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Whole Body Pilates instructors are certified in multiple disciplines, including Pilates, yoga, personal training, and Core Align. Because of our teachers’ broad base of knowledge and skill sets, we can bring more fun movements and variety to our classes.

Our instructors will always care about your well being and listen to your needs. We'll work one-on-one with you and take the time to teach you the correct form, because we know how vital safety is to your health!

We invite you to take a class with one of our highly skilled instructors.

 

DANA DREIFUS

Studio Owner, Certified Barre, Pilates, and Core Align Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer


 
 

I started practicing Pilates after sustaining a spinal injury in a car accident. I tried many forms of therapy, but Pilates was the only one that seemed to help in a long-term way. After about five years of studying Pilates as a student, I realized I would need to practice it forever. This inspired me to share with others what had helped me so much.

I have studied thousands of hours of Pilates from multiple teachers, physical therapists, and movement educators. For the past ten years, I’ve worked in the field in my studio, PT clinics and at top local studios, and I’ve developed my professional skills while I’ve continued to practice Pilates for my own injuries. Because I came to Pilates as the result of being injured, I deeply understand how difficult it can be to start a movement rehabilitation process, and I will always be sensitive to your particular needs.

I completed a local 500-hour pilates teacher training in 2008, and since then I have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in pilates and rehabilitative based movement. I have also completed certifications in Barre and Core Align instruction through Balanced Body, and am currently in a yoga teacher training program at Whole Yoga in Denver.

Prior to earning my Pilates Certification, I graduated from CU-Denver with a B.S in biology, and I worked in an Internal Medicine office in Capitol Hill for seven years, so I’m very experienced in working with doctors who help patients through rehabilitation efforts.

SAMANTHA PALMER 

Lead Barre Instructor, Certified Pilates, Barre and Yoga Instructor

Samantha Tenney began her yoga journey as a student taking occasional classes for fitness and flexibility. After moving to Denver she discovered barre and committed more time to herself and her practice as a regular student. From an early age teaching has always been her passion, so the transition from classroom to studio seemed perfect. Samantha is a 200hr RYT and has two barre certifications. She has an energetic yet light-hearted approach to her teaching and wishes to share that with everyone she meets. Samantha’s goal as a teacher is to empower her students to find strength, joy, and happiness within their own practice.

 
Kelli Stewart

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Erin Miller

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Jenn Ross

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Samantha Egle

Certified Pilates Instructor

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Teagen Callahan

Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor

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Alex Mesplay

Certified Barre Instructor

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Kat Williams

Certified Barre Instructor

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Alex Wilson

Certified Barre and Yoga Instructor

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Adriane Bradberry 

Certified Barre Instructor

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Taylor Johnson

Certified 500 hr Yoga Instructor and Barre Instructor

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Chelsea Smith

Certified Yoga Instructor​

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Shilah Copeland

Certified Yoga Instructor​

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