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Instructor Trainers

The STOTT PILATES® Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Haley Shoor


New York, New York USA

Haley Buzbee Shoor is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and in Matwork. Haley found Pilates through her ballet training in Florida. After completing her training, she focused on teaching post-injury clients and clients with special needs. She is also a personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise and likes to bridge the gap between mind-body exercise and resistance training. Haley has taught in a variety of settings including gyms, corporate facilities, in-home private clients and several Pilates studios. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Holly Shaw

Pacific Northwest Pilates
Portland, Oregon USA
Holly Shaw completed her full certification with STOTT PILATES® in 2014 and went on to become an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer and Total Barre™. She teaches private sessions and group classes at Pacific NW Pilates and dances professionally with Éowyn Emerald & Dancers and skinner/kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in Portland, Oregon. Holly has performed internationally in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and India and consistently uses Pilates as a form of cross training for her dance career. Along with her pre-physical therapy studies, Holly graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Ballet with emphases in performance and teaching. Holly specializes in training athletes and dancers, and also enjoys guiding older adults and special needs clients to using effective and efficient movement in all areas of life.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat & Reformer; Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1 & 2, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Inmaculada Varo Zuniga

Akrostudio
Toledo, Spain

Inmaculada received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2001 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ in 2006. She teaches at AkroStudio a MERRITHEW Licensed Training Center

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Irma Leissring


West Palm Beach, Florida USA

Irma earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. While studying for her MFA in 1998, she took her first Pilates certification. In 2002 she earned full certification in STOTT PILATES®. Irma is now an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Her passion for correcting form and healing the body motivated her to add her certifications in Active Isolated Stretching in 2010 and in 2011 she became certified in TRX® Suspension Training. Irma is also a certified instructor for GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC®

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels, ISP, Group SPX
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MFA, TRX, GYROTONIC®

Ishbel Miller

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Ishbel started practicing yoga with her mom when she was five years old and has practiced and studied yoga ever since. After a serious back injury, Ishbel began studying Pilates as a means of stabilizing her spine. She fell in love with the way Pilates transformed her body and has been teaching yoga and Pilates for the past 10 years. Ishbel is the owner of Nomad Yoga & Pilates, LLC, a business that brings yoga and Pilates classes to people in their homes and offices. An Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, she has also earned a variety of Yoga certifications.  Ishbel works extensively with individuals who are recovering from injuries, and loves watching the progression from instability and pain to stability and ease-of-movement and easily relates to the relief that Pilates brings to people’s lives! 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS: