Pilates Equipment (1-2)


This class is taught by:

Keom G.

Keom has been practicing yoga for over two decades, and has been teaching for eleven years. He was certified at Yogaview and YogaState, and has experience in Viniyaga, Anusara, Iyengar, Tantra Hatha and Ashtanga. Erich Schiffmann, who teaches Freedom Style Yoga, is a strong influence for Keom. Keom also has several years experience with Vipassana Meditation and is a certified Thai Body Worker. Keom is also currently a trainee in Chaturanga's pilates teacher training.

Leslie B.

Leslie was born and raised in Hyde Park, and no matter where she's roamed, has always felt called back to her home neighborhood. After working in corporate America as a project manager for over 15 years, Leslie knew she wanted to spend her time doing something more fulfilling. In May 2015, she took a leap of faith and left corporate life behind. Opening up to Universal guidance, she was led to the Chaturanga Fitness Pilates Teacher Training program. This was a perfect fit for Leslie as fitness, tied into the mind-body-soul connection — so central to her personal life — could now be applied in her daily working life as well. Being deemed a “natural" by the Pilates Program Head, as well as by fellow Chaturanga Pilates teachers, she is now certified in Pilates Mat Instruction, and continues to build her skills in mat and equipment repertoire as an apprentice at Chaturanga Fitness. Leslie also loves to obstacle race and travels around the country to compete, coming home to two zany and lovable cats, Edgar and Mishka.

Olivia B.

I first encountered yoga after soccer-related knee-injury in high school. I was drawn to the calm state of mind a good yoga class created, so I began practicing yoga in a variety of styles. But the more I practiced, the more questions I had. The turning point for me was taking a class from an Iyengar-trained Ashtanga vinyasa teacher in Las Vegas. I knew I had found the style for me. I loved the discipline, focus, and intelligence behind the Ashtanga primary series, but I still had more questions than answers. I wanted to know how to make Ashtanga and its benefits more accessible to yoga students at all ages and stages of practice. I traveled to Mysore, India for my 200 hour teacher training, where I learned how to teach the practice to students at every level with the use of blankets, blocks, straps and other yoga props. I see the physical practice of yoga, no matter the style, as a pathway toward a deeper, more transformative way to live one's life to the fullest. My wellness journey has introduced me to Pilates, another beautiful, intricate, and alignment oriented practice. I am very interested in its rehabilitative and pre-habilitative applications. As I complete Chaturanga's intensive Pilates teacher training, I am excited to integrate the best of both disciplines and allow their innate intelligence to complement each other. Whether for Pilates or yoga, I look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Mixed Level Pilates Equipment classes are appropriate for most levels of fitness. In Mixed Level classes, you will continue working to develop foundation Pilates skills, such as stability in the pelvis and low back and spinal elongation, in a variety of challenging contexts. You will also be introduced to new exercises that build shoulder stabilization and upper body strength and challenge your strength and coordination. Some experience with the Pilates Level 1 classes is highly recommended before enrolling in Mixed Level Classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 18 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm with Terry Y
  • Sun Nov 19 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Keom G.
  • Mon Nov 20 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Leslie B.
  • Tue Nov 21 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Terry Y
  • Tue Nov 21 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Renard J
  • Tue Nov 21 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Jen A
  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:25 pm with Olivia B.
  • Sat Nov 25 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm with Terry Y
  • Sun Nov 26 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Keom G.
  • Mon Nov 27 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Leslie B.
  • Tue Nov 28 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Terry Y
  • Tue Nov 28 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Renard J
  • Tue Nov 28 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Jen A


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