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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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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.




John Ramsey

John's passion for Pilates was born out of the conflict between his love of dance and a complicated case of scoliosis. After suffering a serious knee injury and undergoing a couple of spine surgeries, life as he knew it suddenly became his past.


John found his way to the Kane School Of Core Integration and a method of movement to rehab his body and stay connected to the physical musicality therein. He also found a new, super rewarding career path —one that holds all the excitement and satisfaction that existed in his dance world.


John plans to expand his Kane School certification to specialize in cases of scoliosis and spinal injuries. The mind-body connection is a never-ending chase, but also an effective teacher. What a wonder it is that we can all take part. Keep breathing, keep moving, keep growing. 


Melanie Kraut

Melanie's career spans acting, singing and dancing where she performed coast to coast. She has worked diligently to stay connected to her body through various forms of exercise, nutrition and mindfulness. After trying pretty much every form of exercise, Melanie found Pilates at sound MOVEMENT and it changed her life.


It gave her what she was looking for: challenging exercise with a focus on biomechanics that prevents injury and informs our movement on a daily basis. The result makes her feel powerful, strong and able to navigate weak points magnified by aging.


Melanie is certified in mat and equipment from the Kane School in NYC. She strives to help her clients feel powerful in their bodies, encouraging safe movement and nurturing the mind-body connection. The goal is to confidently apply these healthy movement habits to anything and everything we do —from daily activities to all other forms of exercise.

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