About Our Studio

Meet The Staff

 

Kelly Curry

Co-owner, Certified Pilates and Yamuna® Body Rolling Instructor, B Com, CA

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I followed a winding road to becoming a Pilates teacher. I studied business in university, but my passions have always been physical in nature—beginning with a love of sports. With sports, though, came injuries. Fortunately, I discovered Pilates, which helped me with my body awareness, strength and alignment issues. I soon became hooked, and decided to pursue my Pilates accreditation.

 

I obtained my full Pilates Certification with Michele Larsson, Core Dynamics, in Sante Fe, New Mexico. I began teaching Pilates in September 2001.  I continue to study with some of North Americas most highly regarded movement teachers.  My further education includes much self study and:

  • Yamuna® Body Rolling Certification 2004
  • Pilates for Buff Bones Accreditation 2012
  • Pilates training in Fletcher Towelwork®, Floorwork® and Barrework™
  • MELT Method®- Hand and Foot Treatment Accreditation 2015
  • Essential Somatics Movement Teacher training Level I- 2018
  • Essential Somatics Movement Teacher training Level II- in progress

Pilates and the other movement practices has been such a positive experience in my life and I feel honored to share its many benefits with our wonderful clients.

 

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Lorraine Kruper

Co-owner, Certified Pilates Instructor, B Com, CA

I found Pilates on what I thought was a brief sabbatical from the corporate world. Little did I know! I loved the detailed mind/body aspect of the work so much that I had a new career.

 

I have always been active in sports, but suffered with body imbalances that caused recurring knee and back pain. Pilates helped me address them. I acquired my full Pilates certification from Michele Larsson and Pilates EQ in 2008.

 

I love sharing my knowledge, helping my clients find their own body awareness, strength and flexibility. Breath is so important as it inspires your movement. I’m very interested in how the body moves and always looking to learn more about anatomy and other release and movement modalities. I completed pilates training in Fletcher Towelwork®, Floorwork® and Barrework™. I completed my Essential Somatics® Exercise Coach training in 2017.  Yamuna® Body Rolling training Level 1 (2015) and I am finishing off my Somatic Movement Center® Certified Exercise Instructor Level 1 Course.

 

I am also a FRC® Mobility Specialist (FRCms) (2017) and am working on completing my Kinstretch Certification.  This modality of work is comprehensive joint training system based in scientific principles and research created by world musculoskeletal expert Dr. Andreo Spina, Functional Range Conditioning®. 

 

 

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Angela Hubble

Certified Pilates Instructor

I’m a paralegal by day and a part-time Pilates instructor at night.  I joined the Pilates EQ family in 2010 and became fully certified through the Peak Pilates System in 2011. I am an avid dragon boat coach, and that experience reflects itself in my energetic watchful eye and my positive Pilates classes.

 

After several cycling accidents and years of athletic pursuits, I needed to find an exercise regime to heal my body. I started taking Pilates classes in 2004 and, after several years of practice and pain-free days, I was hooked.

 

I believe in the power of Pilates to transport the mind and support the body. My own experience has taught me that Pilates can heal the body and mind, making them both stronger. Now that I practice Pilates consistently, I am free to enjoy the sports I love without injury.

 

I want to share with others the magic of Pilates, so becoming a teacher was part of a natural progression. Through teaching, I continue to learn more about Pilates. I have also had the privilege of meeting many very special people on their own individual journeys.  In 2015 became accredited for The MELT Method® and use that to help people relieve "Stuck Stress". I have also completed my Essential Somatics® Movement Teacher Training: Level 1 and am starting my Level 2 in fall 2019.

 

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Carrie Kohler

Certified Pilates Instructor

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After learning the pilates matwork under Pilates EQ owner Kelly Curry I discovered how much I loved the full body nature of pilates both on the mat and the equipment.

 

A desire to share the brilliance of the pilates method led me to enrol in the Core Dynamics pilates certification program in Santa Fe, New Mexico where I studied under and was certified by Michele Larsson in 2009,  I am also mat certified with the Physical Mind Institute and am a licensed Fletcher Pilates Provider which includes the Fletcher Floorwork, Towelwork and Barre programs. I also have a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations and a B.S. degree in Organizational Sociology, both from Iowa State University.

