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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.
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.