​KIM TARASCHI

OWNER/CERTIFIED PILATES TEACHER

Since 1999, it has been Kim Taraschi's honor to teach people of all ages with varying life stories. From traveling to student's homes who are wheelchair bound or in post surgery recovery, to teaching Serene, a young child with a brainstem tumor, Pilates, dance, and movement, Kim is much more invested in teaching students how to be at home in their own body rather than teaching typical fitness routines. Seventeen years later, her mission has grown into three Twin Cities studio locations with seven instructors equally caring and dedicated to teaching their students to simply move and feel better. Transforming lives with New Movement.
Kim was introduced to the Pilates method when she was an aspiring ballet dancer.
After years of teaching dance and fitness to hundreds of children and adults, Kim earned her Pilates teaching certification from Christine Wilson, Master Gyrotonic Trainer, in San Luis Obispo, California. Kim then opened her first studio, Inner Strength Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio in Los Olivos, California.
A proponent of holistic healing, she believes in the benefits of Pilates, Yoga, Restorative Exercise TM, Gyrotonic TM, massage therapy, acupuncture, midwifery, and naturopathic medicine. Kim enjoys blending many movement education modalities which incorporate the breath and the body to create flowing movement. Her latest passions are downhill ski racing and teaching adaptive Pilates and movement to students with neurological conditions.

Specialties:
Pilates for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, strokes, epilepsy, ataxia
Pilates for scoliosis
Pilates for dancers and athletes
Pilates for pre/post natal women

​Continuing Education:
Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Pre Training
Opening Yoga Level 1 and 2 Mind Body Solutions, MN
Pilates for MS - Mariska Breland and Meg Koppele

Pilates for Scoliosis - Jillian Hessel and Rael Isacowitz


Call 651-395-0914 or email newmovementkim@gmail.com to schedule an appointment at New Movement MPLS or Eagan Pilates.


BETHANN BARANKOVICH

APPRENTICE PILATES TEACHER

​​Bethann is a Certified Massage Therapist and Stott Certified Pilates Instructor.   She is thrilled to be able to help people improve posture, reduce pain, and increase strength and physical well-being through these two disciplines. Barankovich Massage Therapy is her massage studio in Uptown, Minneapolis.

Bethann became interested in Pilates as an outgrowth of her Anusara Yoga practice, which has an intense focus on alignment. While yoga is still a passion, she finds Pilates to be, for herself and her clients, a more accessible path to foundational strength and optimal body mechanics.
Bethann is certified in Mat and Reformer Pilates, Beginner and Intermediate levels.  She has been active in sports all of her life, the main sports being Ultimate Frisbee and Triathlons as an adult.  She has practiced yoga since 2000. She wants others to be able to live in their best and most functional physical body and enjoy freedom of movement they may have lost or never thought they could have and sees massage and Pilates as a perfect combination to achieve that body.
Bethann loves to work with any and all who are ready to be proactive in their well-being.  Warm and engaging, she brings a lightness and sense of humor to her classes as she pushes her students to work hard and gain knowledge and awareness of their body.

Continuing Education:
Opening Yoga Level 1 and 2 - Mind Body Solutions, MN
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
Vibrational Therapy (bodywork with tuning forks)


Appointment openings:

WEDNESDAYS 9 am

THURSDAYS 11-1 pm

​NEW MOVEMENT MPLS


bethann@barankovichmassagetherapy.com







KELLY ATHERTON

CERTIFIED PILATES TEACHER
Kelly is a certified Balanced Body Pilates and TRX® instructor. She has a B.A. in Politics & Government from the University of Puget Sound and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Kelly was introduced to Pilates in 2003 by her physical therapist as a means of rehabilitation, and she saw how powerful Pilates can be in recovering from injuries by correcting muscle imbalances and structural misalignments and learning to move from her core. Kelly’s teaching philosophy is highly influenced by her own firsthand experiences, and she believes that Pilates is accessible to everybody, no matter what physical limitations one might have.
 
Specialties:
Post-Rehab, especially knees, shoulders, spine, and hips
 
Pilates for chronic pain/fibromyalgia
Pilates for athletes, especially runners, soccer players, cyclists, and student athletes.


