Naphtali Beyleveld began taking ballet at a young age in Southern California and has continued her study and love of dance throughout her life. Her passion for dance took her to Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi; where she received a B.A. in Biblical Studies and minor in dance. There she was first introduced to Pilates. Pilates has helped her to find a deeper mind-body connection, heal and prevent injuries, and took her dancing to the next level. After graduating, she continued on with her practice of Pilates, when she moved to Houston, Texas to dance with Psophonia Dance Company. She became certified in Pilates Mat in 2005 and Pilates Reformer through Balance Body University in 2008. She taught dance and Pilates throughout the Houston area and at River Oaks Pilates, LP since 2006. Her passion for movement and extensive experience in movement arts influences her teaching style greatly. She loves teaching a challenging and flowing class that helps clients find strength and a deeper connection with their minds and bodies. Naphtali moved to Seattle with her husband in 2009. She began teaching Pilates at Maya Whole Health, the downtown YMCA and Vera Fitness. She loves sharing her passion and knowledge of Pilates and movement; to promote whole health and healing in her classes. Naphtali has continued her training in the other Pilates apparatus through Vitality Pilates. She continues to dance with various companies and dance projects in Seattle. She works with different populations from elderly, prenatal and postnatal clients, athletes, and people recovering from injury. Naphtali loves helping people find the joy in moving their bodies and finding deeper connections in their bodies and spirits.