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Anna Boone (Yoga)
Inspired by her teacher, Pete Guinosso, Anna teaches thoughtfully sequenced, vinyasa style flows. With an eye for detail and an understanding of alignment, Anna’s classes are athletic, creative and joyful. Anna’s training includes a 200 hour certification with Pete Guinosso and a 90 hour prenatal certification in with Jennifer More.
Sharon Brolin (Pilates)
I was told that in addition to passive treatment such as chiropractic care or massage therapy, I needed active treatment such as yoga or Pilates. Just one Pilates mat class and one Pilates equipment class per week made a huge positive difference for me. I was stronger and in less pain within two months. At the six-month point, I decided I could teach Pilates to other people. I completed training at Madison Pilates Institute in 2009, became PMA certified, and continue to learn about strength and alignment through teaching, observation and study. I am now pain-free.
I like teaching Pilates to people of all ages, abilities, and injury backgrounds, and see Pilates as a perfect bridge between health care and fitness. Give yourself the gift of Pilates.
Jane Camerini (Pilates)
I have been practicing Pilates for fourteen years and I completed my teaching training in 2006. I taught for a year after that but then became fully occupied with caregiving for my parents and then for my husband.
I adore Pilates. I love being stronger. I love being able to focus on different aspects of the exercises – balance, stability, strength, and flexibility. I love a practice that helps heal my weaknesses rather than making them worse. I love how I feel after an hour of Pilates. I love Jules and the wonderful atmosphere and people at her studio. I am excited to be part of Jules Pilates.
Deb Knuth (Hatha and Yin Yoga)
Deb has been certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor since 2004 and has since been instructing classes all over Madison. She began her health and wellness journey over 20 years ago in Southern California as an avid fitness instructor and hula dancer.
In 2005 Deb attended Paul Grilley’s first introduction of Yin Yoga at the MidWest Yoga Conference. She was so in awe of its therapeutic benefits and mindful meditative style that in 2008 she studied with Paul for a week long intensive training. She furthered her knowledge and experience by completing Paulie Zink’s (true founder of Yin Yoga and Paul’s master instructor) week-long intensive training in 2010.
Deb has experienced a variety mind/body, fitness and dance workshops, conferences, trainings, and classes that has led to her teaching style of “functionality” as we age, and to all ages.
For more information contact Deb: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-347-9390
Chris Livanos (Yoga)
When he is not teaching yoga or working in the Center for South Asia at UW Madison, where he teaches subjects including Sanskrit Literature, Comparative Religion, and Bhakti poetry, Chris can often be found with his wife Michelle walking their four dogs around the streets of Madison or stand-up paddleboarding on Madison’s lakes.
Phyllis Lobdell (Qigong)
After retiring from my education career in 2005 I devoted myself to the practice and study of two Asian healing modalities: Zen Shiatsu bodywork, and Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, both rooted in the concept of “qi”, or what we might refer to as energy or life force. I acquired certification in 2007 as a Zen Shiatsu practitioner (CP) from the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA), and in 2009 as a Qigong Teacher (CT) from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), Santa Barbara, CA. I further studied Primordial Qigong with Roger Jahnke, Daoist Qigong with Eva Wong, and Inner Gate Qigong with Lok Kwan Cheng.
I am grateful to have had teachers who have modeled the humble belief that even as a teacher shares her/his knowledge within a particular framework, the real teacher is the practice itself. Each practitioner must make it her/his own to receive the continuing revelations of practice–very liberating. Prior to moving to Madison in 2012 I taught at the VA Hospital in North Chicago and other venues in Lake County, IL. From 2014 to 2015 I offered classes in a small studio in Madison. I’m very happy now to be able to offer classes in the wonderful community of Jules Pilates.
Further information contact Phyllis at: email@example.com
Erica Pinigis (Pilates)
Erica Pinigis came to Pilates work as a somatic supplement to her dance practice while completing her MFA in performance and choreography at Mills College. Her dance training in Martha Graham technique continues to shed light on her ongoing study of Pilates, and in turn, Pilates continues to enrich, enable, and sustain her highly active lifestyle.
Fully certified in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre, and CORE (HIIT), Erica offers dynamic group classes and private sessions to folks from all walks of life – from grandmas that want to play more with their grandchildren to professional dancers looking to refine movement patterns or stay fit in an off season.
Erica has worked intensively for the past several years in the STOTT PILATES® San Francisco Bay Area Licensed Training Center, Blue Sparrow Pilates, where she taught 35 hours per week for clients with goals ranging from managing auto-immune conditions and multiple sclerosis, pre-surgical strengthening, pre and post-natal care, as well as injury prevention, recovery, athletic conditioning, and targeted movement patterning for professional dancers, cyclists, and other athletes. She loved helping them achieve more fully active lives and decreasing pain. Erica has also worked as a post-rehab trainer – meaning that she has worked in conjunction with a Physical Therapist after the most acute healing is done to supplement the PT’s homework exercises and ensure that proper form is being maintained.
Erica is excited to set up a teaching practice in Madison since her relocation, and delighted to join the wonderful folks at Jules!
Margaret Reeves (Tai Chi)
I love the elegance and the flow of Tai Chi. I love the imagery. As a child, I tried Tai Chi with my father in the back yard. We did poses that had interesting names and laughed. Later when I was a chef, I did Tai Chi to relieve the stress that built up during the week. After the birth of my first daughter I came back to Tai Chi to balance and reclaim my body. Now, Tai Chi is a part of my life again. The class moves with ease, grace, and inner purpose.
For more: interview with Margaret Reeves
Julia Rymut (Stress Workshop)
Julia has practiced yoga since 1986 when she first walked into the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She was hooked immediately. She has spent the next decades exploring the mind/body connection in many different modalities, from essential oils to Thai massage. With years of personal practice and classes, she received her RYT 200 Yoga Certificate in 2016.
She is also certified in Pilates. Julia finds the body fascinating. Equal parts physical and emotional, predictable and unique, you never know what the body will reveal next. She brings curiosity to her classes where you learn to move so your body is healthy and you are happy.
For more: interview with Julia Rymut
Liron Weiss (MELT method)
I am one of the first certified MELT Instructors (over 9 years of experience with the method). I am a former professional tennis player and instructor with a bachelor in Physical Ed and master in Educational Psychology, I always had the passion for educating myself and others about personal improvement and well being – body and mind.
Based on my personal experience from the past 9 years, I am a huge believer in the MELT method as a way to reduce (even eliminate) many forms of physical pain. I discovered MELT as a last resort for a chronic pain in my neck. The pain persisted despite repeated PT sessions and efforts of chiropractors and prevented me from maintaining my active and sports intensive lifestyle. Since I discovered MELT, I am no longer a “slave” to the pain. MELT is now an integral part of my life, It helped me to regain trust in my body! By regularly practicing MELT, I am a more efficient athlete and I can more freely perform everyday activities as a busy carrier woman and a mother of two.
Just as Sue Hitzmann- the creator of the method, did for me 9 years ago, I have taken on the mission of doing so for others; I’ll teach you how to eliminate the pain you suffer from and have a more efficient and balanced body.
For more: interview with Liron Weiss