Deborah Lessen, NCPT

Deborah is an acknowledged leader in the Pilates field. A former professional dancer and teacher, she was trained to teach the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates’ first protege, Carola Trier.

Now focusing on her first love, Deborah is a regular international presenter, conducting a roster of continuing education workshops and seminars for Pilates teachers.

Ms. Lessen is a founding member of the Pilates Method Alliance, serving on the Board of Directors since its inception. She was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the PMA Pilates Certification Program–now the National Pilates Certification Program, facilitating a broad spectrum of tenured Pilates teachers to work together toward a common goal.

Nicky Taylor-Steward, NCPT

Nicky has taught Pilates and functional movement for 19 years and been a teacher trainer for the past 10 years. Combined with her professional dance career, movement and teaching movement has been a part of her life for 32 years. Her objective as an instructor is to empower clients and teachers to know and be better in their own bodies thus making the work an integral part of their lifestyle. She loves teaching and being a part of the process that enables someone to take ownership for changing, bettering themselves.

In 2012 she met and began studying with Deborah Lessen. In the summer of 2017 Nicky was invited by Deborah to teach under her lineage and in 2018 began assisting Deborah in workshops. Nicky was named Program Director of Deborah Lessen Pilates in 2019.

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