Donna Luder, Co-Director
Donna has been practicing Pilates since 1993 when she began using the method to improve her dance technique. She was the first Pilates instructor in Monterey when she opened her studio in 1997. At that time, few of the locals knew what Pilates was!
She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and further certifications with Eric Franklin.
Her certifications include:
--Pilates Instructor, awarded by Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence of Long Beach Dance Conditioning 1997
--PMA-certified Pilates Instructor
--GYROTONIC® Level 1, awarded by Juliu Horvath, founder/creator of the GYROTONIC Method 1998
--Franklin Method, awarded by Eric Franklin, author/creator of the Franklin Method, 2004, 2006
--GYROTONIC® Ladder, awarded by Master Trainer Debra Rose of San Francisco GYROTONIC, 2001
--GYROTONER®, awarded by Master Trainer Debra Rose of San Francisco GYROTONIC (2000) and Lisa Marie Goodwin of Angel City Body Kinetics (2006)
Stephanie Spencer, Co-Director
Stephanie's passion for movement and body mechanics led her to accomplishing a graduate degree in dance studies, choreography and aesthetics from the University of London, Laban Centre as well as a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts. She has performed and taught internationally for the past twelve years.
Stephanie's goal for Pacific Movement Center is to create a unique and innovative educational movement facility for individuals who have a desire to learn more about their own bodies while helping others. This holds true if you are a private client, or studying to become a movement trainer.