Meet our Instructors 

sound MOVEMENT's team of master-certified instructors boasts an expansive set of credentials. All instructors are hand selected for their excellence in teaching and intensive study in anatomy, biomechanics, injuries, injury prevention and treatment, as well as scoliosis, and myofascial release.  

 

sound MOVEMENT instructors are all active dance and theater arts professionals who offer incredible positivity, unwavering commitment and extensive professional training to help you achieve your fitness goals and improve your sense of well being. 

 

Our goal is to inspire, empower and motivate our clients to gain a better understanding of their body, meet their fitness goals and feel their very best!

 

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Carson Murphy 

Studio owner and director, Carson Murphy, is a highly trained and gifted physical trainer and instructor specializing in Pilates and GYROTONIC® Method. A professional dancer and bodywork instructor for the past 16 years, she combines her love of the body and extensive anatomical training to give her clients a well-rounded, focused and

challenging workout. 

 

Carson is a certified master instructor in Pilates and a GYROTONIC®  teacher for over a decade.  She has also studied Laban and Bartenieff techniques as well as Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education.

 

Certified through Long Beach Dance Conditioning, she has also studied extensively with the Kane school of NYC with a special focus on injury prevention and treatment as well as scoliosis and myofacial release. Carson holds a BA in Dance and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University.

 

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Katie Vason

After experiencing dance related injuries, Katie found Pilates as a way to rehabilitate and deepen her knowledge and awareness of the body and continues to find this work a continual learning process. Katie is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and has a double major in dance & self-designed major environmental politics.

 

She is a certified Pilates Instructor on mat and equipment through the Kane School of Core Integration, and has attended continuing education courses on topics including pre and post natal work, senior fall prevention, the sacrum and SI joint issues, among other teacher clinics and workshops.  

 

 Katie  has danced with BE Dance Collective, Tough Cookie Dance, Kitchen Sink Collective, Rewind Dance, and The Lovelies. She has presented her own work at Triskelion, White Wave CoolNY Dance Festival, Movement Research, and Dixon Place.

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Alix Gerstein

Alix loves movement and dance of all kinds. She began her movement career as a gymnast and has studied contemporary dance, yoga and the afro-brazilian martial art of Capoeira. She became certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga through Laughing Lotus and Pilates through The Kane School of Core Integration. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Art from Bard College. 

 

As a teacher she works to empower people with greater strength, balance and awareness of their bodies and movement.  She came to Pilates as a way to re-educate her own movement after injuries and chronic pain.

 

Alix has taken continuing education courses on the Foot with Kelly Kane, Scoliosis with Madeline Black, Scoliosis with Kuan Hui Chew, Pelvic Floor Dsyfunction with Annette Herwander, Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Limbs with Irene Dowd, and Contiuum Movement with Mary Abrams.

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Georgia Sanford

Having sustained several injuries as a dancer and former competitive horseback rider, Georgia came to Pilates as a means to heal her body and its imbalances. At the encouragement of a good friend, she received her anatomy, mat and equipment certification through The Kane School of Core Integration, and has been accepted into the kinectED Residency Program. 

Sessions with Georgia emphasize the importance of proper biomechanics and quiet focus in building a strong, connected, and responsive body. She believes in Pilates as an athletic healing modality, giving people the tools they need to exercise without injury and/or overexertion in a body positive and encouraging environment.

 

She has encountered clients living with a wide array of chronic issues, those hoping to establish a reconnection to their bodies post-trauma or injury, and athletes of all sorts wishing to prevent injury and strengthen their fitness routine. 

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Julie Hoylen

Julie’s love for the Pilates method began as a first-time client lucky enough to find an incredibly gifted teacher named Carson Murphy. Though the equipment looked odd and the workouts were challenging, there was no denying how amazing she felt both physically and mentally after each session.

