Want to train with a Certified Pilates Suspension Method Instructor? Below are the prestigious instructors and how to find them.
Rebecca Beckler, Pilates Suspension Method Creator
Rebecca Beckler is the creator of the Pilates Suspension Method and teaches her PSM Courses Worldwide. Rebecca teaches a weekly PSM Master Class on Zoom and Virtual & Live PSM Courses. She is also a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer and an ACE Personal Trainer.
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Monica Lodwig/Orange County, California
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor
Monica Lodwig has trained with PSM Creator, Rebecca Beckler, since 2009 experiencing the evolution and development of the Pilates Suspension Method. She is 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
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Texas Ambassador
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 Ljubljana, Slovenia
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer
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. She 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 completed her comprehensive Pilates training with Balanced Body. She is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), Advanced Certified Pilates Suspension Method Instructor Trainer and Pre/Post-Natal Specialist from the Center for Women’s Fitness.
She currently lives and teaches in Ljubljana, Slovenia as an American expat and trains clients virtually throughout the world.
Laura Weston Dubai, UAE
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Middle East Ambassador
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
PSM Instructor Trainer/PSM Australia Ambassador
I was a personal trainer and sports masseuse prior to attending my first Pilates class (many moons ago) along with being amongst the hype of Suspension Training at that time. As I entered into my Pilates journey I found The Pilates Suspension Method (PSM). ‘How could this be! My obsession for pilates and love for suspension transformed into one!’ Throughout my Pilates studies I was fortunate to travel overseas to meet and complete the courses with Rebecca Beckler, the creator herself. I went away inspired more than ever and ready to share this method with my clients. After years of mastering PSM and working closely with Rebecca (thank you technology – how lucky are we today!) I can now share PSM with other movement lovers in the Pilates, Yoga, Fitness Industry. Being surrounded by inspiring instructors and clients that share the same love of Pilates and PSM is what ignites my Pilates Obsession and I hope that one day I get to meet you and guide you to yours.
Shelia Donovan, Canton Massachusetts
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Massachusetts Ambassador
Shelia Donovan is the heart, soul and founder of the Pilates Studio in Canton, Massachusetts. 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.
Martha Dobbs, New York City
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM New York Ambassador
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.
Amanda Stimac, St. Louis, MO
Amanda became certified as a Pilates Instructor in January 2018. After she started taking Pilates classes for a year. She is certified through The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO.
Amanda found Rebecca and the Pilates Suspension Method on Instagram. She loved watching the videos of the exercises and started looking at workshops to attend. When the PSM Retreat in Scottsdale was posted, she knew she had to attend. She contacted Rebecca and signed up. The PSM Retreat was amazing, full of so much information and now she is a certified PSM Instructor.
Amanda has attending many Pilates workshops and is also Juvo Board certified.
She loves spending time with her family and traveling. She loves anything Pilates. She is available in the St. Louis area for privates or group classes.
Colleen Tomlinson, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM South Africa & Africa Ambassador
Colleen is the owner and founder of The Pilates Studio Plett. Her passion for Pilates began over 10 years ago when she experienced the rehabilitative, physical and mental benefits of Pilates while overcoming a severe sporting injury. Having always been passionate about sports and fitness and representing 3 different sports at both State level and National level, she has worked in fitness training for almost 20 years. She has a degree in Human Movement Science and Anatomy and Physiology, a Diploma in Sports Massage and Injury Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. I have also completed my training with the Stott Pilates® Advanced Certification in Mat, Reformer, Stability Chair, Ladder Barrel and Cadillac, as well as being a certified bootybarre® instructor.
Once she discovered the PSM method she knew that this was finally the combination of fitness training, strength training and Pilates that she has been looking for.
Her goal is to help others discover the incredible benefits of a balanced, strong body. With a passion for movement and health she constantly strives to motivate those around her to live a positive and healthy life, to see the good in everything around them and to enjoy all forms of movement. “I like to make sure that my clients feel amazing when they leave the studio both mentally and physically.”
Nancy Dengler, South West, Florida
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Florida Ambassador
Nancy started dancing at a young age, she studied pre-professionally as a young adult and went on to complete a BFA in Dance at Temple University. She was formally introduced to Pilates in college and quickly actualized the positive impact it had on her performance, injury prevention and overall improved wellbeing.
She did her Pilates teacher training from 2001-2002 while pursing executive leadership in arts administration. She started teaching Pilates more regularly at local studios in 2008 and opened her own fully equipped home based studio in 2012. Nancy was introduced to the Pilates Suspension Method in 2019 and was inspired by the work and excited to deep dive into the Method. She loves to think that the instability of the straps in the vertical plane is a natural progression to the development of Pilates equipment and challenge.
Nancy is an RYT500 and perpetual student of Ashtanga Yoga; her work on and off the yoga mat continues to flow through her work as a Pilates instructor and teacher.
Nancy endeavors to guide others to finding their joyful state of balance and wellbeing with positive and uplifting energy.
Nancy resides in South West Florida and is available for private and group classes.
Gwen Swanson Vigorito, Millburn, New Jersey
PSM Master Instructor Trainer/PSM New Jersey Ambassador
Gwen Swanson Vigorito is the owner of Align Wellness Studio in Millburn, NJ and is a certified Pilates instructor through STOTT Pilates. Gwen holds a BFA in dance from Montclair State University, which is where she first discovered the benefits of Pilates as rehabilitation from a back/hip injury as well as restoration for the overall wellbeing of the body. She first worked as a Pilates instructor at Focus Physical Therapy in Upper Montclair, NJ which gave her insight into how to incorporate principles used in physical therapy to her Pilates work to increase body awareness. Over the years, Gwen’s Pilates career has continued to evolve and includes specializing in working with clients who live with neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s, ALS and stroke. Gwen first found PSM after a co-worker suggested following Rebecca on Instagram. Well, she was hooked immediately! After hosting the Foundations and 2.0 course at her studio, Gwen took a little hiatus to focus on being a mother (a lifelong dream come true) to her daughter, but picked up right where she left off to become a certified PSM Instructor and most recently a certified PSM Instructor Trainer. Gwen loves sharing the inspired work that Rebecca has created in a safe, effective and fun way!
