Our Pilates Instructors

Atlas Pilates instructors know Pilates because they do Pilates, and they know how to teach the Pilates Method because of their rigorous training and years of experience.

All of our instructors have completed a comprehensive year-long Classical Pilates training program with progressively complex written and practical testing, and they attend regular continuing education.

Thorough teacher training ensures that any of our instructors can teach individuals or groups safely using all of the Pilates apparatus. The instructors are able to develop individualized workout regimens for all types of bodies and all ages of clients. They maintain a collaborative and collegial environment, free of rigid orthodoxy and amenable to progress, in which clients are able to reach their fitness goals efficiently and safely.

Teresa Shupe

Teresa Shupe

Teresa Shupe owns and operates Atlas Pilates. She maintains a busy weekday teaching schedule and manages client service. She was trained and tested by Joseph Pilates protegée Romana Kryzanowska and was certified by Pilates Inc. Teresa completed a 700 ...
Lori Coleman-Brown

Lori Coleman-Brown

Lori Coleman-Brown is our Master Instructor and our Director of Education. A licensed Physical Therapist, she is focused on teaching Pilates lessons, as well as training, testing and mentoring new Pilates instructors. She's responsible for Atlas Pilates...
Danielle Begorre

Danielle Begorre

Senior Pilates Instructor A trained dancer and choreographer, Danielle believes in the power – and the joy - of movement. After seeing how Pilates improved her dancing, she trained in Classical Pilates and became a full-time instructor in 2003, f...
Liesbeth Robison

Liesbeth Robison

Senior Pilates Instructor A lifelong cyclist, wilderness explorer and outdoor adventurer, Liesbeth Robison started training in Classical Pilates back in Seattle in 1998. She graduated from the Romana's Pilates intensive Teacher Training Program in 2001....
Ginny Haley-Kanigel

Ginny Haley-Kanigel

Ginny is a certified Classical Pilates Instructor and Physical Therapist with over 30 years experience in rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation fitness. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University, and was trained a...
Mia Monteabaro

Mia Monteabaro

A native of Santa Barbara California, Mia was a competitive gymnast who moved on to the prestigious University of Utah Department of Ballet in order to pursue a professional dance career. Following her graduation in 2008, she moved to Seattle and has...
Ray Houle

Ray Houle

Ray joined the staff at Atlas Pilates in June 2015, but he's been teaching Pilates in Seattle since 2003. Trained and tested by Lori Coleman-Brown and Sari Santo-Mejia, he's been fortunate to have studied with many Pilates luminaries such as Jay Grimes...
Hannah Rae

Hannah Rae

Hannah graduated from University of Washington in 2014 with a BA in Dance and Creative Studies. She immediately transitioned into an apprenticeship at Atlas Pilates, where she found that the discipline and practice from her personal dance training and...