Located in Chocolate Box Training, Studio Ellipsis is a new movement studio in Sydney's Northern Beaches. A concrete cocoon nestled in Cromer, it is an open space for electric minds and nimble bodies.
Offering reformer, flow & yin yoga, pilates and barre attack, Studio Ellipsis is its own unique space and place. A place where nothing is complete, nothings is closed. A place for deliberate pause, but where change is constant and there is always something more to come...
A place for the strong, the weak, the broken, the imperfect, the bendy and the not - Studio Ellipsis is what you make of it.
Beth Williamson, Reformers & Pilates
Beth found Pilates 20 years ago when her dance teacher recommended it to help with her overall strength, flexibility and prevention of injuries. Now, as a lover of ultra-endurance events, she has found Pilates to be an invaluable part of training to keep her in tip-top shape and more importantly, injury-free.
Dickie (Laura Dickie), Barre Attack
It wasn’t until later on in her teaching career that Dickie discovered Barre Attack by chance at a small Pilates studio set in Sydney. Having fallen in love with the low impact, high-intensity full-body workout that Barre Attack offered, Dickie completed her Level 1 Foundations Course and Level 2 Examination Workshop in 2018. In 2019, she completed her Advanced Sliding Discs Cert to further educate herself in her craft.
Krystle Maguire, Yin Yoga
Krystle has a natural and unique ability to lift and shift her students energy. Her positive vibration and cleverly crafted yoga classes, draw her students in an enable them to travel in a journey of self discovery through mind, body and soul.
Krystle has been practising yoga for over 9 years, becoming addicted to the practice during her first pregnancy and since has continued to deepen her practice and experimented with many variations of Yoga and meditation. She believes "Yoga is like dreaming when you're awake" and thrives on the growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other, the world, and the universe at large.
"I try to live a more mindful life day by day and incredibly grateful for all the wisdom her teachers have given her and hopes to pay it forward".
Bianca Kenvyn, Yoga
Always curious and forever questioning the nature of our reality; Bianca loves to infuse the traditional philosophies of Yoga in a modern way and weave them throughout a fun and dynamic class to spark inquiry into the self and use the physical postures as a gateway into the mind.
Bianca has the ability to remain in tune with her students and nurture them throughout their practice whilst still holding a strong space for a physical challenge! Ultimately, however, it is that deep sense of peace and presence as we filter through the fluctuating mind states that leave us with the true essence of what Yoga truly is. As she guides you into a space where you are reminded and encouraged to tune into the healing powers of your breath, you are there to able to explore the full experience of your practise as it unfolds.
"Once we can slow down our breathing and steady our mind we can experience what it’s like to 'feel' rather 'think' and come from a place of 'Being' rather than doing. See you on the mat"!
Andressa San, Yoga
Andressa has always been passionate about health, fitness and body-mind exercises. This passion extends to helping people through their journey to achieve positive outcomes. From beginners to experienced Pilates lovers there is always room for personal growth and continuous improvement. Pilates was “the one and only exercise” that effectively resolved a life of back pain and guided Andressa into becoming an instructor. She felt so good that she wanted as many people as possible to feel that way too!
Andressa holds a Post Graduate Dietician Qualification from the university in her native country Brazil and has completed her Mat Pilates accreditation and is a STOTT trained Reformer Pilates Instructor.
"I truly believe that happiness comes from a healthy body and a highly trained mind. My classes are full of energy with an emphasis on directing mental functions to promote muscles to achieve their optimal performance".
Giane Caon, Pilates
Giane is a mum of 2 who eight years ago, found a much-needed rehabilitation practise (that her body and mind desperately needed) through Pilates.
Dominique (Dom) Falco, Yoga
Drawn to the thought of standing on her hands and twisting and pulling herself into weird, wonderful positions, yoga was in a way, therapeutic for Dom as she dealt with body image issues that affected her over 10 years ago. It gave her a newfound appreciation of the body, how it worked and how much more there was than just its simple aesthetics.
Dom’s practice is slow, methodical and allows you to focus on nothing else but your breath, your body and the way your mind is moves. You can expect a class full of fun and creativity. We’ve lost the childlike art of play in being too caught up in the fast-paced nature of our world and sometimes we need permission to try something completely new and ridiculous and fun.
“The layers of our bodies right down to our skeletons are all mapped so differently and the beauty of yoga is meeting your body exactly the way it is that day at that time and moving the way that it needs. My classes are like yum cha, I offer lots of different options, you take what you want and leave what doesn’t look/ feel good”.
Summer Simonetta, Pilates
Movement has been a massive part of summer’s life for as long as she can remember. Starting dance at 5 years old, she fell in love with moving her body and being able to express herself in such a unique way. Training in many different styles such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap & Ballet she eventually went on to become a teacher continuing to inspire and share her love for dance. Recently finding Pilates and falling in love with the coordination of body, mind, spirit. She is now a qualified Mat & Reformer Pilates instructor, who loves being able to put together a class full of creativity and flow.