Instructors at The Healing Arts Studio
Te'yana Jett, Pilates
With two years of fitness teaching experience, Te’yana is no stranger to physical activity. Her history in movement started at the age of 6, while in middle school, and followed her throughout her high school (Franklin Learning Center) and college years (Virginia Commonwealth University). At the age of 15, she became a movement instructor for Yes! And... Theater company ( a non profit that provides theater programs to inner city youth from ages 4-18). After years of teaching movement to younger children, Te’yana decided it was time to add to her repertoire. She signed up for Pilates classes at Urban Front Pilates and knew right away she wanted to get a deeper understanding of the method. Within a few months, Te’yana received her certifications to become an instructor through Power Pilates. Since then she has been Teaching for various gyms throughout Philadelphia. Te’yana is currently in the process of adding more certifications to expand her skill set. "I’ve always wanted a career in teaching movement of some sort. I know I made the right decision because when I have to teach I say ‘I’m going to class’ rather than ‘I’m going to work’. That makes me happy”.
Dahvia Dalton, Prenatal Yoga
Dahvia began her yoga journey in 2001 as a way to relieve stress and stay fit during her demanding job in film and television production. In Los Angeles she was fortunate enough to practice and learn from great teachers such as Max Strom and Michelene Berry. During her pregnancy she practiced prenatal yoga daily and found it so inspiring that she decided to take her love of yoga to the next level. After having her son, Dahvia completed a 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher training followed by a 300 hour Yoga Mentorship with a focus on Prenatal Yoga. She is also certified as a Postpartum Yoga teacher. Since 2012 Dahvia has been teaching Vinyasa, Gentle Vinyasa, Prenatal, Postpartum and kids yoga classes. She also teaches wellness workshops that focus on mindfulness, meditation and yoga at community centers for low income families. All of her classes emphasize pranayama, meditation and gentle yet challenging exploration of movement. Dahvia feels honored to share her passion for yoga and wellness to all of her students.
Irene Reinke, Tai Chi
Irene Reinke has been a life long student of movement and dance. She studied Kempo Karate for several years, was director of an American Tribal Style bellydance troupe and dance instructor for 15 years, and continues to perform publicly. She has studied Flamenco and Argentina Tango, as well as enjoying other forms of social dance, and also teaches zydeco classes.
In 2013, Irene began taking Tai Chi classes with Dr. Barry Silverman and soon fell in love with this wonderful mind and body practice. As part of her teacher training Irene has been co-teaching with Dr. Silverman and beginning this fall will be teaching the Thursday beginner class.
Jalen Rose, Pilates
Jalen Rose is currently a student at Drexel University, graduating with a B.S. in Dance and a minor in psychology. Upon graduation Jalen will be pursuing a graduate degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. At a young age Jalen fell in love with movement and in later years began to research how the body and the mind connects leading her to discover clinical art therapy through movement. During her studies at Drexel University she was introduced to Pilates by Jennifer Morley, the Director of Drexel Pilates, and soon after received her teaching certification. Pilates has allowed Jalen to access a deeper bodily awareness as well as a greater understanding of the ways the state of the mind can affect the body and vice versa. Pilates has become a essential part of her daily life. For Jalen the greatest joy of teaching Pilates is being able to share this mind-body movement experience with others and witness its positive affect on the person as a whole.