Ferta Aromanty, Jakarta, Indonesia
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Indonesia Ambassador
Ferta Aromanty is the owner of Pilatesia Studio in Jakarta, Indonesia. Graduated from Katharine Gibbs School, Boston, USA in Business Technology and also a mother of 2, she has a deep passion for Pilates and is a contemporary dancer, who possesses a sense of rhythm, a feeling for music, and creative ability to express themselves through movement. She began to incorporate dance elements and music into her Pilates sessions in order to offer challenges in coordination and rhythm. For 14 years she’s been doing, learning, and training Pilates. Her interest in this field has continued to expand her knowledge and experience over the years. She loves the Pilates Suspension Method system because – by using equipment’s brings Pilates to a whole new level.
Certified Educational Background:
• Continuing Education American Council on Exercise by Reebok University Indonesia
• Basic First Aid Training by Medic One
• Peak Pilates System Level I, II, III & Comprehensive.
• Peak Pilates Barrel • Peak Pilates Chair
• The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, the Jason Winters Contemporary Technique
• The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, the Jason Winters Modern Jazz
• Certificate Barre Attack
• TRX Suspension Training Course
• TRX Group Suspension Training Course
• Certificate of Completion by Rhythm Pilates
• Pilates Suspension Method I, II & III
English & Indonesia
Prapti Mentari (Tari), Jakarta, Indonesia
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Indonesia Ambassador
Starting my pilates journey at 2003 as a student, and I decided to become an instructor at 2006.
Peak Pilates Level I International certified on 2007 and opened my pilates studio (Pilates in Motion) with my teacher Dita Soepono until now.
2010 Peak Pilates level II International Certified.
2013 Peak Pilates level III International Certified.
2013 Chair level I & II Peak Pilates
2013 Ladder level I & II Peak Pilates
2018 TRX STC certified
2019 Asian Pilates Summit 3 Days workshop
2019 Peak Pilates Comprehensive certification
2019 Pilates Suspension Method I, II, III
Terril Teran Mire Bellingham, WA
PSM Advanced Instructor
Terril started her career as an Aerial Acrobat in 2000 and has taught classes in Aerial Silks, Hammock, Hoop & Trapeze. In 2016 she became a Balanced Body Pilates Instructor, teaching group Reformer, osteo. safe Mat classes and Private Instruction on all of the Pilates Apparatus. She is also Certified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Centergy (Pilates and Yoga choreographed to music) & Pilates Suspension Method.
Terril teaches three PSM classes a week in Bellingham, WA.
Balanced Body Pilates Instructor
TRX Suspension Classes
Aerial Artistry: https://m.youtube.com/user/
Performance Company Archive: https://m.youtube.com/user/
Jennifer Abbott, Avon, Connecticut
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Connecticut Ambassador
Jennifer Abbott has been a Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certified Instructor for 8 years, and has a BS in Exercise Science. Her interest in Pilates began when she suffered from constant lower back pain after the birth of her 3rd child in 2008. She heard Pilates could help, so she gave it a shot. After taking bi-weekly mat classes Jennifer was hooked. She later decided to try the reformer, and has been passionate about Classical Pilates ever since. Jennifer wanted to share the amazing benefits she found in Pilates with others, so she became a certified teacher in 2012, and in 2015 became a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor with training on all Pilates apparatus. She started her home studio, Straight 2 The Core, in August 2012 and has been teaching private/duet lessons and group classes ever since. She has even trained an Olympic athlete and a NHL Stanley Cup champion. In 2018 Jennifer saw Rebecca Beckler on Instagram and began using her Pilates Suspension Method. She immediately fell in love with it and knew what the next step in her Pilates journey would be. She hopes to become as proficient in the Pilates Suspension Method as she is with classical Pilates to eventually become a PSM Teacher Trainer and spread her passion for Rebecca’s work.
Jennifer is available for lessons at her home studio in Connecticut or via FaceTime.
Cynthia Rebong, Toronto, Canada
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor
Cynthia Rebong is a certified pilates instructor in contemporary mat, pilates suspension method and reformer. She also is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys the creative blending of movement modalities.
Cynthia also has a special interest in prenatal and postnatal movement, as she is a full-time registered midwife, working in the greater Toronto area.
Meghan M. Petchel, Miami, FL
Meghan Petchel is from Miami, FL and started her Pilates journey after suffering an injury training for a Marathon in 2016. After years of training in high intensity weight lifting and endurance running, Meghan was forced to move in a new way – and she fell in love with the purposeful, controlled and beautiful movement that is Pilates, discovering a new strength she never knew she had (and new muscles!). Meghan has worked in Marketing and Public Relations for more than 13 years and is an award-winning Toastmaster for Humorous Speech (with a nickname like Sketch, perhaps also a secret stand-up comedian).
After receiving a mat Pilates certification in 2018, Meghan began teaching group mat classes. She completed her training in Reformer, Tower and Chair in 2019 with Pilates Body at Anatomy in Miami, where she also teaches multiple PSM classes per week, along with private sessions. Pilates Suspension Method is her favorite method of teaching, and she mostly prefers being upside down. She is also a certified personal trainer (NCSF-CPT).
Paulina Palazuelos, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
PSM Instructor Trainer
Spanish & English Speaking
Certified pilates instructor by the Pilates Method Alliance, owner of Re.form Pilate Studio ( Culiacán, Sin. México ) and proudly the first PSM certified instructor in Mexico, she has always been interested in wellness, she’s also a health coach. She discovered her passion for Pilates a while ago and decided to get certified. She teaches semi personalized classes with a maximum of 3 people per hour to attend the needs of each client. She’s always looking for new ways to teach and get creative, in her classes she uses different apparatus like chair, reformer, spine corrector and of course the suspension apparatus. Paulina is very passionate about the pilates method and loves to teach.
Teran Maliske, Gillette, Wyoming
Teran Maliske started teaching Pilates when she opened her studio in 2015. She received her comprehensive certification with Peak Pilates in 2017. That same year she added in TRX classes after taking a training with them. In 2018 she discovered a course called Pilates Suspension Method and it only seemed to be the perfect combo to add to her studio offerings! She recently traveled to take the PSM retreat with Rebecca at her home. Teran is excited to be offering even more PSM exercises at her studio in Gillette Wyoming.
KK Turner, Houston, Texas
Originally from Houston, TX, KK Turner attended Sam Houston State University where she earned her BFA in Dance with a minor in entrepreneurship in May of 2018. While in school she discovered a passion for Pilates and received her Balanced Body Pilates certification. KK has always had a desire to help people find ways to love fitness, and progress in their fitness journey. She has expanded her Pilates passion after discovering the Pilates Suspension Method and is excited to now teach PSM as a Certified Instructor.
