Founder, CEO, Teacher, Bodyworker
Certified Movement and Postural Analyst (thru Tom Myers Kinesis)
Teacher, Specialized Master Trainer, GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, and Specialized Equipment, (+ Authorized Pretrainer for GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS®)
Teacher Trainer: Yamuna Body Rolling, and Yamuna Body Logic Practitioner;
Teacher: Pilates (Power and STOTT), Power Plate Teacher Trainer, TRX, CrossCore ® Teacher Trainer
Board Certified Health Coach
Ellen has been a health and wellness professional for more than 20 years. Her goal is to help people surpass their own perceived limitations. Ellen has earned degrees in both marketing and management, and led a successful career in high tech marketing. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner and received her certification in holistic health counseling from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and State University of New York. She is also a certified Genesis Transformation Coach. Her passion for guiding people toward healthier lifestyles drew her away from marketing. She now spends all of her energy helping to empower people to change their lifestyle patterns for the better. Ellen is the founder of Core De Vie, a Master Trainer owned and operated GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® and Pilates studio in Boston.
Ellen has received certifications in more than thirty health and fitness methods, restorative muscular-skeletal disciplines and movement practices. She is currently a certified Master Trainer for GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, and GYROTONIC® specialized equipment. She received her Master Trainer certifications training from Juliu Horvath, the creator of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise system. She has is also certified in Yamuna Body Rolling, and Yamuna Body Logic having trained with the creator and founder, Yamuna Zake.
She also has a keen interest in nutrition and the dynamics of today’s dietary trends. She weaves her training and certification in holistic health counseling into all of her teachings.
She is a certified Movement and Postural Analyst through Tom Myers’ KINESIS.
Ellen decided to open her own studio so that she and her team of highly trained instructors can provide the benefits of their combined experience to our local community. Prior to opening her studio, Ellen taught Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS® at several Boston venues including Sports Club LA. She also held the position of Adjunct Professor in the Dance Department at the Boston Conservatory where she taught Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS® as part of the dance curriculum.
Certified Instructor: Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis ® Specialized Equipment, Pilates, Power Plate, TRX, and CrossCore ® Teacher Trainer
Amy received her degree in Kinesiology and Sport Management from James Madison University. She is a Certified Polestar Pilates instructor. She has over 10 years of experience in event planning and project management. Pilates has been her outlet to relieve pain and stress from the many work days of sitting at a desk.
Amy’s introduction to Pilates began several years ago while training for a half marathon. As a former competitive gymnast, she was looking for a form of exercise that demanded the mind/body connection that gymnastics provided her for many years. Amy quickly found that when performed correctly through body alignment and precise movement, that Pilates could be extremely challenging and equally soothing to the body and mind.
She looks forward to working with clients from all different backgrounds and abilities. She truly believes a Pilates program can benefit each person both physically and mentally. She is excited to introduce it as a compliment to any fitness regimen.
Outside of teaching, Amy is an avid runner, rock climber and paddle boarder. In the summer months, you can find her outside on the water.
Gyrotonic, Barre, Power Plate
Gyrotonic®, Power Plate, and CrossCore® Teacher
Hannah has been with Core De Vie for several years. Hannah is interested in pursuing movement therapy. Hannah recognizes the importance of wellness as a connection of body and mind. Hannah works with clients to make use of all of the tools available to strengthen and develop this connection. In her years at Core de vie, she has witnessed just how much movement can improve a life. Discovering abilities of the body that may be new or simply unused is exciting for everyone, no matter their fitness goals or experience.
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage
Pam is licensed in acupuncture and herbal medicine by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and is board certified as a Diplomate by the National Commission of Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a member of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts (AOMSM), as well as a licensed massage therapist. Pam’s journey as an alternative health care practitioner began after graduating as a dance major with a BFA from The Juilliard School in New York. Having turned to massage many times as a dancer, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. Upon graduation from the Swedish Institute (one of the oldest massage therapy schools in the US), Pam established a sucessful career in NYC. She then relocated to the Boston area in 1998 and built a sucessful practice in Brookline. Wanting to expand her knowledge of the healing arts, she attended the New England School of Acupuncture and earned a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Pam’s mission is to provide a safe environment that supports people in their pursuit of wellness by providing skillful, client-centered bodywork that encourages relaxation and increased body and self-awareness while helping to enhance the body’s innate power of healing.
Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Cupping, Crystal Healing
Katy is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute in New York City. With an emphasis in Eastern studies, she considers the whole body when treating physical symptoms of joint and muscular dysfunction. Katy’s background in dance performance and yoga connected her to the body’s expression and wellness from an early age. Moving to a new state every 3 years during her formative years, Katy was exposed to various people and cultures across the U.S., nurturing a natural curiosity of people and life as well as an ability to change and adapt to different spaces and energy. In each session, Katy pulls from her knowledge of the body’s own healing mechanisms while tuning into each body’s unique expression of tension, pain, discomfort, release, and recalibration. Her work draws from her studies of Western and Eastern bodywork modalities, Hatha Yoga, Crystals, Energy Healing, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, many forms of Dance, and personal life experience. Offering bodywork to her community fulfills a passion and desire for healing and connection.
Healer, Meditation, Human Resources
Need we say more?
Visiting Instructors and Practitioners
Acupuncture, Tui Na, Cupping
Jessica is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the states of Arizona and Massachusetts. She received her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Tucson, AZ.
She holds a B.A in Holistic Health from Prescott College as well as certification in Shiatsu, Tuina, Massage, and craniosacral therapy. She has held a private practice in Tucson for the last 12 years. For the past 7 plus years, she has maintained a successful practice in acupuncture and Tuina both in Boston and in Tucson treating a wide range of conditions. She is part of the Supportive Care for Healing team at the University of Arizona Cancer Center providing acupuncture for patients interested in a holistic approach to their treatment plan. Because of her background in Western Sciences and Eastern philosophy, her approach to acupuncture concentrates on the benefits of combining both methodologies.
Illness, chronic pain, and stress are not just a result of physical imbalance, they can be due to an emotional and/or spiritual imbalance as well. Every treatment is customized and based on the individual. Cosmetic acupuncture treatments are no exception, those that choose this form of treatment will experience visually pleasing results along with all-over body benefits.
Yoga Teacher and Gyrotonic® (Nantucket and Boston)
Ieva Aldins became a GYROTONIC® Apprentice in 2013, when she was working for Core de Vie as a yoga instructor. She studied under master trainer Ellen Comerford. Originally, Ieva became attracted to the exercise modality through her love of yoga and unending curiosity of the body, biomechanics, and a developing passion for therapeutic body work. As she began to practice on the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® she quickly recognized it’s therapeutic benefits to the body.
Ieva has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor. She studied Sivananda yoga in India, Restorative & Therapuetic Yoga with Jillian Pransky at Kripalu, Yoga Nidra with Jennifer Reis and is a trained aerial yoga instructor . She is also a surfer, a sommelier, and in a previous chapter of her life she was an avid runner and graphic designer.
“I believe you can do anything you put your energy and efforts towards. May you experience great peace, health and happiness.” -Ieva
Yoga Teacher, Meditation
Kathleen has been teaching yoga in many venues, studios and health clubs in the greater Boston area since 1994. Her style of hatha yoga is unhurried, fluid, with an emphasis on allowing and going directly to the intimate experience of the moment whatever the posture.
She grew up in Ireland enjoying an abundance of fresh air while walking and riding her bike. But it was in Boston that she attended her first yoga class taught by Barbara Benagh. Barbara’s intuitive and precise teaching style opened up a new and wondrous realm of the body and Kathleen studied with her for the next fourteen years. Barbara also encouraged her to teach and thus began her yoga teaching career. She was one of Barbara’s main teachers at The Yoga Studio for ten years. The gift of yoga that Barbara open heartedly shared with Kathleen is immeasurable and for that she is profoundly grateful.
As her practice matured she began to explore meditation and was invited to a Tibetan practice called Dzogchen, undirected awareness, wide open and spacious. This led to attending meditation retreats and an extended trip to Nepal and India. But again it was back in Boston that she found kindred spirits who shared and inspired her explorations. She is a co-leader of Open Awareness Meditation, a group that meets weekly in Cambridge.
Her investigation into the nature of experience continues to be nurtured by the awesome teachings of Rupert Spira and Ellen Emmet, who repeatedly and patiently invite us to know experientially the ever-present, innate freedom and peace that we are.
Kathleen also attends Butoh classes, thoroughly enjoying it’s quirky playfulness, puzzlingly bizzare and spontaneous qualities. She spends lots of time outdoors walking, listening, and birding amongst the trees, and the green nature friendly areas near her home.
Pilates, Gyrotonic, Meditation
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