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Pilates Training For You
Whether you’re embarking on a new career in the body movement and health industry or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge and skills, Body Organics Education® has the perfect Pilates course for you. Our offerings encompass a comprehensive range of education, training, and professional development programs across various body movement and health disciplines. From beginners seeking a solid foundation to professionals aiming to expand their expertise, we provide tailored Pilates courses to meet your specific needs. Join us on a transformative learning journey and unlock your full potential in the field of body movement and health.
Meet Your Pilates Educators
Carla Mullins is co-director and co-owner of Body Organics®, a business based in Brisbane, Australia. Body Organics® started off as a small Pilates studio in West End in Brisbane but has over the last almost 20 years grown into one of the leading Pilates studios in Brisbane with two studio spaces and now also includes Body Organics Education® and more recently the Makarlu®. As head of Body Organics Education® Carla oversees all the training courses as well as developing new training material. She educates new Pilates teachers as a course provider for the APMA and has delivered the APMA Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy for over five years.
Carla started her career as a solicitor and practiced for nearly 13 years and came to Pilates in 1993 because of complex neurological and health problems. Application and consistency of the method meant that Carla regained her health and was able to move with some grace and more importantly without pain. In 2002 she decided to set up her own studio in Brisbane.
The curiosity and tenacity that allowed her to practice law and regain her health is what also makes her continue to study, train and explore anatomy and movement in as many mind-body disciplines as possible. She is passionate about understanding how pain or restrictions are affecting a person’s ability to move. It is through the education of her clients and teaching them to understand how their body works and how it could work better that she gets the greatest satisfaction. It is important for Carla that the transformation she can see in her clients in the studio is transferable to their everyday lives whether they are an athlete, mother, office worker or tradesperson.
Carla is a Level 4 Professional Practitioner with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) and the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). She has studied Pilates with PITC, Polestar as well as the APMA. She has a Diploma in Pilates Professional Practice (PITC), Gyrotonic Level 1 , CoreAlign Level 1, 2 and 3 certification and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is also a trained instructor with the Neuro Studio and has completed their Pilates for Neurological Conditions course on multiple occasions. Carla is also a Level 1 Gyrotonic teacher. She also has a LLB (QUT), M. Soc Sc & Policy (UNSW).
Carla has trained in many mind-body techniques including Aston Technique, Franklin Method, Structural Integration and Yamuna Body Rolling.
Carla regularly writes articles on Pilates, rehabilitation and movement for the APMA and PAA. She runs courses and workshops for movement professionals in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Spain that are recognised by the PMA, APMA and PAA.
In addition to all of this study Carla holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology, Masters in Social Science and Public Policy from the University of New South Wales. She has also been undertaking her Bachelors of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland.
Besides being a Level 1 gyrotonic teacher Carla has also completed further gyrotonic training:
// Gyrotonic from an osteopathic perspective
// Gyrotonic application to the shoulder girdle
// Jumping Stretching Board
// Gyrotonic application for breast cancer survivors
// Gyrotonic application for pre and post natal
// Gyrotonic application for scoliosis
In 2014, Carla travelled to Bali for a Gyrotonic rejuvenation retreat lead by Juliu Horvarth, creator of the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
Dr Janet Schloss, PhD, PG cert Clin Nut, AdDip HS, Dip Nut, Dip HM, BARM, is a clinical nutritionist and naturopath working in Brisbane who has over 20 years of experience in her field. Janet splits her time between seeing patients in her private practice and conducting research. She completed her PhD at the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 2015 and continues to conduct research to help patients and practitioners establish evidence based practices.
Janet is also the clinical trials manager in the office of research at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. In addition, she is a fellow with the International Naturopathic Leadership group through the University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM).
Janet’s main specialty and interest is working with patients who have cancer, autoimmune conditions or chronic diseases, especially those going through traditional treatment. As such she works with a number of oncologists and surgeons as the nutritionist for their cancer patients. Janet has long been involved in research about cancer and nutrition, particularly for individuals going through chemotherapy and radiation. Janet has also worked extensively with clients after their cancer treatment to help with means of reducing the likelihood of metastasis and tumour growth.
