Classical Pilates technique combined with modern Pilates style. Please attend the class appropriate for your level of expertise. 55 minutes.
Owner and Senior Instructor, grew up here in Hailey and took her first Pilates class in 1991 at Inner Flo with Beth Chiodo. As an aspiring dancer she quickly discovered the benefits of the Pilates method. Alysha continued to practice Pilates in Seattle where she received a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. In 2000 she entered and completed the rigorous 600 hour training course through Authentic Pilates in Atlanta GA. She taught pilates and danced professionally in the Atlanta area for four years, where she also completed her massage schooling, earning certifications in Swedish, Clinical Sports and Neuromuscular massage therapies from the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts. A strong believer in a complete education, Alysha takes every opportunity to study other forms of Pilates such as Stott, Kane Core Integration, Power Pilates, and Physical Mind. Along the way Alysha added Source Connection Therapy, Cranial Sacral and Reiki to her massage repertoire. She also practices yoga regularly and completed Hailey Yoga Centers 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in July, 2011. Alysha combines all of her knowledge and a lot of intuition to assist her clients in achieving their goals. Alysha balances her time between her love of dance; she is a founding member and principal dancer of Galway Contemporary Dance Theatre, Ireland, and Dirty Feet Dance Company here in Hailey, her precious animal friends, her beautiful boyfriend and her joy of teaching. She is always pleased to help others discover the fun of finding balance and living present in their bodies. Services with Alysha *Pilates Private and Small Group Classes *Mat Pilates *Private and Group Yoga Classes *Neuromuscular Massage *Clinical Sports Massage *Source Connection, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral Therapies *Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance Instruction
A native of the valley, Christina has always been active and enjoyed movement, whether its through sports or dance or outdoor activities. She danced with Footlight Dance Centre here in Hailey, studied the power of movement through dance ministry in Sydney and received her Pilates Certification through BASI in Orange County, California in 2008. Christina believes the body was created to move and life was to be lived integrated. You’ll find her challenging friends, family and coworkers, and the occasional stranger to go out for a walk, participate in a quick Series of 5 or asking if they’ve worked their pelvic floor today. She enjoys Pilates because it’s inclusive and beneficial to all body types, and she is currently interested and exploring in seeing how it benefits the pre and post natal population.
Denise has been involved in movement training and exploration for over 30 years and believes a strong and fluid body transfers to ones attitude and helps to navigate life. Denises dance training began in the 70s, Pilates in the 90s and Gyrotonic Expansion System came in the early 2000s. The gentle hands on healing of Cranial Sacral Therapy completes her education as a compassionate and educated practitioner. Denise loves sharing her discoveries with her clients and leading them to find their own.
Jacqui Shanklin-Terra’s interest in movement of the body began when she witnessed her first ballet class at age 3. A love affair with dance ensued and she practiced ballet, jazz, modern and tap in the Wood River Valley and then continued through college. During high school she began dabbling in yoga and Pilates to further her dance practice. In 1998 she completed Kelly Kane’s Physical-Mind Institute Pilates certification. Jacqui is also an E-RYT 500 registered through the yoga alliance since 2008. She was certified through Shanti Yoga School of Idaho in the interdisciplinary approach, and now serves on Shanti’s Teaching staff. She is a committed student of yoga and the Pilates method and hopes to deliver the gift of mindful movement in an approachable, fun and interesting way. Jacqui teaches: vinyasa-flow, gentle yoga, introductory yoga, group mat, and private sessions in yoga, pilates and cranial sacral.
Santa Barbara native, Megan McCann, began her career in the fitness industry in 2006 when she became a certified personal trainer. As she began training clients, she realized that she loved the personal connection/counseling aspect to working with people. As a result, she went back to school to receive her Masters of Educational Counseling (M.Ed) from USC. Her extensive background in both fitness and counseling allows her to coach her students through the holistic approach in connecting mind, body, and spirit. She is a pilates and yoga instructor, and specializes in nutrition and weight loss. “Of all the areas of fitness I have studied, I believe the combination of pilates and yoga to be the most effective! I feel myself working muscles I never knew I had, while also getting stronger and more flexible than ever before. After years of injury through competitive sports and playing Division 1 college softball, my body broke down. Pilates & yoga have helped re-structure and restore balance so I can be active again and do things I never thought I could ever do. “ As a small business owner, she runs her nutrition and fitness business with her husband Luc and (future health coach) 2 year old daughter Mykala. She has helped hundreds of people achieve significant health results through the holistic approach to wellness: fitness, nutrition, and mindset. Their notable weight loss and fitness challenges have helped people all across the nation achieve longterm health results. *Megan received her personal training certifications from International Sports Sciences Association & National College of Exercise Professionals. She is pilates certified through Sebastian Lagree & SPX Fitness, and finishing her 200 hour yoga certification through Shanti Yoga School.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Jen moved to the Wood River Valley in 2000 and began practicing Pilates in early 2009 after her first son was born via C-section. After pregnancy and surgery, she felt out of touch with her core and originally approached Pilates as a way to get her body back after having a baby. What happened instead was unexpected and life changing. Jen’s athletic background was in gymnastics, running, and snowboarding- high impact and one-sided activities, and over time she had sustained stress injuries, experienced recurring tendinitis, and had regular neck, shoulder, and hip pain that limited mobility. As she practiced Pilates, she became aware of significant imbalances in her body that were contributing to, if not outright causing, the pain she was experiencing. As Jen committed to her Pilates practice and began to strengthen and increase the flexibility of her whole body, the imbalances diminished and the persistent pain disappeared. Her focus shifted and she began to see Pilates less as a workout and more as an integral piece of a healthy lifestyle. Jen believes that Pilates is healing and that committing to a regular practice allows you to build a strong, flexible foundation from which to lead an active life and enjoy it fully! She is committed to helping her clients achieve their fitness goals and feel happy, mobile, and strong in their bodies. Jen began the intensive Balanced Body 500 hour instructor training program in January 2015 and has completed all anatomy, mat, reformer, and apparatus modules.
In college, Zoe worked in the Adaptive Physical Education Program as an Assistant Physical Therapist. Designing and guiding workouts for students of all ages rehabilitating after injuries and surgeries. She branched out and interned in the Santa Rosa Sports Medicine Department for 2years with resident Olympic Athletic Trainer Byron Craighead. Training alongside him and his field team providing first aid and training room support keeping college athletes in top form for their sports. This involvement led to her accreditation as an Emergency Medical Technician. Working on an Ambulance at the San Francisco International Airport. Interning with local Fire Departments, while volunteering with the Urban Search and Rescue. Two years ago she took some time off to travel and bike tour the island of Maui, in Italy, Switzerland, Croatia and England. Zoe decided to focus on teaching when back in the U.S. Invested in Pilates since 2007, she continues her education with workshops and independent studies. Certified with Pilates Integrated Teacher Training in San Francisco, California.