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Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Miriane Taylor is a Stott Pilates™ fully certified instructor and master teacher trainer, professional dancer and choreographer with over 25 years experience. She completed all Ballet Certificate levels at the University of Cape Town Ballet School. She remains closely tied to her native country.

Miriane first worked at Stott Pilates™ Studio where she started as an instructor and then became a Teacher Trainer. She then opened Divinity Studio with Sylvanus Klotz in Toronto and later moved to South Africa where she was part of a team that helped to train the South African rugby team and designed the manual and programs for Equilibrium Pilates Systems. She then returned to Toronto and joined the Personal Best Physiotherapy clinic where she worked with various injuries and people with special needs. Taylor makes her home in Toronto where she is owner and director of Taylor’d Pilates Studio. At present Miriane is certified in level 1 in Garuda apparatus and is in the process of being fully certified in Garuda “the new face of the 20th century” with James D’Silva.

Miriane moved to Toronto in 1984, where she was on a scholarship at The School of The Toronto Dance Theatre, in their professional training program. She later joined The Company of The Toronto Dance Theatre as an apprentice and travelled all over the world, as well as dancing at the opening ceremonies at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988. Expanding her expertise, she became a Reiki Practitioner, studied Yoga, Alexandra, Mitzvah, Cunningham, Limone technique’s and many other forms of movement. In 1999 she discovered the Pilates Massage and Toning Ball and invented a way to teach instructors and clients how to strengthen, lengthen and tone with this marvelous tool. She is also an expert on other stability surfaces such as the Bosu, balance boards, stability discs as well as the traditional Pilates equipment.

Miriane has written many Pilates training manuals and appeared in eight of the Stott Pilates video series as well as co-produced the video, Core Toner (Equilibrium Videos). Miriane is co-author of the “Get on it” Bosu Balance Trainer Book.

 

Honey

Honey Frid has been a dancer and choreographer for over thirty years and her passion and love of movement is evident in her teaching style. She has been a certified Stott Pilates teacher since 1999. Honey Frequently visits New York City to study and train with master teacher Kelly Kane. She has taken movement classes and workshops from training centres throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. For the past five years Honey has been impassionated by the Garuda method, training personally with the brilliant James D'silva, founder of the method. Honey was one of the first certified Garuda teachers in North America. She is currently certified in Garuda Mat, Garuda Apparatus, Garuda Foam Roller, and Garuda Chair. She strives to help her clients feel excited about movement and most importantly, for each individual to have a deeper connection and awareness of their own body. Honey is thrilled to be a member of the Taylor'd Pilates team.