 

What I love about pilates is that it is intelligent exercise.  Learning how to move with the breath while respecting the body is what I strive to teach my students.  I love the physical and mental challenge of the work but I most importantly just love how pilates makes me feel physically and mentally, which is healthy and strong. Sharing this with my clients is a true pleasure.


 

Kacey Heiber

Certified Pilates Instructor

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After several years of Mat and Reformer classes, and becoming burnt out of my finance career, I enrolled in Ellie Herman's Comprehensive Pilates Certification program in San Francisco. and  obtained my full certification in 2008 and went on to teach in San Francisco for several years. Being a California native I am drawn to a "West Coast" pilates movement and instruction style. I moved from San Francisco and taught in Northern California for a couple of years. I then had the opportunity to move to and teach in one of the original pilates hub's, Santa Fe, New Mexico. My time teaching in Santa Fe was an accelerated track of knowledge, teaching technique and growth. I happily adopted and love the the concept of melting classical techniques with new and modern pilates movement. After a brief time in Los Angeles my husband I moved to Edmonton where I've landed at the fantastic Pilates EQ!

In addition to my comprehensive Pilates Certification I'm also certified in Garuda Apparatus A, a Barre Instructor and am currently completing Balanced Body's Comprehensive Bridge Certification Program. I look forward to helping you grow in your pilates knowledge, movement and strength!


Duygu Birol

Certified Pilates Instructor

 

Duygu B headshotI am passionate about a healthy life style and I believe that I can help motivate all my students to reach their personal goals towards being healthy and happy.

I love Pilates as it can be designed and personalized for all ages, for different levels and according to personnel development requirements. When I saw its positive impact on my students, such as increased flexibility, mobility, improved posture and muscle development, I became a dedicated Pilates advocate.

I have always liked sports.  It can be fair to say that it is in my DNA… I started swimming at the age of 10 and had a professional swimming career for 14 years (9 years as member of Turkish National Team). My experiences as an athlete gave me drive and taught me the importance of self-motivation and self-discipline.

I graduated as first in class from Physical Education and have a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology.

Following my swimming carrier, I have worked for six years as a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor. I obtained Comprehensive Pilates Certification from Balanced Body.

I am passionate about helping my students achieve their personal targets and improving their health as well as giving them joy of life. I enjoy being involved in all details to ensure each client is progressing safely and effectively while increasing their strength and mobility.

I believe that everyone can do Pilates!

 

BAPS Pilates Certificate Programs

  • Mat 1,2 :2014, Reformer 1,2,3 :2016, Chair and Step Barrel 1,2,3 :2018, Trapeze Table 1,2,3 :2018
  • Qualified Instructor of Comprehensive Pilates : 2019

Nancy MacBeth

Essential Somatics Movement Teacher

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Some say that we arrive at Somatics only after we’ve exhausted all the other alternatives. I was seriously injured in an equestrian accident in 2016 and I wondered if I would ever walk again without pain. Now, daily practice of these gentle movements gives me confidence to get on with my life and do the things I love.

Everything that has ever happened to us lives inside our bodies. Stressors are not only physical but mental and emotional and our body responds to these even if we are unaware. In time, the physical response to stress can become a habit.

The teachings of Thomas Hanna are revolutionary. Since our brain controls our muscles, Hanna taught that we can retrain our brain to release the habitually contracted muscles. The work is restorative and preventive. It doesn’t ask that you stop doing the things you love; rather that you learn to release your muscles when you relax. This is what Somatics is all about.

I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, was an Alberta government MLA (holding positions of Minister of Education and of Minister of Health), have completed my Essential Somatics® Movement Teacher Training Level 1 and am half way through  my 3 year Clinical Somatic Education Certificate.

Come join me and learn how to let everything go!


 

Jennifer Moscrip

Jen joined us in 2008 and has been keeping us organized ever since!   She always has a smile for everyone she meets and we love her bubbly personality.  If you have any questions about scheduling or any other studio administration matters, she can help.