Kelly currently teaches Advanced Pilates Playground on Saturdays at 9 am and is a substitute teacher for group equipment classes.

Owner - Certified Pilates Teacher with 17 years Pilates teaching experience

Certified Pilates Teacher - Certified Pilates Teacher (Mat, Reformer, Chair, Trapeze Table)

​Apprentice Pilates Teacher - Enrolled in a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Certification Course

swainm@csp.edu

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Kelly was comprehensively certified to teach Classical Pilates in December 2014 through Six Degrees Uptown. She discovered Pilates in 2013 after years of imbalance put stress on her knees and shoulders. She is drawn to the fluidity and grace that Pilates can give you throughout your life. She earned her BA in psychology with an emphasis on body image and eating disorders from the U of M, Morris. Kelly is certified as a Thai Yoga bodyworker from Devanadi Yoga and she incorporates this grounding body work into her Pilates sessions. She leads students through the work that Joseph Pilates created whilst acknowledging and balancing the asymmetries of the body.
 

Specialties:

Classical Pilates Repertoire
Barre

Continuing Education:
Advanced certification at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO
Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska
Pilates for Scoliosis

Appointment openings:

WEDNESDAYS 1 pm NEW MOVEMENT MPLS


WEDNESDAYS 3-5 pm NEW MOVEMENT NORTH LOOP (SOLOS ONLY)

Call 612-518-6929 or email info@kellysamspilates.com to schedule an appointment in the North Loop.




KELLY SAMS 

CERTIFIED PILATES TEACHER

​​​​​​​GRETCHEN HOEHN

PILATES TEACHER

Gretchen fell in love with dynamic movement as a child and hasn’t stopped moving since!  In 2014, she received her BFA in painting and dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens point, where Pilates was part of the curriculum. Fascinated by the clarity and lightness that Pilates helped her to discover in her body, she developed a deep appreciation for mindful movement and eagerly began her teacher training through Balanced Body. Gretchen aims to spread the wealth of knowledge that Pilates can offer in an upbeat and personal atmosphere. Warmly welcoming people from all walks of life, she strongly believes that this versatile practice can transform anybody’s body, mind, and life as it has her own.​


Appointment Openings:

FRIDAYS 4:00-6:00 PM NEW MOVEMENT MPLS




JOHNNA STOB 

CERTIFIED PILATES TEACHER

​​Johnna obtained her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences to be a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1999. Over the years she has enjoyed working in inpatient and outpatient settings that have exposed her to diverse patient populations and various diagnoses. Johnna appreciates the mind-body approach to working with patients and clients and finds that educating them about muscles and structure helps to deepen their understanding of their bodies and movement. She strives to create programs that are holistic in nature to re-educate and re-pattern muscles for optimal mechanical advantage and ease of movement. She earned her Polestar Pilates Certification with an emphasis on Rehabilitation.


Appointment openings:

​TUESDAYS 12:30 - 3:30 pm NEW MOVEMENT MPLS

MADDY SWAIN

APPRENTICE PILATES TEACHER

Maddy completed the comprehensive pilates teacher training program through Balanced Body.  She has always been involved in the theatre arts and has developed a deep appreciation for pilates after years of dance and gymnastics.  Maddy is a recent graduate from Concordia University St.Paul where she not only received her bachelors in Biology but also was heavily involved in the theatre, choir, and dance programs. She starts up her Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the fall at Concordia University St.Paul in hopes that one day she can work incorporating pilates into physical therapy.  As an apprentice teacher at New Movement she's excited to start changing peoples lives through this unique form of exercise.


Appointment openings:

NEW MOVEMENT MPLS

MONDAYS         7-10 am and 2-5 pm

WEDNESDAYS 7 am - 4 pm

​FRIDAYS           9:30 am - 3 pm

SATURDAYS    12:15 - 1:15 pm

​SUNDAYS         8 am - 4 pm

EAGAN PILATES

TUESDAYS       8 am - 3 pm

THURSDAYS    8 am - 2 pm