Dorela was born and raised in the USSR, but in her late teens relocated to the US in order to pursue her dreams. She has always strived to live an active and healthy lifestyle through different types of fitness training programs including spinning and boxing; but it was after deciding to try Pilates that Dorela really found her niche. Now having practiced for over five years, Pilates has given her killer core strength, a strong sense of body awareness, and the flexibility she has always desired. Pilates also remains a positive outlet from her stressful and sometimes demanding career in the finance industry.
Dorela received her Pilates Mat and full Apparatus certification from the prestigious Kane School of Core Integration, training under founder Kelly Kane. She is excited to share her love of Pilates and is dedicated to helping her clients move their bodies in an optimal way for maximum results. Dorela's knowledge and passion shows in her class repertoire. She uses different props to challenge and keep her clients interested but also makes sure to personalize and guide students through workouts that meet their specific needs. She teaches that body awareness, breath, discipline and control are all key cornerstones to having successful and enjoyable sessions. At the end of the day, her goal is to educate people on how to improve their lives through Pilates, while helping to inspire students of all levels reach their true potential.
Katie is a graduate from Point Park University, where she received her BFA in Dance. As a supplement to her professional dance training, Katie has been practicing Pilates for 8 years. As a result, she has developed a better understanding and awareness of her body, as well as others. Her passion for helping others, along with her love of Pilates has inspired her to teach. Katie is in the process of getting her certification from the Gramercy Pilates Institute and The Pilates Method Alliance, PMA.
Jane is passionate about Pilates. Her instruction focuses on strengthening the body through functional movements based on anatomical design. You will experience an intense workout that will change the way you look, feel and move. As the founder of Irving Health, a health and wellness consulting firm, Jane also brings her knowledge of nutrition and wellness into her work with clients at the studio. She is in the process of completing her certification from the Gramercy Pilates Institute and The Pilates Method Alliance, PMA. Before founding Irving Health, she worked as a merchandise buyer for Rent the Runway and Bloomingdale's. Jane is a graduate of Cornell University and lives with her husband and daughter in Gramercy Park.
Jess moved from NYC to Denver, Colorado for a break from city living for "one year" and recently came back - over 5 years later. She left New York with an Advertising Sales job and her Basset Hound, returning with the Hound, a Husband, Bull Dog, and an invigorating 4-year career in Pilates.
She completed her Pilates Teacher Training at Pilates Vita Inc. in Denver. Her certification was based upon classical Joseph Pilates fundamentals/choreography, but emphasized the more contemporary approach to teaching and tailoring exercises to each, individual body. She’s a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Member and received a BA in French Literature from Cornell University.