Heloise Chapman, Rome, Italy
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Italy Ambassador
Heloise Chapman was born in England but now lives in Rome Italy. After a dancing career both on stage and TV she moved into teaching pilates and has done since 2012. She is a certified pilates matwork, studio pilates and barre teacher aswell as being the co-founder of justbarre Italy. She is over the moon to be certified in the pilates suspension method.
Heloise is available to teach private or small group lessons, on-line or in the studio, in english or in italian.
Heloise Chapman Pilates Facebook
Marisella Cruz, Rome, Italy
Born and raised in Arizona, Marisella was formerly a model in New York City before moving to Italy in 2012. She has been teaching Pilates since receiving her 600 hour advanced certification from Core Pilates NYC in April of 2014. She is also a certified vinyasa yoga teacher, and barre teacher. She is beyond excited about the PSM method and thinks it is a perfect compliment to and even advancement of yoga, Pilates and barre practices. She is available for in studio group classes in English at RYOGA studios in Rome, as well as private zoom or Skype lessons online in Italian or English.
Nicole van Amstel, Houston, TX
From a high school teaching background to pilates teaching, this Australian-Salvadoran native recently moved to Houston, Texas where she found Club Pilates. Pilates is the only thing that corrected a painful snapping hip issue.
A good teacher is forever a student. Nicole pursued her pilates certification, TRX suspension certification, and PSM certification and will continue to learn more to help others and further her practice.
Samantha James, Lexington, SC
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM South Carolina Ambassador
Sam is the first Certified PSM instructor in South Carolina, She is a certified Pilates instructor teaching group reformer and private classes at Club Pilates. Sam is known to have fun, upbeat classes and is always looking to inspire others to be fit at any age. She is available to teach private and small group PSM classes virtually and in her home studio in Lexington, SC
Crystal Smith, Philadelphia, PA
Crystal Smith has been practicing and teaching PSM exercises since 2017. She is based in Philadelphia, PA and available to teach live zoom PSM classes to groups and privates. A former professional figure skater with over 20 years of coaching experience and 4 years of pilates teaching experience with all ages of clients. PSM exercises are a great way for youth to cross train for sports, for adults to move in all of the different planes of motion to keep injury free and for the older population to work on balance for fall prevention. Crystal creatively fuses her athletic background and education (BS Kinesiology- Exercise and Movement Science, Dance Aerobic/Fitness Certified, TRX qualified FTC/STC/GTC, trained pilates instructor through Balanced Body and certified through Rocksalt Pilates) together to create a workout that is challenging, fun and helps you achieve your fitness goals.
Mikel Brunsveld, Ohio
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Ohio Ambassador
Hi! I’m Mikel! I’m a native to Ohio. I was a preschool teacher for 9 years before fully transitioning to the world of fitness & health. I have always led an active lifestyle: playing multiple sports, training in many different disciplines & attending many workshops/ seminars.
I am fully certified in: Pilates, Lagree & Pilates Suspension Method. I also have certifications from Barre Above, BOSU & TRX. Through PSM I also have a certification in Sassy Weights.
I love teaching JUST as much as I love learning!
Link Tree: http://linktr.ee/MABfit
Sarah Phillips, South East England, UK
PSM Advanced Instructor
A YMCA Exercise to Music (ETM) instructor since 2006, and fitness class addict for more than a decade before that, Sarah has developed a particular passion for Pilates over the last 10 years.
Sarah is thrilled to become the first PSM certified instructor in the UK and fully intends to promote this excellent adaptation of her favourite discipline.
Also certified for STOTT PILATES® Matwork, TRX™ and TRX for Yoga and Total Barre™.
Primarily a live class instructor, her regular customers know well that she likes to mix things up with small equipment in her classes. The Pilates Suspension Method combines two of her favourite things – Pilates and a prop!
Lydie Gougaud, French Riviera, France
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer-French Speaking/PSM France Ambassador
Lydie Gougaud pilates instructor since 2011 in France on the French Riviera , is also a Dance teatcher. She ´s dancing since her young age. Her father was a dance teatcher too. She has the first three levels in pilates fundamental. Pilates is the revelation for her , it helped her with her back worries. Since that, she does everything with pilates principles. She loves to mix her two disciplines to keep a fluid gesture in her movement, to help the control and create a harmonious atmosphere and body. She is a good pedagogue with her client because she loves results and understanding. Sharing is a chance for her , so giving her knowledge is so grateful.
Steffeny Hanley, Dayton, OH
PSM Advanced Instructor
Steffeny is a comprehensively trained Pilates Instructor through Club Pilates in Dayton, Ohio. She developed a passion for Pilates after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and discovered that Pilates helped diminish her chronic pain. Along with her Pilates Suspension Method Certification, she is also certified in TRX, Barre Above, Barre Above with Pilates Focus and Balletone.
Karina Rahul Ramchandani , Mumbai, India
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer
Karina is from Mumbai India. She’s a mom of one and has been fitness enthusiast for over twenty years .She is known for her dedication to fitness. She finally decided to follow her passion of teaching in 2019 and did her balanced body Mat 1 & 2 certification. Covid 19 allowed her to take her specialisation further as she was able to complete her pilates suspension method certification. Karina is now ready to take on India as the first Certified PSM Instructor. She is able to take classes on zoom currently and hoping to start in person classes soon.
Michelle Burkus, Columbus, Georgia
Michelle Burkus is a comprehensively certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor who began teaching in 2014 in Chattanooga, Tn at Pilates Tonic with Sydney Craig. She is an avid lover of “movement”. She is a certified Personal Trainer (NETA), a certified group fitness instructor (ACE), PMA (NCPT) certified & TRX trained & Les Mills certified–CXWORX.
Kelly McMahon, Dunfermline, Scotland
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM UK Ambassador
Kelly McMahon is from Dunfermline, Scotland, a passionate instructor that has been in the fitness industry for more than 22 years and has been teaching Pilates for 18 years! Owner and founder of InspireFit, a small boutique fitness studio in Dunfermline, Kelly started her journey as a Fitness Instructor in 1998 and has trained in many different disciplines over the years. She is certified in STOTT PILATES, TRX, Exercise Referral, Pre and Post Natal, BarreConcept and Bootybarre bounce, to name a few! Kelly loves how the fitness world is always evolving and is excited to start the next chapter in becoming the first PSM certified Instructor in Scotland and sharing her new love with her clients!
