22 episodes

Short and sweet conversations with experts and leaders in the Pilates industry to inspire + elevate your teaching.

Pies and lattes is hosted by Nikki Naab-Levy, Pilates teacher and movement educator.

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Short and sweet conversations with experts and leaders in the Pilates industry to inspire + elevate your teaching.

Pies and lattes is hosted by Nikki Naab-Levy, Pilates teacher and movement educator.

    S5. Ep 10: Grace Hurry | On Instagram and career transitions

    S5. Ep 10: Grace Hurry | On Instagram and career transitions

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Pilates teacher Grace Hurry about her experience with Instagram and transitioning from being a professional ballet dancer to a Pilates teacher and studio owner. They also cover Grace's tips for keeping a realistic and positive perspective when navigating social media and why she thinks it's important to take time to unplug from the online space. 
    About Grace Hurry
    Grace is from the UK and first fell in love with movement when she started ballet at the age of 2.  At age 11 she was accepted to full time ballet school where she was lucky enough to be introduced to Pilates, which became an integral part of Grace’s dance training and career. In 2010 Grace transitioned from professional dancer to ballet and Pilates teacher, and became certified through the Royal Academy of Dance, the Pilates Method Alliance, and Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates in the UK. She later competed the Mentor and Master programs with Rael Isacowtiz in California. After 3 years of teaching in the Cayman Islands, Grace now lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands and co-owns a Pilates studio there. She also guest teaches and hosts Pilates retreats internationally and is a member of the BASI Pilates faculty. She is so excited to be returning to Momentum Fest for a second year!

    • 26 min
    S5. Ep 9: Chantill Lopez | Embodied teaching and the vagus nerve

    S5. Ep 9: Chantill Lopez | Embodied teaching and the vagus nerve

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Pilates educator Chantill Lopez about her strategies for embodied teaching and creating a safe and warm environment for students. They also discuss the role of the vagus nerve in managing stress and its effects on how we experience movement. 
    About Chantill Lopez
    Chantill is a movement explorer, educator, and mentor and has made a 20-year career teaching Pilates; it still makes her smile. Her work focuses on teaching from the whole-person and whole-body perspective, drawing from brain-based learning frameworks, motivation and communication science, somatic and humanistic psychology, and other emerging models such as the polyvagal theory. Chantill is the founder of the education company, Skillful Teaching, the creator of the Thinking Pilates Podcast and author of the book “Moving Beyond Technique”. She is also the creator of one of Pilates Metrics’ original movement libraries and a featured presenter for Fusion Pilates EDU. Chantill lives and teaches in Sacramento, CA.

    • 25 min
    S5. Ep 8: Delia Buckmaster | Finding the right teacher training for you

    S5. Ep 8: Delia Buckmaster | Finding the right teacher training for you

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Pilates educator Delia Buckmaster about her experience going through three different Pilates teacher trainings at the insight it gave her on how to know what training is right for you. They also discuss her strategies for getting clients results and keeping sessions interesting while staying true to the Pilates principles.
    About Delia Buckmaster
    Delia is founder of Delia Pilates® and in the industry for almost 20 years. She’s an International Fitness Educator, PMA®CPT, BootyBarre® Master Trainer, and Balanced Body® Master Instructor. Delia earned her Full Certification through STOTT®Pilates and completed the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. Delia has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, a PMA panelist and published fitness and wellness writer for a regional magazine . She was voted best fitness instructor in Whitefish 2014, 2015 , 2016 & 2018 and was a finalist for the Pilates Anytime 2016 & 2017 Next Instructor Competition.

    • 22 min
    S5. Ep 7: Trina Altman | Using corrective exercise in Yoga and Pilates classes

    S5. Ep 7: Trina Altman | Using corrective exercise in Yoga and Pilates classes

    In this episode, Nikki chat's with yoga and Pilates educator Trina Altman about how to integrate corrective exercises into your classes. They discuss what corrective exercises are, how they can be used to reduce the risk of injury and prepare your body for yoga and Pilates exercises, and some strategies for integrating them into your classes.
    About Trina Altman
    Trina Altman, BS, PMA-CPT, E-RYT 500. She’s the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. Trina created and taught a Pilates Deconstructed® course for physical therapists at UCLA and was part of the faculty for the Brain Longevity® conference at UCLA. Her work has been published in Pilates Style, Yoga Journal and Yoga International. Her book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning From Rehabilitation Back Into The Yoga Studio is slated to be published by Handspring Publishing in December 2019. For more information on Trina and her live + online classes and courses, visit trinaaltman.com.

    • 24 min
    S5. Ep 6: Jessica Valant | Rediscovering your Pilates Practice

    S5. Ep 6: Jessica Valant | Rediscovering your Pilates Practice

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Pilates teacher, physical therapist, and creator of Momentum Fest, a 3 day Pilates Festival, Jessica Valant about why she created Momentum Fest and the importance of making time for play and a personal Pilates practice in addition to continuing education. They also discuss what Jessica learned from running Momentum Fest last year for the first time, who the event is for, what to expect, and why we should embrace all styles of movement. 
    About Jessica Valant
    Jessica Valant, MSPT, PMA-CPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist, PMA Certified Pilates Instructor, continuing education provider, proud mama and movement lover. She believes when people feel strong and free in their own bodies it can lead to a ripple of more kindness and love in the world. Jessica is recognized as a leader in the Pilates industry due to her extensive experience, continuing education courses, women’s health expertise, successful online Pilates studio and popular Youtube channel. Her work has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, Shape Magazine and Thrillest and she has been named a YouTube Creator on the Rise and Pilates Anytime Next Instructor Competition Finalist. Jessica and her husband, Brian, founded Momentum Fest in 2017 in order to create an inclusive, loving and fun place for all people to celebrate movement together. Jessica can be found at www.jessicavalantpilates.com, on social media @jessicavalantpilates or at home in Denver wrangling two young kids.

    • 20 min
    S5. Ep 5: Becky Phares | Embodying Pilates principles in dance

    S5. Ep 5: Becky Phares | Embodying Pilates principles in dance

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Becky Phares about how she has used her understanding of Pilates and biomechanics to help her dance students improve their longevity. They also discuss strategies for making Pilates and dance fun and how to find inspiration and teaching ideas when you don't live near other studios.
    About Becky Phares
    Becky Phares is a Ragin Cajun Pilates instructor from Lafayette, LA who owns The Body Initiative Pilates Studio. With over 10 years of teaching experience she has worked with all types of populations from the ages of 7 – 93. Recently Becky has been blog writing for the Polestar International newsletter and finished in the top 10 in the next Pilates anytime instructor competition for 2018 and 2016. Movement is her passion and wants to share postivive movement experiences with the world!

    • 20 min

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