Want to train with a Certified Pilates Suspension Method Instructor? Below are the prestigious instructors and how to find them.
Rebecca Beckler/ United States and Worldwide
Rebecca Beckler is the creator of the Pilates Suspension Method and teaches her PSM Courses Worldwide. Rebecca is available to teach private and small group PSM classes through Skype. She is also a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer.
Venue: Worldwide through PSM COURSES and Skype
Monica Lodwig/ Orange County, California
Monica Lodwig has been teaching pilates for over tens years. She has trained with PSM Creator, Rebecca Beckler, since 2009 experiencing the evolution and development of the Pilates Suspension Method. She is a certified PSM Instructor Trainer, which allows her to teach PSM Courses. She is also a certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor, Spin Instructor, and TRX Instructor. Monica is available to teach PSM classes via Skype or at her home studio in Orange County, California.
Instagram : monicalodwig
Amanda Leigh/ Dallas,Texas
Amanda Leigh is a passionate instructor who has always been intrigued by the mind-body connection.
Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Amanda was award winning theatrical actor, competitive cheerleader and classically trained dancer. She spent every day moving and working on fitness.
She began a new chapter in her life in 2014 when moving to Dallas, Texas. Shortly after the move she discovered the brilliance of the Pilates method. Upon certification under Club Pilates she began her career. Shortly there after she gained her second certification under the Tutelage of Rebecca Becker, creator and founder of the Pilates suspension method. Amanda is currently working on her next certification with Pilates academy international and continues to perfect her practice within the Pilates world.
She is so excited to share her journey and hopes that it will inspire others to stick with their goals and stay committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Joanna Kasprzyk Dubai, UAE
Joanna Kasprzyk has an Architectural background with which she has pursued a career in the Nuclear Industry for about 10 years. Her move to Dubai 16 years ago helped her discover Pilates, which she has fell in love with straight away. She adapted her Pilates experience into every day activities. Seeing how it trasformed her posture, balance, mobility and strength, she was inspired to pursue it further. Joanna is certified Pilates Mat & Reforer Instructor with Balance Body, as well as certified Prenatal/Postnatal Instructor with the Center for Woman’s Wellness. Aslo, certified Booty Barre and Bbarreless Instructor with Tracey Mallett, as well as certified Injuries and Corrective Exercise Instuctor with Boday Hack. recently becasme certified in The Pilates Suspension Method with Pilates 949’s Rebecca Beckler.
Lauren Mark Northern, Virginia/ Washington, DC Area
Lauren believes that Pilates truly is for everyone and is committed to presenting her clients with individualized, fun and challenging classes that are rooted in the Pilates principles. Lauren is a Certified Pilates Suspension Method (PSM) instructor and completed her comprehensive Pilates training with Balanced Body. She is Certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA-CPT) and a Pre/Post-Natal Specialist from the Center for Women’s Fitness. Lauren specializes in teaching people just getting started on their fitness journey or returning to exercise after a hiatus, athletes and weekend warriors looking to cross-train, as well as pre/post-natal women. Lauren trains clients in her private studio in Springfield, VA and her clients’ homes and workplaces throughout the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC area.
Laura Weston Dubai, UAE
Laura has had a love for dance since she was a child; taking up ballet from age nine and jazz into her teens. Later these practices led her to explore yoga and pilates, which she fell in love with both instantly. She later trained with many well-renowned teacher in both disciplines.
Laura has been an International teacher since 2004; where she spent three amazing years teaching in Nagoya, Japan.
