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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.

Danica Larson

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Danica became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2003, motivated by her desire to share the mental and physical consciousness and balance she found in Pilates.  In 2008 she moved on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES. She currently teaches at the SweatShop in St. Paul, Minnesota where she enjoys helping students and clients alike to improve their strength, posture and body awareness.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Danyelle Millar

The Pilates Body
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Former dancer and competitive swimmer, Danyelle was first introduced to Pilates by The Pilates Body Director, Connie Ierullo in 2000, where she has been a member of the teaching staff since 2002. Danyelle is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES® and CORE™. She instructs the Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels courses. Continuing to further her education, she is currently completing an Honours BSc in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) accreditation as a Personal Trainer. Danyelle is driven to help clients achieve their goals and has worked with clients of all ages and abilities, but she finds it most fulfilling when teaching clients with specific needs or injuries. After the birth of her first child Danyelle and a difficult recovery, she has shifted her energy to teach Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates & Fitness. She helps to promote the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and enjoyment moms can experience while exercising with their babies. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; CORE™
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Darcy McMurray

Full Circle Studio
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Darcy is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® and owner of Full Circle Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Her extensive dance background lead her to Toronto, in 2001, to study the STOTT PILATES method, and in 2003 she was asked to join the company as an Instructor Trainer.  Darcy has travelled internationally for Merrithew, training instructors, conducting workshops and exams.  She has also helped create DVD’s, manuals, course support material and workshops for the organization.  In 2008, Darcy opened her own studio, Full Circle Studio, where she teaches private and small classes, as well as trains Pilates instructors.  Darcy’s fascination with the intricacies of the human body motivates her to continually attend workshops and study anatomy to deepen her understanding of what moves us.   

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

David Taylor

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario Canada
David was first introduced to Pilates as he was preparing to tackle his first marathon. With his passion for endurance sports and as an Ironman athlete, David found that the key to success for all three athletic disciplines was Pilates. In 2013, David decided to turn his Pilates passion into his full-time career, successfully completing the STOTT PILATES® Full Certification program. In 2016, David became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in CORE Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training and Halo® Training. He now translates his passion for creating challenging, effective and progressive workouts to encouraging other fitness professionals to do the same. David’s classes provide inspiration, awareness and most of all, a fantastic, fun and rewarding workout.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
CORE™, Halo® Training
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Dénes Dreisziger

Studio Praxis Pilates
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Dénes Dreisziger was introduced to Pilates while dancing professionally in Europe. He immediately fell in love with the method, and started teaching in 2007 after completing a Mat certification in Vienna, Austria. Upon returning to his hometown of Montreal, Dénes completed his full instructor certification with STOTT PILATES. In 2012, Dénes and his wife Gissella founded Studio Espace Pilates, a fully-equipped studio in the heart of Montreal's vibrant Plateau district. He became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2015. Dénes is constantly deepening his knowledge through courses, workshops, and by working with top Instructors. He is a member of the Association des Naturothérapeutes du Québec.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer
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