Your Pilates Certification Teachers
Our Pilates Certification Teachers
Body Organics Education employs a number of educators in-house but we also partner with experienced studios and teacher trainers around Australia and the USA to support face to face learning.
Carla has presented at multiple pilates conferences on a wide range of topics from pathology to repertoire. In 2021 she presented her first workshop for Pilates Anytime (Claiming Immunity) and several workouts.
Carla is due to complete her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Hons (UQ) in 2023.
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 licence, 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).
West End, Brisbane
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 is an Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSA) and Pilates Instructor (Level 3P, APMA). Kerrie is completing her Masters in Exercise Physiology in 2023. Kerrie uses proven methodologies drawing on both Pilates and exercise science experience to support clients achieve their health and fitness goals.
Kerrie is an experienced educator and trains teachers in Australia in how to use the FUSE LADDER. Kerrie has an interest and passion for working with people with neurological conditions.
After suffering on-going neck pain, Susan found Pilates as a way to rehabilitate her neck, it worked so well she decided Pilates would benefit many of the patients she saw as a physiotherapist so started to train as a Pilates teacher in 2005.
Susan is the owner and director of the Body Refinery in Brisbane which she has been running successfully since 2007.
Susan is currently completing training in Classical Pilates with The Movement Refinery Academy in Melbourne and a business course with the Owner Manager Program.
New Farm, Brisbane
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.
New Farm, Brisbane
Lexi 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.
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.
Lee has been teaching pilates for several decades. Her training was with the Australian Pilates Method Association and she obtained a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy.
Lee also teaches yoga and barre.
Lee had her own studio for 25 years in Townsville until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having successfully survived breast cancer she now works for other studios. She brings detail and compassion to her work with students and clients.
Kimi has been teaching Pilates, personal training and movement rehab since 2007 and her passion is to help clients enjoy moving their bodies. Kimi has always loved sport and exercise from a young age. In her mid 20’s she found herself with a broken body from elite netball and Pilates helped her recover from her multiple injuries, including foot fractures, plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, shoulder hypermobility and two herniated discs.
Kimi has been running her own Pilates studio, the Pilates Vibe, for many years. She is a principal trainer with Pilates Association Australia and was an educator for Polestar Pilates for 10 years before joining Body Organics Education in 2023.
Kimi’s experience and constant curiosity about the Pilates method has provided her with so many different tools to assist clients from all walks of life to move and feel confident in their bodies. She is excited now to be sharing her knowledge and experience through the Body Organics Education Certifications.
New South Wales
Erin has discovered a passion for Movement and intends to continue her learning journey with further Pilates studies with other organisations. 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.
As a teacher Erin has found that you never stop learning. 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).
Australian Capital Territory
Elyse has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions including shoulder impingements, neck/back sufferers, strength training, pre & postnatal, Myofascial Slings movement classes. Specialties including core stability, prevention & rehabilitation programs for clients and passionate about returning clients to their optimal function. She values the importance of movement therapy to achieve this.
She lives and breathes health, wellness and an active lifestyle. Elyse is the walking talking embodiment of her brand “Elysium Studio Pilates”, specifically chosen for this business, not simply as a play on words but because it embodies “a place or state of perfect happiness”. She feels each and every body can achieve this through Pilates and a healthy lifestyle.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) – University of Western Sydney, Diploma of Contemporary Pilates & Cert 4 in Mat Pilates through the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA), Diploma – Myofascial Slings Practitioner (Art of Motion Academy).
Natalie is not only an inspirational mother, she’s an innovative business woman and a remarkable Pilates educator who founded ‘Back to Life Studio’ in 2017.
Natalie discovered her passion for helping others when Natalie’s two sons were born with a rare metabolic disease, resulting in multiple disabilities. She spent many years working closely with Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists as part of an early childhood intervention team, to help her boys find a better quality of life. Her search for answers led her on a journey of discovery and it was this experience that made her realise she had a deep passion for helping others.
Natalie first gained her qualification as an Allied Health Assistant in 2014 and then completed her Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy back in 2017. Natalie also holds qualifications as a professional Health and Life Coach, TRE™(Trauma Tension Release Exercises) provider, NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer, HyperVibe instructor (whole body vibration therapy) Reiki Level 2; Cert IV in Training & Assessment; Dip Business & Marketing (RMIT) Registered Level 3 Professional Pilates Practitioner – APMA & AusActive.
Susie started taking Pilates lessons in 1998, was certified by Core Dynamics in 2002 and received her PMA certification in 2007.
Susie had a vision of creating a Pilates studio for the local Miami Beach community that was both welcoming and focused on teaching the joy and benefits of movement, health and fitness through classical Pilates. Now, after over thirteen years of operation, Susie is proud of how the Studio has evolved in accordance with that vision. The Studio is home to several gifted teachers and enjoys a very loyal clientele, as well as a national and international reputation. Susie also enjoys teaching aspiring Pilates teachers, honing the skills of existing teachers, and teaching the “business” side of the profession to Pilates instructors.
Mari Dawson is the owner of PureCore Pilates in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. She has been teaching Pilates for 18 years and a teacher trainer for the last 8 years. Her experience has taught her that there is no one way that fits all (bodies). Instead she has created her own path, always looking for tools to get the best outcomes for her clients. With the studio being rehab based, she felt that Body Organics would be the best teacher training program for the future of PureCore Pilates.
Mari discovered the benefits of Pilates in 2004 when she needed help with chronic pain. Being an athlete most of her childhood and teen years she was feeling the toll that takes on bodies, along with birthing 3 children. After 2 sessions she was hooked and quit her job and began working at the Pilates studio.
In 2006, Mari decided to get certified comprehensively and went to study in DC with Physicalmind Institute, and became PMA Certified in 2009. Since then she became a Z Health R-Phase Movement Reeducation Specialist in 2019. Mari has trained in Makarlu Masterclass, Peripheral Neuropathy, Pilates for Seniors, Scoliosis, Golf, Reformer for rehabilitation Professionals, and CoreAlign 1,2,3 among many other courses.