Paula Anderson, Arroyo Grande, California
PSM Advanced Instructor
Paula Anderson, MS, NCPT, is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with her Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialty in Wellness Management. A former competitive body builder, she was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for many years and transitioned to teaching Pilates in 1999. A graduate of Polestar Pilates® comprehensive 500-hour training in 2000, she took the leap to opening her own studio, Pilates Power Center, in 2005. She now specializes in gait training, post-rehab and osteoporosis management. She became a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (formerly the PMA) in 2006. Paula was also a Balanced Body Pilates, CoreAlign, and Bodhi Master Instructor from 2007-2017. Soon after joining Instagram in 2018 she discovered the Pilates Suspension Method with Rebecca Beckler, which she found to be a perfect fit with her education, strength training and Pilates’ background. She attended the PSM Foundation training and 2.0 with Rebecca at the end of 2018 and has been teaching and loving PSM ever since. Paula includes PSM exercises in most of her studio private sessions and classes. She is available for PSM private and group sessions at the studio or online via Zoom.
Xenia Marbler, Zurich/Switzerland
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Switzerland Ambassador
German & English Speaking
Xenia Marbler, educated as physiotherapist, got into contact with the Pilates method about 10 years ago and became a Pilates instructor in 2013. She fell in love with combining Pilates and the suspension apparatus leading to her PSM education with Rebecca Beckler.She is a Balanced Body Master Teacher for Anatomy in Three Dimensions®, a certified NPCP Teacher and is the first certified PSM instructor in Switzerland.Since 2012 Xenia owns her own physiotherapy clinic and Pilates studio where she mainly works with children and juvenile athletes. Xenia is available to teach private or small group lessons.
Nattamon Romero, Bangkok (Thailand) & Jakarta (Indonesia)
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Traveling IT
Nattamon Romero has been in fitness industry for over 15 years in South East Asia countries. She started her journey in fitness industry as certified Les Mills Body Balance, Body Jam and Body Step instructor in Thailand since 2004. She is also a Certified Pilates Suspension Method (PSM) Instructor by Rebecca Beckler (The Creator of the Pilates Suspension Method), Balance Body® Mat Pilates Instructor, International Yoga Teacher by Shiva Yoga India, Catwalk Confidence Instructor by Dr. Emily Splichal (a New York City Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation), Fit For Birth® Pre-Post Natal Corrective Exercises Specialist, Rehab Fitness Specialist & Corrective Exercise Specialist by Prehab121, Barre Intensity® Master Trainer and Training Director of South East Asia. Nat is available to teach private and group class online worldwide and live in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Instagram : nat_natta_fitness
Holly Cavallo, New York City, NY
Holly Cavallo is a Club Pilates certified instructor who discovered Pilates when she was pregnant with her daughter. She quickly fell in love with how it made her feel, pilates made her stronger, leaner and more balanced. Holly decided she wanted to share the benefits of pilates with as many people as possible and decided to open a studio of her own. She is now the owner of Club Pilates Port Chester and Club Pilates West 57th in NYC and loves sharing with her clients how Pilates can change their lives. It is here that she met Rebecca and found her next love, the pilates suspension method! She knew after her first course that PSM needed to be shared with as many people as possible and began working towards becoming a certified PSM instructor. No matter where you are in your fitness journey she will meet you there. Holly is available for privates and group classes in the NYC/Westchester area as well as virtually.
Brenda Varela, Fort Myers, Florida
Brenda Varela is a PMA Certified Pilates Instructor comprehensively trained in the Lolita San Miguel Teacher Training Program since 2014. In 2017, she graduated from Polestar Pilates Education Program. She is a certified TRX and Barre Above Instructor. She teaches in Club Pilates in Fort Myers, Florida. Brenda is a certified PSM Instructor and is available to teach PSM classes in Spanish via Zoom from her home.
Jasmine Hanus, Herve, Belgium
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Belgium Ambassador
French & English Speaking
After a master’s degree in motor sciences (University of Liège, Belgium), I created a fitness center with my husband 27 years ago. I gave a lot of different classes there, working with the fitness industry.
Fifteen years later, tired body and worn out joints, I turned to the practice of Pilates and fell “in love” with discipline. I trained in the Stott Pilates method to become an instructor (Mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, then Zenga, Total Barre…) and opened (twelve years ago)my fully equipped Pilates Studio .
I’ve been following Rebecca and her PSM on Instagram ever since, and the lockdown has allowed me to follow her training and become an instructor. The PSM is for me the continuity of the work on equipment and allows me to evolve still in my practice of teacher
Salina Sarat, Westfield, MA
PSM Advanced Instructor
In 2015 Salina opened her own boutique fitness studio, Salina’s Suspension Training. In 2019 she founded Salina’s Body and Mind Enrichment Academy, her personal online coaching program for fitness and weight loss. Fitness has always been a major part of her life. Growing up, she was a gymnast and a dancer who also played basketball, soccer, tennis, and golf. In the year 2000, she embarked on her fitness journey by earning her first fitness certification as a Spinning Instructor. That is when her passion for teaching and motivating others to feel good about themselves and to reach their own fitness goals began. She graduated from Our Lady of the Elms in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
To date Salina has achieved the following certifications: Pilates Suspension Method , ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Exercise Cancer Specialist, ACE Sports Nutrition, ACE Senior Fitness , TRX Trainer, TRX Sports Medicine, TRX Functional Training, TRX Yoga, AFAA Prenatal workshop, BTS Group Power/Kick/Step/Groove/Core, Spinning Star 2. Currently, she is working towards becoming a Master Instructor for the Pilates Suspension Method.
In her free time, she enjoys creating vegan recipes, tending to her organic vegetable container garden, and spending time with her two children, Karina and Jack and her long haired chihuahua, Roxy. After discovering Rebecca’s Pilates Suspension Method on Instagram one year ago, Salina has become an avid enthusiast and has incorporated it into her daily training and teaching program. Salina welcomes you to join her in her studio and is also available via Zoom.
Languages spoken: English & German
Diane Ross, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Pennsylvania Ambassador
Diane has been teaching in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She
began her fitness career as an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
teaching kickboxing, step, boot camp, BOSU, Reformer and Pilates
Mat. She was certified as an AFAA Personal Trainer in 2005. Her
interest in Pilates stemmed from attending a few Balanced Body
workshops. She found it strengthened her core, improved her posture,
and increased her flexibility. Inspired by the power of Pilates she
completed her 600-hour Power Pilates Comprehensive Training
Certification so she could share her joy of Pilates with others.
Diane is TRX Qualified, Ballet Barre Certified, a Nationally Certified
Pilates Teacher (NCPT), and is excited to be part of the Pilates
Suspension Method (PSM) team of trainers. She is the 1 st PSM
Advanced Certified Trainer in Pennsylvania. She is available for
private and group classes.
