Pilates Instructor Bios

Ineke Rush Madsen began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively.  She
simultaneously trained at the School of the Dance Theatre of Harlem where the syllabus was influenced by Kathy Grant.

After a 10 year career as a professional ballet and modern dancer (Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Ballethnic Dance Company, Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre),  Ineke pursued her Pilates Certification with STOTT PILATES®.  She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions.  She has been an Instructor Trainer since 2004, and was designated Lead Instructor Trainer in 2016.  She has taught the STOTT PILATES certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area, Northern California, and in Reno, Nevada.

Ineke is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in Massage Therapy.  She holds a certificate to teach Total Barre and is a Total Barre Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, Inc.  She is currently working toward her 200 hour RYT (Yoga) certification.

In 2006 Ineke opened Mindful Movement Collective in Newark, California, a movement and wellness center which became a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in 2008.  She opened a second  location in Pleasant Hill, California, in 2017.  She teaches at both locations and is also on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, California, in both the Kinesiology and Theatre and Dance Departments.


Contact Ineke:  ineke@mindfulmovementcollective.com













































































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Gail Lewis became a group exercise instructor and ACE certified personal trainer in 1995 before being introduced to Pilates.  All the pieces came together when she received her Full Level Two Certification as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2004.  Her body moved as a whole.  It was empowering to apply the principles and move with sense of well being.  She became a Gold Certified Instructor by the Pilates Method Alliance in 2005.  In 2008, Gail achieved STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer status and currently teaches Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels courses.  She is also a ZEN*GA™, Total Barre™ and CORE™ Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™.  Gail complemented her pilates training with yoga teacher training courses with David Swenson, Kofi Busia and Doug Swenson.  Gail is a Legal Assistant with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Santa Clara University.

Contact Gail:  gail@mindfulmovementcollective.com





Miri Aloni was first introduced to Pilates in Israel, her homeland, where she grew up.  She moved to California in 2008 and then decided to pursue her love for Pilates by becoming a Pilates Instructor.  She trained at Mindful Movement Collective and has become a Level One Certified STOTT PILATES®  Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac,Chair, Barrel, Injuries and Special Populations.  By looking at a person’s posture, you can tell how they feel.  One of the things Miri loves is that with Pilates she can help people feel better and move with ease.

Contact Miri:  miri@mindfulmovementcollective.com





Yumi Kobayashi has a ballet background and began practicing Pilates in Chicago in 2006.  She quickly fell in love with the way it benefited her active lifestyle.  Yumi believes that strengthening and toning the core with Pilates leads to a healthy body and mind.  She is enthusiastic about helping her clients build body awareness and improving their quality of life.

Yumi graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She is STOTT PILATES Certified and is working toward her specialty certificate in Pilates for Pre/Post-Natal and Rehabilitation.      

Contact Yumi:  ymkobayashi@gmail.com





Smadar Sweiry was first interested in Pilates because of her own back problem and was amazed to learn how Pilates improves injuries and posture.  In 2011, she was licensed as a Pilates Mat Instructor and taught in Israel before moving to California in 2013.  She is STOTT PILATES Certified and a mother of two and enjoys staying active with Pilates, hiking, and yoga.

Contact Smadar:  smadarsw@gmail.com





Jenny Smith-Grandbois is a STOTT PILATES trained instructor.  She also is an Instructional Designer and Wellness Coordinator at University of California, Berkeley.  She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in History, Sociology and Anthropology.  She likes to create a warm and welcoming environment with some laughter in the mix to make working out fun.  She is living her dream of using Pilates to promote positive body image and making the community around her healthier.

Contact Jenny:  ilovemypilates@gmail.com





Amy Teo-McClung became a fitness professional in 2002 with a Group Exercise Instructor Certification from the Singapore Sports Council.  She enjoyed teaching body toning and aerobics classes in Singapore and later in Oregon, where she discovered and fell in love with Pilates and its benefits. Through regular practice, Amy has become more body-aware, had significant pain reduction, and experienced better quality of life.  She is passionate about sharing these benefits with her clients and helping them reach higher levels of physical and mental well-being.

Amy trained at Mindful Movement Collective to be a STOTT PILATES Certified Level One instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadiilac, Stability Chair, Barrels, and Injuries & Special Population.  She is also teaching Mat Pilates classes at Washington Hospital's Wellness Center.

Contact Amy:  amymcclung@yahoo.com.sg





Annali Rose was a professional ballet dancer for 18 years and began practicing Pilates at the beginning of her career.  She was introduced to the work by other dancers and quickly began to appreciate the benefits.  In her words:

  "Practicing Pilates has given me a lot of strength, muscle tone and definition.  It makes my body feel 
   supported while maintaining length and flexibility.  It made a big difference for me as a dancer but I
   love it because it is also accessible for anybody.  I love working with a variety of clients with different
   needs and goals.  I think the human body is amazing and each one is unique.  I find Pilates is a
   diverse and wonderful movement system that allows people to work with their own individual physicality    and feel their best."

Annali is a fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor.  She is also a certified Level One GYROKINESIS® instructor and is a Level One GYROTONIC® apprentice instructor.  In addition, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree through the LEAP program in association with Saint Mary's College of California.

Contact Annali:  annali@mindfulmovementcollective.com