Samantha Pell is a Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Perinatal Fitness Instructor, and Reiki Master with over 17 years of teaching experience. She has created and trademarked her signature teaching method, Parasympathetic Pilates, which is defined as a is a movement practice that heals and strengthens your body simultaneously. The body's Autonomic Nervous System is re-balanced while building strength and stability using the Classical Pilates Method. Pell holds a BA in Dance Performance from Hofstra University and combines preventative, corrective, and restorative teaching in the heart of New York City.
A trained ballet dancer and professional modern dancer, her passion for movement, strength, and injury healing processes lead her to the study of Pilates. Classical instructor Dyane Harvey-Salaam inspired her research followed by months of study with Master Trainer Romana Kryzanowska. Pell is only once removed from Mr. Pilates himself as Kryzanowska was trained by and chosen to carry on his legacy. She continues her Pilates studies with master instructor Mr. Steven Fetherhuff, a protégé of Pilates elder Kathy Grant and assistant to Kinesiologist, Irene Dowd.
Before her private teaching, Samantha taught at well-known studios around New York City, such as New York Health & Racquet Club, Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates, and Pilates on 66th. She is also a certified instructor at Shelia Kelley's S Factor NY.
Pell works with a diverse clientele list including high profile sports figures, dance performance artists, corporate clients, and everyday Pilates enthusiasts looking to improve posture, strength, and health. She looks forward to working with you at your training level whether beginner or advanced.
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