Cathy Miranda Ferrara

Cathy Miranda Ferrara is the founder of Momentum Pilates. She has been teaching Pilates in NYC for fifteen years and is certified in GYROKINESIS® and GYROKINESIS® exercise. She comes from a twenty-year background in dance and movement and has also studied many types of bodywork which brings a special energetic hands-on approach to her teaching. She has studied Feldenkrais, The… Continue Reading


Ellie Kusner

Ellie Kusner was first introduced to Pilates as a young student of The Boston Ballet School. Shortly after graduating from Barnard College, she became certified to teach Pilates through Physical Mind and has since enjoyed working with dancers and non-dancers of all abilities and ages. In 2013, Ellie earned an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban in London, England.… Continue Reading


Luciana Achugar

Luciana Achugar has been a Pilates and Movement teacher in New York City since 1999 and has been a colleague of Momentum's founder Cathy Ferrara since then. Her teaching is grounded in a knowledge of anatomy in movement that comes from her studies with Pilates Teacher Trainer Kelly Kane and is highly influenced by her own continuing studies of Ballet,… Continue Reading


Nancy Golike

Nancy Golike has been a dancer, choreographer, performing artist, and teacher for over twenty years. Her movement career began somewhere around the age of 10, when she picked up a baton and began twirling and doing gymnastics in a friend’s backyard. At 16, determined, she got a job at Wendy’s to finance her dance classes in jazz and tap, and… Continue Reading


Sandra Safiya

It was Sandra's life-long fascination with language that led her from studies in music, French (BA) and Linguistics (MA) to her current exploration of the language of the body through movement and dance. She trained in Pilates under Kelly Kane in 2000 and taught for 10 years in a physical therapy practice, specializing in working with patients post-rehab and special… Continue Reading


Tamara Srdanovic

Childbirth Educator, Hypnotist, Herbalist, Lactation Counselor and Babywearing Instructor. Tamara Srdanovic has a passion for helping women achieve their optimum in the areas of health, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and early parenthood. Being actively involved in herbalism for over 20 years, childbirth education for over 15 years, babywearing and lactation counseling for the past 5, encapsulates the variety of constantly improving… Continue Reading


Yuu Fujita-Toews

Yuu Fujita-Toews is originally from Kyoto, Japan where she began her professional classical ballet training at Yoshiko Inoue ballet school when she was 6. Yuu was also a member of Kyogei musical company and toured all over Japan. In 2001, she received a performance award and BA in Dance from Hunter College, CUNY. She taught ballet for children at Ballet… Continue Reading


Dana Florin-Weiss

Dancer and Pilates instructor, Dana Florin-Weiss believes that a balanced body begins with a strong and vital core. Dana’s began her Pilates studies in 2012 with Jennifer Nace. After moving to New York City in 2013 she continued to study with master teacher Kelly Kane. Dana received her Comprehensive Mat certification from the Kane School of Core Integration in the… Continue Reading


Megan Brians

Megan Brians guides her clients to conscious movement and embodiment. As a teacher, she focuses on alignment, strength, flexibility and integrated movement. As a body worker, she engages with her clients structurally and energetically; welcoming emotions and incorporating story and imagery. Teaching since 2001 and practicing bodywork since 2006, she draws upon many years of experience and study as a… Continue Reading