Our Team • Body & Flow trainers

Our team of teacher trainers comprises highly skilled and qualified individuals who have achieved excellence in their respective fields and hold multiple diplomas in related areas. These master trainers possess extensive teaching knowledge and have undergone rigorous training to ensure their readiness to deliver our Pilates courses. They receive regular support, additional training, and ongoing evaluation from our headquarters to maintain their expertise.

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Director

Or-Yah Avni NCPT®

Thailand’s Pilates entrepreneur, Ory has been a long-time movement professional and a talented instructor, first as a performing dancer and later as a Pilates, Yoga, Garuda and Gyrotonic instructor in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to being Thailand’s Pilates entrepreneur, she has long been influencing the entire Pilates industry throughout Asia. Ory has been teaching for over 20 years and her passion is absolutely contagious. Since 2008, Ory has been offering certificate-based courses under her creation (Body & Flow) in Pilates, Prenatal and Postnatal. As a teacher of teachers Ory has trained more than 500 instructors from all over the world. Ory has been invited to teach at conventions and festivals throughout Asia and Europe and is known for her deep knowledge, well-structured and organized classes, emphasizing technique, art, and incorporating flowing movement, breath work and fun.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Israel

Orit Bar Artvinsky

Orit Bar-Artvinsky is the owner of Pele Pilates studio in Israel. She is a certified Pilates instructor originally trained in Pretoria, South Africa, and later studied for additional certifications with Peak Pilates, Physical Mind Institute and became a Master Trainer for Body & Flow. Over the years she expanded her knowledge and experienced with rehabilitation work, Prenatal, standing Pilates and more. She believes the strength behind the Pilates method is in the fact it always works. Becoming a master trainer, as she sees it, gives her the privilege to share with others the wonders of the method.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Pakistan

Zainub Abbas

Zainub Abbas did her certification with Ory in 2009 and immediately opened her own studio. She is now considered a pioneer of Pilates in Lahore, Pakistan with a steady growth of students. Recently she was featured in Hello Magazine as a guru of health and fitness. She has also attended various workshops, including rehabilitation with Pilates. She believes regular Pilates practice guarantees a progressive shift in the body, enhanced vitality, oxidation, stress relief and a healthy new lifestyle.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • China

Fatima Hung

Fatima Hung is a certified Pilates instructor trained in Macau, Hong Kong and Bangkok. She is a certified Pilates Mat instructor at BASI Pilates in 2007. Later, she studied for additional Mat and Apparatus certifications with Polestar and eventually became a Master Trainer for Body & Flow in 2014. Besides teaching Pilates, Fatima loves sports, particularly tennis and golf. Hence, she works with Golf and Tennis professionals with the objective of using Pilates techniques to help students to improve their expertise in playing the games as well as avoiding injuries. Fatima wants to use her knowledge to guide people to understand Pilates and that it is not just an exercise platform, but is also a pathway to physical and mental well-being…

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Estonia

Aile Alveus

Aile found Pilates in 2006 due to pain in her lower back. After getting help for those issues and becoming more healthy and strong, she decided to pursue a career as a pilates teacher to help others feel the benefits of the method too. She started learning the Pilates method with Kelly McKinnon, and after several years of working and learning, became a student of Or-Yah Avni, redoing the whole training and more. Aile opened a studio in Tallinn Nõmme spring of 2014 and has now started teaching new teachers and students there. She allso gives bodyART and spinning classes and teaches music at a local school.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Thailand

Dr Serge Landrieu

As a medical doctor since 1984, Serge has gathered an abundance of knowledge and experience working with body alignment and dysfunctions. His first Pilates exercises in 1995 with a star Ballerina changed his insights about his own body which was already used to do Yoga since the age of ten. Thalassotherapie and Watsu were used as supportive treatments , as well as Myotherapie -which is an innovative manipulation technique for muscles and ligaments according to their meridians- all this makes him very resourceful in his teachings and approaches to the method Pilates. Serge is teaching Pilates in Koh Samui since 2005 and joined Body & Flow as a master trainer in 2014.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Cambodia

Helena Yan

Chinese national, Helena started her formal Pilates teaching career after years of practice. She dedicates the majority of her time in practicing, teaching and understanding Pilates. Helena believes that the methodology of Pilates is suitable for all ages. It makes people strong and confident, look nice and feel good. She considers Pilates as a lifestyle practice not just a way of exercising. 

