Our Instructors

Meet the team of professionally skilled practitioners at MI Studio who are passionate about Pilates and Somatic movement. Relax, renew and reinvigorate and soon you will be having more fun than humanly possible.

Chandler Farr

Janet Wood BA, LMT

Movement Practitioner
Master Instructor and Educator
for Balanced Body Pilates
Certified Pilates Instructor and Clinical Somatics Practitioner
Certified Advanced Sports Massage Therapist
UKA Performance Coach

Janet is the owner and director of the Movement Integration (MI) Studio; A comprehensive Pilates and Clinical Somatics Studio and Master Instructor/Educator for Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Certifications.

She founded Sweat-Equity, a comprehensive distance running organization based in the UK and has been a fitness professional, running coach and movement teacher for over 30 years in both the US and the UK.

Janet has practiced Pilates since 1988 and it was during her studies in Physical Therapy at Texas Women’s University that she decided to pursue a career as a Movement Practitioner. Janet is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), Polestar Pilates International, studied Classical Pilates with the Pilates Standard and is a Master Instructor and Member of the Balanced Body University of Educators.  She holds a BA from the University of North Texas and post-graduate Diplomas in Biomechanics and Human Movement, as well as being an Advanced Sports Massage Therapist.

Janet is a Clinical Somatics Movement Coach and in 2014 was the first to introduce Clinical Somatic Movement classes to the York, UK Market. Now in her final year of Clinical Somatic Education, Janet is excited about the many offerings of services and workshops dedicated to helping people get out of pain and move freely.

Janet provides Balanced Body instructor training programmes in Pilates Mat and Reformer and apparatus such as Trapeze, Ladder Barrel and The Pilates Chair and relishes opportunities to share her passion and broad knowledge through mentoring and supporting others. In addition, Janet delivers workshops and seminars in Pilates, Somatics, and functional movement as well as running group and private Pilates, Somatics and reformer sessions .

As a former middle distance runner, Janet’s knowledge of the body, posture, and biomechanics enhances her work as a teacher, educator and movement practitioner. Janet’s passion for her work is infectious and her desire to enable clients to develop a deeper sense of awareness through movement, strength, flexibility and pain free movement is inspiring.

Give her call and see how to move free and feel better. 07912 566 7653


Marina Crowe BSc (Hons), HPD & CPNLP

Marina relocated from the Midlands to York over 30 years ago and has a background in Psychology, learning and teaching in higher education as well as Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and clinical hypnotherapy, with the connection between the mind and physical body being of keen interest.

Marina began practising pilates many years ago as part of her wellness and fitness routine but following a lower back injury, it was the numerous benefits of attending regular classes at MI Studio during recovery that triggered her passion for pilates and desire to train as a Pilates instructor with Janet Wood.  Some of these include greater flexibility, better posture, lengthening of tight muscles, greater whole body strength as well as the use of the breath to enhance movement whilst focussing the mind on sensory perception – plus a lot of fun and laughter!

Fully trained and accredited as a Balanced Body Pilates Instructor and Integrative Movement Specialist covering Reformer Pilates, Matwork, Ladder Barrel/Pilates Arc and other apparatus, Marina teaches classes ranging from Beginners Matwork to Advanced Reformer Pilates. She teaches small group classes or on a 1:1 basis assessing movement ranges and enjoys working with people of all abilities.

Marina was also instrumental in the success of the ONLINE Classes offered via Zoom during COVID 19. She teaches the morning and midday classes and offers Pilates Resistance Band and Enhanced Pilates Mat with the Ring, Roller and Ball.