Meet Our Teachers


Meet Our Teachers



Before her journey into Pilates, Yael Japha Trainer was a professional dancer and dance teacher with various local companies and studios across the Front Range. A third generation Colorado native, she discovered Pilates while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2008. In 2009, Yael felt the pull of the mountains and returned home to Denver, where she spent four years developing her personal practice with Cara Reeser at Pilates Aligned. Yael earned her teacher training certification from the Pilates Center of Boulder, completed the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Program® in 2013, and today is an active PMA®-CPT certified educator. Before opening TerraFly Pilates, Yael taught at Pilates Aligned, pH7, Colorado Athletic Club and BlueSky Physical Therapy. She received a BA in Dance and Political Theory from the Claremont Colleges in Southern California. Yael enjoys using Pilates to help others find connection through movement. She truly feels Pilates is about teaching each individual body. Her passion is helping her clients achieve their goals, whether it's healing an injury or doing Pilates to enable them to do the things they love better. Yael is also a teacher for Pure Body Teacher Training and beyond proud to be part of that community.  Yael loves taking classes at other studios and is constantly inspired by the Pilates community in Denver.  Yael continues to find inspiration from dance, yoga, and any activity that allows her to move and be creative. Yael is a new mom and cherishes time with her son as well as biking, running and climbing with her husband and dog.  

Shere Dayney

Shere earned her instructor certification in the classical Pilates method through PH 7 Pilates, and recently graduated from Master teacher Cara Reeser’s Kathy Grant Heritage Training Program® in 2016. She holds numerous specialty Pilates continuing education credits, as well being a certified yoga instructor. Originally trained as a classical ballet dancer, Shere was a founding member of Colorado Concert Ballet (now Colorado Ballet), and has had with a life long love affair in the dynamics of movement.

Prior to becoming a certified instructor, Shere discovered Pilates in her quest to find relief for compression fractures and disc-related back pain. It soon became the salve that soothed her body, and inspired her to become a certified instructor so she could help others achieve their personal goals and live active, healthy lives unhindered by pain. When she’s not in the studio, you’ll find Shere traveling the world, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and enjoying all the wonderful things Colorado has to offer!

Panny Cowan

Panny got her first taste of Pilates while living in Chicago after college. Immediately, she fell in love with the way it made her feel, and hasn't looked back. After relocating to Denver, Panny earned her certification in the classical Pilates method through pH7 Pilates. She finds strength and confidence through movement, and loves helping her clients on their own personal Pilates journeys. A huge proponent of the vast array of exercises Pilates offers, and the ability to adapt and customize the practice for all types of students. Empowered by helping her clients expand both their knowledge and practice, Panny believes that the movement techniques learned through Pilates offers an invaluable combination of healing, energizing, life changing results.

Sarah Nelson is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, barre and indoor cycling teacher, and all around movement enthusiast.  Sarah has studied worldwide in both classical and contemporary Pilates methods and welcomes learning opportunities whenever possible.  Sarah believes that Pilates should be fun and functional, and her work centers around training and motivating people feel great in their bodies and to do what they love more often with greater ease! 

Sarah has passionately pursued certifications and specialty trainings in Pilates for Neurological Conditions, pre natal fitness, rehabilitation, ballet barre, body rolling, and fascial release. Sarah develops fun and informative workshops and fitness events and her extensive client list includes Pilates beginners, seasoned practitioners, professional athletes, brides and bachelorettes, and pre/post natal women. 

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