ADVANCED SEMINAR for Romana’s Pilates Instructor Training with CYNTHIA LOCHARD: June 15 – 16, 2017

Advanced Seminar for Romana’s Pilates Instructor Training: For Apprentices enrolled in Romana’s Pilates Teacher Training Program 2017

DATES & TIMES: Thursday, June 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.and Friday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Times subject to change.  For seminar prices contact or call 206-405-3560.
Romana’s Pilates Certified Instructors are welcome to audit Advanced Seminar with Cynthia to refresh your teaching skills for the cost of $100/$50 per day/half day, or both days Thursday, Friday for $175.
Note: This seminar does not count as Romana’s Pilates CPE, please contact the studio to sign up for June 18th, 2017  CPE date.

PSI perennial favorite Cynthia Lochard swings through Seattle on her way back to Australia. Here’s a great chance to spend time learning from one of just three Grand Masters trained by Romana.

Call 206-405-3560 or email to register.

Cynthia will also be teaching limited private and semi-private lessons, and classes at PSI.  For prices and scheduling contact customer care at 206-405-3560 or




Continuing Education with Grand Master Cynthia Lochard, Master Teacher Lauren Stephen and Joy Beatty, MSPT, COMT, RPCI



LESSONS with Cynthia Lochard, Lauren Stephen, and PSI Staff: 9am – 3pm

3:00 – 4:15pm Principles of Pilates applied to your Workout: Increase Your Endurance and Focus in your Pilates Practice with Lauren Stephen
 – for Intermediate Pilates clients and above, all teachers and apprentices.  Price: $50

4:30 – 5:30pm INTERMEDIATE Reformer Class with Cynthia Lochard  –  for strong Intermediate Pilates clients and above, all teachers and apprentices. Price: $50

5:30 – 6:30pm ADVANCED Reformer Class with Cynthia Lochard  –  for Advanced Pilates clients, teachers and apprentices. Price: $50



9:30am – 5:00pm with Cynthia Lochard and Joy Beatty, PT

This Sunday Continuing Education Workshop will include a vigorous workout and review of the material, followed by  Q&A. We will also identify general postural issues that we most often see as people progress in Pilates at various stages, and throughout their practice; we will discuss the exercises most suitable for these issues and why. The discussion continues with an exploration of progressions of exercises which are best for these challenges at various stages of the client’s Pilates development. Joy will cover further info, issues and strategies with the shoulder. More info to come….

Prices: call or email
Call 206-405-3560 to reserve spot with payment deposit. Payment plans available.

Cynthia will also be teaching lessons and classes at PSI for ALL Instructors, Apprentices and Clients! Both one and two day options will be offered for Saturday Workshops and Sunday Workshop Day.

Lesson availability will open May 10th .
For lesson waitlist and prices – check at the front desk: 206-405-3560 or



Born in New York City, Cynthia Lochard began learning the Pilates Method in 1976 as a young dancer with the New York City Ballet. During this time she practiced the Pilates Method at Joseph Pilates Studio in New York
City with Romana Kryzanowska. In 1987 Cynthia moved to Sydney and from 1990 till 1992 she danced with the Sydney Dance Company and later with The Bangarra Dance Theatre.

In 1994, she returned to New York City to study as an instructor under the guidance of her teacher and mentor Romana Kryzanowska, one of the last remaining disciples of Joseph H. Pilates. 

Returning to Sydney later that year as a certified instructor of the Authentic Pilates Method through Pilates Inc., Cynthia began The Pilates Method Studio and Training Center in Surry Hills and in 1998, she became a Teacher Trainer and a Level 2 instructor for Romana’s Pilates and the ITTP program. In 1999, Cynthia began participating as a teacher of teachers, teaching at international conferences in both the United States and abroad. She is now a Level 1 (Grand Master) Instructor Trainer.

“Cynthia is a great friend and a superb teacher,” says Lauren Stephen. “Clients, Apprentices and Pilates Instructors alike will benefit from her depth of experience, strong teaching skills, her unique, innovative insights and her delightful sense of humor. It’s great to have her back at PSI once again.”

Parking at our Dexter Ave Location


Due to construction in the neighborhood, street parking can be limited. The best street parking can be found on 8th Ave N and Republican, and also on the side streets between 8th and Dexter, and between 99 and Dexter.


The green shaded areas on the map below near the studio are paid parking areas. To park in the privately-owned lots (not on the street), payment is made either by phone or by smartphone app via Parkmobile (there is no machine to pay with cash or credit card).

Call 877-727-5832 to pay by phone. The parking zone number for the private lots is 421.

Click here to download the app.



Romana’s Pilates Conference 2016

Held this past July at the Garland Hotel in sunny LA, the biennial Romana’s Pilates conference drew an impressive crowd from all over the world. Seattle’s own PSI was well-represented with owner Lauren Stephen, Tara Stewart DPT, and instructors Emily Haldeman and ColleenHoelscher in attendance. There were plenty of happy reunions with former PSI apprentices and instructors including Sarah Olds, Ivy Gabriel, and Tracy Katona. The endless parade of RP instructors include Roxane Richards-Huang, Cynthia Lochard, Cynthia Shipley, Trish Garland, Mari Winsor, and so many more!

