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All Instructors

Dr. Lisa Jayne Clarkson

Falls Church, Virginia USA

Lisa first became aware of Pilates when she was 16 years old, but it wasn't until she joined ballet Memphis in 1999 that she was introduced to STOTT PILATES®. She received her STOTT PILATES certification in 1999 and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer in 2009.  Lisa has a BS in Ballet with an Outside Field in French from Indiana University. She danced professionally for 10 years with Louisville Ballet, Lexington Ballet and Ballet Memphis and was a guest artist with a number of smaller companies. Most recently, Lisa graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in May of 2014 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and has recently relocated to the D.C. metropolitan area where she is working as both a Physical Therapist and a STOTT PILATES Instructor and IT. She is currently in an orthopedic residency program for Physical Therapy and is pursuing an orthopedic specialty license. Her continued education has enhanced and informed her teaching and personal practice.
Matwork, Reformer
B.S., D.P.T.

Eden Paul

John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California USA

Eden is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer for Mat and Reformer and has worked at John Garey Fitness & Pilates in many roles for the past 10 years. Eden is a Certified Personal Trainer and has been in the fitness industry for 20 years.  

Matwork, Reformer, SPX

Elisha Elliott

Real Pilates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

While completing her Journalism degree in Australia, Elisha found Pilates and fell in love! She spent her college breaks taking multiple classes and she eventually studied to become a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor as well as a Cert IV Personal Trainer. The STOTT PILATES method of exercise and contemporary approach to mind-body fitness peaked Elisha’s interest and so in 2012, she was accepted into the STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Program at the headquarters in Toronto. Currently an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™,  and ZEN•GA™. She continues to attend a variety of courses and workshops to make sure her knowledge is always up-to-date.

Matwork, Reformer, and CORE™

Elizabeth Posa

The Designed Body
Plano, Texas USA

Beth is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor, an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, and owner of New Strength Pilates in Missouri City Texas.  She has been in the fitness business for the past 15 years as a both a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, and is certified to teach Total Barre™, and ZENGA™ Mat and Equipment. She has taught and certified in Weight Lifting, Yoga, step, Kick Box, Spin, aquatics and every type of exercise on the Stability Ball. Her education and experience span many other modalities including Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and a Lay Responder teaching CPR/AED for The ARC. She completed her training in Muscle Activation Technique, Jumpstart Program in Lower Extremities, Upper Extremities and Spine and Trunk, is an AFAA Group Fitness instructor, Melt Method Instructor (hand & foot, roller and strength), and TRX instructor. CranioSacral Therapy is one of her most recent endeavors along with working on her certification as a Restorative Exercise Specialist.

Mat; Reformer

Elizebeth Ellison

Atlanta, Georgia USA

Elizebeth’s career in the fitness industry began as an ACE certified personal trainer and her interest in Pilates initially began as a pursuit to discover how Pilates could help improve her father’s golf game. Elizebeth became fascinated by the STOTT PILATES® approach and its accessibility for all levels.  She then expanded on her fitness education to include becoming a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in 2004 and then a Lead Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. In 2009, Elizebeth received the distinction of MERRITHEW IT Rookie of the Year.  Her fascination and dedication to continuing education inspires her to continuously learn more about the discipline.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP