TEACHER PROFILES

CORINNA COSENTINO

Lotus Pilates is owned and operated by Corinna Cosentino. Corinna was introduced to Pilates as a young dancer and received her certification in 1998 from Amy Halaby de Sa at Body Balance Studios in Chicago. Amy studied under Romana Kryzanowska, who studied directly with Joseph and Clara Pilates. Corinna taught at Body Balance for several years and then continued her studies at Frog Temple Pilates Studio in Chicago owned by Randi Whitman. It is here where she further developed her knowledge of the classical repertoire as taught at the renowned Boulder Pilates Center where Randi received her training.

Corinna has worked actively with professional dancers and athletes while also specializing in post-surgical rehab and acute spinal and joint conditions.

DJ GRAY

DJ has been teaching Pilates and Gyrotonic movement for 20 years in both California and New York.  She began her movement training at the age of 7, as a competitive swimmer. She continued the sport throughout her college career, earning the title of a 4 Year All-American. In her final year of college, DJ found her passion in dance. To achieve a dancer’s physique, DJ turned to Pilates and Gyrotonic, which were critical techniques that enabled her to establish a strong foundation, and healed injuries. Being able to extend this knowledge of skills and insight to others through teaching is a true passion for her.  

    

DJ was certified at Long Beach Dance Conditioning in California for Pilates under the watchful eye of Marie-Jose Blum, and Lisa Marie Goodwin was her Master Trainer with the Gyrotonic Expansive System. Pilates specialties include pre and post natal, injury prevention, advanced Pilates repertoire, hip and knee replacement, and Body Mechanics with Master Stretch Boots and “Elvis”. DJ has worked on Broadway as a performer and an associate choreographer of several shows. She recently moved to Bloomington to join the staff at Indiana University, teaching Musical Theatre Dance and Choreographing for their main stage Productions.

MAGGIE HELD

Maggie Lynn Held began her Pilates practice in 1994 while doing a show at Opryland USA.  As a cast, they were taken through a mandatory Pilates mat practice several times per week. This was at a time when it was still known as “The Dancers Workout.” She acquired her Mat and Standing Pilates Certification in the spring of 2005 with The PhysicalMind Institute and completed Pilates Reformer Training with Balance Body University.

 

Maggie is certified in Mat, Reformer and Standing Pilates as well as Piloxing, Piloxing Barre, and Yoga (RYT). She's a White Belt Nia and Barre Code instructor. In 2011 she co-founded the company Java Yoga Girls, a traveling wellness company that brought customized classes and coffee to your work, event, or school.

New to Bloomington, Maggie is getting back to her first love, theater. She enjoys working with Cardinal Stage, BBP, and the BAFT. She is very happy to be part of the amazing team at Lotus Pilates and looks forward to working with the clientele.

SANDRA KUEBLER

Sandra has been practicing Pilates since she came to Bloomington in 2006.  She began her Pilates Certification program at Lotus Pilates with the goal of getting a deeper understanding of the techniques and the methodology and started teaching in 2017.  She works as a professor at IU and uses Pilates as a way of letting go of stress irritations from everyday work life.  

 

Pilates lets her focus on herself and strengthen the musculature that she needs to balance out a job in which she tends to sit a lot.  She loves to teach Pilates and see her clients become stronger and more flexible.

EJAE LEE

Ejae has been practicing Pilates since she was in college. As she came to Bloomington for her Master's degree at Indiana University, she began the Lotus Pilates teacher certification under the direction of Corinna Cosentino and started teaching at Lotus Pilates at 2017.

 

Ejae loves sharing her passion for Pilates and her experience about how much Pilates can improve everyday life. She looks forward to being able to continuously pursue advanced training programs to develop her knowledge about Pilates.