Staff profile

Amy Havens

Instructor Trainer

Brand

Pilates for the Older Client and Midlife : Osteoporosis, Menopause, Standing, Balance

Based in

Santa Barbara, UNITED STATES


Biography


Amy’s journey has been a rich one since graduating CSU. 

Her dance degree took her to the San Francisco Bay area where she danced for several regional companies, but it’s the Pilates Method that has been Amy’s vocation now since 1997. 

She completed her initial comprehensive Pilates teacher training through The PhysicalMind Institute with Madeline Black.  She has acquired countless additional training most notably with Cara Reeser and the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Program, Pat Guyton/Pilates Conservatory, Rael Isacowitz/BASI Mentor/Master Program, Mariska Breland/Pilates for Neurological Conditions and Rebekah Rotstein/Buff Bones with whom she’s a faculty member for this international teacher-training program. 

She twice has attended Gil Hedley’s 6-Day Intensive Hands-On Human Dissection Workshops and considers herself a forever student.  She annually adds to her list of teaching credentials.

Amy is a national and international Pilates educator --- having taught in South Korea, Spain, London and Finland as well as many cities throughout the United States.  She is a mentor, teacher trainer and business coach to other teachers in training and believes in ongoing continuous education and professional community.

She opened her own studio, CenterPoint Pilates, in Santa Barbara, CA. in 2001.  Her studio just celebrated it’s 16 year anniversary, has 10 teachers, and has been the location for countless continuing education workshops including Pat Guyton, Eric Franklin, Rebekah Rotstein, Mariska Breland, Diane Diefendorfer, Troy McCarty and Brett Miller to name only a few. 

CenterPoint Pilates is considered the place to go for quality Pilates education in Santa Barbara and is a teacher training facility for Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training.

Amy is one of the founding teachers on Pilates Anytime and in addition to teaching for the online studio she is the director and content development manager designing class programming for the site.  She works with some of the most notable Pilates educators in the industry and has over 220 classes online.

She plans to continue teaching workshops locally and internationally, spreading the word about the Pilates Method, educating on the importance of living a full body health and wellness approach through whole body commitment and breath. 

She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, loves to cook, hike, tinker with succulent potted plants, travel and when not working, is at home listening to music, dancing and endeavoring to find the balance of work, rest and joy.