Instructor Sylvia Minaya was the first Pilates instructor in the state of Tennessee. Sylvia is a native of Lima, Peru. Formerly a professional ballet dancer, she holds a BFA in dance from the School of the Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she received extensive training in ballet, modern dance, music, and ballet history. Sylvia was a member of the Nashville Ballet faculty for eight years. She danced with the Peruvian National Ballet, Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, Ballet Oklahoma, and California Ballet. Sylvia received her Pilates training in 1995 from master teacher Romana Kryzanowska in the traditional method. She also is a certified Gyrotonic Teacher and holds a fitness trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Sylvia also holds certifications in TRX, Xtend Barre, and the RedCord Suspension System. She joined the Power Pilates team in 2004 and became a Teacher Trainer in 2006. She has worked with every range of physical ability, from professional dancers, ice skaters, and competitive tri-athletes to those recovering from MS, fibromyalgia, heart attack, back and knee surgery, and hip and knee replacement.
Sylvia is excited to join the Club Pilates Instructor team and teaches primarily at Belle Meade, Maryland Farms, and Cool Springs (opening November 2019). She teaches group classes and is available for private training.