As a naturopath, Janet also assisted Henry Osieki in the writing of the book “Cancer a biochemical and nutritional approach”- Edition 1 & 2 (2002 and 2003). She has also written the cancer chapter of “Clinical Naturopathy” by Sarris and Wardle, in addition to numerous other publications. Janet also works with such organisations as the Kim Walters Choice program and the Queensland Cancer Council to give nutritional seminars and advice.
In addition to her naturopathy and nutrition work with cancer patients, autoimmune conditions and chronic illnesses, Janet has extensive experience in working with people dealing with stress and anxiety related problems such as insomnia, tiredness and digestive disorders.
Lexi then went on to work in private practice for many years, developing her keen interest in exercise therapy by undertaking further training in Clinical Pilates and blending this with her manual treatment skills.
Lexi completed her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy with First Class Honours at The University of Queensland in 2010. Lexi’s Honours research involved retraining of the deep neck stabilising muscles in patients with neck pain. Her research has since been published in a leading Physiotherapy Journal.
Lexi then went on to work in private practice for many years, developing her keen interest in exercise therapy by undertaking further training in Clinical Pilates and blending this with her manual treatment skills.
From here Lexi’s passion for rehabilitation through movement grew and she completed a number of courses through Studio Pilates, Dance Medicine Australia, the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and in 2018 completed her Diploma in Studio and Rehabilitation Pilates through Polestar Pilates. Then undertaking the work and training at Body Organics Education to complete her movement education understanding.
Lexi enjoys working with people to empower individuals to better understand their injuries and their bodies and how to better self manage their concerns for improved long-term outcomes and health. Her interests include rehabilitation for all types of spinal and pelvic pain, women’s health as well as working with athletes on enhancing performance and injury prevention.
Lexi has worked with a number of professional teams and elite sports-people, including coordinating and running team Clinical Pilates sessions for both the Queensland Reds and the Brisbane Roar in previous seasons.
Chrystene was first introduced to the Pilates method as a client in the early 90’s. At that time she had no background as a movement professional, but instead had a background working in restaurant, hotel and venue management and music photography and arts. It did not take Chrystene long to recognise the benefits of this form of exercise and very quickly she developed a passion for Pilates as a client. Pilates helped her recover from long term illness and rebuild both her physical and mental strength.
Chrystene started exploring different modules of healing, self help education and meditation and taking on short courses in nutrition, anatomy and physiology, meditation, psychology and therapeutic massage. She became a certified Pilates teacher through the Diploma of Professional Pilates PITC and in 1999 she opened up her own boutique Pilates studio in Bondi, Sydney called Bodhimaya Pilates Center. She specialises in tailor made programs for each client addressing their specific needs.Chrystene is passionate about teaching Pilates and movement and strives to continue the exploration of movement and the health and well being of anyone she is fortunate enough to work with.
To Chrystene it is a necessity to maintain her own physical practice in the method as this supports her compromised immune function and energy. Pilates combined with a healthy lifestyle has always supported her in achieving this. At 66 plus years of age this continues to be her backstop for health and she continues to thrive in her work and constantly looks to educate herself further.
Education and Qualifications
- Diploma of Professional Pilates PITC
- B.A.S.I. Certificate 1 & 2
- Pilates Moves Mat work Certifications Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.
- Pilates Moves Repertoire Certification, all Apparatus
- A.P.M.A. Level 4 Professional Pilates teacher and member
- Professional Certification in Theraputical Massage Therapy
- Diploma of Hospitality Management. ACTE
Continued education over the past 25 plus years includes many short and long courses in; Injury Rehabilitation; Pre and Post Pregnancy; Pilates and MS and living with Neurological conditions, Cancer and Autoimmune Conditions; The Ageing Population; Understanding Neuroanatomy amongst endless short courses and workshops in functional movement and different understandings of application of repertoire for both strength training and rehabilitation.
Erin Jones joined the Movement Collective team after 10 years in hospitality and event management and completed the Certificate in Mat work Instruction followed by the Buff Bones Certification course. Erin’s Pilates passion was now in full swing so she continued her studies and qualified with her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction in 2017 from PilatesITC. She is now a Studio Manager at Movement Collective. Erin is a registered level 2 instructor with the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA).