Jessica Smothermon, Scottsdale, Arizona
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor Trainer/PSM Arizona Ambassador
Jessica fell in love with Pilates over 10 years ago because the practice is truly for EVERY BODY. She has trained with PSM Creator, Rebecca Beckler, learning first hand the power of the Pilates Suspension Method. She is Arizona’s FIRST fully certified, advanced instructor. Jessica is comprehensively certified by the Pilates Sports Center (PMA-CPT) in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair & Barrels. She is also certified by the National Pilates Certification Program with her NCPT. Jessica is available to teach PSM classes via Zoom or at her home studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Instagram : alignedlifepilates
Kiersha Wheeler, New Canaan, CT
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer
While getting her masters degree in physical therapy at the University of Utah, Kiersha was introduced to the therapeutic benefits of Pilates. Later in life, her native interest in anatomy, sports and fitness led her to a local Pilates studio to try a group reformer class. That intro launched her into an in depth study of the practice with a rehab lens. She is a graduate of Polestar Pilates comprehensive teacher training program for rehab professionals. She teaches group and private sessions at Club Pilates, in her home studio and virtually over zoom. Recently, she studied and became a certified Pilates Suspension Method instructor and is nearing the completion of her advanced certification. Recreationally, she loves skiing on snow and water and paddle tennis. She lives in New Canaan, CT just outside of NYC. She and her husband are the parents of two daughters and two sons. Growing up out west, she played volleyball, basketball and softball. She believes that the practice of Pilates complements all athletic endeavors. It balances, strengthens and lengthens the body while protecting against injury. A regular practitioner of Pilates will gain better posture and stronger core. It’s the secret sauce to fitness. If you want to be better at whatever you do – do Pilates.
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Natalie Gabellone, Mexico City, Mexico
Natalie has been practicing Yoga and Pilates for over 15 years. Passionate about exercise and movement, Natalie started her transition into the fitness and wellness industry 5 years ago. She is the owner and founder of RE/FRAME Pilates Studio in Mexico City. She is a Certified Yoga Alliance Vinyasa Flow Instructor, STOTT Pilates L2 Trained Instructor and an ACE Fitness Instructor Trainee. You can train with her in her studio privately in Polanco Mexico City.
Instagram : reframepilatesstudio
Carolina Aristimuño. Trelew , Chubut , Argentina
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Argentina Ambassador
Proudly the first instructor certified by PSM in Argentina. Passionate about Pilates. She likes to offer challenging classes where the student commits herself mentally and physically to exercise, knowing her body and exceeding her own limits, gaining confidence in herself. She is also an instructor for gymnastics techniques, functional training, Barre MK, and is available by Barre Intensity to teach internationally.
She currently resides in Trelew where she has her own studio where she offers face-to-face and online classes of all these techniques
Jocelyn Rutenberg-Semke , Emerald Hills, CA
Jocelyn has been teaching group fitness since 2002. She’s taught in big box gyms, and smaller studios. In addition to her Pilates Suspension Method certificate she holds a comprehensive Pilates certificate, and is a certified TRX, Spin, BOSU, INSANITY, and Barre Above Instructor. She holds a national Group Exercise Instructor Certification through ACE; the American Council on Exercise, and is continually learning to help others function at their best. Jocelyn currently teaches at Club Pilates, & offers live privates, small group in person classes, as well as classes through Zoom.
Web Site: jocelynperfectlyimperfect.com
Debbie Wog , Blanchard, Oklahoma
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Oklahoma Ambassador
Debbie has been in the fitness industry for over twenty years. She is a comprehensively certified Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body, Club Pilates and Pilates Method Alliance. In addition, she is a 200-RYT yoga instructor, certified in TRX, Body Pump and Indoor Cycling. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. Debbie has been an endurance athlete for over 15 years, having completed over a dozen full marathons and many full and half Ironman triathlon distance events. Due to the demands that these sports have on the body, Debbie has been passionate about the importance of proper alignment and body mechanics that can be achieved through Pilates.
Available for virtual private or group classes.
IG – okdebo
Cindy Overholt, Indianapolis, Indiana
Cindy Overholt has been passionate about nutrition, movement and fitness her entire life. Even as she pursued a career in corporate world as a senior leader, she continued to pursue fitness. As a former ACE certified personal trainer, later she found Pilates. She became a student of Pilates several years ago. After seeing first hand what a Pilates practice can provide to our bodies she decided to pursue becoming an instructor. Certified through Club Pilates as an instructor she saw a need to bring PSM to clients. She is excited to continue to build her experience as a PSM instructor.
Nandni Sachdev , Bangkok, Thailand
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Thailand Ambassador
Nandni is a PSM & STOTT PILATES certified instructor based in Bangkok where she has a boutique Pilates studio, called Flex Your Abilities. Prior to settling in Bangkok she obtained a BSc. in Human Biosciences (University of Exeter) and an MSc. in Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation (UCL); her passion for pain-free movement and Pilates for rehabilitation stemmed from her personal experience, having had a Spinal Fusion procedure as a result of a running injury, at a young age. She understands that recovery is not linear and aims to use Pilates and PSM to empower and encourage her clients to dive deeper into their strength and conditioning journey. Nandni looks forward to introducing PSM in Bangkok at her studio and online.
Aoife O’ Brien, Limerick, Ireland
Aoife O’ Brien is a dance, Pilates and yoga instructor on the dance programs at the University of Limerick(UL), Ireland. Aoife graduated from UL with a BA and MA in Dance Performance. She set up Eala Dance & Fitness 5 years ago, where she teaches regular Pilates, barre, yoga and dance fitness classes. She is also a certified Pink Ribbon Pilates instructor. Aoife is so excited to be the first certified PSM instructors in Ireland and looks forward to adding PSM classes to both her in person and online schedules.
Lilia Flores, Lexington, MA
Lilia is a Master of Engineering with a passion for Fitness and Wellness. She is a certified Personal and Group Trainer with specialties in Corrective Exercise and Postural Alignment. She has also studied Core Disciplines like Suspension Training, and Mindful Practices like Yoga and Pilates on the Mat. She is also a certified Level 1 Coach in Precision Nutrition and a graduate from the Professional Studies program from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. (BBSH). Lilia’s goal is to create a personalized experience and a growth environment for each individual whether it’s online, recorded, or in person at whatever level they are.