Inspired to delve deeper into the magic, Julie received her Pilates certification at the Kane School of Core Integration in NYC, under the guidance of the school’s founder Kelly Kane. With a belief that quality exercise is an investment we make in ourselves, Julie guides clients through fun workouts that deepen the mind-body connection and strength the body through the core principals of movement that are the foundation of the Joseph Pilates method.

Benjamin Freedman

Benjamin Freedman received a BFA in Dance and BA in Psychology from New York University, and his full-apparatus Pilates certification from the Kane School of Core Integration. 

 

Freedman is a professional dancer in New York City, and has performed as a company member with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Sean Curran Company, Third Rail Projects, Company XIV, The Santa Fe Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, among others. 

 

He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tisch Dance where he teaches Pilates, Ballet, Contemporary Technique and Somatics. 

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Rebecca Oliensis

Rebecca came to Pilates as a lifelong dancer, who has always relished the technique of her classical training. After a debilitating hip injury, followed by an unsuccessful major surgery, Pilates proved the most beneficial treatment for her recovery, enabling her to regain freedom of movement and the joy it brings.

 

The strength, stability, and awareness found through the holistic full-body movement practice of Pilates has allowed her to develop more connection and engagement within her body than ever before. Eager to learn more and share this information with others, Rebecca has been certified in anatomy, mat, and equipment through the Kane School of Core Integration.

 

Her teaching is supported by her studies in other movement modalities including Yoga, Gyrokinesis, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, and a broad range of dance styles, including Ballet, Contemporary, Theatre Dance, Tap, and Jazz. Her education has focused on Psychology, Creative Arts Therapies, and Creative Writing at The New School.

 

 

Caitlin Javech

A native of Miami, Florida, Caitlin Javech is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

 

Caitlin has used Pilates for eight years as a form of cross-training to aid her dance technique, performance, and teaching. Her love of Pilates and teaching inspired her to become a certified instructor at The Kane School, NYC in both Mat and Apparatus.

 

Caitlin is passionate about helping clients reach their health and fitness goals, recover from injuries, and improve posture through an individualized, detailed, and breath-full full-body work out.

Monica Ha

Monica is a certified trainer for both GYROTONIC®  and GYROKINESIS®  Method. 

She has worked in private studio practices in Boston, New Hampshire and Vermont and taught GYROKINESIS® at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She has also introduced GYROKINESIS®  to yoga and wellness studios across New England. 

Monica has continued her education with specialized training in Jump/ Stretch Board and Archway, Leg Extension Unit, GYROTONIC®level 2,  GYROKINESIS® level 2, Juliu's Wrapping System, Pathways of the Shoulders, Hips, and Spine,  GYROKINESIS®  Breathing Intensive, and Yoga Narada™. She's also embarking on a Pilates certification through the Kane School.

 

Monica is passionate about helping clients from all walks of life deepen their overall quality of life through mindful, practical, and enjoyable movement. 

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Sireena Kesarsingh

Sireena is certified in Pilates Mat and Apparatus and is also a Vinyasa Yoga instructor. 

She was introduced to Pilates in 2006 while rehabilitating a serious back injury. She fell in love with the mind - body connection in Pilates and it’s ability to help her to effectively manage and relieve stress. 

 

Sirena’s classes implement breathing techniques and focus on alignment with a deep emphasis on core and balance.  She also loves to learn about anatomy and is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for students of all levels. She was born in Guyana and currently resides in the Bronx.

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Freddie Wyndham

Freddie is a Bhakta Yogi whose creative, challenging and flowing classes include a wonderful blend of imaginative sequencing and a journey into the Heart. Class instruction is at an intermediate to advanced level and blends many styles of yoga and movement modalities.

His classes can be described as a challenging and creative slow flow vinyasa practice that features long holds in postures and a thorough exploration and application of alignment. He also incorporates special practices for the shoulders, hips and core to mobilize, stretch and strengthen the muscles and joints of the whole body in a balanced and comprehensive way. Classes also include pranayama, chanting and meditation. 

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