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Roll out the barrels! Setting up for the biennial Romana’s Pilates Conference held at the Galaxy Hotel in Los Angeles, July 28 – 31, 2016 Photo by Emily Haldeman


from left: Lauren (Seattle), Laura (Sydney), Louisa (Sydney), Cynthia Shipley (NYC), Maytel (LA); in front Tamika (Sydney)


Cynthia Shipley (NYC) & Katie Cooper (Dallas)


Lauren & Janice Dulak, author of “Pilates for the Dressage Rider”


Stephanie Guimond (London), Rebecca Convey (London) & Lauren

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June 11, 2016 – Concentration & Flow: Increase Your Endurance and Focus on the Mat Workshop with Lauren Stephen

Instructor: Lauren Stephen

DATE: Saturday, June 11th, 2016
TIME: 3:00 – 4:15pm
WHO can attend: All Clients Intermediate level and above, Instructors and Apprentices.


PSI’s Romana’s Pilates Senior Instructor Trainer Lauren Stephen reprises this in-demand workshop, which she recently taught at Kinetic Pilates in the UK.

Get ready for a vigorous, challenging mat class – for both your body and mind! In this workshop you’ll learn how to sweat and focus with flow. Pilates mat work was designed to be a continuous flow of exercises to challenge every part of the body, while keeping your mind connected to your body. Join us and take your Pilates mat work to the next level!

Concentration and Flow are two of the six Principles Joseph Pilates developed as the heart of his Contrology program. They are meant to be applied to all aspects of apparatus and mat work.  In this workshop, we will explore and apply these Principles to the Intermediate Mat work.

It is important that all participants have a good base knowledge of Pilates. Please see Lauren or your instructor to see if this class is appropriate for you.

• Expand and deepen your understanding of the Principles of Pilates and how they apply to, and enhance your workout.
• Hone your ability to focus and sustain that focus.
• Increase the efficiency of your workout to gain more profound and transformative results.
• Maximize the overall personal benefit of your Pilates program.

Concentration  |  Centering  |  Control  |  Flow  |  Precision  | Breath

“Concentrate on right movements each time you exercise, else you will do them improperly and lose their value.” Joe Pilates

Instructor: Lauren Stephen

Lauren began comprehensive training with Master Instructors Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejia Santo in 1991. Since that time, Lauren has become a Romana’s Senior  Instructor Trainer and has co-founded Pilates Seattle International and Physical Therapy Seattle. She has also brought her teaching skills to Spain, England, Australia and all around the US.

To Register:
Call 206-405-3560 oe email

Cost: $50

Pilates Seattle International, 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA

Get Fit with Mat Pilates – PSI on KING TV

On March 2, Lauren and Steve flew back from San Diego from a seminar with Moses and drove directly to the KING TV studios to shoot this segment for New Day Northwest. Check it out and see some of your favorite instructors in action!



Springs Classes / Wednesdays @ 12:15pm

Improve your form, strengthen your core, and lengthen your muscles.

DATE: Wednesdays at 12:15pm
COST: Single $30, 4 Class Package $112 ($28 per class)

Group Springs & Mat Classes are a great, affordable way for mat, semi, and private clients alike to incorporate more spring resistance into their Pilates workout schedules.

Prerequisites: because spring resistance requires increased skill, experience and awareness to stay safe in a class setting, we are requiring those new to Pilates apparatus to take a minimum of 1 to 3 half-hour or full private sessions. We are offering a Springs Class Pre-Requisites package designed to teach new clients about springs and mat basics.
PRE-REQ PKG: New Client Privates (min. 2 privates for $110) or Half Hour Private/Package (One 1/2 Hour Private/$35, Three 1/2 Hour Privates $100).
INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR MAT MADNESS REGULARS! Your monthly Mat Madness purchase entitles you to HALF PRICE Power Springs & Mat Class for Single or Package Prices AND your FIRST Springs Class FREE!  
Call or email to reserve your space in any of these classes as space is limited to 5 people per class, 206-405-3560,


Mat Madness is Back!

The Best Pilates Value!

One Month of Unlimited Mat Classes for $100

Stay fit and save.

Pilates workouts are based either on the Pilates mat work, which is done on the floor with a minimum of equipment, or on Pilates equipment (cadillac, reformer, wunda chair, electric chair, etc).

Mat classes are recommended for both beginners and accomplished practitioners. Mat exercises incorporate all of the fundamental movements and Pilates exercise principles. The mat exercises are adaptable to any fitness level. You can quickly gain a lot of strength and confidence in the Pilates method by taking regular classes.

PSI offers a variety of class times and the Mat Madness Package is a great value.

Sign up today at the front desk.


Massage Therapist Cynthia Callison, LMT,  is available on most Tuesdays by appointment.  Cynthia takes most major insurance, with the appropriate referral as well.

Massages are 1 hour and 15 minutes for $95. Call or email for more options


Call 206-405-3560 or email for more info, or to book a massage.

Our Beloved Romana

Our beloved Romana, our teacher trainer, mentor and dear friend has passed away at 90 years old, and she will be missed…
“A lifetime instructor – Along with her daughter and granddaughter, Kryzanowska trained teachers from her studios in Texas and New York, traveling to Seattle for many years. She passed away peacefully on the morning of August 30th, 2013. We are terribly saddened by her departure, and are so grateful to have so many years with her.  We have been, and continue to be committed to passing on the magnificent legacy she has left us.  So in her words…her favorite toast “LOVE ALL AROUND” will continue always….

Read the story Pure Pilates: A protégée shares her expertise

Romana’s Pilates Instructor Training program is strict: about 700 hours of supervised work. Lauren Stephen set up her studio,  Pilates Seattle International, on the strength of that training, and worked hand in hand with Romana for over 20 years”