Greatest Hits: Best of Pilates, Barre & Yoga


This class is taught by:

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.

Theresa Schweingruber

Theresa's training through Drexel University, under the direction of Jennifer Morley, has
prepared her to teach students of all levels in mat classes and on the Pilates equipment.

As a dancer since the age of 4, she initially became interested in Pilates as a reliable cross-training practice to support her dance endeavors. Her genuine love for movement and the mind-body connection only enhanced her experiences with Pilates, both as a teacherand practitioner.

She hopes to share her practice and understanding with others who are also looking for support through cross-training.

Enjoy the most satisfying and effective blend of exercises from three of your favorite classes. Power up your core with a Pilates warm-up, tone and feel the burn with a series of barre exercises, then lengthen and flow into a yoga sequence designed to leave you feeling both vital and relaxed. You will fire up your muscles, ground with breath, focus your mind and strengthen the entire body through this rejuvenating flow.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Dec 14 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Dec 21 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Theresa Schweingruber
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Dec 21 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Theresa Schweingruber
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 04 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 04 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 11 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 11 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 18 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 18 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 25 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Jan 25 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Feb 01 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Feb 01 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Feb 08 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Feb 08 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Feb 15 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Feb 15 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Thrive Pilates