New Client Specials

All Access Pass

All Access Pass 30 days (any class) for $59

3 Private Sessions (Pilates or Yoga)

3 Private Sessions for $150

Barre + ALL Yoga + TRX + Zumba

Barre+All Yoga+TRX+Zumba 30 Days Unlimited for $30

Instructors

Shelia was first drawn to Pilates because of its fluidity and the invigorated feeling after each class and through her own Pilates practice. She noticed a deeper awareness of her body’s movement patterns along with improved strength and posture. In addition, because of previous lower back issues her back is now stronger and flexible. This change had such a dramatic effect on her that it inspired her to study Pilates and the human body further, and decided she wanted to teach Pilates so that she could help others feel similar benefits. Shelia loves seeing clients walk out of their sessions smiling, feeling re-energized and excited about the improvements they feel physically and emotionally. Due to her working with many clients with various issues, age, abilities and goals, is where she has come to fully appreciate the depth of  STOTT PILATES® itself, and the multitude of physical benefits it offers to people regardless of age, fitness level, and goals.

Shelia is a fully STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor and received her training at Bodycenter Studios in Seattle, WA. In addition, she has in depth training in Anatomy Principles for Pilates Instructor which include:

  • Anatomy Methodologies (includes the skeleton).
  • Joints, Articulations and Muscle Terminology (types of joints and how they articulate and muscle terminology, etc.).
  • Anterior Trunk, Neck and Breathing (anterior trunk muscles and the inner core of the body. The abdominals, diaphragm, intercostals, and pelvic floor as well as neck musculature- scalenes, sternocleidomastoid).
  • The Scapula and The Hip (The shoulder girdle, the muscles affecting the neck and the shoulder with the movement of the scapula. The Hip ball and socket joint and the muscles).
  • The Hip and The Knee (bony anatomy and alignment of the lower quarter, the joints and their movements, and the muscles that are emphasized so often in Pilates. The inter-relationships of these muscles groups).
  • Elbow, Posture, and Movement Analysis (the elbow joint and the corresponding muscles. Postural Analysis and Exercise Analysis).
  • The Deep Spine (The Multifidus for core support along with the posterior muscles of the body).
  • The Leg and Foot (the lower leg and how it functions with the foot).

Her extensive training and practice has given her the mental and physical discipline, increased awareness and skill to identify any alignment issues her clients may have and build custom fitness regimes around her clients to begin the process of correction.

Shelia also has had the pleasure in working with clients diagnosed with MS and has witnessed the benefits of Pilates has had on them. She has seen how Pilates can address nearly every major symptom of MS, and that her Pilates training is uniquely trained to note posture and movement – two keys to the puzzle of where to start an exercise. She has the skill set and passion to look at a client ‘s needs and determine what movements need to be improved. She helps clients master certain movements by using the Pilates apparatus, springs and gravity to assist a client in completing movements successfully that he or she may not be able to do without the assistance of the springs or changing the orientation to gravity. As the clients gets stronger, he or she can increase the amount of resistance or difficulty for an exercise.

Shelia is Total Barre® Qualified Instructor and CORE™ Qualified Instructor. Total Barre®  combines Pilates with elements of classical ballet to strengthen and lengthen the body while maintaining a core support structure. CORE™ combines athletic conditioning and performance training using a variety of small equipment and interval training.  Shelia also has been STOTT trained in Injury and Special Populations, Osteoporosis and Pilates, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine, Shoulder Girdle, Anatomy, Bosu/Toning Balls, Athletic Reformer, GAIT, and Posture Analysis.

In addition to STOTT qualifications and certifications, she is also trained on BalleCore Barre, TRX® Suspension Trainer and TRX® Rip Trainer which all integrate very well with Pilates. Shelia is also certified through NETA in Barre Connect Specialty Certified and has completed the training for Cardio Barre Extreme. She has taken various workshops in pre/post-natal, obesity, aging population, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, injury prevention and post-rehabilitation.

She has completed Pilates for MS and Other Neurological Conditions training provided by Mariska Breland according to the guidelines set forth by the Pilates Method Alliance. Pilates for MS™ is an advanced teacher training program for exercise professionals and physical therapists overviewing exercise for MS and other neurological conditions. Her training covered the disease process in depth, as well as how to work with its most common symptoms, including balance difficulties, weakness, muscle spasticity, bladder problems, gait abnormalities, as well as the principles and applications of neuromuscular rehabilitation and neuroplasticity exercise.
Her training covered many problems common to the average client, she is able to apply many tools to work with clients of nearly every population, especially the aging, and those with neurological conditions or muscle imbalances.
Pilates for MS™ is recognized with 16 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance. It is also core curriculum for the Women’s Health Pilates Specialist Certificate™ through the Center for Women’s Fitness.

In her free time, she enjoys her passion in photography, traveling, and the outdoors such as, hiking, skiing, and fishing.

Most Recent Trainings: Currently pursuing APPI Pilates Equipment Instructor Certification and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
What to Expect in Class: Laughing. Fun. Correct form, and a good workout.
 
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: The owner of APPI – an amazing person with addicting energy! And a passion for health, wellness, and coaching people to reach their full potential and fitness goals.
Practicing Pilates Since: 2014     Teaching Pilates Since: 2016
Most Recent Training: STOTT Pilates complete repertoire
What to Expect in Class: Gain better understanding of the importance of the mind-body connection through reformer and mat exercises. Focus on strength, mobility, and stabilization. Above all, fun!
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Personal experience overcoming years of chronic pain with STOTT Pilates.

Carole is currently teaching Pilates Mat & Group Reformer classes and is available for Private Sessions!

 

Practicing Since: 2009     Teaching Since: 2012

Most Recent Training: Essential Yoga for Low Back Program with Essential Yoga Therapy; 500-hour YTT with 8Limbs Yoga

What to Expect in Class: Positive affirmations; time to be connected with the body and breath; awareness of alignment and how to modify to honor where your body and mind are on that day. All yoga classes end with a moment to reflect on gratitude.

Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Ayurveda, Marie Jose Blom, Buddhist Meditation, Pilates, rehabilitation, yoga therapy, healing, and finding the calm in our stressful, modern life.

 

Emily is currently teaching Pilates Reformer, as well as  Warm and Non-heated Yoga – including prenatal yoga and mother-baby yoga classes – and is available for Private Sessions!

To connect more with Emily about pre- and peri-natal yoga and pilates, join the Longevita Mama Tribe on Facebook.

Practicing Since: 2014     Teaching Since: 2015

Most Recent Training: Barre Cardio Connect

What to expect in class: encouragement to push yourself and energy

Biggest influences/inspirations/styles: more pilates than dance focusing on isometric movements that tone and strengthen

Teaching Since: 1988

Most Recent Trainings: BOSU, Barre, TRX

What to Expect in Class: Results-driven functional training with high energy, fun, and laughter

Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Denise Austin

Practicing Since: 2015

Teaching Since: 2017

Most Recent Training: Barre Above, and NETA Pilates Reformer Specialty Training

What to expect in class: Expect to be challenged and have a full body workout. Classes start with an 8-10 minute warm up, waking up all your muscles, head-to-toe, and prepping them for a head-to-toe body burn out. Sections focus on legs and glutes, upper body, and core. Class ends with a short cool down stretch.  

Biggest influences/inspirations/styles: Alisha fell in love with fitness through her own weight loss journey at home using programs that incorporate different styles of workouts everyday. You can see them all worked into Alisha’s classes. She aims to try to keep it simple while still providing a variety of moves. Alisha is heavily influenced by fellow instructors at Longevita, and draws inspiration from those around her. 

Practicing Since: Yoga, 2008; Pilates, 2009; Barre, 2014; TRX, 2016

Teaching Since: 2017

Most Recent Trainings: TRX Suspension & TRX Functional Training

What to expect in class: HIIT, circuit, strength intervals, cardio, flexibility, upbeat music and fun!

Biggest influences/styles/inspirations:  It all starts with the core! Moving with the beat of the music and keeping your body guessing. Post-workout metabolic effect. Building strength, flexibility, and health to live a long life without physical limitations.

Practicing Since: 2001     Teaching Since: 2015

Most Recent Training: Essential Yoga Therapy 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training

What to Expect in Class: Sequences of poses are typically repeated for several weeks to build strength and familiarity in those poses over time, but expect plenty of opportunities to adapt the poses for either more or less intensity to create a unique experience every week. New areas of focus, techniques, or themes will be introduced weekly to layer more depth progressively in each practice. And all is done with a noncompetitive, light-hearted approach so you can enjoy the journey just as much as actually getting to the destination.

Margo’s hatha-style classes are often mini workshop-like practices intended to build muscular endurance and offer opportunities to explore different variations of poses. Her flow-style classes are typically slow flow, focussing on strong, steady transitions with progressively building sequences. Her fusion-style classes borrow tremendously from the Ashtanga tradition’s primary series.

Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Fellow Longevita teachers, Annie Carpenter, Robin Rothenberg, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Viniyoga, and Yoga Nidra

Margo is currently teaching Non-Heated, Warm, and Hot Yoga classes and is available for Private Sessions!

Practicing Since: 2009        Teaching Since: 2010
Most Recent Trainings: NETA Barre Certification
What to Expect in Class: Movement with breath. Hard work! Arm balances, or preparatory poses to build strength for arm balances.
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Cross training; teaching and watching students grow in their practice each class – every student has a story, and it is inspiring the things people are able to overcome through yoga.

Savanna currently teaches Warm and Hot Yoga classes, and TRX+Yoga classes.

Practicing Since: 2014  Teaching Since: 2014
Most Recent Trainings: TRX Group Trainer, B.S. Exercise Science, M.S. Organizational Management
What to Expect in Class: Classes begin with pranayama (breath work) and setting an intention. Next, dive into a dynamic warm up and core work. Power Flow makes up the body of the class. Then, wind down with yin postures and savasana. In every class, expect a theme, fun playlist, and a savasana assist (mini-massage). Integrity and creativity are both encouraged!
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Mary Clare Sweet, Lora McCarville, Annie Carpenter, Gabrielle Bernstein. Fun. Love. Creativity.
Practicing Since: 1977 Teaching Since: 2015

Most Recent Training: Trauma-Informed Yoga

What to Expect in Class: A slower paced, strength building, alignment based, mindful practice

Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Jeni Martinez, Karen Schwisow, Rebecca Ray, Lillias Folan (70’s on PBS), and Jason Crandell

Practicing Since: 2010     Teaching Since: 2015
Most recent training: LoveYourBrain’s Yoga Teacher Training for Traumatic Brain Injury
What to expect in class: A casual, honest attitude. A gentle and trauma-aware approach to yoga. Mindfulness meditation, and a dash of yoga philosophy.
Biggest influences/styles/inspirations: The Trauma Center’s 20-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training. Making yoga more accessible is important. Kate Fontana, Vania Kent, and Erin Joosse – who inspire me to embrace vulnerability as a teacher and human being.
Hien currently teaches Warm Yoga and is available for Private Sessions! Throughout the year, Hien offers Tweens’ Yoga series.
To learn more, check out Hien’s yoga website

Practicing Since: 2011          Teaching Since: Yoga since 2014; Martial Arts since 2005

Most Recent Training(s): Thai Yoga Massage Workshop with Patrick Good, LMP; Tom Myers: Fascia and the New Anatomy of the Body

What to Expect in Class: It is never the same class twice. Sequencing that is interesting, challenging and fun, but also modified so as to be appropriate to the level of the group and the focus of the particular class. Cueing that is both bigger-picture oriented while simultaneously detail focused. Alignment focused Asanas with plenty of hands on assists. A timed Savasana with adjustments. A fresh and changing playlist of upbeat music. Not too much dharma.

Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Joshua is inspired in small ways at all times and tries to learn something from every experience. Every class and every teacher has taught Joshua something. Directly influencing his development has been the several humble, anonymous teachers with whom he practiced regularly and completed his teacher training. Indirectly influencing his style are some of those bigger names, who have cultivated his teachers, such as: Ana Forrest; David Swenson; Rolf Gates; and Baron Baptiste

Practicing Since: 2005     Teaching Since: 2009

Most Recent Training: Vipassana Training in India

What to Expect in Class: A very traditional style of Ashtanga-influenced hatha yoga. The emphasis will be breathing and helping you to not only improve strength, flexibility and balance but also to help de-stress and find inner peace in this fast paced, demanding world. Ommy aspires to teach and inspire others to blossom into their greatest selves – not only teaching, but also learning along the way with them.

Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Swami G,  Kari Murphy, Melina Meza, family and so many other yogi masters from India; Ashtanga-inspired hatha and vinyasa as well as gentle, yin and restorative yoga.

Ommy is currently teaching Warm and Hot Yoga classes and is available for Private Sessions! She will also be leading a 200-hour YTT at Longevita in 2019!

To learn more about Ommy, visit her website, AmazingYogaOm

New Client Specials

All Access Pass

All Access Pass 30 days (any class) for $59

3 Private Sessions (Pilates or Yoga)

3 Private Sessions for $150

Barre + ALL Yoga + TRX + Zumba

Barre+All Yoga+TRX+Zumba 30 Days Unlimited for $30