I began practicing and fell in love with Pilates 24 years ago and have been teaching on two continents for 18. A knee injury during my years as a long-distance runner in Mexico, where I grew up, led me to discover Pilates as a means of rehabilitation. The practice not only healed my knee but also became an essential part of my being profoundly influencing the way in which I approach both movement and life in general.
I received my Pilates Certification and Master’s Certification at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Concurrently, I obtained a B.A. degree in Kinesiology at The University of Colorado at Boulder. My degree in Kinesiology enhances my understanding of and fascination for biomechanics and physiology, allowing me to back the artistry of my Pilates teaching with scientific method and research. In addition to studying with Master teachers Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel of The Pilates Center, I was granted the opportunity to work with first-generation teacher Ron Fletcher and have studied extensively with Cara Reeser completing the Kathy Grant Heritage Training.
It is my belief that the key to health and healing lies in One’s ability to connect with his or her deepest, most authentic center in order to acknowledge movement patterns or habits that are no longer serving optimal health. Once a person is aware of these patterns or habits, there is an opportunity to restore the body to its healthiest and most bio-mechanically efficient state. I refer to the teachings of Joseph Pilates when I describe this state as “uniform development.”
Throughout my years of teaching, I have worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels, helping them recover from injuries, build strength, reshape their bodies and develop healthier lifestyles. While my approach to Pilates training is subtle in that I prefer to allow the student to internalize the changes that are optimal to their body, my enthusiasm is contagious and sessions are powerful.
My style involves blending clear, intuitive, and thoughtful guidance while holding a safe and peaceful space for students to experience a profoundly meditative flow. This flow, centered around pristine awareness allows for a highly effective and deeply transformative Pilates experience.
Allow me to guide you. I would be my greatest honor.
The studio is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This one-of-a-kind space is a cozy, zen oasis filled with natural sunlight, high ceilings, and beautifully crafted state-of-the-art Pilates equipment from the Peak Pilates bamboo line. My intention is to provide you with a space that allows you to leave all your stress and worries at the door. Distraction free, you will be fully present and able to receive the benefits of your Pilates practice.
“There are pilates instructors and then there is Kevyn. I am constantly in awe of Kevyn’s warm upbeat and calming nature that infuses the studio.Entering KZP you immediately begin to feel the zen like qualities from the calming colors soothing scents and tea, water and snacks available to you. Whatever pain, ailment or complaint I bring Kevyn can figure out how to solve it and I end leaving at least an inch taller and ten pounds lighter from the pain and strain lifted from my body.I started working with Kevyn with severe back pain that 3 Doctors wanted to operate on. After working intensively with Kevyn I can say she not only healed my back but taught me how to run again so that I would remain pain and injury free. I went from constant pain and not even able to lift my leg to running five miles! You will be in great hands literally and figuratively with Kevyn.”
“First and most important is the refined and comprehensive knowledge Kevyn has of Pilates as it was created by its master. As a Pilates student for almost 20 years, I have an immense respect for her ability to convey to her students the essence of his teachings.
Second, and no less significant is her ability to craft that teaching in creative ways for each individual she trains. She uses every session as a challenge for her as the teacher and us as her students. Not an inconsiderable accomplishment. She has an uncanny ability to take the measure of each session with her students to create a class that is appropriate to that moment in time for them.
And last, is that she has an attention to detail of each exercise that gives the student the most opportunity to progress effectively for them specifically.
There are a myriad of other things that she brings to the table but these are the ones that come most to mind.”
“Being taught by Kevyn is a multi layered experience. It is very clear that there is never anything “cookie cutter” about her teaching; she is always focused on what is going on in the time you are with her. If something is physically bothering you, she addresses it immediately and is always successful at resolving the problem whether in that session or the following. She is a gentle teacher who manages to convey her extensive knowledge of the body but also to make each session a challenging workout. My husband and I trust her completely and she is by far the best and most sensitive teacher we have ever had. A session with her is a gift. She is a gift.”
“Kevyn is a very special teacher. She has this unique way of delivering the information so that each person truly understands the message she is communicating. Clients adore her personalized attention to detail, her patience and her ability to push them to achieve their goals with the utmost support and respect. Take a session or class with Kevyn. You will love her!”
“Kevyn is invaluable to anyone looking for a genuinely good Pilates instructor and health advisor. She pays close attention to the needs of her clients, not only what they think they need, but also what their bodies actually need. She exudes an aura of compassion, but demands careful attention to detail and she will challenge her clients to go beyond their comfort zones. I have worked with Kevyn as a client, a peer, and a business partner and I highly recommend her services to anyone. She truly embodies ‘health that begins within.”
“I have been studying Pilates with various instructors for ten years. I have never had an instructor as intuitive, as intelligent, as experienced and creative and mind-blowing as Kevyn. She’s able to use metaphor and visual imagery to help me increase my ability to understand and feel what my body is doing (and is capable of doing). Kevyn is a gifted teacher, a mentor, a scientist and an artist. She’s given me my body back!”
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