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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

Barre/ALL Yoga 30 Days Unlimited for $30

Instructors

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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.

Practicing Since: 2000 Teaching Since: 2012
Most Recent Trainings: Baptiste Level 2, Shakti Teacher Assisting Program, Shakti Advanced Teacher Assisting Program, Shakti: Yoga Anatomy, Shakti Teacher Mentoring Program, Inversions workshop, Baptiste 40 Day Personal Revolution, Rising Strong (integrating personal inquiry with yoga)
What to Expect in Class: Lots of help! Demonstrations, verbal and hands on assists. Variations offered in poses to modify, intensify, or just change it up. New energy, ideas, flow and music for each class – to find new opportunities each day you practice.
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Baptiste flow, see the students and adapt the class accordingly, do the work

I took my first yoga class in 2005, after tearing my ACL and visiting multiple PT’s to try and get back to normal, nothing seemed to ease the pain. After a month straight of classes I felt I was back to normal, I felt more balanced, stronger and flexible. I fell in love with yoga and never turned back! I decided to become a certified instructor to help others experience what I had. I enjoy teaching yoga to students and watching them grow in their practice each class, every student has a story and it is inspiring the things people are able to overcome through yoga. :) My husband is an amazing man and because of him I am able to stay at home with my beautiful 2 year old little girl, while waiting on our baby boy to arrive. Yoga helps me every day with juggling being a wife, a mom and pregnant. It helps me stay fit and energized to be able to keep up with each and every moment that passes through the day!

Emilie discovered Pilates in college and fell in love with its holistic approach. She continued taking Pilates classes after college while working in sales and marketing. Pilates helped balance the sedentary desk job and traveling for work. She decided to train as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor to help others realize better body awareness and live a more balanced life. Her priority is to help clients achieve their goals through a well-rounded whole body workout. Her sessions focus on gaining strength, building lean muscle, improving posture and moving more efficiently. Emilie came to the Pacific NW from Germany as a teenage exchange student 13 years ago and has made it her home ever since. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking and cooking.

A lifelong love of movement led to a B.F.A In Dance, where Kelley gained an excellent education in the practice, theory, and history of dance. Perhaps as importantly, she learned the physical mastery of technique based on anatomical awareness, efficient movement mechanics, and recognition of individual physical limitations.

Her explorations of the human body; led to opportunities in Physical Therapy & Fitness as a Professional. She has been working with clients for over a decade, and specializes in post-rehabilitation. She is able to work with any age or level of ability, and approaches each session with a can-do attitude. Everyone has their body issues; but how can we work on, around, and through them?

Her love for Pilates and to explore movement with her community, led her to the Longevita family. She is currently teaching Pilates Reformer, Barre, and is available for Private Sessions!

If Kelley is not enjoying classes herself, she loves spending time with her husband, fixing up their new Auburn home, riding motorcycles, gardening, cooking, or quality time with family & friends.

Liz attended high school and the University of Washington in Seattle before moving to Southeast Alaska where she lived for 22 years working as a school district paraprofessional one-on-one with students with special needs. She also spent 12 years as a massage therapist. She recently returned to the Seattle area to complete her STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification with Body Center Studios in Fremont. She is fully certified to teach essential and intermediate levels of Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels and as completed training in Injuries and Special Populations. Liz trained as a ballet dancer until her late teens and was familiar with some Pilates exercises as they were used occasionally as part of a warm up. But Liz fell in love with Pilates while in Alaska and loved the strength and flexibility it afforded her body. In 2013 she was accepted to a clinical doctorate program in Occupational Therapy through Creighton University. A reoccurring theme throughout her schooling was the philosophy that the goal for patients was being able to help restore them back to what it was they loved doing prior to their illness or injury. When the question was posed to her as a student what that would be in her life, her answer was always Pilates! It was then that she decided to follow her passion and become a certified instructor. The STOTT PILATES® method is the perfect fit for her as it balances a rehabilitative and scientific background with a holistic approach to working with clients. Liz strives to work with clients to help them discover greater body awareness and improve their alignment, strength, and flexibility. Whether rehabilitating after injury or illness or simply taking classes for the love of Pilates, it is her strong belief that Pilates will help you live a better, more pain free life. Liz has a life long love of learning, a passion for the rehabilitative arts, and loves teaching clients of all abilities. She is available for private and semi private instruction in addition to teaching group classes. She is excited to be a part the Longevita team!

