Cardio/Jump Pilates

This class is taught by:

Ellen Liang

Ellen is guided by the belief that mindful and disciplined movement help us live with ease in our bodies, cultivate equanimity and find freedom from pain and limitations.
She discovered Pilates in 2011, after many years of practicing yoga and then teaching yoga since 2007. Appreciating the complementary nature of both disciplines, she trained and became certified in 2013 at Vitality Pilates in Seattle.
Ellen is constantly searching for more ways to move efficiently, creatively and therapeutically. Helping students attain body awareness, optimal mobility and alignment, regardless of limitations or age, is constantly gratifying.
Always in her mind is this advice from yoga master Angela Farmer: “Think of your body like a house, and live in every room.”
When not in a studio, Ellen enjoys hiking, dancing, pickle ball and creating nutritious meals.

Heather Skogerson

Heather is passionate about family, wellness, organic food and experiential life! After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Exercise Science, she moved to Seattle to be in a community that valued health and fitness as a lifestyle commitment. She is certified in Pilates from the Pilates & Physical Therapy Center of Seattle. She loves to help her clients become awake and mindful in their bodies. When she isn't teaching pilates she is loving the time she spends with her two young boys.

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.

Faith Stankevich

Faith loves people and has worked with everyone from 18 year old elite athletes to breast cancer survivors recovering from surgery. Her best match is someone who can have a sense of humor in the face of a difficult challenge.  She strives to infuse her classes with safe and challenging exercises whilst maintaining a light and upbeat environment.
Faith believes that ar any age, in any phase of life, we can learn to be more present and feel better in our bodies.

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.
Want to get more of an aerobic challenge with your Pilates practice? Then reserve your spot! This class is a great cardio option utilizing the jump or trampoline apparatus on the Reformer.  Class will incorporate the fun and dynamic aspect of the jump board while we take time to focus on proper biomechanics of jumping and landing. Extra care will be given to your feet, ankles and core positioning to help you strengthen your whole body.
Note: This is an advanced class. Please do not sign up for this class unless you have Pilates experience on the Reformer. Please inquire with an instructor if you have any questions.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jul 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Ellen Liang
  • Sat Jul 22 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Heather Skogerson
  • Mon Jul 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Jul 25 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Jul 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Faith Stankevich
  • Wed Jul 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Missoni Lanza
  • Thu Jul 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Faith Stankevich
  • Sat Jul 29 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Heather Skogerson
  • Mon Jul 31 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Aug 01 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Aug 01 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Faith Stankevich
  • Wed Aug 02 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Missoni Lanza
  • Thu Aug 03 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Faith Stankevich
  • Sat Aug 05 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Heather Skogerson
  • Mon Aug 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Aug 08 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Aug 08 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Faith Stankevich