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Leigh Anne Davis, Columbia, SC
Leigh Anne has always been into fitness. She grew up competing with the most prestigious competitive dance studio in South Carolina. Leigh Anne is a fitness instructor by day and dance teacher & choreographer by night! She is a current Pilates instructor for Club Pilates, a certified acrobatic arts teacher in modules 1 & 2 and has also completed the Barre Above instructor training. Over quarantine she found Rebecca Beckler and the Pilates Suspension Method and was hooked! She has completed the foundation course, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0 and the sassy weights courses. Leigh Anne is so excited to be an official PSM instructor! Along side her best friend Samantha James they hold PSM workshops in the Columbia area and incorporate the PSM moves in their suspend classes. Leigh Anne hopes to continue learning from Rebecca and become and advanced certified PSM instructor.
Tami Bergen, Sandy, Utah
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor Trainer/PSM Utah Ambassador
Tami is a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor through Club Pilates in Sandy, Utah. She started her personal pilates practice as a part of her recovery from a chronic back injury and was hooked after the first class. The strength she gained from pilates inspired her to become an instructor. She feels passionate about the benefits of pilates for everyone! She discovered PSM through Instagram and immediately knew she wanted to learn more. Tami is certified in TRX and the first certified PSM instructor in Utah! She looks forward to becoming an advanced instructor. Tami currently teaches at Club Pilates and is available for group or private classes at the studio or privates on zoom.
Mary Mathis, Denver, CO
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Colorado Ambassador
Mary Mathis started her career in the fitness industry over 30 years ago as a certified ACE personal trainer and AFAA group exercise instructor. She discovered Pilates over 16 years ago and immediately became passionate about her personal practice. After retiring from her 24 year career as an international flight attendant with United Airlines, she became a National Certified Pilates Teacher in 2013. Within 2 years of becoming certified she opened her own boutique studio in Denver Colorado: Just Duet Pilates. Her studio offers semi-private and private sessions catering to the clients individual needs using every possible apparatus to help them obtain their personal goals, including: PSM, Reformer, Chair, Orbit, MOTR, Oov and Mat Pilates.
Claudia Beauregard, Chile, South America
Claudia is the first PSM certified instructor in Chile, South America. She met Rebbeca in Santiago in May 2018 at the PSM courses.
In 2020, Claudia studied weekly with Monica Lodwig, PSM Master IT to perfect PSM teaching. You can contact her by instagram where she also teaches other disciplines.
Santiago de Chile
Catie Koman, Aiken, SC
I have been fortunate to have been in the fitness industry for over 29 years. Originally from California, I am now fortunate to own a small boutique training studio in South Carolina. I enjoy working with all ages from youth to adult, through group training and one on one personal training. I have received certifications and training through ACE & ISSA personal training, AFAA Group Fitness, Fitball, AFAA Mat Science1, Mad Dog Spin, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Precision Nutrition, TRX, BOSU, Balance Body Mat Pilates/Reformer/MOTR and more.
As a fitness enthusiast and having worked with specialty clients for sports specific training and injury prevention I am so excited to add the Pilates Suspension Method Certification to my qualifications! I love this program and the effective challenging way to integrate traditional Pilates movement to the suspension trainer! It has opened up a whole new level of training for my clients.
Jasna Carrasco Garcia , Machali, Chile
🦋Physical education teacher
🦋STOTT Pilates Instructor
🦋PSM Certificated Instructor
🦋59 years old, 2 beautiful child and a ️Animal Lover
Caitlin Towle, Canton, Massachusetts
I was granted the gift of movement at a very young age, as I have been a dancer since age 5 and an equestrian since age 7. My mother loved Pilates, so when I was 19 she brought me to Shelia Donovan Pilates studio in Canton, Massachusetts and I haven’t really left since. After I tried the Pilates Suspension Method, I was entirely hooked. Practicing mat Pilates and Pilates Suspension Method has dramatically improved my skills as a dancer and dance teacher, as a dressage rider, and as a weight lifter. I take it as a great honor to be able to teach Pilates Suspension Method and share this exceptional workout with others.
Julie Ervin, Fort Wayne, Indiana
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Indiana Ambassador
Julie Ervin, a Biology teacher and Science Department Chair by day and a fitness instructor by night/weekend, loves to move and doesn’t feel complete until she has done so. Trained in classical ballet as a child and teenager, Julie possesses a myriad of group fitness certifications in Barreamped®, Spinning®, Pilates Suspension Method, TRX, and Bellicon. Julie loves teaching group fitness classes and focuses on correct form, balanced muscle development, and connecting the mind with the body. She believes that exercising correctly refocuses the mind and makes for better versions of ourselves mentally, physically, and cellularly. Julie resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her family.
Paige Moncier, Knoxville, TN
Paige Moncier is an enthusiastic new instructor and very passionate about the body,mind, and spirit connection. Paige grew up, and lives in Knoxville, TN, she is excited to bring Pilates Suspension Method to her hometown. In the last 4 years, Paige has lost 140 lbs, and believes that strengthening your body is the key to preventing injury! Let’s get started!
Elizabeth Poole, Crozet, VA
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM VA Ambassador
Elizabeth has been teaching Pilates since 2014. She is certified through Australian Pilates and Phsiotherapy Institute (APPI) and is also a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience. Her Physical Therapy practice has a women’s health focus which led her to Pilates as an effective treatment method for her clients. She has her own studio in central Virginia and was looking for ways to expand her offerings and challenge her clients when she discovered the Pilates Suspension Method. She started her PSM practice with Rebecca in 2018 and has been using the method with her clients ever since. Elizabeth is a certified PSM instructor and teaches PSM in her home studio as well as virtually.
Christi Housel, Winston-Salem, NC
PSM Instructor Trainer/PSM North Carolina Ambassador
Christi Housel is originally from New Jersey, currently living in Winston-Salem, NC. Rewinding almost 30 years, she was first an AFAA certified instructor teaching step aerobics while studying exercise physiology at Arizona State University. After college, she returned to NJ to work as an ACE certified personal trainer and PACE instructor. She began working at her father’s graphic arts company, leading her away from fitness and into the world of retouching and publishing in NYC, where she found pilates as her favorite way to de-stress and stay fit. After living in NYC and working in publishing for 15 years, she relocated with her family to NC. Recently, finding her way back to her original passion of fitness, Christi earned her comprehensive pilates certification and teaches at Club Pilates. She’s also opened her own micro studio, Blue Flamingo Pilates & Movement, which caters to individualized pilates training and offers outdoor, small group, PSM classes.