In early 2015, she accomplished the Transmittal Pilates Mat Trainer Training Program in Bangkok with body & flow and is proud to bring quality and accessible Pilates courses to people in Asia. 

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Italy

Max Ratta

Max holds a long time career in the fitness industry as a competitive Body Builder, and personal trainer for 25 years. Graduated Doctor in Science of movement and Sport. Over the years he studied Yoga and meditation and started his Pilates path in 2004. Since then, Max participated in different Pilates courses in the major European Pilates schools. Max believes in Pilates, as an excellent support for any level, sport, professional and personal life. Max Join Body & Flow team in 2017 and started teaching certification courses in Italy. Max is happy and proud to share his professional experience with his student and to educate the new generation of Pilates teachers in Italy.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Thailand

Supawadee Prongsa (Birth)

A mother of 2 kids, Birth is a Physical Therapy in graduated in 1998. She worked as a Physical Therapist in the government and private hospitals as well as in clinics more than ten years. Birth started practicing Pilates in 2004 and did her certification course in 2009. After that Birth turned to be a full time Pilates Instructor, and she is teaching rehab patients and people from all walks of life. Birth is invited to give lectures in universities and associations and is working hard to share her passion to Pilates and to make it more accessible and known among Thai people.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Vietnam

Thị Hồng Hà Đinh

Having Major Degree in teaching, Hà is always passionate about training works. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and pilates for almost a decade. Through her experience, she strongly believes that pilates can improve people health, posture, balance and at most their life quality. Her teaching focus is on safe and functional movements with detailed, systematic and professional style. After assisting Ory in her pioneering Pilates journey in Vietnam with various training courses, Hà has completed Transmittal Pilates Mat Training course in 2021. Her goal is to educate and expand to wider community in Vietnam about Pilates method by training new generations of teachers with the same mindset.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Canada

Mira Lutsky

Mira Lutsky is the the Founder of Core Community. She is originally from Vancouver but first discovered Pilates over a decade ago when she was in college in California. Mira was drawn to health benefits and developed a deep appreciation for mindful movement. She realized Pilates is unique -you can start at any age and know you can continue practicing for the rest of your life. It truly is an investment into yourself for the future. While working in fashion, she continued to make it part of her daily routine, and soon realized she could turn her love for Pilates into a career. After receiving her certified teacher training through Balanced Body Education, she returned home to Vancouver and was part of the launch team at Vancouver’s first Equinox. Mira eventually grew from a Junior Pilates instructor all the way to a Senior Instructor. Since then, she has worked with a variety of clients, from beginners, seniors, to assisting people with injuries, and providing pre and post-natal care. Mira opened Core Community in July 2020 with the hopes of creating a space free of judgement. She felt Pilates in Vancouver was intimidating for beginners and wanted to create an accessible, modern, and fun space to learn and grow.

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Pilates Teacher Trainer • Canada

Alison Fudger

Alison was born and raised in Canada, living in Toronto and now currently in Vancouver. Alisons background with movement and fitness started as a young child as a competitive swimmer and competitive dancer. She has a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver as well as a College Diploma in Dance Performance from George Brown College with a Certificate of professional development from Canada’s Ballet Jörgen in Toronto. Alison was first introduced to Pilates as a conditioning method during her professional dance training. She suffered some severe injuries which sparked her interest and passion in learning more about the body and how to help others move and train in safe, effective and sustainable ways to prevent and recover from injury. Alison has experience as a full time professional fitness instructor and is certified to teach in a variety of disciplines including yoga, dance, barre, swimming and of course Pilates. Alison is thrilled to be a Master Pilates Teacher Trainer with Body and Flow, and is committed to lifelong learning. Alison believes pilates is beneficial for every body, no matter what age, experience or ability, she loves to encourage folks to move in a way that best supports their individual body and personal goals.