Pilates Mindful Flow


This class is taught by:

Michele Tantoco

Michele Tantoco is a dancer and movement educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Michele completed her comprehensive pilates training with Jennifer Morley at Drexel University in 2014. She is interested in the practice and teaching of movement (and it's infinite modalities/techniques) as a source of strength, communication, discovery, and creativity. Michele studied biology at Bryn Mawr College (2001) and teaches yoga, pilates, and contemporary dance technique.

Ella Cuda

Ella loves to fuse her knowledge of traditional dance technique, breath inspired movement and yoga to create an invigorating and smooth flow to each style of class she offers. Ella received her BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in 2015; her love of moving and years in dance class inspired her to pursue her Barre teacher training certification with Kelly Love. On the contrary, she discovered yoga’s physical and mental healing capacity after sustaining an injury while dancing years ago; since her initial introduction to the practice her passion for yoga has flourished. Ella graduated from Beyond Asana RYS, completing 200 hours of Vinyasa study, as well as the 48- Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Intensive with Brittany Policastro and a Postpartum Teacher Training Certification with Lara Kohn Thompson.  Most recently Ella graduated from the 450 Hour Drexel Pilates Program.
 
All forms of movement allow Ella to “let go” of limiting inhibitions; she strives to offer a class that allows others to also release into their potential and enjoy their physical practice in a safe and supportive environment. She believes in sustainable growth (on and off the mat) and strives for students to discover a unique, individual movement style that will continue to serve them far into their future. She feels drawn to working with a broad population, from those who have never stepped foot on a yoga mat or into a Barre class, to expecting mothers, families, and the experienced mind-body practitioner.   Ella recently assisted for The Art of Yoga Project pilot program in west Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that uses art, yoga, and journaling for early intervention to help at-risk and sexually exploited girls prepare for a positive future. She is an Eat Breathe Thrive- Yoga for Eating Disorders certified Thrive Tribe facilitator. 
 
Ella organizes the Karma Yoga Classes at the studio, establishing partnerships with other businesses in the community to create events to benefit organizations in Philly and other areas. You can find Ella assisting with general studio management from ensuring emails are answered to posting photos to social media and keeping the studio running smoothly.   She splits her time between her home in South Carolina and Philadelphia, equally missing each when away.  She is an avid tea enthusiast, nature lover and devoted sister.
Move mindfully through a sequence of Pilates mat exercises focused on increasing mobility, strength, flexibility and integration throughout the body. You'll have the opportunity to move at a slower, more mindful pace in order to gain a clearer understanding of how to move your body in a more efficient and healthy manner.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Oct 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Nov 06 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Nov 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 15 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Nov 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Nov 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Dec 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Dec 06 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Dec 11 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Dec 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Dec 18 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Dec 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Dec 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Dec 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates