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Joanna Telacka

Joanna Telacka, MS

Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)

Joanna has been a Pilates teacher since 1999. She is the founder of Harmonious Pilates, Inc, a Pilates studio and a teacher training facility that has been serving the general public as well as future Pilates professionals for 25 years.

Joanna has created and taught numerous continuing education workshops for Pilates teachers and Physical Therapists throughout the years. She has also written trainees’ manuals and conducted a research project on the topic of utilizing Pilates in post-surgery rehabilitation. She received her comprehensive Pilates training and earned her Master Program diploma at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, over the years, Joanna has been deepening her knowledge and insight into various facets of the Pilates method by attending continuing education workshops with teachers from various Pilates lineages.

Joanna was drawn to the Pilates method for its uniqueness and the healing effects it had on her own body. Her professional experience is a sum of her passion for the method, and the aspiration to make a positive change in people’s lives by teaching them the thoughtful practice of Pilates.

Ann Marino

Ann Marino

Ann Marino has been teaching Pilates since 2004. Prior to becoming a  Pilates teacher, Ann taught aerobics, gymnastics and worked with children with learning disabilities.

Her Pilates education includes over 600 hours of apprenticeship training in Joseph Pilates' traditional system of exercise under the guidance of Bob Liekens at Power Pilates in New York City, and completion of comprehensive training program  through The New York Pilates Studio.

She has taught private sessions, duets and group classes at studios in Maine, New Jersey Shore and in New York City.

 Ann is a also a faculty member of the Harmonious Pilates, Inc. Teacher Training Program. 

Wojciech Telacki

Wojciech Telacki, M.S.P.T.

Wojciech Telacki is a licensed Physical Therapist and a  Pilates teacher. He has been practicing physical therapy since 2001 and teaching Joseph PIlates' traditional system of exercise since 2002. He completed 900 hours of comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program and received his diploma from Harmonious Pilates.

His scope of work includes teaching Pilates and practicing traditional methods of physical therapy. When appropriate, he combines physical therapy and Pilates to ensure the best outcome for the patient.

He is a co-author of a research project on the subject of utilizing Pilates and physical therapy to restore full range of motion to the knee joint after a knee reconstruction surgery. 

Wojciech is on the faculty of the Harmonous Pilates, Inc. Teacher Training Program.

Rose Verde

Rose Verde

Rose’s Pilates education includes 900 hours of Comprehensive Teacher Training in Joseph Pilates’ classical system of exercises completed at Harmonious Pilates and including an apprenticeship with Joanna Telacka.

Rose was drawn to Pilates due to it being a freeing yet discipline-building practice. She respects the method’s details, precision, and fundamental concepts.  Her goal, like the method, is to help return the body to its natural state and uniformity. With a varied background in Ballet/Jazz, athletics, theatre, and Psychology, Pilates has become the combination of all her passions: the connection of the mind, body, and soul.

She has taught group classes and private sessions in various studios on the North and South Shore of Long Island before joining Harmonious Pilates as a teacher.

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