GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, CrossCore ®, Power Plate, Pilates, Yamuna Instructors
Founder and Teacher
Certified Movement and Postural Analyst
Teacher, Master Trainer, GYROKINESIS® and Specialized Equipment, Authorized Pretrainer GYROTONIC®,
Teacher Trainer: Yamuna Body Rolling, and Yamuna Body Logic Practitioner;
Teacher: Pilates, Power Plate Teacher Trainer, TRX, CrossCore ® Teacher Trainer
Board Certified Health Coach
Ellen has been a health and wellness professional for more than 20 years. Her goal is to help people surpass their own perceived limitations. Ellen has earned degrees in both marketing and management, and led a successful career in high tech marketing. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner and received her certification in holistic health counseling from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and State University of New York. She is also a certified Genesis Transformation Coach. Her passion for guiding people toward healthier lifestyles drew her away from marketing. She now spends all of her energy helping to empower people to change their lifestyle patterns for the better. Ellen is the founder of Core De Vie, Boston's only Master Trainer owned and operated GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® and Pilates studio in Boston.
Ellen has received certifications in more than thirty health and fitness methods, restorative muscular-skeletal disciplines and movement practices. She is currently a certified GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and holds Master Trainer certifications in GYROTONIC® specialized equipment including the GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit and the GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretch Board. She received her Master Trainer certifications training from Juliu Horvath, the creator of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise system. She has is also certified in Yamuna Body Rolling, and Yamuna Body Logic having trained with the creator and founder, Yamuna Zake.
She also has a keen interest in nutrition and the dynamics of today's dietary trends. She weaves her training and certification in holistic health counseling into all of her teachings.
She is a certified Movement and Postural Analyst through Tom Myers' KINESIS.
Ellen decided to open her own studio so that she and her team of highly trained instructors can provide the benefits of their combined experience to our local community. Prior to opening her studio, Ellen taught Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS® at several Boston venues including Sports Club LA. She also held the position of Adjunct Professor in the Dance Department at the Boston Conservatory where she taught Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS® as part of the dance curriculum.
Certified Instructor: Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis ® Specialized Equipment, Pilates, Power Plate, TRX, and CrossCore ® Teacher Trainer
co developer of the Zumba Gold Program
Josie was named ACE instructor of the year in 2005 and IDEA instructor of the year in 2002. She has co-authored 3 Harvard Medical School special health reports on health and fitness.
Josie specializes in strength training for the older active adult.
Certified Gyrotonic® Instructor and Specialized Equipment: Jump and Stretch Board, Power Plate, and Massage Therapist
Originally from Cali - Colombia is a certified Gyrotonic Instructor since 2007 and is a Licensed Massage therapist with a focus on Clinical Massage.
Carlos has also been an accomplished professional ballet dancer for 18 years. He has danced with The Hartford Ballet in CT, The American Ballet Theatre in NY, Principal Dancer for The Boston Ballet in MA, and numerous international dance companies as a guest artist. Carlos is also a certified Ballet Teacher by The American Ballet Theatre.
His deep understanding of human movement and anatomy is a tremendous asset in his clinical massage therapy practice.
Certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Instructor, Pilates, Power Plate, TRX, Zumba, and
CrossCore ® Teacher Trainer
Kim has been a professional movement instructor for many years. She began her career as a modern dancer and has taught modern dance, ballet and hip hop. After a long career in retail she has been a full time Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis and Pilates instructor for 5 years. She was trained in Pilates by Luis Bravo, a second generation master trainer who trained under Lolita San Miguel. His Luis Bravo Quality of Movement format has a more fluid progression than other formats.
Certified Gyrotonic® Instructor, Power Plate, Ballet
Dean Vollick began his ballet training at the late age of twenty, already a college student in Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It became obvious that with good professional training, he could make up for lost time. A move to Toronto led him to many fine Canadian teachers including Lois Smith, Glen Gilmour, Luc Amyot, and Mavis Staines, the Artistic Director of Canada’s National Ballet School. He also had the good fortune to be under the tutelage of Laura Alonso (daughter of Alicia Alonso) for 3 summers at the Banff School of Fine Arts. His career as a classical dancer spanned several years and included work with Ontario Ballet Theatre, Ballet Omaha, and Ballet Florida. Though he loved the classics, he found that contemporary dance was his forte, and decided to pursue studies in modern dance. He acquired a thorough training in Graham based technique while working with Toronto Dance Theatre. It was there that he also began to explore his desire to choreograph, and has created works for various venues from liturgical celebrations, to sales demonstrations for the Swarovski Crystal Company. As a company dancer and freelance artist Mr. Vollick danced across Canada and many parts of the US and Europe.
A desire to teach led him back to the National Ballet School where he completed the two- year teacher-training course for professional dancers, and graduated valedictorian of his class in June of 2001. That summer he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Ballet and continues to be an instructor at their Summer School of Excellence, held at SUNY College in Purchase New York. He spent four years as a full time teacher at Boston Ballet and was Principal of Boston Ballet’s ground breaking Citydance outreach program for three of those years. Currently Mr. Vollick is working as a freelance teacher and choreographer in the Boston Area, and is on the faculty of Ballet Arts Worcester, Walnut Hill Academy, and Boston Conservatory. He is a certified Gryrotonic® instructor, and is enjoying working as a trainer with dancers and non-dancers alike. Dean has also trained with Paul Horvath in theraputic applications with Gyrotonic®.