Erin enjoys empowering people through Pilates and helping them discover their own fearless movement and loves working with them to help them achieve their goals. After enrolling in a mat work course in 2015 and eventually continuing to complete her studio diploma with Pilates ITC, Erin is now a Studio Manager at Movement Collective.
Erin has discovered a passion for Movement and will continue her learning journey with further Pilates studies with other organisations. She believes you can never stop learning. When she undertook the Body Organics Education Certification she found that it provided a deeper understanding of movement. At Body Organics Education Erin felt she had come home to a joyful and through understanding of the pilates method. She is a course provider in Sydney at Movement Collective
Erin spent 10 years in the Hospitality and events industry, where late nights and long hours on her feet started to really affect her physical health, too tired to continue with bootcamps and gym classes and very little experience with Pilates, she finally decided to give it a red hot go. Initially struggling with the concepts of Pilates, getting frustrated at the microscopic movements and the strong focus on breath, constantly being told to slow down and “do less” it was a rough introduction to the method. Ready to admit defeat and give up, she noticed that she could suddenly sit upright without much effort and reach her hands past her toes without the hamstrings screaming at her and at that moment, her entire outlook on Pilates changed. She was hooked.
Erin enjoys empowering people through Pilates and helping them discover their own bodies potential and loves working with them to help them achieve their goals. As a teacher Erin has found the importance in establishing strong foundations and awareness to ensure each movement counts as well as building trust between herself and her clients to help them get the most out of each visit. With a varying range of pathologies and populations across her client base, Erin believes that Pilates is the exercise for Every Body.
Erin is also a certified Buff Bones instructor and qualified as a women’s health Pre and Post Natal Pilates specialist with Carolyn Anthony’s Center for Women’s Fitness. Erin is a registered level 2 instructor with the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA).
Erin has a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT), and is certified with
- Buff Bones Instructor Certification (2016)
- Women’s Health and Exercise Specialist Certified with the Center for Women’s Fitness (2019)
- Pre-Postnatal Health and Exercise Specialist
- Exercise through Menopause™
- The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™
- Support Your Floor™
- Rocking and Rolling to Release™
Jane has 15 years experience as a PT/Movement Therapist in both Clinical and Fitness environments. Starting in the health industry as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, Jane began attending Pilates for her own injuries, and discovered there were missing pieces in her understanding of the body, and realised that if she really wanted the best for her clients and her own body, she needed to learn more, and share it with others. Since then Jane has completed training with a variety of different providers, gifting her a variety of perspectives that can be applied at the right place and time.
Lee taught pilates for several decades from her studio in Townsville. She has studied with many course providers and has a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy.
After diagnosis with breast cancer Lee cut back on teaching and closed her own studio. She has been fortunate to obtain a clear diagnosis of her disease and is now moving forward with her life as a teacher She brings her focus and dedication to clients and students
Leisa has been a Pilates teacher since 2012. Over this time Leisa developed a keen interest around the deeper workings of our body its response to stress and trauma. Leisa’s continuing studying in Somatic Experiencing and Somatic Practice has allowed her to expand her understanding of how our body can hold stress and the impact it can have on how we experience all aspects of our life.
Both areas of study work with tracking the nervous system and our stress responses. Merging her knowledge of anatomy, movement and the nervous system Leisa explores the depth of our experience and how our body responds to stress. Through awareness comes change.
After an extensive and rewarding career in the Victorian Public Service, in 2013 Kerrie decided to follow my passion for helping people achieve health benefits and lifestyle changes through quality exercise instruction in a supportive and caring environment. Kerrie uses proven methodologies drawing on both Pilates and exercise science experience to support clients achieve their health and fitness goals.
Sarah Egglestone, a seasoned Level 4 instructor with over 16 years of experience teaching Pilates, and Damian Kacperski, a clinical musculoskeletal Osteopath with more than 12 years of practice and a strong interest in movement patterns and rehabilitation. Together with Body Organics they provide a course that is both in-depth, fun and challenging in the beating heart of Noosa.
Sarah Teaches the training courses on the Sunshine Coast in Australia at Pure Pilates and Osteopathy.
Pure Pilates & Osteopathy Noosa has been running for over 16 years. It is run by Sarah Egglestone, a seasoned Level 4 instructor with over 16 years of experience teaching Pilates, and Damian Kacperski, a clinical musculoskeletal Osteopath with more than 12 years of practice and a strong interest in movement patterns and rehabilitation. Together with Body Organics they provide a course that is both indepth, fun and challenging in the beating heart of Noosa. With nearly 30 years experience combined you can feel safe in the knowledge that they have the understanding and experience to take your teaching skills to the next level.
Prior to teaching Pilates, Sarah was a professional dancer appearing in musicals in Australia and overseas.
Karel graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at the Université de Montréal, Canada, in 1987. Since she has acquired extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions while working in a few different countries including Switzerland. Karel is also fluent in French and Spanish and also speaks some Arabic having grown up in Egypt.
Karel teaches the Body Organics Education training courses in Brisbane at The Body Refinery.
Arriving in Brisbane in 1993, she worked on a special research project at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and published the results in a prominent medical journal. Always interested in expanding her knowledge, she undertook multiple continuing education courses and worked in various practices around the city including hydrotherapy.
Believing in a holistic approach to treatment, she obtained her full certification with the Stott Pilates method in 2005. Since she has had enormous success reducing pain and improving posture while treating her patients with movement and exercises. She has undertaken professional education and training in multiple movement modalities and pilates systems. She has completed her full Body Organics Education Certification to help take her knowledge deeper.
Karel’s passion is rehabilitation through movement and loves to treat neurological conditions as well musculoskeletal pain and disorders such as lower back pain shoulder instability and hips.
In addition to yoga, pilates and bushwalking, Karel has a passion for the sea and has circumnavigated the globe aboard her 16-metre yacht.
Elyse is the founder of Elysium Studio Pilates and has been practicing Pilates for over 30 years.Introduced to Pilates during her study of Dance at University, Elyse’s passion for Pilates was rekindled 12 years ago following a career ending back injury and an intensive 2 year rehabilitation (consisting solidly of corrective exercises and Pilates). Prior to her injury the highlights of her dance career includes competing at the (Worlds) Cowal Highland Gathering in 2001 in Scotland, working with dancers from the Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australian Ballet School and Graeme Murphy from the Sydney Dance Company.
Elyse teaches the Body Organics Education training courses in Canberra at Elysium Studio Pilates.
- Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology
- Diploma of Slings Myofascial Training
- Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology – Certified Pilates Matwork
- Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Specialist Certification
- Support your Floor – Pelvic Floor Health Certification
- Level 1 – Dance Practitioner & Health Professional Training (Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation for Dancers), Sydney
- BootyBarre and Flex & Flow Instructor Certification
- Accredited member of Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA), Level 3
- Certificate III in Fitness, Canberra
- Certificate of Anatomy and Physiology, Canberra
How We Deliver Our Pilates Training
Combine the convenience of online Pilates training with the invaluable benefits of face-to-face instruction. At Body Organics Education®, we offer a comprehensive online Pilates training program that equips you with essential knowledge. However, we recognize the significance of in-person training in developing your teaching, programming, and communication skills required for successful Pilates instruction. Our face-to-face training sessions are carefully designed to provide you with hands-on guidance, fostering your confidence and expertise in delivering the Pilates method effectively. Experience the best of both worlds with our blended learning approach, ensuring you receive a well-rounded and comprehensive Pilates education.
Each online workshop comes with a digital version in PDF format of the training manual. This gives you extra tips and exercise support. Optionally, you can purchase a printed colour copy of the manual by visiting our shop.
Online Prefilmed Pilates Workshops
Body Organics Education® has put together several online training courses that you can access at any time. The workshops range from Foundational, Repertoire and Specialist Courses. View our online training all-courses here.
Live Online or Face-Face Pilates Tutorials
In addition to the online lessons and resource manuals you have the option of joining us for online live group tutorials (see each course for details). You can also book in for private online sessions to delve deeper into your knowledge, by contacting us here.
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