||Dorothy Stewart, Owner
Dorothy Stewart has been a recognized Pilates teacher in the DFW community for over 20 years. She opened her own practice in 1998, expanding in 2003 to her current North Dallas location at Personal Pilates Plus. She was privileged to study with the First Generation of Pilates teachers in Dallas and had the unique experience of working with Romana Kryzanowska (Joseph Pilates’ Protégée) in 1996 and was among only three instructors to be personally passed for certiﬁcation at a practical exam which Miss Kryzanowska conducted in Dallas at that time.Her history as an Instructor began at a young age when she started teaching Dance in 1972. She continued on with her formal Dance Career and Education as a Theater Arts Major at San Jose State University until at age 19, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, when she decided to give up dancing rather than undergo major spinal surgery and instead pursued a career in the ﬁtness industry.
In 1992, she and her husband relocated to Dallas, where she began training in the Pilates Method. She has studied with Master Pilates Teacher Nationwide, including Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Sari Pace and Ron Fletcher, and conducted advanced teacher training workshops for local and national studios and the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research. She is Certiﬁed through the Pilates Institute (1995), the American Council on Exercise (ACE 1991), and is a Traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner (2007).
She launched the Pilates Mat program for the Cooper Fitness Center in the 1990′s, growing the program from one class to eight-weekly classes within a few months. The program continued to ﬂourish and she was the lead instructor for several years until she moved on to create Personal Pilates Plus.
Dorothy also has a Yoga practice, loving the personal beneﬁts of Yoga as well as its complementary role with Pilates. She has taken Teacher Training Courses with Shiva Rea, John Friend (Anusara Yoga) and YogaFit Levels 1 and 2. She later added the practice of Thai Yoga Body Work to her repertoire.
The successful practice of Pilates will enable you to experience the Joy of Movement in whatever form that takes for you! Dorothy’s Clients enjoy her ability to tailor the Pilates Work to speciﬁc goals, needs, injuries, ﬁtness levels and individual style, making the Pilates Work enjoyable, accessible, effective and fun!