Debra Monacelli Dodge
Masters Pilates, Franklin Method® Level 3 Educator, Pilates for Buff Bones® Licensed, Barre, CoreAlign®, Reiki Level 2
Deb, the owner of The Pilates Advantage, has been teaching Pilates since 1999. She completed her Master’s Pilates program through the nationally, renowned studio and teacher-trainer facility – The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Deb was initially certified through The PhysicalMind Institute in New York, NY, and is a faculty member of Balanced Body. Her training also includes Stott Pilates and Polestar Pilates. Deb’s rigorous training is comprehensive: Classical and Contemporary Equipment and Mat, Standing Pilates, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-o-Pull, all Props (Magic Circle, Balls, Bands, Foam Roller, etc.). She continues her training by attending lectures and workshops with Master Teachers throughout the Country.
She is recognized by The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) as a PMA Pilates Gold Certified Teacher (1 of 6 in Minnesota) and has worked with post-surgery adults, pre/postnatal women, Osteoporosis, athletes, seniors, disabled adults and children.
Deb is a Franklin Method Movement Educator and believes that efficient movement is impeded by bad posture, tension and lack of coordination. She aims to teach her students that the more knowledge you have of how your body is designed and functions will help you move more efficiently.
Deb is also licensed to teach Pilates for Buff Bones, a safe, medically endorsed, Pilates-based mat workout focusing on bone strengthening and balance techniques (safe for Osteoporosis).
Deb has a degree in Exercise Science and is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, a member of the American Council of Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and IDEA Health and Fitness Organization (IDEA). Deb is a Level 1 Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor (a movement and therapy practice using balls that combine healing, wellness and injury prevention.) She is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and holds a number of other certifications including Pre/Postnatal, Indoor Rowing, BOSU, TRX and Barre and CoreAlign.
Pilates, CoreAlign, PFilates™
Sally is a PMA Certified, Polestar Trained Pilates Instructor whose passion is to teach people correct movement patterns for life. Sally is also CoreAlign Certified. Her specialty is working with the elderly and post-rehab clients as well as those with Parkinson’s. She has recently been certified in Pelvic Floor Disfunctiion. Sally is fascinated by how the body is designed to work and how movement and overall health is reinforced by Pilates.
Chissy is a graduate of Align Pilates. Chrissy says,” I have always enjoyed all aspects of physical fitness and body movement.
I was diagnosed with scoiosis at a young age and needed spine surgery. Because of this, I struggled with
alignment, range of motion, and overall body strength. I started practicing Pilates about 10 years ago, and fell
in love. I was amazed at how much it improved my alignment, energy, and strength and gave me a great
awareness of my own body. Pilates has relieved by chronic back pain and allowed me to move with ease and develop strength I didn’t know I was capable of. Pilates has been a great gift to me in many ways. I look forward to and enjoy helping others achieve strength and awareness in their own bodies.”
Michelle received her training in the Pilates Method of Exercise through the PhysicalMind Institute. She is Pilates Method Alliance certified.
Bethany is a graduate of The Pilates Center of Boulder, Colorado. She discovered Pilates a few years ago and has been in love with the practice ever since! Through her new-found passion, she decided to make it more than a hobby. Bethany enjoys being active with outdoor activities and Pilates has given her more strength and endurance. Bethany wants to show others that Pilates should be a part of everybody’s life and will increase their quality of life.
Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Sculpt and Kid’s Yoga, Pre and Post Certified
Melissa is an avid marathon runner and the physical intensity of yoga is what initially captivated her. Yoga helps her cultivate awareness and gratitude, both on and off the mat, brought forth by the movement and breath of vinyasa flow. Melissa obtained her certification at CorePower Yoga in Minneapolis and is certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga. She is certified to teach pre and postnatal Yoga She is blessed to have the opportunity to give the gift of yoga to others.