Irini Patsopoulou, Greece
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor Trainer/PSM Greece Ambassador
I am half German and half Greek. I have always been into sports and so I tried out a lot of sports like skiing, kite surf, badminton volleyball. For many years I was working in fitness studios teaching aerobics, but in 2012 I found my real passion, Pilates!!! I got BASI pilates certified and since then have been teaching pilates. I have also taken Core Align 1, Booty Barre, and pre & post natal pilates courses. I am so glad I found the PSM and am excited to share it in Greece.
Michaela Patsopoulou, Greece
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor Trainer/PSM Greece Ambassador
I am half Greek and half German. I live in Mytilini-Lesbos Island in Greece. I have always been active in different sports like gymnastics, dance, tennis and aerobics. In 1995, I started to train kids dance, gymnastics and fitness with adults in Munich, Germany. In 2000, I got certified as a gymnastic dance teacher. I did a lot of workshops in Dance Aerobic and fitness. In 2003, I went back to Greece. In 2016, I became a pilates instructor in BASI. Now I am happy to be a PSM Certified Instructor and share my love for PSM in Greece.
Catter Brodsky, Bedford NY
Catter spent her early career hiding in libraries and working in museums. Her fitness journey began shortly after her son got up on two legs and started to speed away from her. She quickly understood that to keep up, she needed to shape up! She fell in love with CrossFit and Pilates and has not only experienced the benefits of diverse training in her own body but now seen in countless clients the difference blending methodologies brings to people of all levels of athleticism. She completed her comprehensive Pilates Certification through Club Pilates in 2019. Shortly after, she found the Pilates Suspension Method and fell in love with the new connections to the Pilates practice it brings. In 2021, she became a CrossFit L1 coach and opened Sunshine CrossFit – Sunshine Athletics, a local boutique gym that offers all her favorite things, CrossFit, PSM courses, small reformer classes, private instruction, targeted mobility work and strength training located in Bedford Hills, NY.
Visit us at: www.sunshinecrossfit.com
Natalie LeVangie, Las Vegas, NV
PSM Advanced Instructor Trainer/PSM Nevada Ambassador
Natalie LeVangie has a background in jazz and modern dance and has been teaching in the fitness industry since March 2012. She is a comprehensively certified Pilates Trainer through Pilates Sports Center, on Mat and all Pilates apparatuses. She is also an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Fitness & Step Instructor, ABT Barre Certified Instructor, and TRX Qualified Instructor. She loves to learn and has taken several continuing education workshops including: pre/post natal, scoliosis, senior fitness, Power Plate and more! She loves working with clients of all ages and abilities and is available for virtual training or in person training at her home studio in Las Vegas.
Jordan Sharpe, Lexington, South Carolina
Jordan decided she needed a jumpstart to her fitness journey in 2019 so she switched to Pilates in 2020 and fell in love. The Suspend class quickly became her favorite and she decided to become certified in the Pilates Suspension Method in 2021. She is very excited to share her love and excitement for PSM, and to show her clients that these are exercises anyone can learn to do, no matter their fitness level. Jordan is available to teach small group or private classes.
Heather Krasnov, Wilmington, North Carolina
Exercise has always been important in Heather’s life. In 2003 she started running marathons with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training. Heather moved to Wilmington NC in 2007, where she continued running marathons and became a mentor/coach for Team in Training. Heather discovered Pilates as a stretching and cross-training benefit to my marathon training.
Once Club Pilates opened in the Wilmington area Heather found a local Pilates teacher training program. During training, Heather found PSM and has incorporated Rebecca’s exercises into her Club Pilates classes. Lockdown delayed Heather’s goal to become a Certified PSM Instructor. Heather is excited to finally be PSM Certified and to continue her PSM education.
When Heather isn’t teaching, she is working on patterns or technical designs for her apparel customers or she is in the kitchen cooking and baking.
Heather is available for semi-private classes at her home studio or zoom classes.
Myrta Schotanus, Ibiza, Spain
Myrta who is originally from Holland, moved to Ibiza ( Spain ) in 2018 to start a different life style. She always have been doing pilates and fitness in Holland and started doing this again on this beautiful Island. It made her realize how great pilates is for the body and got so much more connected with her body and herself that she had to share this with others. The PSM is so great for people that like to have a bit of a stronger work out too that she fell for it straight away. It is amazing for everyone and sometimes you even feel like being a ballerina. Besides of that she also discovered that teaching is actually allot of fun! ´Making changes in life is often so good for us´
Romina Soria, Wilmington, North Carolina
I born in Argentina and came to the United States on 2001. Wife and mother of three always keeping myself active, involved on sports and physical activities. I play sand volleyball and being playing for the past 7 years.
I found Pilates five years ago when back then I start taking classes as member for recovering of some small injured because of my volleyball. Where I really found my career and start my teacher training on 2018. I am a Pilates instructors certified through Club Pilates. My certification is valid to teach math, reformer, springboard, trapezoid table/Cadillac, chair, ladder barrel, spine corrector and magic circle. I’m certifed from Bosu University online courses on bosu Pilates Core Power. From Fusion Pilates EDU certified on a stomach massage and squat progressions. And recently been certified as PSM instructor with Rebecca Beckler.
Cristina Balog Bistrita, Romania
PSM Advanced Certified Instructor Trainer/PSM Romania Ambassador
Cristina is married with one daughter and lives Bistrita, Romania. Cristina is a Mat and Reformer Certified Instructor as well as a Barre Certified Instructor. She owns a pilates and barre studio in Bistrita where she daily shares her passion for all things pilates and barre. Cristina found the Pilates Suspension Method (PSM) during COVID and loved the elegance of movement and the fluidity of the exercises. Cristina now teaches weekly PSM classes at her studio and as a PSM Advanced Certified Instructor Trainer, she also teaches PSM Courses at her studio and around Romania.
Alyssa Paraggio, Florida
Alyssa’s love and appreciation for Pilates began while undergoing rehabilitation following hip surgery for a dance-related injury when she was 17. Pilates was an integral part of Alyssa’s successful rehabilitation, and she credits Pilates as the reason she was able to dance again. Alyssa became a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2013 and became a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer in 2016. Alyssa thrives on being creative and innovative and is always adding more to her repertoire by training in other movement modalities in order to benefit her clients. Her continuing education includes courses in Fascial Movement, Pilates for Neurological Conditions, Pilates for Hypermobility Disorders, TRX qualification and Pilates Suspension Method certification.
Michela Morini, Rome, Italy
Michela Morini started her career as a dancer graduating from the IMPERIAL SOCIETY DANCING in London, continuing her studies at “ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER” in New York. As a professional dancer she has worked in various television and theatre shows.
