Meet Our Staff
Yulia studied with Emily Bogard at Indiana University and completed certification in 2011. Additionally, Yulia has studied intensively through STOTT with Melissa Noble and is in the process of completing her STOTT Matwork and Reformer Pilates Certifications. In her classes, Yulia incorporates principles of mindful awareness and uses the breath to help students achieve optimal alignment in their bodies. She emphasizes five basic principles of Pilates that help restore the natural curve of the spine, rebalance the muscles around the joints, and bring all parts of the body into integration.
Gayle finds the discipline of Pilates challenging, although quite effective in its nature. She holds a Pilates instructor certification through YMCA of the USA and has been teaching both mat and gravity Pilates classes for 5 years. Gayle is the director of the yoga and Pilates programs at the YMCA.
Mary Lou Iauco-Bewley
Mary Lou received her Pilates Matwork Certification from IU HPER under the direction of instuctor Emily Bogard. Her background of employment at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, IU Musical Arts Center, Idyllwild Arts Foundation and Interlochen Center for the Arts influences her creativity when leading Pilates. Her classes take a sincere focus on the goals of the individual exercises and movement patterns while also concentrating on breath patterns and postural alignment. Mary Lou has been teaching Pilates at the Monroe County YMCA for 6 years.
Lisa's introduction into the mind-body movement began as a student in 2004. Competitive by nature, Lisa has found the noncompetitive spirit of Pilates and yoga to be a journey of inner growth, self-understanding and acceptance. When practicing, Lisa believes the body can do in a session exactly what it should be doing. One accepts without judging. Lisa received her Pilates certification from Indiana University under the direction of Emily Bogard in 2009 and her 200 RYT from Vibe Yoga in 2011.You will find Lisa's classes to be an invigorating blend of creative sequencing designed to challenge the body and lift the spirit. Attention to the "core" is emphasized, but Lisa believes the best core exercise is laughter! Come prepared to breathe deeply, move with purpose, and smile with joy.
Mandy has been a student of Pilates and yoga since 2001. She enjoys the benefits of mind/body exercise through breath, movement, and enhanced body awareness. Mandy's teaching incorporates the Stott Pilates method for core strength and stability as well as better posture.