Pam - Owner
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer, Pilates Teacher, Cranial Sacral Therapist, Clinical Somatic Educator in Training and Aerial Teacher
While Pam has a degree in accounting, she chooses to be a movement teacher.
Pam has been teaching Mind/body movement for over 19 years. A lifelong learner, attends and teaches at numerous training facilities in the US and abroad, Pam constantly works on workshops and courses to develop her understanding and approach to pilates and GYROTONIC®. It's important to Pam to update her knowledge and to keep up to date with current training techniques.
Pam certified with Body Control Pilates® from the UK before completing STOTT Pilates® comprehensive certification including specialist coursework on Injuries and Special Population, Pre/Post Pregnancy, Scoliosis and Osteoporosis. She also holds a Pilates for Golf Specialist certification. Pam developed an Osteopilates class which she taught 14 years specifically for those with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Pam discovered the GYROTONIC® method while living in the UK. After being recognized as a Certified teacher, she was invited to become an Authorized Pre-Trainer of both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods and enjoys passing her knowledge to teachers wanting to deepen their skills and knowledge.
In preparing for a Fascial Movement workshop, Pam found a book by Martha Peterson “Move without Pain” and was curious about brain plasticity and how that relates to chronic pain.
Pam applies her vast movement knowledge working with clients having musculoskeletal injuries to elite athletes to improve performance, stamina, agility and flexibility. She believes everyone has the capacity to maximize their health and Pam supports the self-empowering and transformational process of her students.
Shari is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® certified teacher. After working many years in corporate America, Shari trained as a massage therapist. She has worked with renowned bodyworker John Barnes and has done extensive training on Lymph Drainage and Craniosacral Therapy. Shari practiced pilates for many years to keep her own body healthy. After discovering GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® with Pam Blangy, Shari studied with Master Trainer Amy Ell and Mary Williams to become a GYROKINESIS® teacher.
Her vast educational background complements her style of massage therapy. She believes that massage therapy is an interactive process between the therapist and client. She uses her communication skills to gain the best understanding of what her client's needs are and to meet those needs.
Shari offers a wonderful combination of therapeutic and treatment massage. She uses her intuition and education to provide her clients with the most effective treatments she can.
With more than 25 years of experience teaching and coaching internationally, Marita was a competitive dancer before transitioning to Peak Pilates in 2004. She holds a comprehensive and professional certification from Peak Pilates, a leading international Pilates education company. Marita is also a Pilates Method Alliance certified teacher. Her most recent post grad work includes Neurofascia Bridge I & II & III.
In addition to Thomas Myers "Anatomy Trains" where she further advanced her appreciation of human body movements, Marita has worked in deepening her understanding of the Restoration of Fascia through Awareness and Movement. "Neurofascia is a connected system of nerves and fascia that traverses the whole body. Using a dynamic interplay of mechanics and signaling, the Neurofascia coordinates our movement, fluid dynamics, and inflammatory response. The disruption of these functions is a core factor in chronic pain, motion restriction, and nerve entrapment."
Through the integration of Fascia and Pilates, Marita can help improve body alignment, motion, and contribute to one's overall well being. Marita is available for Private Pilates sessions Tuesday and Thursday. She teaches a Structural Pilates class using the Pilates equipment Tuesdays at 9:00.
Blanca has been trained in Peak Pilates. Her love for Pilates began when she started training to improve her own posture, overall health and well being. After experiencing an amazing transformation in her own body and seeing the benefits of Pilates, she was compelled to share it with others.
Chris - Certified GYROTONIC® Instructor
Chris began practicing GYROTONIC® in 2010 under the tutelage of Pam Blangy and fell in love with the method immediately. A project manager and geologist by day, Chris began the journey towards teaching in 2015, working with Master Trainers Miriam Barbosa, Juergan Bamberger, Cori Doetzer, Erika Hassan and Kathy Van Patton.
Chris is excited to pass on his learning and enthusiasm for GYROTONIC® to others.
Patricia is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a STOTT PILATES® instructor of matwork and reformer. Patricia is a Pilates for Golf Specialist and CoreAlign teacher.
Patricia combines Swedish massage with mayo-fascial release, neuromuscular therapy, Janet Travell's myofascial and trigger point techniques and Aaron Mattes' active isolated stretching. Her health perspectives go beyond the different techniques that she uses in her work. She can also help achieve added benefits by blending her skills with referrals to other professionals that compliment the benefits of massage. Patricia is committed to helping all of her clients achieve optimal health and performance through the benefits of massage.
In addition to 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, Patricia's background includes:
- 5 yrs of Physical Therapy
- 2 yrs of Chiropractic Assistance
- 2 yrs of Micro current Therapy
- Baylor Sports Medicine Personal Training Certified
Eileen earned her Master's Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) in Houston. Prior to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eileen worked over 15 years in western research and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.
Eileen believes that the body has the innate capacity to heal itself and that acupuncture and herbal medicine are effective tools to help restore health and well-being. Eileen offers acupuncture for a variety of conditions such as pain, women's health, cancer support, post stroke treatment, digestive disorders, stress management and cosmetic acupuncture. She is currently located in Katy and serves the West Houston area.
Eileen's name of her business is Ginko Tree Acupuncture.