The Owner/Pilates Instructors at Kinesia Pilates in Downtown Seattle are second-generation teachers of Romana's Pilates, certified to teach after 600+ hours of apprenticeship by Grand Master Romana Kryzanowska or one of her internationally recognized teacher of teachers. Our staff teachers are picked for their commitment to the integrity of Pilates systems, their body-wisdom and a good sense of humor... We like to think of it as recess for grown-ups, put your worries aside for an hour and concentrate on doing something good for yourself!
My aim is to empower every student in their quest for physical mastery, following the philosophy of Joseph Pilates that “the spirit guides the body”.
I first encountered Pilates as a way to regain core strength for aerial dance after pregnancy. It's been over 15 years and I remain fascinated and challenged by the method and philosophy of Joe Pilates.
In addition to Pilates I have trained and performed contemporary dance and dance theater in Seattle, learning somatic and developmental movement sequences in dance training. Some of the most common techniques drawn from Laban, Feldenkrais, Alexander, and Skinner Releasing. I have found these patterns useful in training new mind/body connections with clients who have chronic pain or who are looking for a break-through from poor postural habits.
- Certified by Romana Kryzanowska 2000
I like to work with people. I enjoy the one on one relationship that is possible when we are tuned in together, and I like to see that people leave their workout with a good feeling about themselves.
In training people who are serious about taking care of their bodies I see that a necessary adjunct to Pilates and Body/Mind training is Nutrition. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I find that the pairing establishes a more complete way to promote a sense of well-being and weight management, generate sustainable energy and create a healing environment within.
- Certified by Sari Meijia Santo 2001
I began training as a dancer 11 years ago and graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Dance in 2011. For the past three years I have been performing with local dance companies and teaching dance to children and adults. I started practicing Pilates 8 years ago as cross-training and injury prevention for dance, and have been hooked ever since.
- Certified to teach Pilates Mat by Michele Miller 2014
Scott completed his Pilates certification at Metropolitan Pilates under world-class teacher/trainer Dorothee VandeWalle, who helped him refine and strengthen his skills as a Pilates Instructor as well as challenge his abilities as a practitioner. Scott’s past teaching resume includes Metropolitan Pilates, Momentum Dance Academy and Sonia Dawkins Segue (a local dance company). He was just recently Director of the Pilates program and lead instructor at Highline Club ,Pilates Studio in Burien Washington. He has also taught mat class at Burien Park and Recreation Community Center and the Sea-Tac YMCA. Scott has taught Kinesiology, Business/Ethics, and Massage Theory and Practice in WA massage schools since 1995. He was a Chairman of the Washington State Board of Massage and served a board member on the Federation of Massage Therapy Boards. This experience has given him a unique ability to understand, identify and train according to a client’s specific postural imbalances and needs. He is the proud father of 2 young adults and just recently completed a climb to the summit of Mt Rainier. He has been a student of Pilates for the past 12 years and is an avid martial artist. Hobbies include kayaking, roller blade, skiing, pickle ball, kick boxing, dancing and recently hiking and mountain climbing.
Stephanie Duffield trained here in Seattle and certified by Romana. Over the past 16 years, Stephanie has worked at Winsor Pilates in Los Angeles, owned a studio in Madison Park, worked in a small town in Utah and another small town college in Arizona. The past 9 years were spent on Oahu, Hawaii teaching in a beach community. We are excited to have her back here in our Seattle Pilates community. - Certified by Romana Kryzanowska - 2000
"I have been a personal trainer for 20 years. I am a former body builder, martial artist, boxer, and yogi. My hobbies include cooking, Pilates, reading, and taking walks."
- Certified by Sari Meijia Santo in 2012