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Sandra de Sousa Machado

Pilates Holistic Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Sandra de Sousa Machado is the owner of Pilates Holistic Center Hamburg. Always looking for a way to combine therapy and training, she discovered the STOTT PILATES® method. Sandra felt the difference in her body during the education process and long afterwards, and in November 2011 she continued her education in Toronto where she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, and then an IT for Total Barre™ in 2013. Sandra was the first Portuguese certified STOTT PILATES® IT and now combines over 10 years of teaching experience with her knowledge of Pilates, sport therapy, personal training and massage to ensure that clients experience the best in mind-body exercise. Her clientele includes professional athletes, singers, dancers and actors.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac & Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Sarah Jarvis

International Training Centre, Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Sarah Jarvis joined the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team in 2004 after completing her Full Certification in STOTT PILATES® and is now Programming Coordinator in the Education department, a STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer and an Instructor Trainer specializing in ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement and Total Barre™. Sarah began teaching aerobics and weight training classes while finishing her degree in Business Administration at the University of Windsor. While working in sales and managing a club, she soon discovered STOTT PILATES exercise. Intrigued by the method and the ability to strengthen and refocus the mind and body, she made the transition from the high-impact training world and continues to witness the impact these programs have made all over the world.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA

Shane Belau

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington USA

Shane received a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1995 and has spent many years performing and teaching modern dance in the US and internationally. She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2002 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2004. In 2008 she received her certification as a Duggan French Approach Practitioner (DFA) of Somatic Pattern Recognition.  Shane brings a strong background in movement education, anatomy and kinesiology to her teaching. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, DFA

Sharon Currie

Core Pilates Studio
Auckland, New Zealand

Sharon received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2009 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2012.  Sharon’s interest in movement began with dance, and over time evolved into a career in health and fitness.  After completing a bachelor and post graduate diploma in commerce, Sharon’s professional career specialized in sports product/apparel design and manufacture.  Sharon is now the owner of Core Pilates Studio in Auckland New Zealand, where she teaches and trains instructors in the STOTT PILATES method from Australia and New Zealand.  She has a wealth of experience training clients with post-rehab needs and athletic conditioning.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Com.

Shauna Smith Yates

The Bodysmith
Springfield, Missouri USA

 

Shauna began her STOTT PILATES® instruction in 1999 to rehab a reoccurring injury from many years of ballet training. She fell in love with the movement, range of motion and strength training Pilates provided and she decided she wanted to share it with others. She began her certification in the method in 2000 while finishing her BA at Drury University in Studio Art and Art History and is now an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Shauna is owner of The Bodysmith Pilates & Fitness Studio and The Pit Boxing Gym in Springfield, Missouri. She enjoys using Pilates to rehabilitate clients as well as combine the worlds of athletic training and mind-body fitness to create strong whole athletes at any level. 

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