She now lives and teaches in Dubai, UAE, and has been there since August 2007. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 as well as a certified Pilates teacher through the Pilates Mehod Alliance. She is also a Balanced Body Pilates master instrutor trainer, a teacher of the Booty Barre program created by Tracye Mallett, a faculty instructor trainer for The Center for Women’s Fitness created by Carlyne Anthony and now very delighted to be a part of the Pilates Suspension Method created by Rebecca Beckler. She feels all of her passions within these rewarding practives of yoga, plates, dance and the fusion of them. She loves helping her students enjoy and be in the moment, all while growing inward and out with a fun, light-hearted flowing and vibrant energy! Laura expresses a creative feeling of mind, body and spirit awareness. She feels blessed to share her knowledge and grow with her student in strength, grace and love.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colombus College of Art & Design. Her love for fine arts has also been with her since she was a child. Laura continues to fabricate mixed media paintings and collage owrk. Her love for fibrous materials is felt within each piece. They are often tactile in many ways and encompass a deeper meaning of life woven together.
Laura has two beautiful boys and one adorable daughter. Being a mother is the most rewarding and loving experience in life. It is Pure Joy and Dep Real Love!!
Diana Paolone Perth, Australia
Dee is an owner of DeFine Pilates & Fitness in Perth, Australia. Dee is fully qualified in Personal Training, Sports Massage, Pilates Matwork and the Pilates Suspension Method. She is extremely passionate about the Pilates Principles and applies them to all of her functional training programs. Over the years she has worked with high end Professional Athletes through massage, functional training and pilates. In this time she has seen the importance of what the Pilates instructor has to offer to the human body. Dee is the first certified instructor in Australia to bring the Pilates Suspension Method across from the USA. It is a method that Dee is most passionate about and very excited to share Rebecca’s creation and see it take off Down Under!
Shelia Donovan, Canton Massachusetts
Shelia Donovan is the heart, soul and founder of the Pilates Studio in Canton, Massachusetts. Her love, positive energy and laughter flow into every corner of the space, uplifting all who enter. She and her instructors share a love of movement and are resolute about educating their clients in mind body practices. As an athlete herself, runner & marathoner, Shelia knows the profound joy, strength and healing that accompanies movement practices. Her belief is that joyfulness, renewal and transformation through mind body practices is for everyone to experience. Passionately committed to all forms of movement that connect mind, body and spirit, she has completed a multitude of courses and certifications enabling her to serve as an expert, inspiring confidence in her students. Originally from Virginia, Shelia’s fitness journey began with a BS degree in Exercise Science/ Kinesiotherapy from Norfolk State University followed by 13 years employed as a Kinesiotherapist with the Veterans Administration Hospital. She relocated to Massachusetts in 1998 and graduated from the Massage Institute of New England. Gaining her National Certified Massage Therapist license in 1999, she remains an active AMTA member. At about the same time, Shelia became a personal trainer, receiving her certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. Shelia has trained in STOTT® Pilates since 1998 and became a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor in all aspects of Pilates, advanced Mat & all equipment; both level 1 and level 2. In her pursuit of rigorous academic credibility she undertook the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries Program twice at Mt. Sinai Medical School and is now an alumnus with access to cutting edge research in musculoskeletal conditions. In 2003, she began her Gyrokinesis® / GYROTONIC® exploration which added a missing piece to her mind body practices. The system was created by Juliu Horvath, to rehabilitate himself as an injured dancer. Shelia trained with master trainers Kathy Van Patten of Boston and Sebastian Plettenberg of New York City. During 2004, she completed level one teacher training and completed her certification by Juliu Horvath as a GYROTONIC® and Gyrokinesis® trainer, followed by Level 2 GYROTONIC® and specialized equipment. In caring for her own wellness and desire to continue running 10K/5K races and marathoning, (Shelia has completed 35 marathons and won 3) Shelia pursued Yamuna Body Rolling and became a certified Instructor of Trainers. She utilizes the Yamuna Body Rolling and all of the above methods proactively to prevent injury for herself and her students. Trained and certified in ActivCore FEX™ gives her an additional training apparatus which augments the wide variety of methods offered to her clients. In 2008, Shelia became a registered National Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher having completed the rigorous YogaWorks program with Natasha Rizopoulos, as well as certifying as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist through the Lotus Palm School of Montreal. She has studied with many renowned yoga instructors including Beryl Bender Birch, John Friend, Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste and Sean Corne. Shelia expresses, through all of her teaching that mind body exercises are part of a journey that must be continually experienced. She believes that the ability to gain mental and physical strength through one’s practices helps a person maintain clarity and to endure whatever obstacles life may bring. Shelia is well known for her attention to detail and her ability to “see” and “feel” each individual’s strengths and relative weaknesses and then formulate a specialized program to address these needs. She has guided all of her instructors in these methods. Whether clients be elite athletes, the unconditioned, weekend sports enthusiasts, those with significant physical disabilities, people with joint replacements, and a variety of other issues which require special attention, she is inspired and moved by all of her clients’ dedication and courage. She mentors young athletes as well as her instructors, sharing liberally her wellspring of knowledge and talents in mind body methodologies. Her generosity to the Canton community and fundraising for worthy causes is another passion to which she devotes her time. Whether it be a memorial run, raising money for YogaHope, or supporting the local schools and charities, Shelia is well recognized and admired. She is an integrating force and role model in the lives of her students, her community and beyond.
Martha Dobbs, New York City
Originally from Detroit, MI, Martha attended Wayne State University where she earned her BFA in Dance. While at WSU, she had her first true introduction to Pilates and later received a scholarship to begin her mat certification. In 2009, she moved to New York City where she danced professionally for modern dance companies and abroad, most notably for Holland America Cruise Lines. In 2012, she earned her STOTT Pilates Certification and began teaching regularly. Her continued interest in health and wellness spurred Martha to gain more certifications including Pre/Post Natal Pilates, TRX qualification, Gyrotonic licensure, and most recently Pilates Suspension Method. Martha has taught PSM in New York City and Michigan and is available to teach upon request nationwide.
Lea Rosbeck, Massachusetts
Lea Rosbeck earned her Bachelors in science for Occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University, and is a fully licensed and registered OT. She is a certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body. Lea has been a student of Pilates for 7 years and has become interested in the rehabilitative aspects of the Pilates method. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience through continuing education and course work, some of which include anatomy in 3D and exploring courses in the integrative fitness program. She is TRX qualified and was instantly hooked on the Pilates suspension method combining her love for Pilates with increasing the balance challenge and finding a stronger connection to her back body. Lea lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband Ted and her 3 children. She teaches both Pilates and PSM at a boutique studio in Edgartown called Evolve Pilates. She welcomes you to come and enjoy a class whether you are vacationing on the island or live there year-round.
Tomomi Ito, Japan
Tomomi started her trainer career in 2016. Her love for Pilates has been growing ever since. She wishes to share the Pilates is not only the ultimate form of exercise to help strengthen, lengthen and tone the body but also an invaluable tool to assist re-learn about your body control. Using a fun core control tool, Suspension Trainer will help you realize how fun Pilates can be!
Japan Core Conditioning Association
Functional Roller Pilates
PHI Mat I&II Pilates
PHI Props Pilates
TRX Suspension Training Course
TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
TRX Functional Training Course
Balanced Body Breast Cancer Pilates
Pilates Suspention Method I, II, & III
Balanced Body Reformer Course I, II, & III
Languages : Japanese, English
Addie Ungaretti, Washington DC
Addie Ungaretti has been teaching Pilates since 2008 and loves to help people reach their fitness goals. While in graduate school, she began teaching Barre, yoga and mat Pilates on the side. She realized that she wanted to pursue Pilates full time and did her 700 hour comprehensive training at Quantum Pilates in Washington, DC. To deepen her Pilates education, she has taken many specialized workshops and trainings such as Pilates for Neurological Conditions, Pre and Post Natal Pilates and Pilates for Special Injuries. Addie discovered the Pilates Suspension Method and is thrilled by all the options that it gives her clients (and herself!) for their workouts. She currently teaches in Burke, VA where she lives with her husband and two daughters and hangs off her straps in her garage whenever she can.
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