Heather Simmons Alexander has been studying the work of Joseph Pilates since 2000 and under the direction of Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska was certified instructor in the True Pilates Method since 2000. While in Los Angeles, she studied frequently with Master Instructor Jay Grimes. Heather continues their tradition of authentic Pilates and stays true to the Method that Joseph Pilates created. Heather has also been studying the work of Kit Laughlin, author of Overcoming Neck and Back Pain and was excited to take his first Stretch Therapy workshop offered in the USA in 2011. She has taught in Los Angeles, Seattle, and most recently, Chattanooga, TN.
Angeline Shaka started training in the Pilates method of body control, or contrology, as a dance student in New York City. This led to her certification to teach Pilates by Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska in 1997. Since then, she has worked with trainers such as Alycea Ungaro, Gina Papalia, and Kathy Buccellato in New York, Los Angeles, and Texas. Having earned her PhD in culture and performance, she is also a dance professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Greensboro. She continues teaching and exploring the classical method of pilates training, and brings to her classes a concise focus on alignment and dynamics.
Caitlin Roffman brings her West Coast classical training to the East. She left a fast paced career in the music business to pursue her lifelong passion for wellness. Struggling with some health issues of her own, she was introduced to Pilates as a method to alleviate her symptoms.
Caitlin completed her year long Pilates training course in Los Angeles in 2013 and has worked with a wide-range of clients including new moms, men and women overcoming injuries and athletes. She welcomes hard work and understands the pressures of life and how to overcome injury or illness. She is learning every day and helping clients grow stronger, breathe better and overall feel good on the inside and out.