She is qualified in Polestar Pilates, Barre Pilates with JustBarre and the Pilates Suspension Method.
She currently collaborates with various studios in Rome for the care and well-being of people.
Maria Flavia D’Ascanio, Rome, Italy
My name is Maria Flavia D’Ascanio.
I am a wellness psychologist and Pilates teacher. I have always been passionate about sports and above all classical dance.
Over the past years my curiosity for Pilates has grown and I have become more and more interested in this versatile and constantly evolving “world”.
I started my training in 2019 in Pilates matwork classic method, JustBarre, Pilates reformer, and now PSM.
Jennifer Schoning, Wichita, Kansas
Jennifer Schoning is a PSM certified instructor. She is a certified Pilates Sports Center Pilates Instructor, Burn at the Barre Instructor & TRX Instructor. You can find her teaching via Zoom or at Club Pilates Bradley Fair in Wichita, Kansas.
Margo Long, Fort Myers, Florida
Margo fell in love with Pilates in 2017 when she joined her first studio. Having a background in dance, tennis, and skiing she instantly became addicted to the Pilates movements and loved the way she felt after a workout. During her training to become an instructor she was introduced to the Pilates Suspension Method. She was intrigued with the way Pilates was brought on to the straps in such a fun and creative way, not to mention the strength gained from the technique! She was fully certified as a Pilates instructor in early 2021 and a certified PSM instructor later that year. She teaches group classes at her home Club Pilates studios in Fort Myers, Florida.
Cristy Eggers, ATC, Fort Myers, Florida
My studies in the realm of health and fitness began several years ago when I entered the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program at FGCU. Since injury prevention is a dominant focus is this field, I was introduced to the Pilates Method during a clinical rotation and was
hooked from that day forward. As a certified Athletic Trainer, I felt that becoming an instructor in the Pilates method was the best way for me to help those wishing to have a more active lifestyle by taking a whole body approach to improve strength, posture and muscle balance. I am currently a comprehensive certified Pilates instructor with Club Pilates in Fort Myers, a Barre Above certified instructor, and most recently a Pilates Suspension Method instructor.
Emily Henderson, Syracuse, NY
Emily is a Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor located in Syracuse, NY. She teaches private and group sessions with a variety of formats and enjoys using multiple pieces of equipment to challenge the body and mind! Emily’s love of Pilates grew even more when she began practicing PSM. Her and her clients find this “lie detector of Pilates” helpful in building strength, symmetry and endurance all over!
Sandra Frey M.D., Switzerland
Dr. Sandra Frey’s fascination of the moving body is fulfilled by day as an Orthopedic Surgeon/Traumatologist and by evening as a Pilates and Barre instructor in Switzerland.
Her passion as a young adult in different types of jazz dance guided her to Pilates and Functional Training.
To strike a balance with work and for personal growth, she was certified as a POP-Pilates® and a Barre Fusion® (NYC) – Instructor in 2014 and started teaching small group classes.
Sandra’s motivation to help others advance their body and mind for sport lead her to open “SEA BARRE STUDIO“ on Jan 5, 2019. She currently teaches different types of Pilates, Barre Training, Black Roll, Cardio Trainings (J.M. Bodyshred®, Piloxing), Vinyasa- and Yin Yoga classes. In addition, she offers Barre-Yoga und Pilates retreats in Tuscany.
Always looking to improve performance, she was amazed by Rebecca Beckler’s Pilates Suspension Method (PSM), a Pilates variation that brings great challenge and reward.
Sandra completed the PSM certification by Xenia Marbler, Ambassador in Switzerland for PSM, and is the first to offer this exclusive format in the eastern region of Switzerland.
Sandra is fluent in German, Italian and English.
Stephanie Ingram, Rowlett, Texas
Stephanie was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom to raise her 2 beautiful daughters in Rowlett, Texas. During that time, she tried many different exercise platforms. She started to notice that high impact exercises were affecting her joints. Therefore, she tried Pilates and she was immediately hooked. She became a Club Pilates certified instructor and soon found the love of the suspension apparatus. She found Rebecca and the Pilates Suspension Method on Instagram and knew she had to be a part of it. She loves to share her passion with others and hopes to help her clients meet their fitness goals.
Shawn Thliveris, Springfield, VA
Shawn has been focusing on fitness and movement for over half of her life. She began as a water aerobics and senior fitness instructor during college while studying Recreation and Sports Management. After working for North Carolina Amateur Sports and the United States Fencing Association as an administrator, Shawn focused her time on her 2 sons and traveling the world as a Diplomatic spouse.
Shawn returned to teaching in 2015 as a Barre instructor and then continued her education to become a Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates instructor and a certified PSM instructor.
She finds the most enjoyment in sharing her love of movement with all ages but especially adults who are finding their way to lifetime movement pursuits and helping them to maintain a healthy lifestyle and continued balance in their lives.
Sara Pezzella, Florence, Italy
Sara Pezzella graduated in 2011 from the National Academy of Dance in Rome. In 2012 she graduated from the Polestar Pilates and then in 2013 she began the Comprehensive Global program with BASI Pilates.In 2022 she discovered PSM and fell in love with it and in september 2022 became a certified instructor.
Sara Pezzella owner of centro Opus Pilates Firenze
Karlee Brooke, Atlanta, GA
Karlee first found Pilates in 2019. She is also a RYT-200 and has been practicing yoga since 2010. Yoga is what brought Karlee to Pilates, she had a very task-oriented yoga practice and was injuring her low back as a compensation for extension and achieving poses. Pilates taught Karlee how to use her body properly and it up-leveled her yoga practice. Karlee now leads a life with less pain and more awareness of how to use her body properly. She feels passionately about sharing her journey with others; helping others also helps Karlee live the life she loves.
IG is @pilateswithkarlee or @karleeaveurdrama_atthedoor
FB is Facebook.com/ysp.knb
Jessi Rodriguez, Gilbert, AZ
Jessi Rodriguez is a Pilates Trainer, Dance Teacher, and Choreographer currently located in Gilbert Arizona. She earned her initial Pilates certification in 2006, and has since added many certifications including PMA, Pink Ribbon Certification, Barre Above, and now PSM! She fell in love with PSM when she saw how easily she could transfer her Pilates knowledge over to the suspension straps. Jessi is passionate about sharing the Pilates Suspension Method with all her clients!
CLICK HERE to become a Certified Pilates Suspension Method Instructor