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Instructor Trainers

The members of our esteemed team of Pilates Instructor Trainers are accomplished and internationally sought-after educators known for their comprehensive knowledge, dedication and professionalism. Each hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES® method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training.

A diverse group, they come from varied 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.

Saulo Ouverney
Floating
London, United Kingdom

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels; Total Barre®; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
Physical Education Bachelor Degree, GYROTONIC®

Bio

Saulo Ouverney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education.

As a teenager, Saulo was a gymnast and competed in sports aerobics for eight years. After graduating university he taught fitness classes and private strength training, bringing the mental training he used to have as an athlete to his clients.

In 2006 he was introduced to the Pilates Method and it became his passion. By 2007 he was running his own Pilates studio.

In 2009, he discovered STOTT PILATES®. He decided to leave his job and move to São Paulo to pursue it. In 2013 he became an IT and Merrithew® Lead Instructor Trainer in 2017.

Saulo had a great experience living for a year and a half in the Middle East teaching Pilates, GYROTONIC® and Total Barre®. In 2016, Saulo audited many STOTT PILATES courses at the Corporate Training Center in Toronto.

Saulo is passionate about Merrithew programs, biomechanics and exercise physiology. As he continues along his chosen career path, he is always searching for the latest news and innovations to keep himself up-to-date on the latest in mindfulness and fitness.

Scilla Zizifo
Pilates Italia
Milan, Italy

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels; Total Barre®; Halo® Training

Bio

Scilla began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2010 at our Licensed Training Center in Italy. She continued on to receive her full certification in 2012 and shortly after began pursuing her STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer designation. She now teaches at the same studio she first trained at, Pilates Italia.

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Seong Jun (Jaden) An
Lee Ji Won Pilates
Incheon, South Korea

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Seongjun (Jaden) is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. He holds qualifications such as PMA-NCPT, TPI Level 2, and BOSU® Master, showcasing his diverse fitness expertise. Seongjun's journey began as a personal trainer, leading him to become a dedicated Pilates instructor with a focus on STOTT PILATES Matwork & Reformer techniques. He and his wife, an education director, jointly run a Pilates studio, providing a systematic and specialized approach to fitness.

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Seoyeon Erin Her
PILATES THE FIT
Seoul, Korea

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
Trained in Merrithew Fascial Movement, ZEN-GA, Total Barre, & Halo; MELT Hand & Foot instructor; TPI Golf Fitness Lv2 instructor ;The Center's Pre/Postnatal exercise specialist; SFG Kettlebell course, SISSEL® SPINERFITTER Master Trainer

Bio

Erin's interest in STOTT PILATES® was inspired by her experience of managing an autoimmune disease since childhood. Her dedication led her to achieve full certification, and she furthered her career as a Merrithew® Instructor Trainer. Additionally, she co-taught courses at Merrithew's Corporate Training Center in Toronto, Ont. Currently, Erin serves as the education director of PILATES THE FIT, located in Seoul, which is a Merrithew host site in South Korea.

Her expertise extends beyond being a movement professional, as she specializes in athlete conditioning and rehabilitative conditioning for LPGA & KLPGA players and national athletes. Through her deep passion for Pilates and her firsthand understanding of its benefits, Erin has positively impacted the lives of many individuals in both Canada and Korea. Her guidance has helped people lead healthier and more active lifestyles.

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Shane Belau
Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer; ZEN•GA®

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, LMP, ACE Certified

Bio

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® 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.

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Sharon Currie
Core Pilates Studio
Auckland, New Zealand

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; Total Barre®; Merrithew® Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
B.Com.

Bio

Sharon received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2009 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® 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.

Shauna Smith Yates
The Bodysmith
Springfield, Missouri, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
BA, PMA Precision Nutrition Level 1, PaddleFit, Rock Steady Boxing, Juvo Board and Director of Education

Bio

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® specializing in STOTT PILATES. Shauna is owner of The Bodysmith Pilates & Fitness Studio and The Rock Steady 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.

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Shelly McCaffrey
West Coast Pilates & Health
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; Total Barre®

Bio

With an extensive background in dance, the transition into teaching Pilates came naturally to Shelly. She has been a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor since 2000 and in 2002 became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES. She continued to add to her credentials in 2013 by becoming a Total Barre® IT. Shelly brings with her an understanding and appreciation of what the body is capable of as well as the desire to share her knowledge with others. In her free time Shelly enjoys running, dancing and chasing after her daughter.

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Shelly Murphy
LiveMetta Pilates
Venice, California, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.S Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy Minor in Dance, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Aerial Silks Instructor

Bio

Shelly first discovered STOTT PILATES® in 2008 and has remained dedicated to the practice ever since. With a background in competitive gymnastics and professional ballet, Shelly has always been connected to movement. She holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University, specializing in Pre-Physical Therapy, with a minor in Dance.

Since 2012, she has been sharing her knowledge in various movement and fitness disciplines and finds teaching STOTT PILATES to be the most rewarding. Driven by her commitment to continual growth, Shelly became a STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer Instructor Trainer in 2023. She aspires to teach therapeutic forms of movement while making the exploration of the human body an enjoyable experience.

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Sheri Aggarwal
Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; Total Barre®; CORE™; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
Ph.D., ACE Certified

Bio

Sheri is a Merrithew® Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre® and CORE Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training. She’s also qualified in TRX®, Kettlebells and ViPR.

After earning a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Sheri’s first career was as a college economics professor. While she loved teaching, her passion for sports and wellness surpassed her interest in economics. She began training in Pilates in 2002 and quickly noticed how Pilates improved her performance in all sports, and later remedied her running injuries.

Sheri shares her expertise and love of fitness with a diverse clientele, including fellow instructors, clients and athletes. She also holds ACE certifications in Personal Training and Health Coaching and is a running coach for USA Track & Field.

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