaching experience in personal training and group exercise, and 13 years of experience teaching Pilates to clients and fitness trainers. He began his studies with Ron Fletcher in 2004. A firm advocate of continuing education, Daniel believes that a solid understanding of anatomy and body mechanics is essential for effective exercise; he often attends related conferences, such as Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injury and other movement therapy courses. Daniel is known for using his private Pilates sessions as physical rehabilitation and injury prevention for his clients. Daniel presented the Fletcher work in Seoul, Korea in 2009 and presented “Pilates for Men” at the inaugural 2011 Fletcher Pilates® Conference in Tucson, Arizona.
LayYong Ooi, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Lay Yong has been practicing and teaching Fletcher Pilates® for 7 years. LayYong has extensive experience teaching private Pilates sessions and group classes for all ages. She assists the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study in Singapore and South East Asia, including Indonesia, Korea, and the Philippines. In 2012, LayYong presented Fletcher Towelwork® at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science in Singapore and the Asia Fitness Convention in Thailand.
Jerry Teo, PMA®-CPT
Fletcher Adjunct Faculty
Jerry started studying with Ron Fletcher in 2004. He has been teaching Pilates for more than 8 years with the mission of inspiring his students to make changes that will improve their quality of life. His belief that everyone can realize their movement potential with Pilates led him to work with diverse groups, including a 2-year stint as a Pilates lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, teaching dancers Pilates as part of their study towards the Diploma of Dance, and as a Physical Training Instructor in the Singapore Army. Jerry’s teaching experience includes promoting and teaching Pilates at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and teaching the youth in secondary schools. He continues to teach private Pilates sessions to golfers, pre-natal and post-natal Pilates classes, and introduce Pilates to diverse groups in the workforce.
1957 - 2012
Joyce founded iPilates in 2004. By 2007, she was handpicked to be the first international disseminator of Fletcher Pilates® outside the United States. Joyce's relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to the quality of Fletcher Pilates® drew a large number of students from South East Asia, Korea and Australia to study with her. She mentored many students who went on to become Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teachers.
Joyce is most remembered and well-loved for her precise teaching, inimitable style, courage and generosity.
After graduating from The London Studio Centre with a dance diploma, Ronnie’s creativity led her to the fashion industry as a stylist, magazine editor and director. In 2000 she returned to the fitness world and studied with Michael King and YMCA Fitness. After becoming qualified in Pilates, various forms of fitness, and as a massage therapist and nutritionist, Ronnie travelled extensively, teaching fitness on cruise ships. Returning to London she qualified with Stott Pilates as a Mat instructor and ran a successful business working with private clients and teaching fitness classes. But something was missing in her life and body until she found Fletcher Pilates®. She enthusiastically enrolled in the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and became a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher in 2011. Ronnie opened Bodymap Pilates Studio, Westminster, London in February 2012, becoming the first Fletcher Pilates® studio in Great Britain.
UNITED STATES FLETCHER FACILITATORS
Kendra Acord, PMA®-CPT
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Phone: (520) 559-0835
Kendra was introduced to movement through Fletcher Pilates® in 2009 and immediately fell in love with the work. Her strong desire to share her love of Pilates, and specifically Fletcher Pilates®, with others inspired her to complete the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in 2012. A year after completing the Program, Kendra received her PMA Certification. Kendra is the proud owner of Sierra Vista Pilates. Kendra is a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher and serves as a Fletcher Facilitator.
Los Angeles, California
Phone: (323) 522-6742
Kerri began her Pilates practice ten years ago after a debilitating car accident left her with multiple complex injuries. Her first encounter was while attending The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Shortly after, Kerri moved to Los Angeles and was introduced to the work of Master Teacher Ron Fletcher. After seeing profound body transformations through Fletcher Pilates® she decided to attend the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in Tucson, Arizona. It is her privilege and honor to be teaching this work.
Emily Corpuz, PMA®-CPT
San Francisco, California
Phone: (415) 823-3237
Emily was introduced to Fletcher Pilates® several years after becoming a Pilates instructor and was inspired by its challenging, organic repertoire. With a background in athletics, dance, and movement therapy, she loved the seamless connecting of movement with breath and the focused precision. In San Francisco, Emily has helped develop Pilates programs for the University of California and Kaiser Permanente. She is the owner of Empilates, the first San Francisco Pilates studio dedicated to teaching Fletcher Pilates®, and is also a certified Pilates Method Alliance Teacher.
Phone: (303) 758 4606
Sabra was drawn to gymnastics and dance from a young age, she has spent most of her life fascinated by the how the body moves. Her studies with James Clouser at the Loretto Heights College Department of Dance, became the foundation of her understanding of movement. After earning her BA in Dance in 1988, Sabra continued to study dance and performance through various opportunities including a year of travel with “Up With People”. Upon returning to Denver, Sabra met Master Teacher Ron Fletcher, and immediately realized the Pilates method - and more specifically Fletcher Pilates® - was going to be her life career. From 1991 to 1993, she apprenticed at the original Ron Fletcher studio in Los Angeles with Fletcher's proteges, Diane Severino and Michael Podwal. Sabra was one of the principal creators of The Ron Fletcher Program of Study® (now the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program). Sabra is a sought after “teacher of teachers”, teaching workshops around the country.
Krista McCarthy, PMA®-CPT
Delray Beach, Florida
Phone: (302) 420-7871
Krista began practicing pilates in 2003, following a back injury. After her 1st session Krista knew she wanted to share this method with others. She completed her first comprehensive teaching program in 2005, through Body Precision Pilates in Pennsylvania, and has taught Pilates continuously since then. Krista continued her Pilates education through the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study, taking her personal and teaching practice to the next level. For Krista, the Fletcher approach provided the missing link and she continued her studies to become a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher in 2009. Krista's commitment to continuing education has inspired her to take courses and workshops with several Master teachers, including Ron Fletcher, Kyria Sabin, Michael Podwal and Sherri Betz. Guided by the principles of awareness, breath and precision, Krista believes in upholding the integrity of the classical Pilates method, while implementing modern ideas of functional, free movement to address the specific needs of each student.
Jennifer R. Mapalad, PMA®-CPT
Phone: (317) 844-5554
Jennifer graduated from Indiana University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing; her expertise includes critical care, Level 1 trauma, recovery, and rehabilitation. Continuing to build her knowledge of movement and the body is her passion. Jennifer began her Pilates education in 2004 and became certified with the Physical Mind Institute and Body Arts and Science International (BASI) soon afterwards. While attending a Pilates Method Alliance conference in 2006, Jennifer had her first experience with the Fletcher work. From that moment, Jennifer knew she wanted to know more about the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study. Jennifer completed the 2012 Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in Tucson, Arizona. Jennifer started the Body Temple Pilates studio in Indianapolis, Indiana in May of 2007. She has devoted her strength, compassion, and ambition into making the studio into a place for clients to experience personal and physical growth.
Michelle Phillips Paretti, PMA®-CPT
New York, New York
Phone: (520) 661-7405
Michelle graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and went on to perform both nationally and internationally at the Spectrum Dance Theater, as dance captain for Royal Caribbean International, and with the Radio City Rockettes. She successfully completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and is also a certified Gyrotonic instructor. She resides in New York City where she is currently the only Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher and Fletcher Facilitator in the city.
Sarah Egan, PMA®-CPT
Sarah began practicing Fletcher Pilates® while completing her BFA – Magna Cum Laude in Dance at the University of Arizona. Sarah completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and became a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher in 2004. Sarah then completed a year and a half (over 3,000 client hours) of teaching Fletcher Pilates® at Body Works Pilates™ in Tucson, Arizona prior to moving to Reno, Nevada. In February 2007 Sarah opened Body Harmony, LLC which is currently the only Pilates studio devoted to teaching Fletcher Pilates® in Nevada. Presently, Sarah is a Fletcher Facilitator for the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study. Sparked by her interest in human health and wellness Sarah entered the Masters program for Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned her graduate degree in December 2007. She currently makes Reno home with her husband and two spoiled golden retrievers.
Rachel Nace Maynard, PMA®-CPT
Rachel has an extensive relationship with movement. Rachel is the Director of the Dance Program at Inspiration to Movement, Inc.; she earned her Diplomas in Professional Massage Therapy and Medical Massage Therapy from Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy and her National Certification in Massage and Bodywork in 2001; is a professional ballroom dancer with her husband; and Rachel is a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher and a Fletcher Facilitator for the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study. Rachel began her "traditional" Pilates study in 1997 and earned her Teaching Certificate of Completion in 1999. She served as a training teacher for a Teacher Training Program in Rosemont, PA. After injuries from two car accidents left her in pain and with decreased range of motion, Rachel began studying the Fletcher work in 2001. Rachel earned her Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher certificate from the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in January of 2006.
Margie Foley, PMA®-CPT
Phone: (215) 568-0550
Margie has been teaching movement since high school where she began a dance program at a local recreational center. From there, she pursued a career in dance and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in modern dance. After dancing, acting and traveling for a few years, Margie pursued professional Pilates training through the Physicalmind Institute. About a year later, she attended a seminar with Ron Fletcher and has been practicing Fletcher Pilates® ever since. She loves the precise, inspirational and transforming qualities of the work which makes it unique - and is thankful to be able to assist others on their journey. Margie is also a certified Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner and a Reiki Master.
Lisa Priebe, PMA®-CPT
Lisa earned her bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Temple University and has worked in fitness and wellness for over 20 years. She began her interest and study in Pilates in 2000. After training for the Boston Marathon in 2002, which left her plagued with injury, Lisa began to seek a greater knowledge of the work not only for her own body but for others as well. Lisa entered the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program and became a Qualified Teacher. She is also a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher.
