Beginner/Intermediate Mat


This class is taught by:

Susan Crittenden

Waking up in excruciating pain is a frightening thing--and it's what brought Susan to the Pilates Method. Susan discovered her gym workouts were exacerbating her scoliosis, a condition she didn't even know she had, and and was worried she'd have to give up fitness. After reading about the benefits of Pilates for the spine and alignment, she knew it was something she had to try. She immediately fell in love with the mindful movement, and after repairing her own spine, she decided to become an instructor so she could help others. Susan completed her Pilates certification with Peak Pilates in 2013, and she's been sharing the Method with others ever since. Susan received her certificate in Balanced Body Barre in 2015, and she's excited to teach Pilates-influenced barre!

Diann Unruh

Diann Unruh is a born teacher. As a lifelong dancer, Diann is no stranger to movement. After a tour in the US Army, she performed in musicals and was a soloist for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. After moving to Pittsburgh, Diann opened Synergy School of Dance and brought Misty Lynne in to start the Pilates program in 2005. Diann pursued her Pilates certification through Peak Pilates and is a Level 2 trainer with 10+ years teaching. Diann is thrilled to be back with her mentor at Dragonfly Pilates.
Pilates Matwork helps to re-pattern the body to its natural postural ideal, while also developing overall strength, flexibility and body awareness. This class is for both those new to Pilates and those fluent in the Method, with an understanding of the execution of each exercise. Instructor approval required.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jul 25 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 01 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 01 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 08 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 15 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 22 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 29 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Aug 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 05 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 12 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 19 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 26 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Diann Unruh
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside
  • Tue Sep 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Susan Crittenden
    at Dragonfly Pilates Shadyside