Pat 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
Yuuko Igarashi Kolbylarz
Assistant 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.