RISE: Authentic Pilates is honored to be collaborating with Blossom Leilani Crawford and hosting an invigorating Pilates workshop May 5-7, 2017. The diverse stylistic approaches Blossom can access on the spot has made her a sought after Pilates instructor at conferences and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Paired with RISE: Authentic Pilates urban studio located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC. If you haven't heard about us, yet, let us stretch your horizons!
Limited to 25 participants
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Early Registration Begins: February 1st, 2017
Date: May 5th - 7th, 2017
Location: RISE: Authentic Pilates
60 Biltmore Ave., Suite 002, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Phone: (828) 575-9500
Romana Certified Teacher. Blossom Leilani Crawford is the owner and director of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, New York. She is known for her playful and powerful teaching methods, which she developed during the seventeen years she worked with Pilates Elder Kathleen Stanford Grant. Since then, Blossom has made it her mission to expose each one of her students to the joy and satisfaction that comes from intelligent exercise.Blossom had the good fortune to be introduced to Pilates by Kathy Grant in 1993, during her first year as a dance student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. A venerated teacher, Kathy was one of only two people to personally receive her Pilates teaching certification from Joseph Pilates himself. Blossom was impressed by the effect that Kathy’s exacting and intuitive approach to Pilates had on maintaining and healing her body, and continued to study with her throughout her rigorous dance program.After three years of working with Kathy, Blossom became her Teaching Assistant at NYU, an honored position that she held for over a decade (1996-2007). With Kathy’s encouragement, Blossom went on to pursue private study with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanoyska. She received her Pilates teaching certification 1999, after six hundred hours of practice and observation.Blossom’s current work is a blend of her own considerable experience, Romana’s more traditional set of training methods, and Kathy’s flexible and demanding style. She is known for her ability to seamlessly integrate Pilates lineages as the situation demands, and for her insight into Kathy’s work. The diverse stylistic approaches Blossom can access on the spot has made her a sought after Pilates instructor at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.In January of 2006, Blossom opened Bridge Pilates to ensure a space where all styles of Pilates are present and honored, as Kathy had always taught her. In addition to teaching private sessions, workshops, and conferences, Blossom is a faculty member at Mark Morris Dance Center in downtown Brooklyn, where her vigorous group mat classes are open to the community. Most importantly, Blossom is the fiercely proud mother of two children—which means balancing the career she loves with her desire to get dinner on the table in time! (Source)
RISE: Authentic Pilates is an urban Pilates studio located in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to teaching the Authentic Pilates method developed by Joe Pilates focusing on individualized attention, small-group training, and building strong relationships within our vibrant community. We like to spoil our clients by providing a relaxed and unpretentious environment while continuing to uphold the highest standards within the Classical Pilates industry. At RISE, our talented instructors support both men and women to develop an empowering fitness routine for life. We specialize in teaching Classical Pilates to everyday people so that anyone with a little dedication and hard work can start to feel stronger and better in their bodies.
We pride ourselves in helping individuals integrate Pilates into their daily routines and lifestyles so they can see the benefits of enhanced strength and a greater mind body connection. Our approach towards functional fitness helps educate clients to understand that Pilates can rival the strength, stretch, and control of almost any rigorous exercise program available while reducing their incidence of injury. RISE teaches the Pilates method to a diverse spectrum of people by reaching outside the doors of the studio and providing mobile services to locations such as The Country Club of Asheville and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (College for Seniors) at University of North Carolina-Asheville. RISE: Authentic Pilates is also proud to be an affiliate of the Authentic Pilates Union.
Our unsurpassed teaching skills and relationships within the local community have given RISE the distinguished honor of being voted #1 Best Pilates Studio in Western North Carolina in 2015. In addition Meagan Witkus, studio owner, has been awarded #1 Best Physical Trainer in Western North Carolina for the past three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015).
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