Int/Adv Reformer Flow


This class is taught by:

Missoni Lanza

Missoni Lanza has been a practitioner of the Pilates Method since the young age of sixteen. After reading an article in a magazine about the overall improvements Pilates can have on your physical health, Missoni sought out a Pilates studio to try it out for herself. She was instantly hooked and fascinated by the entire Pilates Method and became an avid practitioner. Missoni fully credits Pilates for inspiring a healthier lifestyle, relieving knee and back pain as a result of a head on collision, improving her dynamics and range as a vocalist and living with Scoliosis. “Pilates changed my life, it allowed me to gain a new appreciation and understanding of my body.” Inspired by the powerful impact Pilates made on Missoni’s life, she decided to become a certified instructor to share the method with others. Since receiving her certification at Pilates Sports Center in Palm Springs, CA, Missoni furthered her education receiving credentials from Stott, Basi, Balanced Body, Franklin Method and Kathy Corey. In 2012, she collaborated with J Lane Fitness to bring fitness and nutritional education to schools to facilitate more movement in children’s lives. Missoni’s approach to Pilates is creative while following the fundamental roots of the method. She addresses the body in front of her and what the body needs.

Kari Callaway

At a young age Kari began dancing, skiing, cycling and running, finding a true passion for movement and physical fitness. After attending her first Mat Pilates class, Kari was instantly captivated and inspired by the combination of elegance, strength and underlying emphasis of control that Pilates offered. This led to receiving a certification with the hopes of helping others to achieve their individual goals and discover their own inner strength. Her goal is to create challenging classes staying true to the original Pilates principals. Kari is also a Barre instructor and loves creating well-rounded Barre classes that are challenging, graceful and fun.

Sharon Lightfoot-Pound

Sharon is a Bria certified Pilates instructor and has 24years experience teaching Yoga. She is passionate about Pilates and holistic health to create good posture and efficient movement balanced by strength, flexibility and breath. Her interests are family and friends, walking, skiing, dance, meditation, healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Sharon also works part-time at the front desk.

Ellen Nixon

Ellen is a life-time Pilates practitioner, taking her first class over 15-years ago as part of a classical dance program. After leaving the dance world to pursue a desk job fighting hackers, Pilates stayed part of Ellen’s daily routine; a necessary way to fend off her terrible office induced posture.
Ellen’s passion for the Pilates Method and the community a studio provides encouraged her to become an instructor. Ellen completed her training through the Balance Body Comprehensive Program, but she is inspired by all interpretations of the Pilates Method: from the Masters (Romana, Kathy, and Joe himself!) to contemporary, athletic, and therapeutic uses of the exercise repertoire. Ellen enjoys working with all clients whether athletic, injured, or stuck in an office like her all day!

Outside of the studio and the office, Ellen can be found exploring the PNW on a hike or in a kayak. She is always up for an adventure and can often be spotted in a coffee shop planning her next international excursion!

This class will incorporate specialized Pilates workouts incorporating reformers, wall springs, mat and small equipment. All students must be injury free or proficient at making modifications for injury. A thorough understanding of anatomy along with spacial body awareness is required to participate in this class.
 
Note: This class is for those with significant Pilates experience. Please do not sign up for this class unless you are at the appropriate skill level and have been cleared to take the class by an instructor.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Nov 26 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Missoni Lanza
  • Mon Nov 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Missoni Lanza
  • Tue Nov 28 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Nov 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Missoni Lanza
  • Thu Nov 30 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
  • Fri Dec 01 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ellen Nixon