In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Rebekah Rotstein, movement + Pilates educator and creator of Buff Bones about applications for Pilates and movement to osteoporosis.
In this episode, Janet and Nikki chat with Kelly Uygan, co-Owner of Konnect Pilates and Faculty with American Ballet Theatre’s West Coast William J Gillespie School about conditioning and injury prevention strategies for dancers.
About Kelly Uygan
Kelly, is a former ballet professional ballet dancer and Co-Owner of Konnect Pilates Studio, she is a certified PMA [Pilates method Alliance] certified instructor and her teaching experience as a pilates instructor exceeds over 30 years. She trained originally with renowned Pilates instructor Diane Diefenderfer 2nd generation Pilates.
Kelly is also an active faculty member with the Balanced Body Education, instructing teacher trainers in all 8 Pilates Modules plus Anatomy and Balanced Body Barre. She is also on Faculty with American Ballet Theatre’s West Coast William J Gillespie School at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts training pre- professional levels 4,5 and 6.
She holds certifications with: The Pilates method Alliance, American Ballet Theater’s National training Curriculum for young dancers; Resistance Flexibility and Strength training with the Ki-Hara technique used by Olympic swimmer Dara; The Pink Ribbon Program, a Post-Operative workout enhancing recovery for breast cancer survivors; CoreAlign, BBBarre, BODHI and the entire BodyCode system in which she is a Master Teacher of training under Mr. Carbone Master Gyrotonics teacher and inventor of the BodyCode system for 10years.
To connect with Kelly, visit her website konnectpilates.com.
In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Benjamin Degenhardt about his perspective and research of the traditional Pilates work and how it fits into the modern movement world.
About Benjamin Degenhardt
Benjamin Degenhardt has been involved in Pilates and movement training for more than 15 years and is the founder of 360° Pilates, an educational resource and program synthesizing the original Pilates method with modern knowledge on movement, health, and fitness training.
Benjamin presents his work at conferences and training facilities around the world and is the mastermind behind the annual March MATness social media campaign. He is currently in the process of finishing and publishing 360° Pilates Mat, a smartphone app for matwork practitioners. To learn more about Benjamin, visit www.benjamindegenhardt.com.
In this episode, Nikki and Janet talk with Pilates teacher Carrie Russo about working with different populations using the authentic Pilates method as a framework.
About Carrie Russo
Carrie first began studying Pilates as part of her curriculum as a dance minor. Years later she decided to pursue teaching Pilates as a career. After a rigorous year and a half long program, she earned her certification from the prestigious Romana’s Pilates in 2005. While in training, Carrie studied under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska. She continues to study with the Master Teachers of Romana’s Pilates to ensure she is always challenging herself and growing, both as a practitioner and a teacher. Carrie’s unique style of teaching combines her expert knowledge of the craft and genuine enthusiasm for helping people transform their bodies. Her clients will tell you that although she can be tough, there is guaranteed laughter to be had in every session. She takes to heart what Romana always said, “If you’re not having fun, then what’s the point?”
Carrie is a sought after instructor and teaches workshops for both teachers and Pilates enthusiasts. She takes great joy in sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates. To learn more about Carrie, visit her website or say hello on Instagram.