Our Team

Joyce Siu: 

Joyce SiuHaving spent the early part of her career as a finance professional, Joyce began her Pilates journey after suffering from a rotator cuff injury several years ago.

Joyce’s appreciation of the enormous rehabilitative benefits of Pilates’ whole body health philosophy led her to attaining her instructor certifications with Polestar Pilates. While the leap from a corporate lifestlye was substantial, Joyce’s passion for teaching has seen her establish herself with loyal client base. Her clear and calm teaching style and gentle encouragement sees her clients achieve movement they thought had been lost for good.

Joyce is passionate about using Pilates to improve her clients’ quality of life and achieving their fitness goals. Joyce has a special interest in helping clients support their sporting pursuits while working through puzzling biomechanical issues. Joyce is available each Wednesday from 7:30am- 2:30pm

Alisha Porter:

Alisha Porter

Alisha is proof of the healing quality of Pilates. Post surgical recovery from a dance injury to her pelvis and hip socket led her to Pilates and this continues to drive her passion for the method. Pilates helped Alisha to move from pain management to full function in her hips.

Alisha has been teaching full time ever since graduating from her training in 2016.

Alisha understands through first hand experience that patience, persistence and by celebrating the little steps along the way that anything is possible with Pilates. Alisha currently works with a wide variety of clients including Pre & Post Natal, Professional Artists and Athletes, Scoliosis, MS, as well as those that are generally fit and healthy. Alisha is available each Tuesday from 12:00pm- 8:00pm

Celine Quentrec:

Celine Quentrec

Celine first turned to Pilates 8 years ago to solve her ongoing lower back pain. She was amazed by the results and how much stronger, flexible and freer Pilates made her feel.

Passionate about the discipline, Celine decided to become a teacher to share all the benefits of Pilates with her future clients. She loves seeing the positive change a regular and mindful practice brings to people’s daily life.

Coming from the corporate world, Celine is fully aware of the effects a desk job has on your body. She can’t wait to start showing you how Pilates can truly help by acquiring better body awareness, posture, strength and above all spine mobility.

Celine is also an avid Latin dancer, especially Bachata. Always happy to share her passion, you can ask her questions or request some good Latin music for your session. If you are a dancer yourself, she will have the perfect exercises to condition your body so get your dancing skills up.

As Joseph Pilates used to say “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Celine is available each Monday from 7:30am- 2:30pm and each Thursday from 7:30am- 10:30am

Michelle Duggan:

IMG_6699Michelle originally trained as a dancer in Sydney and then went on to work professionally in dance companies in Europe and America. After moving to Athens, Greece she met up with a 2nd generation pilates teacher who was offering an intensive apprenticeship in the classical and contemporary methods.

Michelle is a founding member of the Greek Pilates Association and has over 10 years experience teaching. Michelle is now so happy to be back home in Australia and a part of the Sydney Pilates community.”What I love most about teaching is helping people learn how to manage their imbalances and injuries and find their full movement potential” Michelle is available each Thursday from 4:00pm- 8:00pm and each Friday from 7:30am- 2:00pm

 Monica Garcia-Pineda:

image1Monica has always led an active lifestyle, having trained in classical ballet from a young age. She found that amongst life’s light and shade, a consistent movement practice was the key to remaining both playful and grounded. This inspired Monica to share mindful movement with others through teaching.

Monica has completed training in vinyasa yoga, studio and mat pilates, barre, and classical ballet. She aims to create balance through grace, strength, and flexibility. With a focus on body awareness, expect a challenge with light-hearted fun! Monica is available each Monday from 4:30pm- 7:30pm

 Joanne Bezzina:

Joanne Bezzina Joanne completed her first Pilates apprenticeship in 2004. After years of continuing education, Jo was eager to further deepen her Pilates knowledge and re-certified with Polestar Pilates. Jo is now a Polestar Pilates educator and examiner and now mentors students and graduates with great passion, sincerity, wisdom andhumour.

Jo’s unique Connected Movement philosophy is driven by her passion to achieve a mind and body connection that builds strength and flexibility and teaches how to form deeper client connections and better results.

She has witnessed her many clients undergo mental and physical transformation whilst teaching them how best to work with their bodies. She loves the subtleties of Pilates and how it applies to everyday living, particularly postural improvement and freedom in movement. Jo brings a positive outlook to every session and strives for every client to leave happier, more relaxed and feeling stronger than when they arrived. Jo is available for private sessions only on Mondays and Fridays and for semi-privates and privates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.