Natalie

Natalie received a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Montreal, Canada, and studied at the College of Osteopathy in Montreal. She is a Certified Polestar Pilates instructor, trained under the direction of Shelly Power and Brent Anderson, and also a Pilates Method Alliance member. Additionally, she is a certified Xtend Barre instructor.

Natalie incurred a back injury at a crucial time in her life. After several years of Pilates training for herself, as a form of rehabilitation, she decided to help others heal themselves with this powerful and mindful exercise. Adding 15 years of ballet studies and performance, her passion for movement and proper alignment brought her to study Pilates for dancers.

Since 2009, she has applied this breadth of knowledge to her Pilates and Barre clientele. But, Natalie envisioned creating her own studio space with harmonious energy — an environment where everyone could work together to provide the highest quality services to clients of all fitness levels. In 2014, Body Aligned Pilates & Wellness was born!

Natalie also brought another dream to life in 2016 — her baby daughter! Up until two days before delivery, Natalie was still in the studio teaching Pilates. That personal experience makes her uniquely qualified to instruct (and encourage) pre- and postnatal clients.

 

 

 

Maria

Maria is a fully Certified Pilates Instructor as well as a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified teacher. In her native country of Spain, she was a professional dancer. When she moved to New York City in 2005 to dance, Maria discovered the huge benefits of Pilates and decided to become a Pilates instructor. She completed her Pilates training with the Kelly Kane School in NYC and well known for their rehab-oriented approach.

Maria has been working with clients who have injuries: hip replacements, disc herniations, stenosis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, knees, shoulders injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Because of her dance background, she is also very interested and attuned to working with athletes. She has an extensive education in Pilates training for both tennis players and golfers. Plus, she created a Pilates program for football players, ranging from high school to professional. She most recently has been working with cancer patients and cancer survivors.

After completing a Posturology course at the St.John-Clark Pain Treatment Center in Clearwater, Maria is now a specialist in postural analysis. Take advantage of her ability to assess and correct muscular imbalances in your body by scheduling a postural assessment appointment with her.

 

 

 

Shannon

Shannon's journey towards Pilates started at a young age. She grew up as a classically trained ballerina who studied with prestigious schools such as Houston Ballet Academy, the Chautauqua Institute, and the world renowned Juilliard School. Pilates was the best form of body conditioning for dancers to use, as it provided them with a wide range of tools to help them become more aware of their alignment and to help protect them against injury.

She received her Authentic Pilates certification in New York City. It was there, in 2002, that she finished the rigorous 600+ hour certification to become a 2nd Generation Pilates Instructor under the eye of Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates's protege. Shannon is also a PMA-CPT (Pilates Method Alliance), and holds a Bachelor's in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida.

Shannon's ultimate passion is in teaching, and YOU will always be her number one priority! She is so excited to return to Body Aligned Pilates & Wellness.

 

 

Olivia

Olivia relocated to New York from Northern Ireland, and started her career in wellness and physical fitness in 2006. She completed her Pilates training with both Polestar Pilates and Balanced Body and is also a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor.

Olivia's passion to teach Pilates started with the realization that Pilates can increase strength, balance, overall well-being, flexibility and decrease risk of injury — and that Pilates has validated, restorative properties felt by all ages, all skill levels, and all backgrounds. She has trained a variety of clients including athletes, the military, law enforcement personnel, teenagers, the middle-aged, and the greatest generation...Seniors. As a proud military Blue Star Mother and Blue Star Spouse of a disabled combat veteran, Olivia knows all too well how pain and injuries can be debilitative, and she has seen improvements in the quality of life in direct response to Pilates training.

Olivia lives her motto "Motion is Lotion" by teaching Pilates, Spin, and aqua-based classes. Plus, she is continually expanding her repertoire of advanced skills and equipment. Her recent Oov training has been very popular with clients seeking to increase stability throughout their spine, joints and abdomen.

 

 

Kimberly

Kimberly serves as our newest apprentice instructor while she is in the process of completing her comprehensive training in Pilates through Balanced Body. She currently has her 200-hour yoga certification, specializing in trauma sensitive yoga therapy. She is also trained in Booty Barre, aerial yoga and finishing her personal training certification in mindful movement through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Kimberly is very passionate about ballet and movement. She is pursuing a certification in dance therapy from USF and her master's degree in clinical counseling. Her passion is to help people make a mind-body connection and find healthy ways to move that work best for their body.

Her long-term goal is to incorporate both movement and therapy for her clients. She loves her clients to share their stories and helps them find healing through movement and breath.

 

 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth's experience in Mind/Body Fitness began in 1986 as a young, training ballerina. She utilized Pilates and Yoga techniques as a means of cross-conditioning and injury prevention. She continued her education and experiences with Pilates throughout her professional dancing and teaching career to eventually become certified by the Physicalmind Institute in 2001. She became certified by Artforms of Italy to teach the Master Stretch Boot Series that same year.

Elizabeth sought alternative methods of therapy following hip and shoulder injuries that resulted from a previous pregnancy and a later auto accident. She was so impressed with the healing qualities and relief of pain she experienced through the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method that she went on to become certified in the in the method in 2001. She has since continued her studies to complete over 2000 teacher training hours on all of the specialized equipment, Applications for Therapeutic Rehab, and to become a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer under the tutelage of the system's inventor, Juliu Horvath. Elizabeth is currently seeking her 200-hour RYT in Prana Flow Yoga under Shiva Rea.

The scope of Elizabeth's experience includes work with clients ranging from professional, training and retired dancers, performers, and athletes, to those seeking relief from chronic pain and injury, and the elderly, while also including the average individual seeking a means of looking and feeling better. Her commitment to her clientele is only exceeded by her dedication to continuing her education as the methodology behind Mind/Body Fitness and Wellness evolves. She seeks to create an experience based on each individual's specific needs, relying upon knowledge and intuition.

 

 

MARY SUSAN

Mary Susan's love of dance began at the age of five in her hometown, Nashville, Tennessee. She competed at the highest level in Scottish Highland dance until the age of 18, when she quit competing to concentrate on modern dance, ballet, theater and horseback riding.

Mary Susan earned her BA Cum Laude in both Dance and Theater from Sweet Briar College in 2009. After college, Mary Susan moved to New York City where she lived for the next eight years. During those years, she studied and danced with the Jose Limon Institute, Mosaic Dance Theater Company, began her Cyr wheel career and performed at venues all throughout NYC.

During this time, she discovered the GYROTONIC® method by first working at the desk, taking privates and eventually deciding to become a certified instructor. She continues to teach, work and perform here in Florida, having moved to the area just about a year ago. Mary Susan is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor, as well as a modern and Highland dance teacher, aerial arts instructor and Director of Cyr Wheel at Dance and Circus Arts of Tampa Bay.

 

What's New
  1. Equipment Series: Pilates Chair Tracey Davis 31-Mar-2018
  2. GYROKINESIS® Class in Tampa! Natalie Mandeville 22-Jan-2018
  3. A Trainer with an Empathy for Pain Tracey Davis 13-Jan-2018
  4. Continuing Education Course: Athletic Reformer with Courtney Miller Natalie Mandeville 23-Sep-2017
  5. Postural Assessment Tracey Davis 24-Aug-2017
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