Who should attend Momentum Fest?
Anyone who loves Pilates, loves to move and loves life!
Our vision is to have people from all walks of life come together to find joy through Pilates, laughter and community. Whether you are a beginner student or a professional teacher, you will be encouraged, grown and inspired at Momentum Fest.
Who is teaching at Momentum Fest in 2018?
We are proud to bring you some of the best Pilates teachers in the industry for Momentum Fest 2018. Each of these instructors brings a unique and empowering perspective to their Pilates practice and teachings. You will leave their classes feeling strong in body, mind and spirit.
Anula Maiberg was born in Israel and moved to NYC in 2001 in order to pursue a career in photography. While working on her degree at the School of Visual Arts she fell in love with Pilates through the classes and private sessions she took around the city. After receiving her Masters in Fine Art from the Royal College in London and a few years at a “desk” job she realized happiness wasn’t in front of the computer screen. She decided to attended the Kane School for Core Integration (Kinected) to become a fully certified teacher graduated in 2009. After several years teaching she was accepted into the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Masers and graduated in 2014. Anula is passionate about upholding the traditions and principles of Pilates while being able to update and personalize them for the needs of her students. She also feels strongly about volunteering her time to the LGBTQ community and believes Pilates is a wonderful movement modality and a tool for healing in a supportive environment.
Courtney Miller is an International Pilates Educator and Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Instructor. She has studied world wide in both classical and contemporary Pilates methods, and welcomes learning opportunities whenever possible. Courtney began teaching in the fitness industry in 2001 and has passionately pursued certifications in Pilates, Yoga, AntiGravity Fitness, TRX, prenatal wellness, ballet barre, nutrition, and personal training. Courtney develops continuing education courses for Pilates professionals incorporating unique and contemporary Pilates and fitness fusion workshops which she facilitates online and across the globe. Courtney is a Pilates Anytime instructor, Pilates Style cover model, ambassador for ToeSox, published fitness writer and contributor, fitness/exercise model, and proud mommy.
Delia is the founder of Delia Pilates® Studio & Education and been in the industry for almost 20 years. She’s an International Fitness Educator, PMA®Certified Pilates Teacher, BootyBarre® Master Trainer, and Balanced Body® Master Instructor for the Bodhi Suspension System. Delia earned her Full Certification through STOTT®Pilates and completed the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. Her studies range from classical to contemporary and everything in between. Other fitness certifications include TRX® and IndoRow®. Delia has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, is a published fitness and wellness writer for a regional magazine, certified hollistic health coach and mother of two. She was voted best fitness instructor in Whitefish 2014, 2015 & 2016 and was a finalist for the Pilates Anytime 2016 & 2017 Next Instructor Competition.
Grace is a BASI and PMA certified Pilates teacher having owned and taught at studios in the Channel Islands, United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands. She is also a qualified yoga instructor.
Grace began practicing Pilates from the age of 11. Throughout her training and career as a professional dancer at Tring Park, the Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet, Grace credits Pilates as the tool which allowed her to meet the high demands of a classical ballet dancer.
However, it was only after retiring from dance that Grace began to discover the broader physical and mental benefits that practicing Pilates offers to all aspects of life.
Being able to share the magic of movement with any ‘body’ who wants to learn is the core of Grace’s teaching ethos.
Grace’s teaching is dynamic, creative and precise. She encourages you to explore the awesome things that your body can do, and to feel good while doing it!
James Crader is a Movement Coach specializing in Pilates and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy, a CoreAlign Faculty Member, co-host of the Thinking Pilates Podcast, and owner of Evolved Body Studio in Sacramento, CA. Growing up he never thought anything fitness related would be his calling. He was nerdy, enjoyed listening to and telling stories, and loved to experiment, create, and play with the shapes he could make while rolling around on the floor. He and his sister even practiced writing with their toes (just in case). All that made for a really weird kid, but an innovative movement educator. James began his Pilates training with Balanced Body, but has gone on to study with numerous teachers from many lineages of Pilates and beyond. James has contributed to movement and lifestyle conversations on podcasts, diverse blogs, Pilates Style magazine, the documentary A Movement of Movement, and recently Pilates Anytime. You can find out more about James and EB Studio at www.EvolvedBodyStudio.com, or follow his movement musings on Instagram @physicalthinking.
Jenn is a conscious yogi + coach + consultant who lives to bring people together to have fun and to grow. How cool is that? She thrives on opportunities to invite people to step courageously toward their passions and brings moxie to the mat in effulgent classes full of spirit and power around the world. Jenn has taught yoga and SUP workshops around the world, including at various Wanderlust festivals. More at: www.JennPerell.com
Jenna Zaffino is a passionate thought leader who teaches people how to expand their perspectives, shift their beliefs and affect positive change through facilitating experiences with movement, meditation, communication and storytelling. She is a sought-after educator in the Pilates industry, host of the wildly popular podcast, Pilates Unfiltered, inventor of the DUET™ Roller Accessory System, and serves as a transformational career coach for Movement Teachers.
