Since becoming a state-approved teacher for gymnastics & sports (Sportschule Glucker, Stuttgart), certified Pilates trainer Amanda Diatta has gained 10 years’ professional experience in the fitness industry. Amanda’s passion for Pilates springs from her love of ballet and swimming – hobbies she has pursued since childhood.
Along with continuing education in Spiraldynamik®, and becoming a back-exercise teacher and certified personal trainer, Amanda completed her Pilates training in 2009 at Pilates New York, in Joseph Pilates’ original Method of Body Conditioning. Her teacher, Davorka Kulenovic-Bischoff, was herself a student of Romana Kryzanowska, the successor appointed by Joseph Pilates himself.
After six years working with Davorka at Pilates New York, where Amanda assisted as a trainer, she realized her dream of opening her own Pilates studio. In 2014, Amanda founded CONTROLOGY in downtown Stuttgart.
Regular attendance at advanced workshops in Europe and the US – led by renowned teachers such as Kathryn Ross-Nash, Peter Fiasca, Lori Coleman-Brown, and Chris Robinson – allows Amanda to study the Pilates method in greater depth. To this end, she also maintains close contact with her international network of established Pilates trainers. Full of joy and enthusiasm, Amanda shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with her clients and trainers.
Constance “Coco” Knauf began studying medicine and then specialized in nutritional science. During her student years, she discovered the Pilates method and, in 2014, decided to start her Pilates teacher training with Davorka Kulenovic at “Pilates New York” in Stuttgart.
Her classes center on meeting the needs of each individual. With this goal in mind, she regularly attends workshops and takes classes from renowned international trainers, gaining the knowledge she needs to create tailored, customized programs for her clients. Coco teaches both at the studio and in clients’ homes.
Oihane was born in Bilbao, Spain. From 1997 through the end of 2013 she danced with Stuttgarter Ballett, most recently as a soloist.
After an ankle injury, she was introduced to classical Pilates, which helped her strengthen her body and protect herself against further injuries.
Oihane was educated as a Pilates trainer by Davorka Kulenovic at “Pilates New York” (Stuttgart), and also completed certification as a Gyrotonic® Level 1 trainer, with Sergio Honorio at “Dynamic Arts” (Freiburg).
Oihane regularly attends Pilates workshops in Germany and abroad. She expands her professional skills by studying Myofascial Release and Fascia Training, among other disciplines.
Yara was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and grew up there. She came to Germany and completed an apprenticeship as a tailor and fashion designer. In 2002, she first encountered the Pilates method – and was so thrilled that she decided to work towards becoming a trainer. Since 2004 she has been working independently as a certified Pilates trainer according to Joseph Pilates’ original “Method of Body Conditioning”. She gives individual lessons on all equipment and group courses in Pilates floor exercises. She is passionate about caring for people individually and accompanying them in refining their body awareness.
Her Pilates expertise is complemented by:
- her yoga teacher training with a focus on Yin Yoga, also known as Fascia Yoga
- and Biodynamic craniosacral bodywork, a gentle way to relax and balance the body.
She regularly attends workshops and takes lessons with internationally renowned Pilates trainers.