Kay Ottinger and Elaine O'Brien met through Jackson Heights Life. Elaine posting about her Yoga classes and Kay about Pilates. They discovered a desire to have a home for these movement practices in Jackson Heights and became partners! They are so thrilled to be opening this studio and look forward to meeting more people in the neighborhood.
A teacher since 2008, Elaine gathers inspiration from her many teachers and students. With precise sequencing and breath centered focus, it is Elaine's intention to strengthen the body, inspire the mind and enable a sense of clarity. She’s been a theater artist and a dancer for most of her life, and looks forward to sharing her love of movement (and stillness) with the Jackson Heights community.
Kay has been dancing professionally in New York since 2010. As a dancer, she has been exposed to diverse movement practices that live and breath through her investigations as a mover and a teacher. Her desire for a deeper understanding of our structures mechanics led her to Pilates. She received her Pilates certification through the Kane School, and continues to study under Eleanor Hullihan at The Swan. She has taught at Finetune, Julliard, New York Pilates, Dynamic Bodies Pilates, and for the ABT summer intensive. Kay looks to explore with students, shaping each session to support the ranges of needs, desires, and interests of the individual.