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Instructor Trainers

The Merrithew 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.

Patricia Liao

Patricia Liao

The Orange Room Wellness Center
Shanghai, China

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
RYT; Master Stretch of BodyCode System® ; ZEN•GA Qualified Instructor; Total Barre® Qualified Instructor


As a Taiwanese-American expatriate who has lived in China for over 20 years, Patricia has developed a unique perspective on wellness that she hopes to share with the community. Patricia started practicing yoga in 2000, hoping to ease the chronic pain she suffered. Ever since she discovered the benefits that come from a balance of yoga and Pilates, she has been working to combine the two. She co-founded The Orange Room in 2006 with the vision of promoting wellness in the Shanghai community. The Orange Room later became the first host center for Merrithew education in China. Patricia became a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2012, and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer in 2015. While today her main duties revolve around the management of The Orange Room, her passion remains promoting Pilates education across China.

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