Briana originally hails from Charleston, S.C. but discovered Pilates while living in Washington D.C. Briana completed Fuse Pilates training with Mariska Breland in 2008. Since relocating to New York she has continued her Pilates education with Pilates Alliance Method, Polestar Pilates, and Bodyfix Method. Briana's classes are energetic and encourage you to foster a sense of physical and mental strength that will serve you both in and out of class. When Briana is not thinking about Pilates, she is also a yoga teacher, and teaches Cultural Food Studies at NYU.
Emma is a 200-hour certified E-RYT. Emma completed her training in the spring of 2013 through Pure Yoga in Manhattan, under the instruction of KayKay Clivio and Yogi Charu. Emma's classes emphasize the union of the body and mind; she combines intelligently sequenced, fluid vinyasa with careful attention to the breath and yogic philosophy. Emma infuses her teaching style with her love of music, often incorporating mantra into the experience. She hopes to create an environment that feels safe, uplifting and inspires curiosity. To learn more, visit her at www.emmapooleyoga.com
After several years of practicing yoga and learning to play on a variety of aerial apparatuses, Grace completed her Aerial Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Om Factory (NYC) in the summer of 2016. She has since held corporate & private sessions and public classes teaching vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, and meditation, often mixing in a dash of aerial core warmup exercises.
Amongst her interests in a variety of styles of yoga asana (Vinyasa, Aerial, Acro, Thai, to name a few), Grace also studies the healing art of Thai bodywork, which she often incorporates into her private sessions and workshops. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive space for students to grow their self-care practice, relax & unwind in the air and on the mat.
Although born in northern California, Juliette grew up in the French countryside studying dance and music. She made her move to NYC at age 19 to fullfil a lifelong dream of living in the Big Apple. Juliette has been teaching Pilates for over a year and also teaches Barre fitness in Brooklyn. A trained dancer and overall movement enthusiast, Juliette teaches a well-rounded, energetic workout (expect a lot of glute work and planks!) and always with music! When she is not working out or dancing, you can find Juliette enjoying live music and eating Mexican food at her favorite spots in the city :)
Born and raised on Long Island, Lynette grew up playing a variety of sports, including dance, gymnastics and baton twirling. She started a health and wellness blog in 2012 and in 2015 got certified to be a holistic nutritionist by Keri Glassman's Nutritious School. Her strong interest in movement and science led her to get certified in Pilates through Core Pilates NYC. When Lynette is not teaching, she is being a girl boss and running her PR firm, Lynette Nicole PR.
Originally from Lima-Peru, Mateo moved to New York City in 2010 to study at The Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre. After graduating in 2012 Mateo took his first yoga class and hasn’t stop practicing since. ‘I remember feeling a strong internal joy as I moved my body in sync with my breath and all the people around me. I left the class with such clarity and groundedness, something I had never experienced before.' After a few years of daily practice his love and curiosity to deepen this knowledge in yoga and its roots led him to take a 200hr teacher training at YogaVida to get certified as a Vinyasa Yoga instructor.
Thanks to his training in theater Mateo infuses elements of Alexander Technique and Modern Dance to his warm ups and combines dynamic and strengthening sequences in order to flow seamlessly from one pose to another at the beats of an electropop or indie music playlist. Mateo’s goal as an instructor is to share what yoga has taught him and hopefully help people leave the room physically and mentally lighter and than how they originally entered.
Megan began practicing yoga in Indiana, over 10 years ago. What began as a simple weekly routine to relieve pain from a former injury turned into much more. After moving to New York City, her practice turned into a deeper, daily exploration of herself. It was during that time, she discovered her true passion, to give this practice to others. In December of 2014 she completed her first teacher training, through Yoga to the People, and has been sharing what she learned ever since. Megan now holds a 200-hour vinyasa certification, a restorative certification, and is in the process of earning her 300-hour advanced teaching certificate. She truly believes that yoga is a practice and always yearning to learn and discover more, comes to her mat with a beginners mind.
Steven L. Coard is the founder of Color of Love Production Studios in Hoboken, NJ. Steven is an award winning comedic actor & filmmaker who initially discovered Pilates while working his corporate job at American Express. With his background in acting & dance, Pilates was intuitive and in sync with his personal style of exercise. He loves the way it makes his body feel and wanted to share. Steven is certified in both Pilates & Yoga and holds a B.A. degree in Theatre Art from High Point University. He also holds a M.B.A in Business Administration from The American Intercontinental University.