Kim Engelke - Founder
With this facility, she strives to implement the most effective, efficient ways to improve the skin and body not only for the time you are on her table or in her class but also when you get home. Her philosophy is that the body is an intricate system and a visit to the The Workshop, regardless of service, is merely one step on a bigger journey toward health. Each of her licenses and certifications are a carefully planned, conscious step in increasing her knowledge of the skin and body as a whole. This philosophy is transferred into highly skilled, detail-oriented, passionate desire to help others through her practice.
Whether your concerns are acne, injury or just prepping for your next big event, she will not only help but explain the reasons behind the steps and products you need to get there so that you can continue to make more informed decisions for yourself long after your appointment.
This respect and care for each client individually is why clients continue to come back and why Kim keeps practicing!
Her hobbies include Pilates, Crossfit and playing with her dog, Boo.
- Licensed Master Esthetician – Washington State #99016
- Certified Acne Specialist – Face Reality Acne Clinic
- Licensed Medical Massage Practitioner – Washington State #MA60432921
- Certified Cupping Therapist
- Certified Medical Massage Therapist
- Certified Pilates Instructor – Pilates Method Alliance #12831
- Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
- USAW Sports Performance Coach
Katie Kahumoku - Founder
She has built her career on the belief that Pilates and hard work can at the very least reduce, and most of the time eliminate pain. The personal connection she has with clients is very important to her and customer service is a top priority in the studio. She has worked in several studios, and opened Pilates in the Village in early 2006. She always tries make time to give back in some way, usually teaching at least one hour a week to someone in need, but without a budget for Pilates. The hope is to offer more of that as her team gets stronger can take on more.
She credits many of her instructors for all that they have taught her. She had the opportunity to learn from Romana Krysonowska for several years and did her final testing with her. Romana’s passion for Joe’s work was an inspiration to always try her best to help a client. However, it is with working and learning from Lori Coleman-Brown that Katie credits as her biggest influence.
Education is very important to Katie, whether it is something big or small a client may teach her, taking lessons, continuing education workshops or work groups at Atlas. She is looking forward to having the opportunity to work with Lori as a Teacher Trainer at Atlas Pilates in Seattle and hopefully traveling to teach as well.
Katie is a dedicated mom to three boys and a dog, a wife, a full-time instructor and studio co-owner. Her life is very full and never boring! Without the help from the team at PITV and a supportive husband and family, it wouldn’t get done, so she is very thankful for the 12 wonderful years of owning and operating Pilates in the Village in Edmonds.
In 2014 Katie and Kim Engelke connected through Pilates. With similar goals and Kim’s business mind, the two decided to team up and open The Workshop in 2016.
- Certified Classical Pilates Instructor (Romana)
- Pilates Teacher Trainer (Atlas Pilates)
Hanni Reeb - Pilates
Then, in 1998 Hanni started Pilates when a friend needed a practice client for her apprenticeship program at P.S.I. She was very eager to try out a system that promised a whole new body after 30 sessions. She worked out thrice weekly and was amazed at the transformation. She was thrilled to have found a program that embodied everything that she felt was important in exercise, and that actually kept her attention all through out.
Ever since, she has become almost evangelical about Pilates. Her hiking, swimming, triathlon training (and even Parallel parking—ask about that one!) have all benefited from it. Over the years several people have approached her, thanking her for recommending such a program.
Happy that she has influenced these people to do something that produced such positive results, she decided to become certified to be directly involved with people’s transformational results.
You will instantly become aware of her enthusiasm and commitment to the Pilates practice as soon as you sign up for a session with her. In her teaching, she draws from her many interests and life experiences around the world, in her former career in international marketing, as well as being a mom and school volunteer. Hanni uses a lot of visuals and descriptive language to help you understand your goals in executing each move. She has an uninhibited style of using her voice to get you to into the rhythm of an exercise as well. You will progress in your Pilates practice, knowing that you have a teacher that respects the work so immensely that she is constantly in movement workshops, honing her craft and will continue to do so for many years to come.
- Certified Classical Pilates Instructor (Romana)
Jennifer Ferguson - Pilates
As a former professional ballet dancer, I sought relief from chronic back pain due to a 12-year-old injury sustained during a dance performance in Paris, France. At the time, 2002, I was referred to one of Pilates Seattle International’s (PSI) physical therapists, Sachiko Glass. A certified Authentic and Romana’s Pilates instructor, Sachiko introduced me to the art of Pilates and encouraged me to get to know Pilates better by applying for a position at PSI’s front desk. I was instantly intrigued by Pilates and eager to be as involved as possible. I became the administrative assistant to the physical therapists and also the coordinator of PSI’s teacher training program.
In 2003 I began my Romana’s Pilates apprenticeship with Dorothee VandeWalle, as well as the teacher trainers at PSI, Lori Coleman-Brown, Lauren Stephen, Cha Cha Guerrero, and Jodie Stolz. Certified in 2004, I had the honor of being the last group in the Seattle area to test out with Grand Master Teacher Trainer Romana Kryzanowska. Ever the consummate and generous master teacher, Romana taught me how to teach even as she observed my final exam for certification. This is a lasting memory and I am ever grateful to her words of wisdom and encouragement. After over a decade of practice and nearly a decade of teaching the method, Pilates continues to amaze and humble me with every lesson I take and every body I teach. It is fascinating and exciting to me to watch the transformation of each client’s body, mind and spirit using the principles of the True Pilates method. As Romana said, “Pilates is never boring”.
I hope to inspire you, as I have been inspired. OPAH!
Heidi Merkel - Massage
Bio coming soon!
- Licensed Massage Therapist