Brand 3 : Amy Havens

Amy Havens is probably best known for her presenting on Pilates professional video channel 'Pilates Anytime' over the past 8 years. She is now the assistant director of programming for the Channel

However Amy has been an entrepreneur in the Pilates Industry for much longer than the Video channel has existed.  For 18 years has been the  owner of Centerpoint Pilates in Santa Barbara California. 

CenterPoint Pilates is located in the arts district of the historic downtown Santa Barbara, it boasts a spacious open floor plan, a surplus of natural light, high ceilings and ample privacy and is considered ‘the place to study Pilates’ in Santa Barbara.  In addition to Amy's own Instructor training CenterPoint Pilates hosts teacher training and workshops from many of the leaders in the industry.

Skilled in teaching, studio ownership, mentoring and teacher training Amy holds a BA in Dance focused in Dance: Choreography, Performance and Teaching from Colorado State University.

A graduate of the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Post-Graduate Program led by Cara Reeser.Amy was also faculty for 5 years for Buff Bones led by Rebekah Rotstein,

Amy has International teaching credentials outside USA teaching at Reyoom Pilates is Saoul South Korea as well as being faculty in Helsinki, Finland for Somatic Studios and Studio Heikki, for Atlasterapia Pilates in Spain. In the UK in addition to working as visiting faculty for Mbodies Amy dons the tartan and supports the education team at  the Yoga Pilates Place in Glasgow, Scotland. 


 

Amy was introduced to the Pilates method by her modern dance teachers through whom she met Gary Calderone and Jeff Woodman, both graduates of The Pilates Center of Boulder, Colorado. Immediately becoming fascinated with the beauty, grace, strength, and logic of this method, she knew becoming a Pilates teacher was in her future. She recognized this was a mental and physical practice as well as a lifelong discipline.

Amy moved to the San Francisco bay area to pursue a performing career and like many dancers, sustained an injury. Pilates and chiropractors were her means of rehabilitation and it was the transition out of the dance world that enabled Amy to follow her intuition to deepen her relationship with the Pilates method. She completed her comprehensive teacher training program through The PhysicalMind Institute® taught by Madeline Black and Jean Sullivan and as an apprentice, was asked to teach at A Body of Work in San Francisco.

Amy is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT).  Amy holds additional certifications in pre/post natal training through CORE Conditioning and is a Core Align Level 1 trained instructor.

Amy has completed BASI’s® rigorous Mentor and Master Program’s with Rael Isacowitz and is a proud graduate of Pat Guyton’s Pilates Conservatory Teacher Training Program®.

Amy has twice completed Gil Hedley’s 6-Day Intensive Hands-On Human Dissection Workshops, has been a member of IDEA since 2001.

Amy is a patient and compassionate teacher, remembering that “Rome wasn’t built in a day." Based on her rich movement background, her style is eclectic and purposeful. She teaches with enthusiasm, clarity, joy, and a well-trained eye.

Amy finds inspiration in teaching to all levels, but it’s working with beginning level students that best keeps her in the present moment, staying clear with the intention of the method: whole body health, whole body commitment, and breath.

Amy shares that Pilates is a way of life, that the studio is only one place to practice this method. 

Amy has taught for Balanced Body’s Pilates On Tour Fall 2013, the Pilates In Asia Conference 2014 and 2015, and for White Cloud Studios with Troy McCarty in Cleveland, Ohio in 2015. Amy has over 20 years of teaching experience and has an unending curiosity for learning that continues to enrich and enliven her teaching approach.

 

 

Amy first taught for Mbodies in 2018 and was unanimously praised for her Studio training focussing on the active elderly client.