Jessica has been a licensed physical therapist and certified Pilates instructor for over 17 years. She first experienced Pilates during a short inservice at her first PT job out of graduate school. She quickly fell in love and realized Pilates could be used as an amazing tool in helping to rehabilitate her patients. She received her Pilates training through Polestar Pilates and is a Certified Pilates Teacher and continuing education provider under the Pilates Method Alliance. She has a successful fitness DVD series, YouTube channel, women’s health program and online Pilates studio called Jessica Valant Pilates. She was named a top 10 finalist in the 2015 Pilates Anytime Next Instructor Contest and teaches workshops and courses to other health care professionals and Pilates instructors. Jessica’s love and passion for the Pilates industry led her to co-found Momentum Fest with her husband, Brian. Jessica believes movement should be empowering and exciting and she hopes to help all people in her classes feel the same.
Lesley is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher and has been studying and teaching Joseph Pilates Classical Method since 2005 and 2008 respectively. She also has eight years of retail management experience, and six years managing studios regionally for Equinox fitness clubs. Hooked after her very first class in Orange County, Lesley arranged her schedule to take Pilates classes every day. This enthusiasm moved her to Los Angeles, where Lesley completed a 600 hour Classical Pilates Teacher Training. Soon after, Lesley completed a Masters Pilates Program from The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. Her love for learning the method didn’t stop there, as she became the Lead Teacher Trainer for Equinox Pilates and led dozens of apprentices through their program from 2012-2016. In 2013 Lesley was voted ‘Best Pilates in Los Angeles’ by Los Angeles Magazine, featured in Pilates Style Magazine, can be seen on PilatesAnytime.com, and recently has completed ‘The Work,’ a masters program taught by one of Joseph Pilates ‘Elders,’ Jay Grimes. Maintaining that Pilates is a unique practice that is right for everybody, Lesley tailors the method for each client. Her goal is to help them connect their mind to their core, creating intentional body awareness so they can move from their center, be taller and stronger than when they walked in. You can find Lesley teaching private clients at Westwood Pilates in Los Angeles or through Skype or Facetime. She also offers online business courses for beginning to advanced Pilates instructors, studio owners and teacher trainers at her website, ProfitablePilates.com, and leading groups on Pilates retreats around the world.
Meredith Rogers has been an educator for BASI Pilates since 2006. She is a proud Senior Faculty Member and has taught workshops and courses around the globe. Meredith is continually driven by the opportunity to share her love of the Pilates method and the Body Arts and Science technique with with students all over the world and loves to watch them integrate the work into their bodies and their lives.
Since early childhood, Meredith has been passionate about all things athletic. She was born and raised in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nevada where she was encouraged as an athlete participating competitively in downhill skiing and soccer. She discovered Pilates while rehabilitating a knee injury and immediately gravitated towards it after experiencing firsthand a discipline that promotes balance and alignment as well as strength.
Meredith is currently a resident of Santa Barbara, California where she has been teaching at La Playa Pilates and Wellness center since its origin in 2002. She continues to be excited and inspired by the broad spectrum of the population that Pilates relates to and how it can be tailored to address individual needs while its principles are infallible and never changing.
Tracey Mallett is an International Fitness and Wellness Expert, dancer, choreographer and Master Pilates Instructor who is teaching around the world. She owns her own fitness and Pilates studio in Los Angeles, and is currently certifying trainers worldwide in “The Booty Barre” technique. She’s also a certified personal trainer and a group fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA), as well as a Certified Sports Nutritionist with the National Association of Sports Nutrition (NASN), a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor, Pilates Method Alliance and a Level 1 Gyrotonic Instructor. Tracey is a regular contributor who delivers carefully crafted workouts that have appeared in dozens of publications including Prevention, Shape, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Health, the Los Angeles Times, Pilates Style and Self. A former professional dancer, she also specializes in pre- and postnatal fitness and has presented her workshops at many major professional fitness conferences domestically and internationally. She has been a fitness professional for over 20 years and prides her self on being an innovator with the latest trends in the fitness industry.
Mallett has made it her mission to guide and motivate people – especially other busy moms — to boost weight loss and fitness with simple, practical exercise and diet solutions.
Trina Altman, B.S., PMA®-CPT, STOTT PILATES® certified instructor, E-RYT 500, is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates
Deconstructed®, which both take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science.
She has presented at Kripalu, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, Yogaworks, and multiple yoga conferences. She also created and taught a Pilates Deconstructed® continuing education course for physical therapists and was part of the faculty for the Brain Longevity® conference at UCLA. Trina was a top 10 finalist in the Next Pilates Anytime Teacher Contest for 2017. Her articles have been published in both Yoga Journal and Yoga International. She works out of Los Angeles at Equinox and The Moving Joint. You can find her online classes and courses at www.trinaaltman.com.