OWNER ~ Madeline Black
Madeline Black has distinguished herself as an international leader in Pilates Instruction and movement education. To date she has presented her work at distinguished forums such as Pilates On Tour, the Pilates Method Alliance, the Body Mind Expo Conference, and Pilates Style Magazine. Madeline is a Mentor in the Passing the Torch Program created by Balanced Body and coaches the most advanced teachers and trainers, raising the education and quality in the Pilates industry. She has also given workshops in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Spain and through out the US. She is PMA-CPT, ACE and ACSM certified, and Hendrickson Method certified.
Madeline draws inspiration from a vast knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, quantum physics, and energy work, which has lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Pilates, yoga, and Gyrotonic. What sets Madeline's teaching apart is her emphasis on clear instruction. From her lecture demos, to her hands-on work, to her educational and supplemental materials, participants leave her workshops immediately able to integrate her ideas and concepts into sessions with their own clients. Her accessibility, articulateness, commitment to Pilates, and decades of experience, makes her a beloved and sought-after instructor.
Madeline has studied Pilates under many of the modern masters of our time, including Eve Gentry, Romana Kryzanowska, Naja Cori, Jean Claude West and Anna Schmitz. Additionally, she worked and mentored with Marika Molnar at Eastside Sports Medicine Center in New York, studied anatomy and neuromuscular re-education with Irene Dowd, Gyrotonic with Julio Horvath, orthopedic massage with Tom Hendrickson, Integrative Manual Therapy with Sharon Weilselfish-Giammatteo, and Lauren Berry technique with Lynda Caesara. She is also exploring the field of energy work.
A resident of Sonoma County, California, Madeline's home studio is Studio M.
Studio M Staff
STAFF ~ Chelley BonDurant
As a somatic educator and a Pilates Master Trainer, Chelley’s background as a dancer has provided a strong movement base to her rich repertoire of movement skills, which include Bodywork, Pilates, the Gyrotonic Expansion system, Laban Bartenieff and Expressive Arts » read more...
STAFF ~ Sue Aslin is a certified ITT Pilates Master Trainer and has studied Pilates extensively with renowned master trainers Madeline Black, Debra Schubert, Jorge Chabowski, and Jean Sullivan. She also holds a GYROTONIC® Level 1 certification and continues to study Gyrotonic with master trainer Keli Fine. » read more...
STAFF ~ Lily Vickers
Movement has been an inspirational force in Lily’s life for 25 years. Enjoying any opportunity for expression through rhythm, grace, and poise, Lily studied ballet for 15 years as well as modern dance, jazz, tap, Middle Eastern and ballroom dance. Lily enrolled in and received certification through the Integrative Teacher Training program, co-founded by Madeline Black, Joerg Chabowski, Debra Schubert and Jean Sullivan. » read more...
STAFF ~ Jeanette Newman is an ITT certified Pilates instructor who trained with Madeline Black, Jean Sullivan, Debra Schubert, Leah Putnam and Joerg Chabowski. She is a certified in the Gyrotonic Expansion System; trained by Keli Fine. In addition, she is a certified Pilates for Golf Coach, trained by Monica Clyde, author of The Golfer’s Guide to Pilates. » read more...
STAFF ~ Janie comes to us from the British Isles where she attended the University of London, Laban Center for Movement and Dance and attained her BA in Dance and Drama. She completed her teacher training in Pilates with Madeline Black and Jean Sullivan through ITT, and is PMA-CPT certified. » read more...
Anne Nina Woltering
STAFF ~ Anne Nina Woltering has been a certified massage therapist for the last 13 years. Working in private practice as an intuitive healer her studies included several modalities of hands on healing: Swedish-Effleurage, Reflexology, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity and Aromatherapy. » read more...
GYROTONIC® MASTER INSTRUCTOR ~ Keli Fine
GYROTONIC® MASTER INSTRUCTOR ~ Keli Fine began her Gyrotonic training in New York City in the late 1980s with the first Gyrotonic studio. After returning home to San Francisco and pioneering one of the first satellite studios she continued her studies with Juliu Horvath on both coast. » read more...