Awaken your health potential
Our team of highly-skilled manual physical therapists, Pilates instructors and massage therapists inspire the development of this knowledge...
Meet the Team
Monica Vitenson, PT, MSPT, OCS, CCTT
Monica has been practicing physical therapy for over 20 years. She has an outstanding reputation in the field as a manual therapist and movement re-educator. She specializes in TMJ and cranial cervical dysfunction, in which she is one of only a few New York therapists to hold an advanced certification. More Information
Rebecca Gordon, PT, DPT, CSCS, RYT-200
Renuka Pinto, PT, CES, Gravity Fit Certified
Renuka Pinto is an internationally trained and traveled physical therapist with almost two decades of experience in sports medicine and manual therapy. After completing her bachelor's in physical therapy and a post-graduate degree in rehabilitation, she received her Master's Degree from the University of Melbourne in 2001.. More Information.
anastasia Young PT, DPT, CSCS
Anastasia’s passion for fluid movement and high-level performance began early in life, racing internationally as a member of the United States National Luge team and competing in Olympic Trials in 2010. With a love of athleticism and a keen interest in connecting body and mind, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University. More Information
Lukasz Mroz, PT, MSPT, OCS
Lukasz earned his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Warsaw Medical University in 2011. He has been practicing physical therapy for over a decade and became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic physical therapy in 2021. His clinical experience includes pre and post-operative outpatient orthopedics as well as sports rehabilitation. More Information
Jenny Long, CPI
Jenny is a Balanced Body Certified Pilates Instructor trained by Master teacher Lesley Powell of Movement’s Afoot, and studied with Kelly Kane at Kinected, who is also located in New York City. Jenny is a licensed Buff Bones Instructor, which is a medically endorsed full-body movement system for Bone and Joint health.
She also hold certifications in Pilates Through Pregnancy to treat any and all peri-partum conditions, Pilates for Rehabilitation: Therapeutic Exercise, TRX and has a Pole Dance Level 1 and 2 instructor certification through elevated.
Molly Phelps, CPI
Molly has been teaching Pilates in NYC since 1998. As a young pre-professional ballet dancer, Molly was taught Pilates by her ballet teachers as a way to keep herself conditioned, whether she was injured or correcting muscular imbalances, to achieve perfect form.
After graduating SUNY at Purchase College with her BFA in Dance, she completed her intensive private certification with David Seth Fink. She then continued her training with Lesley Powell and Doris Pasteleur-Hall at Movements Afoot.
Mariia Shangina, CPI
As a senior Pilates instructor, Mariia has a genuine love for movement. Certified by Polestar Pilates, the gold standard in the industry, she focuses on post rehabilitation and athletic performance. She has worked with a diverse client population and has a passion for injury prevention.
Yuu Fujita, CPI
Yuu's style of teaching Pilates integrates strength, flexibility, balance and coordination to help clients achieve their maximum potential. She helps her clients to move forward at their level and work with any limitations they may have based on their total body history.
Lexie Palasciano, CPI
Lexie is a Polestar Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor and Educator. While earning an MFA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, she investigated somatic embodiment through the lens of dance performance, which now informs her approach to teaching.
Lexie is passionate about facilitating movement rooted in mind-body connection. By integrating multidisciplinary movement and mindfulness practices, she aims to help clients discover pain-free movement that can translate to their everyday lives.
In addition to her Pilates certification, Lexie is also a certified Vinyasa and Yin/Restorative based Yoga Instructor, Certified Breathwork Facilitator, and Retreat Leader.
MEGAN RENEE BACKUS, LMT
Megan's passion for bodywork has led her to develop expertise in many areas. She regularly treats patients who suffer from a wide variety of serious complaints and conditions, ranging from rehab after hip replacement to fibromyalgia to athletic recovery.
She is a Certified Practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage®, and has successfully treated many reproductive and digestive ills in both men and women, such as period pain, infertility, prostatitis, and constipation.
Ayala Hodak has been passionately practicing holistic skincare since she was trained as a cosmetologist and aromatherapist in Israel. Her expertise is unmatched, as she has dedicated her life to perfecting the art of deep cleaning with lifting massage, lymphatic massage, and aromatherapy.
With her focus on mind-body harmony and rejuvenation, Ayala offers personalized treatments that activate the deeper layers of your skin for faster renewal and healing. Her techniques emphasize the importance of holistic healing and rejuvenation and can help you achieve healthier, balanced, and rejuvenated skin.
Dance Movement Therapist
Corinne Marquart-Ott BC-DMT
Corinne has been dancing since the age of 4 and continues her life-long love in her vocation as a Dance Movement Therapist. She draws upon a broad range of movement techniques (dance, dance therapy, yoga, movement analysis, BodyVoice) to focus the session on your physical and psychological needs.
She earned her Masters in Dance Movement Therapy from Laban Center London and has worked clinically with children and adults for over 20 years. She teaches Principles of Dance Movement Therapy at New York University and trains others in the art and science of DMT at the 92nd St Y Alternate Route Dance Therapy training and in Paris at the Université de Paris - Descartes since 2014.
Movement can help us find joy, connection to others and creative solutions. Our bodies hold this healing wisdom and Corinne guides us to unlock that wisdom.
Frank Hughes, a certified Structural Integration practitioner from the Florida School of Massage. With over 30 years of experience in western modalities of healing, Frank has mastered Connective tissue massage, Neuromuscular therapy, Shiatsu, Myofascial release, Cranial sacral therapy, and Trager.
Frank's love for traditional Thai massage led him to study with master teachers in Thailand, including Pichest, Chaiyuth, Mama Nitt, Asokanada, and Chongkol for six months. He has worked in various settings ranging from holistic spas to complimentary care centers, including the Good Life Spa in St. Maarten and the Negril Yoga Centre.