Konnect Pilates Studio is an official host site for the complete Balanced Body® comprehensive Pilates teacher training program, Anatomy in 3D, CoreAlign®, BODHI Suspension System, MOTR and Balanced Body Barre. Konnect Pilates is also the first U.S. training facility for the BodyCode System®!
The Balanced Body® Pilates instructor training program is designed to develop thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. The curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise. The manuals are considered to be some of the best in the industry and include an accompanying DVD for each Mat, Reformer and Apparatus modules. The Pilates teacher training program stands heads and shoulders above many other such programs. We offer an assessment-based certificate of completion – not a “Pilates Certification” like so many other studios. Our program is based on the recommendations of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
About 23 years ago, Viktor began studying with Master Pino Carbone, creator of the BodyCode System and owner of the Gyrotonic center in Florence, Italy. Viktor’s long history in dance and fitness led him to Pilates after moving to the United States in 1993.Viktor continued to study and practice Pilates and was officially PMA [Pilates Method Alliance] certified in 2001 by DK Body Balancing through the University of Nevada. He is now owner and an instructor at Konnect Pilates as well as the inventor of the Konnector, a break-through accessory for equipment used in this form of exercise.
Currently, Viktor is part of the world leading Balanced Body Education as a faculty member instructing teacher training courses with all 8 Pilates Modules, Anatomy in 3D, BODHI, MOTR and The CoreAlign. He also holds certifications with Pilates for Golf specializing in the training of golfers, the Ki-hara technique for resistance flexibility and strength training as well as the American Ballet Theater’s National Training Curriculum for young dancers.Viktor has a variety of workshops that he presents in Pilates conferences worldwide and you can see him in many instructional Videos and PodCasts with Balanced Body Inc.
He is the first Advanced Teacher Trainer and Master Instructor for the entire Body Code system and the first to introduce the entire line of BodyCode equipment in the United States along with being the US and Canadian distributor for the line of products with his own company Body Mind E. Viktor travels the US and abroad to many locations instructing and certifying teachers with the Body Code work as well as holding workshops and training professionals such as the Boston Ballet.
Mr. Uygan has an extensive background in dance. His studies began with Ankara State Company in Ankara, Turkey. He continued training at the Hamlyn School of Ballet in Florence, Italy under the direction of Franco DeVita and Raymond Lukens. He received elementary-advanced diplomas with honors in the Cecchetti technique. Viktor continued dancing and has 15 years of professional experience dancing with companies such as Ankara State and Hartford Ballet as well as a guest performing in the United States and Europe. He has worked with such greats as David Allan, Kirk Peterson, Richard Glasstone, AnnMarie DeAngelo and Alla Osipenko along with many ballets by Balanchine, Tudor, Grahm, Choo San Goh and with Wayne Sleep for a tribute to Princess Diana. Viktor is certified with the American Ballet Theater national training curriculum for young dancers. He has been coaching dancers for technique, professional careers and national competitions winning numerous 1st places with his students nationally and internationally. His work has presented at Gala performances in Germany and New York and also won the YAGP Best Choreographer award for 2007 and 2008.
Kelly, a former ballet professional ballet dancer and Co-Owner of Konnect Pilates Studio, has been a certified PMA [Pilates method Alliance] certified instructor for 29 years. She trained originally with renowned Pilates instructor Diane Diefenderfer.
Kelly is also an active faculty member with the Balanced Body Education, instructing teacher trainers in all 8 Pilates Modules plus Anatomy and Balanced Body Barre. She is also on Faculty with American Ballet Theatreís West Coast William J Gillespie School at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts training Levels 2 and 4. She holds certifications with: The Pilates Method Alliance, American Ballet Theaterís National Training Curriculum for young dancers; Resistance Flexibility and Strength training with the Ki-Hara technique used by Olympic swimmer Dara; The Pink Ribbon Program, a Post-Operative workout enhancing recovery for breast cancer survivors; CoreAlign, BBBarre, BODHI and the entire BodyCode system in which she is a Master Teacher of training under Mr. Carbone Master Gyrotonics teacher and inventor of the BodyCode system for 10years.
With an extensive dance background, Miss Uygan danced since age six. Her training includes Scholarships with Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Ballet West. She has danced professionally as well as been a guest artist in ballets, competitions, musicals and operas in the United States and abroad.
In addition, she was a recipient of a third place medal for the National Foundation of the Arts competition in Miami, Florida and danced for a tribute to Tchaikovsky at the Hollywood Bowl. Most notably Kelly was a principal dancer with the Hartford Ballet in Connecticut. She performed and toured Principal roles in Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, Le Corsaire staged by Alla Osipenko and may ballets by George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, Choo San Goh, Nijinsky and Martha Grahm along with having several roles created for her by choreographers such as Jean Grand Maitre, Kirk Peterson, Colin Conner, Robert Sund and Grahm Lustig from the United States and Europe.
Kelly has also worked as a Ballet Mistress and director staging such ballets as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker along with being a private coach for ballet dancers and figure skaters for over 15 years.
I took a private pilates with Michel Gervais at Konnect Pilates yesterday and it was even more incredible than I expected. He has so much knowledge I trust him more than any official “PT” place….
Cee Cee Wakefield
Highly trained professionals
Konnect Pilates instructors are highly trained professionals. When I talk to other people about the Pilates classes they attend, it’s obvious that there are many instructors out there that do not know what they are doing
Tracy Van Mil
Love this place
I can’t imaging a more qualified group of professional Pilates teachers and instructors in one studio. Their professionalism doesn’t end at teaching; the care and keeping of their clients is tremendous. I’ve made much progress with my fitness goals…