Meet Our Team
Kachina originally came to Boston to attend Emerson College and graduated with a BFA in Dance/Theater. After college, her love for movement led her to Pilates, and eventually, GYROTONIC® and TRX® certifications. She completed her 600 hour comprehensive certification through Power Pilates and regularly attends workshops and trainings to keep her practices current in order to challenge her clients and herself. She is passionate about these movement methods and strives to empower her clients to feel the same while getting in the best shape of their lives. Kachina has experience working with all types of clientele and bodies including pre and post-natal women, clients with injuries, celebrity clientele, and many others. She lives for the chance to introduce someone to Pilates for the first time and watch them fall in love with it.
Owner/ Pilates Trainer
Nora is a former Ballet Dancer with Sacramento Ballet and Ballet Pacifica. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Fine Arts with a BFA in Dance. Nora earned her Pilates teaching certification from Studio Du Corps in Costa Mesa, CA under the supervision of Diane Diefenderfer. Her teaching style reflects work of Ron Fletcher and her ballet background and focuses on flexibility, lengthening muscles and posture.
Nora writes a blog ballerinachef.tumblr.com where she posts healthy, delicious recipes.
Catherine is trained in both classical and contemporary styles of Pilates honoring the original work of Joseph H. Pilates. She began teaching Pilates Mat and TRX Suspension Training while pursuing a career in nursing. Catherine went on to complete her 600 hour comprehensive certification through Power Pilates and obtained her license as a Registered Nurse. She is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance and regularly attends trainings and workshops to further develop her knowledge of Pilates philosophy.
Megan is a classically trained Pilates teacher. She has both her Mat I and Mat II certifications and has completed her 600-hour Comprehensive Apparatus training, all through Power Pilates. After many years of demanding jobs requiring high amounts of travel, Megan found Pilates as a grounding practice that she could find accessible almost anywhere across the country, world or even in the comfort of a hotel room. Megan enjoys the depth of practice Pilates brings to people at all levels and the approachability it offers for overall long-term health while promoting practical and functional movement. Megan has called Boston home since 2011 and enjoys exploring all the city has to offer, cooking and baking new recipes, while also spending time with friends and her family in CT!
Victory Chen is a classically trained Pilates teacher with a contemporary approach to movement. Victory was certified as a Pilates teacher in New York City at Core Pilates NYC, where she taught Pilates for five years, before moving to Boston. As a former dancer, Victory's teaching style is a mix of classical repertoire with dance cues. She is experienced teaching on all Pilates apparatus, pre/post natal Pilates, and is comfortable modifying for injuries or special needs. Victory has a passion for Pilates and all forms of exercise.
Michelle is a classically trained Pilates teacher with 10 plus years experience in the fitness field. She completed her 600 hour Comprehensive training through Power Pilates and holds many other certifications which all contribute to her unique teaching style and passion for educating the community. Michelle is dedicated tot he classical Pilates method and has worded with clients of all abilities. She taps into her knowledge as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer to create safe, effective and individually tailored sessions. She brings her passion for inspiring movement and living a healthy lifestyle into her teaching and training.
Nicole is a Chicago native who moved to Boston to follow her passion in the health, wellness and fitness industry through employee wellness and services technology. She is a former dancer with The Big Muddy Dance Company, and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Arizona, School of Fine Arts with a BFA in Dance. Nicole's training is sourced from the Fletcher lineage. She trained directly under Kyria Sabin-Waugaman, the Lineage holder of Fletcher Pilates®, at Body Works Pilates in Tucson, AZ. This is where she completed the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program to become a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher. Nicole's mission is to share her love and knowledge of this work to improve the overall well-being of her clients so they can live their lives to the fullest
Tara received a BFA in Dance Performance from Butler University in 2011. She graduated from Lolita San Miguel's Pilates Master Mentor Program, where she became a Master Second Generation Teacher and a Lolita Legacy Educator. She received her Pilates certification through Body Arts and Science International with a Dance Specialty. She teaches Pilates in the most authentic way as she learned from Lolita San Miguel and as Lolita learned from Joseph Pilates himself. Tara has danced with the North Atlantic Ballet Theater, Bay Pointe Ballet in San Francisco and California Ballet in San Diego. She taught at Pilates Back Bay for many years until she moved to Washington DC, and is excited to be back on the team teaching virtual lessons and classes.
Pilates Trainer (virtual sessions)
Heather is a Boston native and Classical Pilates teacher. She was comprehensively trained through the Pilates Center of Boulder, CO. Heather has been teaching Pilates for over 15 years, originally certified through BASI Pilates while living in San Francisco. Heather also completed a 500 hour yoga teacher certification through Barbara Benagh's Yoga Studio in Brookline, MA. Heather loves practicing and teaching both Pilates and yoga, using both modalities to find the delicate balance between effort and ease in movement.
Alicia relocated to Boston in November 2020 after 16 years in NYC. She comes from a ballet background and found that Pilates gave her an interesting perspective on how to correct many things she had worked on for years in the ballet studio. Alicia's certification is from the Kane School in Manhattan. She focuses on core and pelvic stability in order to achieve a healthy Pilates practice. She is excited to be living in New England and exploring all it has to offer.