Pilates Mat (Beginner Level)


This class is taught by:

Laura Baehr

Laura Baehr began training in Pilates while rehabilitating from severe hip tendinitis. Since then she has made a full recovery and seeks to share the power of this movement system with others. Laura completed the Drexel Pilates Certification program under the direction of Jennifer Morley.     Laura Baehr is a dance artist and teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her dual degree in Neuroscience and Dance from Muhlenberg College and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Laura's performance background includes concert dance, mask work and dance theater. In addition to performance and choreography, she is an adjunct dance faculty member at Eastern University, Pilates instructor at Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates and Drexel University and a Dance for Parkinson’s Disease instructor.     Laura has a special interest in harnessing biomechanical awareness as a tool to increase strength, confidence, and quality of life.   

Colleen Kropp

Yin Yoga Instrutor

Colleen is originally from the Greater Philly Region, but just recently moved back in 2010 after spending time in Manhattan, where she earned her BA in English Lit from NYU and later worked in the city while prepping for the grad school life that would bring her back in Philly. She is currently a doctoral student of 18th c. English Lit at Temple University. She maintains both a very active and restorative yoga practice and has been a member of the PPY family since May 2012.
 
Colleen is one of the Yin instructors at PPY, having received her certification in 2011 from Wake Up Yoga in South Philly. Besides reading 18th c. novels and practicing yoga, she enjoys biking and walking around the city with her Shepherd-Rottweiler, Sappho. 

Marielle Rubin

Originally from Boston, Mari is a recent Philly transplant. Fully trained on the mat through Balanced Body, she is currently enrolled in full apparatus training through the Pilates program at Drexel University. Mari fell in love with Pilates a number of years ago, as the practice taught her to approach her physical and mental health in an intuitive way, and she loved how emotionally empowered and physically strong she felt after each class. She loves how precise and purposeful the practice is, and she wants her students to gain strength, stability and really challenge themselves throughout her classes. While constantly looking to help her clients challenge both their bodies and minds, Mari believes that hard work, discipline and confidence will help them accomplish their goals.
This mat class is a great place to start for beginners or those new to Pilates altogether. The slower pace and modified exercises will help you to learn the system and prepare you to join open level mat classes as you progress.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jillian Magee
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kate Abernethy
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Oct 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Nov 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Nov 07 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 08 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates