Amy Havens

Owner/Founder

Amy’s journey has been a rich one since graduating CSU.  Her dance degree took her to the San Francisco Bay area where she danced for several regional companies, but it’s the Pilates Method that has been Amy’s vocation now since 1997.  She completed her initial comprehensive Pilates teacher training through The PhysicalMind Institute™ with Madeline Black.  She has acquired countless additional training most notably with Cara Reeser and the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Program™, Pat Guyton/Pilates Conservatory™, Rael Isacowitz/BASI Mentor/Master Program®, Mariska Breland/Pilates for Neurological Conditions® and Rebekah Rotstein/Buff Bones® with whom she was faculty for 5 years.  She twice has attended Gil Hedley’s 6-Day Intensive Hands-On Human Dissection Workshops and considers herself a forever student.  She annually adds to her list of teaching credentials.  In addition, she is a level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist as well as a member of the Fascial Stretch Therapy Association.

 

Amy is a national and international Pilates educator --- having taught in South Korea, Spain, London, Scotland and Finland as well as many cities throughout the United States.  She is a mentor, teacher trainer and business coach to other teachers in training and believes in ongoing continuous education and professional community.  Amy strives to approach her teaching from a lense of “Rome wasn’t built in a day” attitude, that patience and persistence are keys to success.

 

She opened her studio, CenterPoint Pilates, in Santa Barbara, CA. in 2001.  Her studio just celebrated it’s 19 year anniversary, has 8 teachers, and has been the location for countless continuing education workshops including Pat Guyton, Eric Franklin, Rebekah Rotstein, Mariska Breland, Diane Diefendorfer, Troy McCarty and Carla Mulins to name only a few.  CenterPoint Pilates is considered the place to go for quality Pilates education in Santa Barbara.

 

Amy is, proudly, one of the original teachers on Pilates Anytime. In addition to teaching for the online studio, she is one of the brains and minds behind content development, designing class programming and educational strategies for the global Pilates platform.  She works with some of the most notable Pilates educators in the industry and has over 280 of her own classes online.

 

She plans to continue teaching workshops locally and internationally, spreading the word about the Pilates Method, educating on the importance of living a full life, with a balance of wellness and it’s approach through whole body commitment and breath.