Pilates Teachers

 Taube Pilates Teachers



Louise Taube, is a passionate Pilates practitioner. Louise is based in Melbourne, St Kilda East, Australia and is a recognised leader in her field. This high-energy Australian native received her Bachelor of Dance from Queensland University, and Graduate Diploma in Choreography from Melbourne University. Other Pilates certificates include Stott Reformer, Polestar Studio, APAM member examination with recognition of level 4 status, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pilates via Pilates International. Louise has presented workshops and courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns. Louise has spent 14 years refining her practice in Pilates. Louise has designed and implemented mat and reformer courses for Melbourne School or Sport and Recreation Management (now Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre) since 2005. Since this time she has developed a number of her own teacher-training courses and workshops for mat, reformer, studio, anatomy, small props and bigger pieces of equipment and special populations. Her courses are rich in content and she has the rare quality of giving over 100% to her students. Louise has had an extensive professional contemporary dance and choreographic career, representing Australia around the world on several dance tours. She has studied dance film in New York at the New York Film Academy. Louise has received many grants during her dance career from Arts Victoria, and The Australia Council for the Arts and also a scholarship from the Foundation For Young Australians, as well as funding from the Ian Potter foundation. Louise has lectured at National Institute of Dramatic Arts in movement for actors in Sydney and also Melbourne and Deakin University for dance and movement.

Laya Smukler

Laya Smukler, originally hailing from Sydney, has always been passionate about Pilates and exercise as a way of life. Since her first Pilates session 14 years ago, she has never looked back. After moving to Melbourne 4 years ago with her family she decided to make the move from the IT industry to become a Pilates instructor. She has undertaken various courses and workshops with Louise Taube at Taube Pilates. Laya is constantly looking to further her learning and knowledge in anything and everything Pilates and health related to provide you with the ultimate Pilates experience. Pilates can and will change your life! Laya has completed the studio and mat courses, contemporary reformer course, anatomy course, pre and post-natal workshop at Taube Pilates.

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