Owner/Pilates & Gyrotonic Instructor
Kirsten Adler is a Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and interdisciplinary movement teacher with over 19 years of experience helping people improve strength, reduce pain, and increase flexibility.
Kirsten’s passion to explore the parameters of dance led her to explore various movement modalities, including: Pilates, Gyrotonic, yoga, Alexander Technique, and the Bartenieff Fundamentals. Sessions with Kirsten include a synthesis of techniques and a dose of humor.
Kirsten graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in dance and her certifications include: 500 hour yoga (Ishta Yoga), Pilates mat and equipment (Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon and Balanced Body), Gyrotonic Level 1 (Vincent Macagone), CoreAlign Level 1 (Finetune Pilates), & Pre/Postnatal Pilates (Jennifer Gianni). While teaching in NYC for 16 years, Kirsten was fortunate to study with master teachers Clarice Marshall, Peggy Wallin-Hart, Lesley Powell, Jim Philips, and Blossom Leilani Crawford.
Kirsten moved to Portland, Maine with her husband and son in 2020 and founded the Explore Movement Collective in 2023.
Cate Beehan is a certified Pilates teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience and helping people feel better in their bodies.
A native New Yorker, Cate has always been someone on the move. She trained in classical ballet for 15 years and studied with the prestigious New York City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. After deciding to focus on a career in acting, Cate moved to Los Angeles and sought a workout that would challenge and keep her interest over time.
Cate fell in love with Pilates after her first session and as a teacher loves that every body can benefit from the practice. Cate is pre/postnatal certified and most recently received certification in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI). She is a Board-Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI) and had the opportunity to train with Tom Myers (founder of Anatomy Trains) in Warpole, Maine. Cate brings a keen eye for detail, paired with a deep knowledge of anatomy to her work.
Jordi Mas is a Certified Pilates and Fitness Instructor with 30 years of experience working in the health & fitness industry.
Jordi specializes in post-rehabilitation, stress management, chronic pain, and overall quality of life. His approach is holistic, taking the whole person into account, to get to the causal factors of a client’s challenges and to create a safe and effective path to health, happiness and improved daily life.
Jordi is a Certified Fitness & Indoor Cycling Instructor through ISSA (International Sports Science Association) and a Certified Pilates Instructor (mat and apparatus) through International Pilates under the apprenticeship of Ivon Dahl, PhD. He also apprenticed in Strength Training and Body Sculpting with Elio Samame, Positive Psychology and Counseling with Dr. Mic Mackenzie, and Spirituality, Religion and Philosophy with George Falcon, Qigong Master.
Jordi moved to Portland from Southern California in early 2022 to enjoy a different way of life here in Maine.