Eurona E. Tilley, PMA®-CPT
Epiphany Pilates was founded by Eurona Tilley, PMA®-CPT, to share her passion for Pilates with others. Simply put, Pilates transformed Eurona’s life and she believes it can transform yours too.
Eurona was introduced to Pilates in December 2005 at the Tamara Di Tella Pilates studio in Asuncion, Paraguay. Although she was overweight at the time, Eurona quickly realized that Pilates was the total body conditioning program that she had been searching for in a quest to lose weight. Not only did Pilates help her regain strength and flexibility, it enabled Eurona to make the connection between her mind, body and spirit. This epiphany allowed her to adopt a whole body approach to health and wellness, and ultimately lose weight.
Today, Eurona’s goal is to help others achieve their fitness and rehabilitation goals through Pilates. She firmly believes that Pilates is for everyone; and, she strives to make her classes comfortable and inviting for a range of fitness levels while introducing progressively challenging and engaging exercises.
Eurona received her Pilates training through BASI Pilates®, a leading Pilates education academy, with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence. She is a certified Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist with The Center for Women’s Fitness and she received her barre certification through Booty Barre®. In addition, Eurona is a Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the international, professional association for the Pilates community.
Jennifer Fulton was introduced to Pilates in 2014 at Epiphany Pilates, quickly becoming a part of the fiber at studio. In fact, her beautiful smile and passion for the work has been a staple during the BootyBarre® Plus, BootyBarre® Flex & Flow, Pilates Mat, and Reformer Duet classes.
Although she was involved in various physical activities and exercise in high school and college, Jennifer struggled to stay engaged in an exercise program after beginning her teaching career. After ten years of teaching and spending a significant amount of time sitting and grading papers, Jennifer was losing strength and dealing with chronic pain. She tried the traditional gym routine and personal training sessions. It wasn’t until discovering BootyBarre® classes at Epiphany Pilates that she truly became excited about exercise. The classes have enabled Jennifer to achieve greater physical and mental health and well-being, and the workouts provide great stress relief while helping her manage her asthma and chronic migraines. She loves the blend of dance, Pilates, and yoga principles that BootyBarre® features, and she also loves how she can continue to challenge herself and set and achieve new goals. Jennifer is passionate about helping others discover the many benefits of this fun, total-body workout.
Arianna Tilley has grown up at the barre! Arianna has been dancing since age 3, studying ballet, jazz, modern, tap and folkloricó in Paraguay, the Philippines and Northern Virginia. She is the founder and co-captain of her high school dance team and performs locally with the Synetic Theatre Teen Company and the Summer Theatre Program. As one of our first clients, Arianna is ecstatic to be joining the Epiphany Pilates team as the Teen Barre instructor. Her goal is share her love of dance and fitness with other teens throughout Northern Virginia.
Deedthiti "Dee" Valanki
Deedhiti “Dee” Valanki started practicing yoga as a child with her father in India. Later, she moved to the United States (Pittsburgh, PA) and took her first Hatha yoga class. In 2009, she also began practicing Dharma, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga. Her passion for yoga led Dee to complete the Vinyasa 200-hr teacher training program at Inner Power Yoga in Potomac Falls, VA. She enjoys teaching a wide-range of clients and spreading her deep love for yoga throughout Northern Virginia. Dee looks forward to meeting you on the mat at Epiphany Pilates!
Rosemary Fatovic found yoga in 2002 as a way to stretch and relax after a difficult cardio workout. She was spending as much as six days a week either running, cycling or lifting weights. Rosemary received her indoor cycling certification in 1999 and was teaching as many classes as she could fit into a week. She quickly found that she was over training and not recovering well. However, at the time, yoga always seemed too slow and not “hard enough” of a workout. It didn’t take long for her to discover all of the amazing benefits of yoga and she made the huge decision to get her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) certification. At the age of 63, she sat in a studio for 200 hours with young women half her age and learned as much about herself as she did about the teaching of yoga.
Rosemary is honored and so excited to begin teaching at Epiphany Pilates. She finds true joy in teaching and helping others find their strength and inner peace through yoga.
Kendra Reid began her Pilates journey over 8 years ago and started training as a comprehensive Pilates instructor in 2016. Born and raised in the midwest, she has always loved movement – from ballet classes as a child; competitive sports as a teen; to cycling, kayaking, and running as an adult. She completed her first half marathon in 2012.
Kendra earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2003 and initially began working with adult and geriatric populations. However, with a specialization in sensory processing disorder and developmental disabilities, the majority of her work has been centered on the pediatric population. Kendra recently moved to Northern Virginia with her husband and 3 sons. She looks forward to sharing her passion for movement to the Epiphany Pilates community. Kendra firmly believes that Pilates is for everyone and is enthusiastic to share her knowledge of the strength, flexibility, and overall well-being that Pilates offers.
Susan Maneechai began practicing hot yoga 13 years ago after a chance encounter with the owner of a new Bikram yoga studio while walking her dog. Since the location was within walking distance from her home, there was no excuse not to try it. Initially, she viewed her yoga practice as a way to find 90 minutes of “me” time while raising two children; but as time passed, yoga became a vital part of her life to release the stress of balancing family needs with her return to full-time work as a middle school English teacher.
Since teaching is a love of hers, she began thinking about sharing her joy of yoga as a moving meditation with others. So in February 2016, Susan enrolled in a 200-hour teacher training program. She followed that with a six-month internship at Blue Nectar, where she taught community vinyasa yoga classes. Susan maintains her ties to the education community by teaching a yoga class at a local middle school as a part of their after school program, as well as special classes for the teachers. She is thrilled to join our team at Epiphany Pilates to continue to share her love of yoga with others.
Diana Dakik is a RYT 200 Yoga Instructor. As a dancer, Diana has always been fascinated with movement. She was introduced to yoga and meditation as a teenager, and began exploring the mind and body connection through breath. With over a decade of yoga practice and training, she has experience teaching Restorative Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, as well as a playful and dynamic Family Yoga class. Diana enjoys sharing the joy of yoga with others; her classes are whimsical and rooted with principles of love and compassion. She is passionate about teaching yoga to empower others to find their own true nature - reminding her students that no teacher is greater than the one within. Diana is excited to join the team at Epiphany Pilates and to share her passion for yoga with the Epiphany Pilates community!