I'm grateful for the extra energy you have given me to the initiation 101 and standing Pilates 201 course. I appreciate your excellent explanations. You were helping to clarity all exercises, I feel comfortable to ask when I don't understand. You are always open and give us a chance to discuss during the class. I'm so happy I have attended this course, it gave me a lot, mainly the ability and desire to learn more about Pilates, Thank you again for wonderful course.
I believe that The Pilatestudio is the best in Bangkok. It has everything you need in one place: the best equipment, great location, Instructors with a high level of education (including Or-Yah who has years of experience in the field) and one very important thing, the minute you walk in all you have to concentrate is in practicing Pilates the rest is taken care but the professional people who work there (from the receptionist to the Instructors). I first went to the studio as a client after trying different studios in the city. I learn there in a few weeks, things I haven't learn in a year of practice at other places. Because of that I decided to take the Instructor Course and it was one of my best decisions in life. Or-Yah is a great mentor willing to share all her knowledge and who gives 100% to her students. I only wish I was still in Bangkok to be able to go the Or-yah's studio.
(November 2007)?Mexico.Uleima Hanson
Pilates is addictive!! As a very unfit and exhausted mother of two small children finding time for exercise had been very difficult. When I started Pilates classes I quickly learnt to really enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this amazing program. Pilates challenges my body to become stronger and more flexible and my mind to become more focused and positive.Danika Rehfisch
After hearing the story of Pilates from friends in North America, I searched Bangkok for a Pilates instructor for several months. I couldn't have found a better, more focused teacher than Or-Yah. Starting from nothing, she taught me the basics and gave me the confidence I needed to continue on. I noticed improvements in my strength, flexibility and posture after only a few classes. Or-Yah is a great instructor and amazing mentor for anyone interested in improving their physical fitness. Bangkok is very fortunate to have someone so dedicated to teaching the Pilates method.Scott Miller
Or-Yah's instruction is extremely clear, concise and straight to the point. She is well focused as a teacher and keeps the class moving at a steady pace when teaching. She is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful, kind and caring person. And a bit entertaining as well, which always helps! I had a lot of fun doing training with her and will absolutely train more with her when I get the chance. I would recommend her to anyone looking to train in Pilates because she obviously knows her stuff !....
(April 2009)??Australia.Suzanne Vian
Pilates is the only exercise program that I have ever done which I actually look forward to and miss when I can't make it to a session - in fact the only problem with Pilates is that it is totally addictive. After three months of fairly regular Pilates sessions, I feel stronger and more flexible, exercises that seemed impossible when I started are suddenly do-able: although Or-Yah never lets us get complacent as there is always a way to make an exercise just that little bit more challenging. As teacher, Or-Yah manages to combine the discipline of a drill sergeant with a sensitive awareness of what the student can manage. You don't get away with much but you thank her for it afterwards.Sharon Thwaites
I am glad that I have come to Pilatestudio as I feel it is the best place to study Pilates. Or-Yah has a rare quality as a teacher. She is not only has a solid knowledge of the course material, her willingness to share information and valuable experiences made the course easier to understand. Teachers in the studio are also very helpful. I benefited a lot from their guidance
(April 2009) ?Italy.Angelina Gozali
I feel blessed and honored to know you Or-Yah. I think you are wonderful and I so enjoyed my training with you, you are an excellent teacher with great focus and charisma. I am inspired now to read all my notes follow all my drawings and practice Pilates, I wove some fundamentals into my yoga class this morning!
(April 2009)?Singapor.Annie Milstead
Very worth taking the course, even I had to take my days off from my full-time job. Or-Yah is very professional. Friends are nice. My Pilates skill is real improved. The more I know about the Pilates basis and anatomy, the more I can apply my knowledge to many useful exercises. I am inspired to teach, to strengthen and to heal others, at least via my Pilates skills. Thanks Or-yah and my friends.
"After studying Pilates, my back id much stronger, I have become more flexible and my posture has improved. I really enjoy learning Pilates with Or-yah who is very experienced and knowledgeable and makes you see that nothing is impossible (except trying to do Pilates laughing!).Lucienne Hughes
After delivering my second baby I was anxious to quickly get back into shape. I had not exercised throughout my pregnancy due to complications. So when my son was two months old I found Or-Yah and began post-natal yoga sessions. When I felt strong enough we progressed to Pilates. Before pregnancy I had taken other forms of Pilates. I was familiar with some of the poses, but felt challenged by pure Pilates. I quickly learned Or-Yah was an expert at pure Pilates. Not only was she an extremely qualified instructor she was more importantly very supportive. With the eyes of a hawk she watches to ensure your body is in the proper alignment for each pose. There is no chance to be idle; she makes good use of your time. She is always ready to demonstrate each pose and provide detailed explanations. The change in my body was immediate; the focus of her teachings is strengthening your core.Kim Buhrman
I've tried many many types of exercise since I became a national athlete. After I began training with Ory, Pilates became a significant part of my exercise routine. Her own deep understanding of how the body works has taught me how to move properly again and to rebuild my own strength. I get injured less frequently than before. Ory's class is more than an ordinary Pilates class, It's an inspiration!
Olympian Skeet Shooter.Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit
I began seriously practicing Pilates after a second spine surgery. I had lost muscle strength in the right ankle and calf and was very stiff in the back, hips and hamstrings. I was also very fearful of moving any part of my spine and concerned that I would never again regain my former physical strength. Simply put I was miserable. After several months of taking private classes three times a week, the benefits were undeniable. My body was finally beginning to respond and I became stronger and suppler. Psychologically, the fear subsided but I still lacked confidence. Nevertheless, I knew Pilates was the right fit for me. I just wanted to acquire more knowledge about anatomy, the Pilates Method as well as challenge myself. That's when I decided to enroll in the education course at the Pilates Studio. I must say at first I did so only for myself. I didn't really have any intention of becoming a teacher. But as the course went on and as deepened my understanding of the method (for example how to modify exercises for special populations or working with props) I realized that Pilates was a discipline that I must share with others.
(February 2007)?Estonia.Kristin and Julia
I admired your passion and expertise in Pilates and for all the knowledge and teaching skills that you have been able to share with us. I am amazed how different by body feels and how my practice has improved and how I can do exercises so much better than before. The knowledge about all the muscles and course work was very interesting and I know so much more about my own body now. You are truly a great teacher. Thank you so much.
(April 2009) ?USA.Barbara Manning