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Pilates Mat

This class is taught by:

Jerry Smith-Guidry

“A teacher must do more than be of service to the students who come to them. A great teacher finds joy and personal inspiration in every opportunity that the practice offers. Jerry is one such great teacher.”

Sharon Gannon
Co-Founder, Jivamukti Yoga School
Author, Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

“Jerry is an excellent teacher who embodies /teaches/conveys a wholistic understanding of what’s really meant by the word ‘yoga’.”

Erich Schiffmann,Yoga Master, Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness

Jerry’s interest in the connection between the mind and the body began while she was an undergraduate student at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. While there, she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Jerry went on to receive a Master of Science in Psychology and Applied Physiology from Meridian University.


Jerry also received a Master of Metaphysical Science degree from the University of Metaphysics.

Invested in the power of touch, Jerry is a state licensed and nationally certified Massage Therapist. She received additional certifications in Prenatal and Infant Massage, as well as, Neuromuscular Therapy.

 She obtained certification to teach from Jivamukti Yoga School and the White Lotus Yoga Foundation, as well as being an inspired Anusara Yoga instructor. She is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor at the 500 hour level (E-RYT500) with the Yoga Alliance, which means that she is able to train other yoga teachers. Her Pilates training is from the Physical Mind Institute, where she received certification as a Pilates Mat Instructor and a Pilates Equipment Instructor.

In all things, