PILATES

Intimate. Challenging. Rewarding.

PILATES TEACHERS

Professional and experienced

Alexandra Gitlitz

Alexandra Gitlitz

HOMETOWN:Aspen, Colorado

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Austin White

Austin White

Austin’s first Pilates class was in Aspen at the age of seventeen, where she became a dedicated client and fell in love with the concept. She quickly understood the power of mind/body connection and how vital daily practice can be. After years of training and noticing steady growth in her strength and body, she attended a Classical Pilates school under Balance Body University in Los Angeles. The school is operated by both physical and massage therapists who encouraged more in-depth knowledge of anatomy. While living in Santa Monica Austin experienced a wide variety of studios, techniques, and clients. Her background in Spiritual Psychology supports her ability to create a relationship with clients and intuitively focus on their body’s needs. Whether you are looking to learn the basics of Contrology and breathe or want a physically challenging workout, Austin is delighted to work with you!

HOMETOWN:Aspen, CO

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Core Conditioning, Roger Gonzalez-Hibner, Gabrielle Shrier, UpRise Classical Pilates, Mila Nova Pilates

BEFORE TEACHING:Esthetician, Pure Barre Instructor

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Trained in: All levels Mat, Classic Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, Chair, Barre Pure Barre certified USM certified

Jenna Meyer

Jenna Meyer

Jenna started practicing Pilates as a cross-training method while training as a gymnast. Using similar muscle groups as gymnastics, she could not get enough of the low impact, strengthening, and lengthening work out. Jenna believes Pilates is for everyone at any age to keep you strong and improve your quality of life.

HOMETOWN:Winter Park, FL

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Kaytlyn Shephard, Evan Soroka, & Rael Isacowitz

BEFORE TEACHING:Travel, Attempting to be a Colorado skier, O2 Aspen Front Desk

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

BASI

HEATHER VANDIEPEN

HEATHER VANDIEPEN

Heather's classes are approachable and emphasize on alignment with a steady connection to breath. She is continually inspired by yoga + pilates for it's transformative power, internally and externally, and finds it to be a source of joy and strength. Also loves to hike and is passionate about taking at home challenges that consist of 30 mins a day.

HOMETOWN:Sarasota, FL

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Ashley Turner, Meredith Gnau, Gina Caputo, Evan Soroka, Courtney Miller

BEFORE TEACHING:Server

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Heather has practiced yoga and Pilates for over 15 years, Full STOTT certification, 200-Hour Certification through CorePower Yoga

Kaytlyn Shepherd

Kaytlyn Shepherd

Kaytlyn discovered Pilates at a young age when she was suffering from debilitating back pain due to scoliosis. This is when her passion for Pilates began & Kaytlyn realized that movement truly heals. She combines this passion with the renowned BASI method to provide deliberate, attentive and energetic sessions tailored to each client. Whatever your goal my be: rehabbing an injury, maintaing strength through pregnancy or improving flexibility, Kaytlyn is dedicated to the experience of every individual to help reach your goals and improve quality of everyday life.

HOMETOWN:Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Rael Isacowitz, Kristi Cooper, Erica Bloom, Courtney Miller

BEFORE TEACHING:Advertising and Marketing

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

8 Years, 500+Hour Body Arts, & Science Comprehensive Program, BASI mat certification, Pilates Method Alliance continuing education

Michelle Faurer

Michelle Faurer

As a teacher I hope to create a space for others to share the way my practice has made me feel: supported, nurtured, challenged, empowered, confident and strong.

HOMETOWN:Aspen, Colorado

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gina Caputo, Evan Soroka, Connie Borho

BEFORE TEACHING:Production and Apparel Product Development

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Colorado School of Yoga, Pilates Mat Peak Pilates, Pilates Reformer Stott, TRX, BA Art History

PIPER ERIN ROTHBERG

PIPER ERIN ROTHBERG

With my well rounded background in wellness and counseling I approach each student with warmth, passion and focused attention. I believe in transformation from the inside out.

HOMETOWN:Aspen, Colorado

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Shapes Studio; Farida Sharon; University of Colorado; National Institute for Nutritional Education; Integrative School of Nutrition and Life Coaching

BEFORE TEACHING:School and Motherhood

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

15 years Advanced Certified Pilates Instructor, Bachelors Psychology, Certified Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Certified Lifestyle Coach

RACHEL HANSEN

RACHEL HANSEN

Rachel was introduced to Pilates by her parents at the age of 14. Suffering from scoliosis as a young child, Rachel needed something to help relieve pain and strengthen her core. When Rachel went off to college she continued her private Pilates sessions weekly. That's when her mentor, and teacher, asked her to become a certified Pilates instructor. Rachel is trained through Lotus Pilates, an extensive and comprehensive training of over 600 hours. Her instruction is a creative flow, focusing on deep core discovery while centering the exercises around the breath. Rachel's mission is to share her knowledge and passion of Pilates in an environment where her clients will truly benefit. Her understanding of Pilates and how it compliments the "Aspen Life Style" will enhance your experience and take it to the next level.

HOMETOWN:Cherry Hill, New Jersey

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Ann Trenka, Student of Mary Bowen (Jospeh Pilates original student and dancer), Mary Bowen , Corinna Casentino

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Lotus Pilates Certification through Balance Body University, 14 Years of Teaching Experience