Celeste BruceCeleste Bruce established Soul Pilates (formerly Physicalmind) in South Melbourne in 2001, and has overseen the blossoming of the studio’s reputation as a centre of Pilates excellence. Celeste studied dance for many years both in Australia and the United States, and has travelled widely teaching body conditioning and anatomy and physiology for dancers, as well as delivering community lectures on osteoarthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis and disease prevention from a Pilates perspective. With over a decade of experience as a qualified Pilates instructor, she is certified with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) and Polestar Pilates, and has been on the board of the APMA as chairperson for the education committee. While specialising in dance and sports conditioning, Celeste’s continuing ambition is to educate and encourage all people to exercise more wisely, for the benefit of the mind, the body and the spirit.

Sydney HenrySydney Henry was born in British Columbia, Canada, where she began her dance studies at Goh Ballet and further continued at Northern Ballet in the U.K for three years. In 2010 Sydney changed her classical focus direction to contemporary, joining Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, in Israel for the dance journey program. Sydney was introduced to Pilates over 10 years ago. As a dancer Sydney fell in love with the classical Pilates method of balanced body, mind and spirit. In 2013 studied Pilates under Veronica McClurg and Matilda Christensen, and graduated from the Teacher Training Program of The Pilates Center, Boulder Colorado. Sydney enjoys teaching a wide range of clients.

Shae BrebnerShae Brebner is an integral part of the Soul Pilates team, managing the studio and catering to the needs of a wide variety of clientele. Shae was introduced to the Pilates Method in early 2002 and furthered her education by completing the APMA Instructor Course at the Physicalmind Institute in 2005. Following many years of dance training and after the completion of a full-time dance course in 1999, Shae began teaching at several ballet and performing arts schools in and around Melbourne. Shae joined the Soul Pilates team early in 2006. Her consistent energy and infectious enthusiasm make her an exceptional and sought-after instructor.

Rebecca MagazzuRebecca Magazzu has a background in performing, teaching and choreographing dance. She graduated from the VCA in 2004 with a Bachelor of Dance, before training with the PhysicalMind Institute and qualifying as an APMA Pilates instructor in 2006. As well as conducting regular Pilates sessions, she teaches classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz to various ages. Having worked at various Pilates studios and physiotherapy clinics, Rebecca brings her enthusiasm for working with different abilities and strengths to the Soul Pilates team. She loves to keep her clients interested and ensure they keep improving.

Sally RochlinSally Rochlin has a true passion for Pilates. As a professional musician (completing a Bachelor of Music in 2008), she found the demands of long hours of playing with need to restore functional balance to muscles exceedingly apparent. Sally successfully completed the CTTC with Body Arts and Science International, teaches Pilates in Melbourne as well as attending regular workshops and master classes. Her aim is to assist clients to incorporate Pilates in everyday life, so each movement is executed with better alignment, efficiency, and ease.

Clare PontonioClare Pontonio discovered the affects of body awareness and the amazing benefits through attending regular Pilates studio sessions. Originally from a hospitality background as a general manager in a well-known, bustling hotel, Clare followed her passion for Pilates and acquired a qualification through the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA). Clare keeps up to date with new and exciting practices of the Pilates Method by attending regular workshops, conferences and courses, always looking to add to and improve on her level of skill, experience and knowledge, ensuring she provides the highest standard of instruction possible. Clare enjoys working with a variety of clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Lenny the DogMay I introduce myself : my name is Lenny and I allow Celeste to look after me. I'm a treat seeking, sock stealing, toe licking pilates guru and a Yorkshire terrier. I love lots of cuddles, adore meeting and greeting everyone coming into the Studio and I like treats. I believe in exercise, that is watching humans exercise. All I need are relaxing walks, sleep, food and Love. My birthday is coming up soon, 6 years young, and did I mention I like treats.

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