Instructor Bios

About our instructors…

 

The instructor of PILATES + YOGA are some of the best, well-trained instructors on the West Coast! We require all Floor instructors to have 200+ hour certifications and all Apparatus instructors to have 500+ hour comprehensive certifications and many have completed trainings at well over 1000 hours. In addition to requiring the higher levels of certification, we also only recognize the certifications that Pilates Method Alliance and Yoga Alliance recognize, assuring you that our instructors are the very best! All our instructors also have 10+ years experience in movement, whether that is Yoga, Pilates, Dance, or other artistic expressions on movement. Movement is a lifestyle and a career for our instructors, not a part-time hobby! All PILATES + YOGA instructors have taken CPR and First-Aid and are independently insured while also being covered by the Pilates Plus LLC policies, offering you the upmost in safety and security. Can your current studio offer you all this and more? If you are interested in joining our instructor team at PILATES + YOGA, please send your resume, references and availability to Jodi at Jodi@lasvegaspilatesyoga.com.

 

JODI TALLO

 

 

JODI’S discovery and passion for Pilates began in 1999 while serving in the United States Air Force; she immediately recognized its potential to transform and sculpt her body. Dedicating  years to strengthening her body through Pilates, her interests began to expand. Jodi tested her body’s abilities and began participating in Marathon Running and eventually Ultra-Marathons. To date, Jodi has completed more than 10 full Marathons and several Ultra-Marathons. It was during the course of training for these Marathons that Jodi was introduced to Yoga. She developed a steady practice to assist in preparing and recovering from the intensity of long runs. By using both Pilates and Yoga as part of her cross-training regimen, it has prepared Jodi to train for UltraMarathons as extensive as 50-miles. 

As Jodi pursued her education at UNLV, earning a degree in Psychology, she also gained additional knowledge in fitness and kinesiology. This all became part of shaping her desire to make fitness and wellness a much larger part of her life and sharing her enthusiasm with others through instructing.

Over the past decade, Jodi has practiced Pilates abroad in over 30 countries.  Her goals are to continue with her love of fitness and travel by running Marathons on each continent and further developing her skills in both Pilates and Yoga.

 

 

MARNIE MACRILLO

MARNIE is originally from the Finger Lakes area of NY. She moved to Las Vegas in 2002 from Boston, MA. Marnie is a certified personal trainer and teaches Pilates and Hatha Yoga. She has a Masters Degree in Movement Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her certifications include AFAA, NASM, The Pilates Coach, FiTour, PiYo and has also trained with STOTT Pilates. She has a background in creative movement and dance/music therapy and over the years has worked with all ages in various settings including, a chiropractic office, dance studios, schools, gyms, hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes. Marnie’s philosophy on fitness is “listening to your body”, connecting mind and body to find out what is needed in a personal fitness program. All of her programs focus on challenging oneself mentally and physically, while concentrating on breathing and relaxation. Marnie has always used fitness to overcome challenges in her own life and has a passion for helping others create a joy for movement, strengthening the body and mind for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Marnie teaches Pilates Mat and Apparatus classes and is also available for private sessions at both locations.


MICHELLE KRUCZYNSKI

MICHELLE, a yoga practitioner for more than a decade, Michelle Kruczynski fell in love with yoga during her time in college and quickly began studying as many forms of the ancient art as possible. As a former dance instructor and competitive dancer, Michelle always utilized movement as a way to connect with her body and spirit, and therefore was naturally drawn to the principles of yoga. After developing a regular practice and becoming a serious yoga student, she began to pursue a certification to get her back into a teaching role. Her journey took her to a YogaWorks Teacher Training in early 2010 where she spent six months studiously learning anatomy, philosophy, alignment and pranayama. Today Michelle prides herself in offering a safe, enlightening environment for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. She teaches Power Vinyasa and Candlelight Hatha at our Windmill Lane location. Michelle is available for private sessions.


MARY JANE KLEIMAN

MARY JANE A certified Pilates and Gyrotonic instructor, Mary Jane Kleiman is genuinely committed to providing high quality instruction to help her clients reach their fitness goals safely and effectively. In the 1990′s she taught the first ever Pilates Matwork classes on the island of Kauai. Thereafter, Mary Jane Kleiman opened Pilates Hanalei, the first ever commercial studio on Kauai. Mary Jane Kleiman studied in New York, Los Angeles and Boston from renowned Pilates Instructors such as Colleen Glenn, Ana Caban and Siri Dharma Gulliano. Mary Jane is certified through Polestar, Stott and Peak Pilates and obtained her Gyrtonic certification through Juliu Horvath in 2003. The long-time Pilates Instructor has built a steady and loyal clientele, including celebrities like Graham Nash among others. Her clients love her true knowledge and professionalism as well as the passion for her work and deep care for them. Mary Jane teaches Pilates Mat and Apparatus classes and is also available for private sessions at both locations.


Heather Fairman

Heather Fairman is a registered yoga teacher with a 200 hour level certification and is currently working on a 500 hour certification. Heather’s first time practicing yoga was in a gym in Florida, which had assembled an amazing group of instructors who inspired in her a desire to practice and learn more. A dedicated practitioner of Vinyasa Flow for the last five years, she has been teaching in the Las Vegas area since 2012. Heather infuses her playful classes with humor to remind us of the joy yoga produces even when our body is working at it’s edge in the “crazy pose of the day”. When not teaching or practicing yoga, Heather helps out the Southern Nevada Pug Rescue, so don’t be surprised if you catch her doing Down Dog in a Pug Life t-shirt.  Heather teaches the Friday evening class.