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About Carmen

Carmen Lanteigne is the owner of Aligned Pilates. 

Carmen began her journey with Pilates in 2002 as a self-taught student to the mat work with Mari Windsor Pilates videotapes. Soon after, Carmen started taking mat lessons and then quickly introduced to Pilates on the apparatus. 

In December 2007, Carmen received her first formal Teacher Certification from Core Dynamics Pilates Studio in Santa Fe, under second-generation teacher Michele Larrson (first generation Eve Gentry).

In October 2009, Carmen completed the Masters Teacher Training Program from The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO.

In September 2012, Carmen continued her education in the in-depth lineage of Romana Kryzanowska Pilates with her teachers Brooke Siler and Cary Regan at Re: AB Pilates Studio in New York City. 

In November 2017, Carmen graduated among 12 chosen teachers worldwide from The Work Program with Pilates 1st generation teacher Jay Grimes and mentoring teachers Sandy Shimoda and Karen Frischman of Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles.

Today, Carmen keeps a very dedicated personal practice, and trains weekly under the watchful eye of her mentoring teachers through on-line lessons. Travelling worldwide to workshops throughout the year is key to Carmen staying current as a student and teacher.

"I believe the work of Joseph Pilates requires lots of practice. My job as a classical Pilates teacher is to help guide students to find Pilates in themselves." - Carmen Lanteigne 

Summary of Qualifications

  • 2003 Completed a Mat Certification from Physical Mind Institue at Body Harmonics Studio, Toronto, Canada.

  • 2004 Completed a Mat Certification from Body Works Studio from Steve Bryson. Edmonton, Canada.

  • 2004 - 2007 Apprentice teacher at Pilates EQ, Edmonton, Canada.

  • 2007 Completed the Core Dynamics Certification Program from Michele Larrson of Core Dynamics Studio, Santa Fe, NM.

  • 2009 Completed the Masters Teachers Program at The Pilates Center of Boulder, Co.

  • 2012-13 Studied with Brooke Siler & Carey Regan at Re:AB Pilates Program in New York.

  • 2017 Graduate from THE WORK program under the mentorship of Jay Grimes, Sandy Shimoda, and Karen Frischmann at Vintage Pilates in Santa Monica, Ca.

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About Julie

When Julie started practicing Pilates, she was amazed how quickly she could see the benefits in her body and fitness.

As a dedicated practitioner of traditional pilates Julie decided to start her formal teacher training in 2012. She completed the program with Authentic Pilates in Sydney, Australia and obtained the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction.  

In 2013 until early this year, Julie taught at Le Studio Pilates among Romana-trained teachers in Sydney, Australia.

In 2016 -18 Julie continued with her classical Pilates with Romana's Pilates under the mentorship of with Cynthia Lochard in Sydney, Australia and Philippe Taupin in Paris, France.

Julie is fluent in French, Italian, and English.

"Pilates has become an integral part of my daily life not only for maintaining a strong, balanced and healthy body, but also for improving concentration and brightness in the mind to stay young and vivid". - Julie Fontana

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About Catherine

Catherine has been practicing Pilates well over a decade and a half, and has taught for many of those years.

Catherine received her formal Teacher Certification from Core Dynamics Pilates Studio in Santa Fe, under second generation teacher Michele Larrson (first generation Eve Gentry).

When not teaching or practising at Aligned Pilates, Catherine spends her time teaching in her quaint home studio, gardening, playing tennis, and singing with the Te Deum Singers.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • 2009 completed the Core Dynamics Certification from Michele Larrson of Core Dynamics Studio, Santa Fe, NM.