Christine is the co-owner of Bria. You can find her at Bria most days doing whatever needs to be done to have the best studio in Seattle. She is the Jill of all trades! On her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, travel and take on any myriad of DIY home projects.
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.
An anatomy nerd, Kristyn is set on doing Pilates for the rest of her life, and wants to use it to help others stay strong and supported in their bodies for years to come. Her teaching follows the BASI (Body Arts and Sciences International) method, which provides a whole-body approach to each session.
Kristyn loves any form of adventurous movement, from aerial arts to pole dance. She's also an editing and grammar nerd and has been known to partake in adult spelling bees.
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!