Kristen Shahverdian has been teaching Pilates since 2002. She holds her MFA from Temple University and her BA from Hamilton College. Kristen discovered Pilates while studying at Temple University and she attributes Pilates with allowing her to have a career dancing in Philadelphia. She holds certifications from Physical Mind Institute and Pineland Pilates Master Pilates Certification. In addition to studying with some of the most respected Mind/Body practitioners, Kristen also trains teachers in Pilates. She teaches with Karen Carlson, with whom she is also a demonstrator in the Master's in Pilates certification program.