Bria Founder, Pilates Instructor, LMP
Misty was selected as Seattle's Best Pilates Instructor for 2008 by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine!
Misty has been teaching movement and healing in the Seattle area for over 15 years. Driven by her vision to build a center where movement integrates into healing, Misty constructed Bria where she practices as an advanced trained Certified Stott Pilates instructor and licensed massage therapist.
Misty co-produced Complete Yoga and Pilates, a 4-DVD box set available internationally. Misty also received national recognition when Allure Magazine named her "Seattle's Best Massage Therapist."
Dedicated to a life-long pursuit of the healing and moving arts, Misty has studied around the world and remains current with the ever-evolving science of movement by frequently attending workshops. She enjoys enriching others' lives by drawing on her wide background of related work and employing her extensive knowledge of anatomy and healing.
Christine is the co-owner of Bria. You can find her at Bria most days doing whatever needs to be done to keep things running smoothly. On her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and take on any myriad of DIY home projects.
Mackenzie graduated from Seattle Pacific University in June. She currently works as a Wish Coordinator at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington. On the weekends Mackenzie works at the front desk of Bria. When she isn’t at work, Mackenzie loves to paint, travel, and spend time with friends and family!
Heidi has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2002. Her approach is from the perspective of spine health. She focuses on alignment and proper muscular sequencing of the spine. She aims to have each client "wholistically" use his or her body to balance strength, stretch and alignment to eliminate any pain, and to create stability and the feeling of control over their body. Her goal is to help her clients reclaim their optimal quality of life.
Believing that his dance days were over, Derik focused on a photography career once back in Los Angeles. He was hired for a photoshoot by a fellow dancer/Pilates instructor who offered him a free session. After three weeks of doing Pilates, Derik’s back pain disappeared.
Derik decided to focus his attention away from the stage and more towards helping people who suffered just as he did. This led him into not only Pilates private instruction, but also Group Fitness including Pilates mat, Zumba, and Barre.
Derik received his Pilates certification through Body Arts & Science International (BASI) in 2006 and runs a home-based Pilates studio in West Seattle for private instruction. He is currently pursuing his certification in Gyrotonics.