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Janie Miklaunus - Master Private & Group Class Trainer
Janie Miklaunus - Master Private & Group Class TrainerSummary: Janie focuses on individuality in the study and practice of body awareness. Student growth is built upon each individual’s needs guiding them to reach their desired objectives, facilitating growth in strength, wellness and awareness.
headshot_janie.jpgJanie comes to us from the British Isles where she attended the University of London, Laban Center for Movement and Dance and attained her BA in Dance and Drama. She has resided in the USA for the past 30 years showing great artistic versatility in her career ranging from choreography to movement awareness instruction.  Her love of movement has been passed  onto her daughter Clare, who danced with the Houston Ballet and is now a Pilates instructor.

Janie brought her background to Marin Theatre Company where she choreographed numerous classics for the Shakespeare Conservatory. Her artistic interests extend to American favorites and contemporary work including ethnic, jazz, modern dance and performance art.  Her work in movement and body awareness progressed naturally to Pilates. 

She completed her teacher training in Pilates with Madeline Black and Jean Sullivan through ITT, and is PMA-CPT certified. Janie continued her education by attending workshops with Jean Claude West, Eric Franklin and Elizabeth Larkam.

She is also certified personal trainer through NASM.

As an instructor, Janie focuses on individuality in the study and practice of body awareness.  Student growth is built upon each individual’s needs guiding them to reach their desired objectives, facilitating growth in strength, wellness and awareness.  She is recognized as an innovative and creative teacher.

Other interests include sailing, kayaking, hiking, and music.  Janie remains active in the dance community.