Int/Adv Reformer Flow


This class is taught by:

Kristyn Asseff

Kristyn fell in love with Pilates from her first lesson, almost ten years ago - it was the feeling of balance and strength in her body that kept her going back. She believes the best thing about Pilates is how well it supports all other life activities - from running to snowboarding to carrying groceries, Pilates helps to keep the core muscles strong and engaged for less overuse and injury in the limbs and joints.

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 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.

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.

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!

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.
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 Oct 22 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Kristyn Asseff
  • Mon Oct 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ellen Liang
  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Kari Callaway
  • Tue Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Ellen Nixon
  • Thu Oct 26 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
  • Fri Oct 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ellen Nixon
  • Sat Oct 28 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Kari Callaway
  • Sun Oct 29 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Kristyn Asseff
  • Mon Oct 30 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ellen Liang