Laura Gunder is a classically trained Pilates instructor based in New York City. Always a student, Laura continues her training/education under Enja Schenck and the close mentorship of Katie Yip. Laura completed
her 500 hours of comprehensive training under the guidance of Jennifer Deluca. Laura’s introduction to Pilates comes from her experience and history as a professional ballet dancer — searching for a complimentary cross-training method to supplement her dancing. Trained in the Balanchine method at the School of American Ballet in NYC, Laura went on to dance professionally with Pacific Northwest Ballet and Kansas City Ballet before transitioning her focus to Pilates education. Laura also earned
her BA from The New School with a concentration in global studies, race and ethnicity, and sociology. Laura is passionate about helping her clients - of all ages and experience levels - deepen their understanding
and connection to their bodies and physical selves. Using the classical Pilates method, Laura tailors each session to the body in front of her, learning as much from them as they do from her. Laura is currently teaching privately at Equinox Dumbo and Paradigm Studio located on the Upper Eastside.