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Instructor Trainer bios

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.


Yu Lan

Yulan Pilates Studio
Guangzhou, China

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ZEN•GA® Qualified Instructor, STOTT PILATES® Specialist, Pre and Post-natal


A former personal trainer of 10 years, Yu Lan graduated from Henan Sports University with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 2004, specializing in aerobics dance and artistic gymnastics. Yu Lan was introduced to the Pilates method and started teaching Pilates in 2012. She founded Yulan Pilates Studio in 2014. After taking many different brands of Pilates training over the years, Yu Lan set her mind and ambition on STOTT PILATES®, and applied for her studio to become a Merrithew® Host Training Center in 2016. She trained to become a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor after that. In 2019, she completed the STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer courses in Mat and Reformer at the Merrithew Corporate Training Center in Toronto, Canada, becoming a member of the prestigious Merrithew Instructor Trainer team.

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