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.
Cheryl is a Certified APPI Pilates Matwork Instructor and works full time as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Her interest in working with injured athletes steered her towards seeking a program that she could incorporate into her treatment plans. She started Pilates and quickly realized the benefits not only for her patients but her own running program. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, and feeling the dramatic and effective influence Pilates had on her recovery, the mind body connection became even more evident. Cheryl is passionate about health, wellness, and coaching people to reach their full potential and fitness goals.
Cheryl’s client base includes individuals from all health and fitness levels with a focus on athletes from beginner to elite. She is an avid runner, hiker and swimmer.
Cheryl is currently pursuing her APPI Pilates Equipment Instructor Certification as becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist.

Renee – RYT-200
Aloha! I am a lifelong “fitness” enthusiast. I love the outdoors. I run, mountain bike, hike, and
paddle board. I was curious to try yoga, but always put it off in favor of my “real” workouts.
After my first class, I became a certified Yoga Addict! I was AMAZED to discover all that yoga
offers. Core, flexibility, balance, strength, mindfulness, inner peace, and happiness. I’ve finally
found my path. I am honored to share your journey, while I continue my own. See you on the
mat.

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

Hello Longevita client and community friend. My name is Trish and I am excited to be part of your barre and TRX experience! I am originally from the north end (Bothell) and have made my way to Auburn and the PNW via Walla Walla (Whitman College), Paris (study abroad), and North Carolina (UNCG). I have been teaching barre for over a year in various environments such as our lovely studio, the gym, playgrounds, and from my home. My certification is through Hot Body Barre and yes, there are hot barre classes that I have taught in the past!! Barre combines ballet moves based on a Pilates foundation to strengthen and lengthen. You experience increasing flexibility, mobility, and stability, resulting in improved posture, increased range of motion and wellness. Additionally, I am a TRX certified trainer. TRX challenges your core as we work on utilizing proximal mobility stemming from that core stability. Find your plank!! That strength is key for both barre, TRX, and activities of daily living.

I live in Lakeland Hills with my husband and two young daughters. Outside of the studio, I enjoy running, spending time with family, baking, cooking, good food, coffee dates, parks, swimming, and travel. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your journey :)

See you at the barre!

Practicing Since: 1998. Teaching Since: 2016
Most Recent Training: Yoga Medicine 200 Hour Teacher Training
What to Expect in Class: Creative themes and sequencing, a focus on anatomy, fun factoids, inspiring quotes, a little meditation, a little deep stretching, focused vinyasa flows leading to a challenging peak posture.
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles:
A deep passion for nature, anatomy, and alternative workouts

Carole has a background in personal fitness as part of her life goals set around exercise, health and movement. She has had her own challenges within her body which led to Pilates practice to strengthen and gain awareness of how to keep herself safe, happy and fit in the face of adversity leading to her love of Pilates.

Her love of Pilates and the exploration of movement, led her to the Longevita family. She is currently STOTT PILATES® Trained Instructor teaching Pilates Mat & Reformer classes and is available for Private Sessions!

Carole 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).

Outside of teaching and expanding her own Pilates training and capabilities, she loves spending time with her boyfriend and 2 boys, hiking, rock climbing, camping and caring for her garden, and spending time with friends.

Hi, my name is Pat. I’m originally from Bangkok, Thailand and have made my way to Seattle, WA in 2001. My fitness journey start with Yoga. I found Yoga in 2009 and feel that Yoga has been helping me go through depression, anxiety by bringing calmness and joy to my mind.
Then I discovered Longevita Pilates & Yoga Studio in December 2014 . I started my first Pilates session and I was hooked. With the similar method as Yoga ‘Moving with the breath’, Pilates has become my regular exercise routine. At the same time, I started to take a Barre class at Longevita after 2 months I started to see some changes in my body, I’m more tone than I ever before. I am a Certified Barre Connect Specialty Instructor  through NETA hosted by Longevita. Barre combine Ballet, Yoga and Pilates moves to strengthen, lengthen and also improve posture. In additional, I also am a TRX Suspension Training Certified trainer and currently studying at National Personal Trainer Institute in Bellevue, focusing on fitness program design and one on one training to help people reach their fitness goals. I’m so excited to be a part of your fitness journey. See you at the Barre!

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 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, creating a ‘choose your own adventure’ experience every week. From week to week, new areas of focus, techniques, or themes will be introduced to layer more depth progressively in each practice. And all is done with a very noncompetitive, light-hearted approach so we can enjoy the journey just as much as actually getting to the destination.

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

New Client Specials

Barre/ALL Yoga

Barre/ALL Yoga 30 Days Unlimited for $30

All Access Pass

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

3 Private Sessions (Pilates or Yoga)

3 Private Sessions for $150