Certified GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® instructor, choreographer, dance educator
Fernadina Chan is the founder, artistic dean and the co-chair of the dance department of Boston Arts Academy. A 34-year veteran dance educator in the Boston Public Schools, Ms. Chan garnered numerous awards including: the "Distinguished Arts Educator in Dance” from Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education in 1999; Surdna Arts Teacher Fellowship in 2001; Teacher of the Year from the International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education in 2005; and most recently named Educator of the year by Boston Public Schools in 2011. Before moving to Boston, she was on the faculty of the State University of New York in Binghamton.
She received her B.A. in Physics from Southern Illinois University and M.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois. A Conant Fellow, Ms. Chan received her M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1993. After studying Pilates and GYROTONIC® for many years, she became a certified GYROKINESIS® instructor in 2008 and a certified GYROTONIC® instructor in 2009.
Ms. Chan enjoys working with movers of all abilities and all ages.
Wellness Center- Massage, Acupuncture and Holistic Health Practitioners
Certified Gyrotonic® Instructor and Specialized Equipment: Jump and Stretch Board, Power Plate, and Massage Therapist, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy
Carlos Molina is originally from Cali, Colombia, and has been a Professional Ballet Dancer for over 18 years. Most notable, he was a Principal dancer with Boston Ballet. Carlos has been teaching Gyrotonic for five years, and he is also a Massage Therapist and Reflexologist. He completed his certification for massage therapy at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, MA.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Tui Na Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist
Jessica Breton is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts and is recognized nationally as a Diplomat of Acupuncture from the NCCAOM. Jessica received her training in Chinese Medicine at the Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Tucson. She also holds a B.A in Holistic Health from Prescott College as well as certification in Shiatsu, Tuina, Massage, and craniosacral therapy. Before becoming an acupuncturist, Jessica operated a private practice in Tucson, Arizona for 8 years specializing in shiatsu and massage focused on treatment of chronic pain, injuries, stress, neck, and back. Based on this background, Jessica’s approach to acupuncture concentrates on the benefits of combining Eastern and Western philosophies of self healing, nutrition, and body work.
Certified GYROTONIC® and Pilates Instructor
Mary has been teaching Pilates and GYROTONIC® in Boston and the surrounding area for six years. Mary danced in her youth and quickly saw the potential benefits of Pilates and GYROTONIC® when she learned of them in 2001. After being trained in both GYROTONIC® and Pilates, Mary continued to practice and teach them while in law school and recently earned her law degree. Mary continues to teach at Core De Vie on a part-time basis.
Elizabeth Jackson has an extensive and diversified background in the movement field. She has been teaching fitness training methods for over 12 years and is a fully certified pre-trainer in both GYROKENISIS® and the GYROTONIC® Expansion System. She is also certified on all of the GYROTONIC® specialized equipment. In 2001 she tutored under Joseph Pilates most renowned student, Romana Kryzonowska, who certified her under the Pilates NY Guild. Soon after, Elizabeth became a Pilates teacher trainer for Peak Pilates. In 2006 Elizabeth trained with Yamuna Zake in NYC and became certified in Yamuna Body Rolling. Along with completing several anatomy and physiology courses, Elizabeth has taken many yoga trainings and workshops with masters such as Angela Farmer, Anna Forrest, and Tom Myers. While receiving her BA in Liberal Arts from Harvard University, she taught group exercise at several gyms in Boston, MA and also served for the US Army National Guard. Now residing in San Francisco, Elizabeth is a GYROTONIC® and Pilates instructor at BreakAway Performance.
Mia first discovered GYROKINESIS® during her ballet career in the early 90’s when it was first taught as Yoga For Dancers. She studied with Hilary Cartwright who co-founded the original White Cloud Studios with Juliu Horvath in 1984. She found the work changed her body structure and enhanced her dancing. GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® supply the same feeling of strength and agility that accompanied dancing. Mia is a GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and continues to study with Juliu Horvath and other GYROTONIC® Master Trainers worldwide. She operates her own GYROTONIC® practice in Seattle, Washington and regularly visits Core De Vie Studios. She possess a unique ability to convey the dynamics of human movement using natural analogies that instantly allow a student to visualize the Gyrotonic® movements
Chantal Deeble & Jennifer McCasland Daly
GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® Master Trainers
They both have worked extensively with Juliu Horvath, Gyrotonic inventor, developing a deep understanding of the philosophy, curriculum, and training methodology the on which the GYROTONIC® system is founded. They are also both certified in all of the specialized Gyrotonic equipment. Chantal and Jennifer are co-owners of Kinispirit Studios in Manhattan where they offer Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKENISIS® in several locations.
Certified Gyrotonic® Instructor, Gyrokinesis®, Power Plate
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Arian Winn graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory. Arian loves dancing, and helping people young and old find ways to move more comfortably in their bodies. She became a certified Gyrotonic Expansion System® Instructor in 2009 and will complete her Gyrokinesis certification in 2011. She is a certified Power Plate trainer, and is currently in training to become a Pilates Instructor.
Arian dances with Contrapose Dance, a Cambridge based repertory company under the direction of Courtney Peix. In addition, she is part of the afterschool faculty at The Advent School.
Certified Pilates Instructor
A ballerina since she was 3 years old, Laura loved the movement, grace, and beauty of ballet. While complementing her ballet training with Pilates, Laura discovered the same principals that she grew to love in ballet also applied to Pilates. She instantly fell in love with Pilates, practicing both on the mat and on the reformer. Laura earned her Pilates certification in 2002, and never stopped teaching. Years later, Laura is as much in love with Pilates as she was when she introduced the “Mat” and the "Hundreds" to students for the first time.
Laura is certified and trained in Power Pilates, and continues her training and education to further enhance her expertise. She is very excited to share her knowledge and love of Pilates with the Core De Vie community.
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