Lisa is the sole proprietor of Health Options – a health and wellness company serving the health and fitness needs of companies. Health Options and its associates provide group fitness, yoga, Pilates, personal fitness training and wellness services to approximately 2000 employees. In addition to Health Options, Lisa owns two Pilates studios – Lisa P Pilates – with two locations in Wyomissing and Kimberton, PA.
Shannon Anderson, PMA®-CPT
Shannon Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in dance from Sam Houston State University. In 2001, she completed the Pilates teacher training program at the Physical Conditioning Centre directed by Elizabeth Jones-Boswell with final testing conducted by Michele Larsson. Ms. Anderson then transitioned from dance to instructing Pilates. In 2003, she attended a towel workshop that inspired her to complete the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program. Ms. Anderson is also a Certified Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance.
Nancie Rosales, PMA®-CPT
Phone: (214) 828-0100
Nancie P. Rosales began dancing at the age of 4 and later earned a BFA with honors in Dance from the University of Montana. After moving to Seattle, she began a career in ballroom dance with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. This resulted in a move to Dallas and she became certified in Bronze and Silver with F.A.D.S. After being a Pilates student for several years she embraced Fletcher Pilates® when she began studying with him in 2004. She manages Pilates Squared Studio in Dallas where she teaches ballroom dance and is a Fletcher Facilitator for the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study.
Teresa has been passionate about movement since she began to dance at 5 years of age. She was first introduced to Pilates while studying Ballet, rediscovered her love of Pilates while conditioning for a show, and went on to complete a Pilates teacher-training program in 2008. She yearned for more and was introduced to Fletcher Pilates® through her own continuing education. The Fletcher work was everything she had been looking for. After seeing her personal transformation with Fletcher Pilates® she completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program. Teresa is now owner of Pilates Into Life, the only Fletcher Pilates® studio in Seattle. She is honored to be a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher and Fletcher Facilitator, bringing the amazing work that has changed her life to her hometown.
INTERNATIONAL FLETCHER FACILITATORS
São Paulo/SP - Brasil
Phone: +5511 3831-7353
Andréia has always been passionate for dancing, performing arts and every form of expression and movement. Since an early age she sought to understand the human body. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and subsequently achieved her post-graduate degree in Physiology of Exercise. She began her professional activities as a Dance and Gymnastics teacher. Andréia became interested in the Pilates Method in 2000 and has since increased her knowledge and understanding of this magical work. In 2010, she enrolled in the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program which brought her much more clarity on what the Pilates Method is and what Joe and Clara longed to develop in people. Currently, Andréia is part of the first generation of Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teachers in Brazil.
Janine's passion for movement and teaching led her to pursue her BA in Dance from York University in 2005, as well as an MFA in Dance at the University of Arizona in 2007. After being introduced to Pilates during her time at the University of Arizona, Janine enrolled in the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program, becoming a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher in 2009. Janine is the founder of Core Movement Pilates Studio in Stony Plain, Alberta. While leading her studio, Janine continues her love of dance through teaching and choreography. She is thrilled to be a Fletcher Facilitator.
Johanna first became passionate about Fletcher Pilates® during her professional Contemporary dance training at the School of Dance in Ottawa, Canada. Experiencing how it contributed to her strength and balance in and out of the dance studio, Johanna went on to complete her studies in the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in 2009. She taught in Ottawa and then Victoria, British Columbia where she gained experience at a studio specializing in rehabilitation. Now based in Vancouver, Johanna has since been licensed in Advanced Fletcher Towelwork® and Fletcher Floorwork® and is British Columbia’s only Fletcher Facilitator. She continues to hone her skills in dance and Pilates, teaching and participating in workshops across Canada.
After experiencing Fletcher Pilates® at Body Works Pilates, Shakila decided to pursue the art and science of movement as a career, leaving behind her 20-year financial experience. An avid exercise lover, Shakila was inspired by Pilates and decided to return to the USA for the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program. After completion of the program, Shakila returned to Kenya and introduced the Fletcher Work to Africa. Shakila is currently a Fletcher Facilitator and continues to study the work extensively.
Hyun Ok ‘Micky’ Oh
Phone: +82 11 233 5565
Hyun Ok ‘Micky’ Oh received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Hanyang University in Korea and her further studies include a Master’s degree in education from Ewha Womens University and a doctorate in Dance from Dongduk Womens Univeristy. She has taught modern dance at Sunwha Arts high school for 10 years while performing and working as a choreographer in a well-known modern dance company, ‘Tom’. She has also competed at international dance sports competitions and has been invited to judge at IDSF and WDSC. Micky started her pilates training in 1998 and found her passion for Fletcher Pilates® in 2008. She currently serves as an associate professor of Social Athletics in Dongguk University in Korea.
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