Pat Guyton

Pat Sitting PrettyPat was a modern dancer, gymnastic coach, and physical medicine assistant in Colorado. She has been teaching Pilates for 27 years. She has had the opportunity to work with First Generation Master Teachers Bruce King, Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen, and Lolita San Miguel. In 1995, Pat met Ron Fletcher. She studied and worked with him for eleven years. Pat has presented at many studios and conferences nationally and internationally and served on the Pilates Method Alliance Board of Directors from 2002 until 2008. Pat is a Franklin Method® Level III Educator.

Pat Guyton Pilates, Inc. is a full service Pilates studio and center for movement education. Pilates Conservatory® is a comprehensive teacher training program.

Pat works with a full spectrum of clientele from seriously injured patients and advanced athletes seeking performance enhancement. She mentors teachers and students of all lineages in the application of the Pilates principles for movement and health. Pat enjoys running, hiking, skiing and scuba diving.

Joseph Pilates’s mission is current for today! People are living longer and are enjoying more vitality and health than any preceding generation. Pilates offers an exercise system for everybody.

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Joseph Pilates – Return to Life Through Contrology

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Yuuko Igarashi Kolbylarz

Yuuko with doggyAssistant Director – Pilates Conservatory®

Yuuko began dancing at 12 years in Tokyo, Japan.  After completing her professional training, she performed for several Japanese dance companies.  She also performed in television and in film in Japan, Canada and Greece.  While dancing professionally, she was teaching dance in Japan and in Montreal, Canada.

Yuuko studied Pilates for two years with Romana Kryzanowska where she earned a Pilates Certificate in 2001.  She continued her Pilates study with Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant and Deborah Lessen.  Yuuko is a PMA member and is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher.

Yuuko has been a presenter at PMA Conference (2005 to 2008 for 4 years).  She has been an assistant presenter at PMA Annual Meeting with Deborah Lessen, and Pat Guyton. Yuuko also is a translator for other international teachers visiting Japan including Ron Fletcher, Pat Guyton, and Deborah Lessen.  Yuuko assists and demonstrates for Pat Guyton in the USA and in Japan.

Currently, she is currently enrolled in Dance Medicine with Marika Molnar at Westside Physical Therapy.  She has studied with Irene Dowd for two years.

Pat Guyton and Yuuko met in 2004.  They shared a mutual respect for one another which developed into a desire to share the work of their respective mentors with other teachers and students.  This relationship has developed into a collaborative effort to preserve the Pilates that was given to them by their respective teachers.  For the past five years, both have been working on a comprehensive syllabus; a work that is in progress.

Yuuko is a generous and caring teacher.  She is married and lives in NYC.  It is her wish to share Pilates for the benefit of others who need health and healing.  She loves her two dogs, supports a devoted group of students, and is a true friend to others.

Rende Brockwell

Rende Brockwell

Rende Brockwell has been teaching Pilates for seventeen years.  She received a BFA in Dance at Sam Houston State University in 1997.  Currently she teaches Pilates and the Franklin Method at Pat Guyton Pilates.

In Houston, Rende studied with Elizabeth Jones-Boswell, author of Exercise for Pregnancy and Beyond.  The Houston studio had many referrals for Pilates from the medical community.  As a consequence, Rende has extensive experience adapting Pilates to a client base with a wide range of physical conditions.  Since moving to Colorado, Rende has studied exclusively with Pat Guyton, author of Stretch out Strap, Shoulder Girdle and Armwork and creator of Pilates Conservatory®.  She was a student of the Ron Fletcher Work and assisted Pat Guyton in teacher training in 2007-2008.

Rende was introduced to the Franklin Method® 2008.  She is a Franklin Method® Level II Educator.  She enjoys teaching Pilates with the Franklin perspective as it makes learning more rewarding for the student.

Rende moved to Colorado from Texas in 2006. She loves the active lifestyle and focus on health.  Her empathy and compassionate personality make working with Rende a fun and educational experience.

My butt is lifted! My husband says I have a six-pack stomach and I have more strength, balance and flexibility. My posture has improved. I no longer feel shoulder strain, don’t get migraines any more and I feel more alive!

Pat Guyton is a true master of Pilates. She brings gravitas, dedication, enthusiasm and a deep knowledge of Pilates to every class. She is open and has humility. But don’t let that fool you! Pat has a great critical eye. She is tough but she is on a mission: to help her students understand how to develop a strong and healthy body for life. She is a truly talented, committed and dedicated teacher.

Caty Metzger
Alteryx Corporate Class Member

Contact Info

Hours:  8am–5pm Mon–Fri or by appointment.
Phone: (303) 449-7284
Address: 3825 Iris Avenue – Suite 300
Boulder, Colorado 80301