Watertown Teachers

Leah P

Leah P

Leah’s love for Pilates and its beautifully fluid movements is a natural extension of her passion for dance. She began her dance training as a young child and has developed her repertoire to include Ballet, Jazz, Acro, and Modern. As a professional dancer, she performs throughout Boston, Las Vegas, and Montreal with her dance troupe. When she isn’t traveling, Leah is teaching Pilates and sharing with her students the many benefits this method has to offer. A student herself, Leah is in the process of completing her Comprehensive Pilates teacher training. Both Pilates and dance provide Leah with the opportunity to channel her creativity in a way that enhances her well-being. Leah wants to inspire her clients to feel this revitalizing power of balanced movement.


Betsy M

Betsy M

Pilates Teacher

Betsy aims to give her clients a fun, dynamic, and effective workout while remaining focused on form, technique, and safety. She has advanced Pilates training in modifying repertoires for breast cancer survivors and those with injuries, and particularly enjoys encouraging women to appreciate the power and beauty of their bodies versus identifying with a number on a scale or dress size.

It is Betsy's belief that anyone can discover increased mental, physical, and emotional benefits from a dedicated Pilates practice. Betsy is a STOTT certified instructor and she has been teaching Pilates, Barre, and TRX in the Boston area for over a decade.


Katie J

Katie J

Apprentice Teacher

Katie has loved movement since she began studying dance at the age of three. After training in various genres, including ballet and contemporary, she attended University of Hartford’s Hartt School and graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance and Ballet Pedagogy. To enhance her art, Katie became a Pilates student and is now a Polestar Pilates Studio Practitioner. Her goal is to assist clients in improving their wellbeing through movement, postural awareness, and breath. Currently, Katie is a professional dancer with City Ballet of Boston and SundanceX.


Laura A

Laura A

Substitute Teacher

Laura has a profound passion for teaching people how to move freely and correctly without pain or limitations. She has been practicing Pilates for nearly a decade and from her first experience with the method she has been impressed with its function not only as a mind/body discipline, but also for its capacity to create strength, balance, symmetry, body awareness and connection.

Laura is a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor and Functional Movement Screening Practitioner who is particularly skilled at working with clients recovering from injuries. She strongly believes in the benefits of a dedicated Pilates practice for post-rehab and preventative measures to help limit the risk of injury and build greater strength and stability.

In addition to teaching, Laura is enthusiastic about holistic nutrition and wellness, and she uses her background in writing, marketing & communications to provide marketing and education exclusively for health and wellness companies.

Laura’s love of Pilates and its potential to empower people of all ages and stages of life has led her to discover much joy in supporting clients in achieving greater strength, vitality, and overall health that they previously thought impossible.


Yishiuan C

Yishiuan C

Substitute Teacher

Yishiuan is a devoted Pilates student who credits the method for making her stronger, healthier, and centered. Practicing Pilates heightens her ability to tune into her own body and move with greater efficiency while teaching it cultivates a love of learning about the human body. With regard for how different bodies moves, Yishiuan connects with clients by sharing her appreciation for Pilates as a means to gain fitness and she aims to provide an enjoyable, balanced, and safe workout. Yishiuan is a STOTT Pilates trained instructor and when she isn’t teaching or taking Pilates classes she works at Harvard University and teaches in the International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations Program at Lesley University.

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