Instructors

Caroline Holden Owner of Holden Pilates Madison

Caroline Holden

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I believe the human body possesses an innate wisdom and purity of purpose. With the use of intentional movement, mindful patience, and a light-hearted approach, I endeavor to reawaken this natural, healthy state in each of my clients. Pilates will improve the health of every client willing to face the challenge. But the challenges are real and the patience and perseverance of my long term clients is extraordinary.

I first encountered Pilates mat as a high school student at North Carolina school of the Arts, and I continued to study Pilates at summer intensives with the American Dance Festival, the Parsons Dance Company, and as a scholarship student with the London Contemporary Dance Center.  Before opening Holden Pilates, I began my teaching at UW Madison as an adjunct instructor in Pilates and contemporary dance. For the years following, I have been a movement instructor (in no particular order) at the Monkey Bar Gym, Georgie’s Pilates Loft (a primarily Peak Pilates studio), Kehl’s School of Dance, Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, Pilates at Quarry Arts, Bliss Flow Yoga, The Studio, Harbor Wellness, and Madison Pilates (where I held a teacher training position for Midwest Pilates Institute). Most recently, I guest instructed Yoga and Pilates classes at Santani Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka. I recommend that everyone look into visiting!

I was initially certified in mat with Physicalmind Institute and am comprehensively trained by Core Dynamics Pilates under the tutelage of second generation instructor Michelle Larson. I earned a comprehensive Yoga certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica as well as attending teacher training in Anusara Yoga under Christina Sell.

 

Sarah Vonck-Mendelin

Sarah Vonck-Mendelin

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Like many clients, I was drawn to Pilates as a way to regain strength after two pregnancies and years of working at a computer. What I did not expect to find was a new career. Originally a clinical pharmacist, I’m able to draw from my patient care experience and take a broad approach to health and wellness. My goal is to work with each client’s unique set of strengths and challenges to create a balanced body.

I’m certified in the classical Pilates method through Peak Pilates. I offer private and group lessons on the mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair and more.

Outside of Pilates, my favorite things are my family, adventurous cooking, Lake Superior beaches and U.P. trails.

Holden Pilates - Tammy Cordray

Tammy Cordray

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I am comprehensibly trained through the Pilates teacher training program, Midwest Pilates Institute. I started taking Pilates lessons in 2007 and have taken weekly lessons ever since. I love the functional strength and flexibility I recieve from Pilates. It allows me to continue doing all the other activities that I love: running, cycling, lifting weights, water skiing, and hiking (the list goes on and on…). I especially enjoy sharing my passion for Pilates and its benefits with others wanting to improve their mobility, coordination, agility and overall strength through functional and dynamic movement.

I  teach Pilates part-time and am available evenings and on Saturdays. By day, I am Senior Vice President of a consulting firm in Madison.

Jane Camerini

Jane Camerini

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Mind and body practices have been a central part of my life for half a century. I’m certified in both Yoga and Pilates and have taught on-and-off for nearly 40 years, although the majority of that time I spent as a historian of science.  Since 2002 I have returned to a serious study of Pilates, and for the two years prior to joining the team at Holden Pilates, I instructed at Jules Pilates.  Until recently, I pursued natural horsemanship and taught Pilates to my fellow riders.  I depend on a regular Pilates practice to keep doing the things I enjoy – hiking, dog-walking, and gardening.  But sharing the life-enhancing benefits of Pilates is at the top of my list of favorite activities.

Juliana Lehman

Juliana Lehman

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My personal introduction to Pilates came at a young age, after developing a degree of scoliosis. The best recommendation for improvement and stabilization for my spine included a trifecta of dance, swimming, and Pilates. After a career as a professional ballerina, which included hours of Pilates to balance and cross train my body my move north became the ideal time to further my education of Pilates at the Holden Pilates studio. I am thrilled to encourage and guide others through their own Pilates transformations. Training through Balanced Body and continuing my studies for a possible future degree assisting in Physical Therapy, I am delighted to be included in the Instructors lineup. I hope to add to the studio group classes with creativity, attention to detail, and a calm focus.

I relocated from the Nashville Area and find Madison a welcome return to my Midwestern roots.