Carissa Ashly


Carissa is a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor. She was first introduced to Pilates while completing a BFA in Dance at the University of Minnesota. Merging the knowledge she gained from studying dance, anatomy, and various other movement and healing methods in college with the practice of STOTT pilates, Carissa takes an integrative approach to teaching.

She is equipped to train all demographics and is committed to individuals achieving their goals. She empowers her clients to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of their body and how it functions as an integrated system. Her goal is that you discover both power and peace in your body.


Carissa Ashly instructs the following:
  • Reformer
  • Personal Pilates most popular class! A total body workout that strengthens muscles and creates long, lean lines. The reformer’s adaptable spring resistance allows for modifications to create the perfect workout for every level. All levels welcome. Prenatal clients must have studio’s approval to enroll.

  • 20/20/20
  • Challenge yourself and elevate your Pilates practice with this class that combines reformer, chair, and mat exercises. An intense workout that will push your endurance, balance, and coordination to a new level! 

  • Cardio Reformer
  • Take your reformer workout to the next level with this high intensity, low impact class! Trampoline rebounders are added to the reformer, packing a cardio punch with jumping intervals mixed with traditional reformer exercises. All levels welcome. Previous reformer experience is required.

  • Mat
  • Build full body strength, flexibility, and stability with mat Pilates! This total body workout will improve your posture and develop true core strength. Endless variety and challenge is found through the use of small props, including flex bands, toning balls, foam rollers and barrels. All levels welcome.

  • Zen Reformer
  • Deepen your mind-body connection in this class that combines the traditional pilates repertoire with yoga inspired movements. Work your way out to a calm and centered state, as you gain a deeper awareness of your body and correct bio-mechanics.