Luz Guillen


About Luz


Studio Owner and Pilates Teacher

Luz Guillen, a native New Mexican, has a BA in Dance Modern Contemporary from the University of New Mexico. She went on to dance professionally in NYC where she taught, choreographed and performed various genres of dance. She has performed works by Martha Graham, Takehiro Uyema, Henning Rübsam, and Cecilia Marta. During her time in NYC she furthered her knowledge of the body and became a Pilates Teacher. Luz trained and completed her Pilates instruction with Roberta Kirschenbaum, owner of Rolates Pilates at the original site of Joseph Pilates Studio. Luz was fortunate to receive further Pilates instruction by visiting instructor Alessandra Magalhães (Brazil). She furthered her knowledge of the body by continuing education courses with Irene Dowd on the anatomy of the spine course, hip, and shoulder. Currently, Luz continues to deepen her knowledge of Pilates with mentor Siri Galliano, a student of Romana, Yoga master, and Pilates master extraordinaire. In addition to her mentors, Luz has been able to further her Pilates education by taking workshops with various Pilates teachers such as Mary Bowen, Michael King and Malcom Murihead, Phoebe Higgins, Michelle Larsson, among others.

In addition to Pilates, Luz is a trained Level 1 and 2 teacher of the MELT Method created by Sue Hitzmann. Luz is able to incorporate the MELT Method as an additional treatment for her clients to further their awareness of fascia hydration with this hands-off bodywork.

Currently, Luz is studying under Robyn Avalon learning a contemporary form of Alexander Technique. Alexander Technique is a study of the quality of self to enhance one's being in any activity they wish to engage. This study works kinesthetically with the client to draw attention to the nervous system so that we have access to choice in our quality of self. She is very much engaged with this study and adding this useful technique to her Pilates practice.

When Luz was pregnant she began practicing and teaching prenatal Pilates. She learned the value of having Pilates prepare her for birth and the benefit of Pilates in postpartum. She is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance as of 2018. It is her wish to empower women and anyone who wishes to better their bodies.


Recognized as a national certified pilates instructor through the National Pilates Certified Program (Previously known as the Pilates Method Alliance), I have been well trained and educated about the body from personal experience and advanced learning. I completed a 600 hours pilates training with second generation teacher, Roberta Kirschenbaum. Under her guidance, I have taught pilates in New York City at the original studio of Joseph Pilates, Rolates Pilates. I had the unique opportunity to train, teach and observe bodies of all conditions. With my dance background, anatomy study with Irene Dowd, and further education with second generation pilates teachers, my eye and understanding of the body has been well trained. My own personal injuries of sciatica, low back pain, hip and ankle issues is what drew me to the Pilates work. I learned to take control of my body and I am proud to continue sharing the Pilates work as a third generation Pilates teacher

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Pilates
  • Myofascial Release
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Dance

NCCA Accredited Certifications

Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Trainer

Additional Certifications

Melt Method Hand and Foot Instructor, Certified MELT Instructor

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Dancers, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, ADHD, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Brain Trauma, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Chronic Pain, Crohn's Disease, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Hamstring Issues, Headaches/Migraines, Hernia, High Blood Pressure, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hypertension, IBD, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lymphatic, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Tennis Elbow, TMJ

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