Misty Lynne CauthenOwner/Master Trainer
Misty Lynne Cauthen, Certified Master Trainer, Studio Owner Misty Lynne has been a Certified Pilates Instructor since 2001. Since discovering the benefits of Pilates, Misty has made it her mission to bring the healing, invigorating and uplifting effects of the Method to her clients and friends. Misty Lynne has spearheaded several Pilates programs around the Pittsburgh area, and has taught Pilates at several prestigious local institutions, including Point Park University’s internationally renowned department of dance and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Misty was certified with the PhysicalMind Institute in 2000, and completed her Peak Pilates certification in 2006. In 2008, she became a Master Trainer for Balanced Body, the world’s largest and Pilates equipment manufacturer. Read More..
Rose discovered Pilates in 2005 after looking for an exercise program that wouldn’t aggravate her pre-existing knee and shoulder injuries. After experiencing its rehabilitative benefits and its constant physical challenges, it soon became her exercise of choice. She became so enthralled with the method and its wide range of challenging exercises that she enrolled in the Balanced Body Teacher Training Program in 2011. Since completing her comprehensive certification, Rose has made it her mission to create sessions that are imaginative, accessible and challenging for clients of all ages and fitness levels. Read More..
Tracy came to Pilates looking for a new way to challenge her body, but it was the way Pilates taught her to manage her body’s challenges that drove her to pursue a career teaching the Method. Having suffered from chronic pain for years, Tracy found relief from her aches and pains during her initial lesson, and immediately wanted to learn more. Her dedication to her teacher training through the Balanced Body Education program has made her a compassionate and learned instructor, and her dedication to Dragonfly Pilates has made her an invaluable asset to the team. Read More..
Waking up in excruciating pain is a frightening thing–and it’s what brought Susan to the Pilates Method. Susan discovered her gym workouts were exacerbating her scoliosis, a condition she didn’t even know she had, and and was worried she’d have to give up fitness. After reading about the benefits of Pilates for the spine and alignment, she knew it was something she had to try. She immediately fell in love with the mindful movement, and after repairing her own spine, she decided to become an instructor so she could help others. Susan completed her Pilates certification with Peak Pilates in 2013, and she’s been sharing the Method with others ever since. Susan received her certificate in Balanced Body Barre in 2015, and she’s excited to teach Pilates-influenced barre! Read More..
Desiree S. LeeTeacher
Desiree S. Lee was introduced to Pilates as a way to strengthen her core during her early dance training. Later in life, she developed knee issues from marathon training and high aerobic dancing in West Africa. In 2010, she was reintroduced to Pilates as a way to promote flexibility and to prevent ongoing injuries while continuing her marathon training. Desiree successfully completed her marathon without injury, but realized that she enjoyed the flowing movement and wanted to continue promoting core stability. She enjoys teaching others how to develop their bodies and is excited to share her love of the Method with clients at Dragonfly Pilates. Read More..
Kuniko decided to pursue Pilates certification in 2016 after years of taking Pilates classes and being a personal trainer. She wanted to acquire more knowledge about what she believed in ~ that core stability and strength are essential for not only sport specific movements, but also in everyone’s everyday activities. Kuniko’s goal is to instruct clients how to move correctly, improve their posture, and then have them incorporate mindful movements into their everyday lives. She really loves to help people earn a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life by teaching Pilates.
Our Clients Say
“Dragonfly Pilates helps me maintain the ability to do my physically demanding job.”
“I am physically and emotionally improved thanks to Misty’s unique and individualized pilates lessons. I leave each session standing tall and strong, Misty has been able to work with my physical limitations in a way that is both caring and challenging.”
“Pilates (at Dragonfly Pilates) has been a wonderful experience for me since having my son five months ago. It has helped me get back into my pre-baby clothes within a few months.”
“The high-quality instruction at Dragonfly Pilates has really balanced my body. My doctors are happy, and I know I’m stronger than ever.”
“Dragonfly Pilates classes are friendly and fun, but they also are hard work. Even in group sessions, exercises are tailored to individual goals and to encourage new goals as one grows stronger. No one gets left behind. No one gets an easy class. I am more confident physically and psychologically. Also, because Dragonfly Pilates is about building rather than burnout, I expect to be able to continue to work and to grow for a lifetime.”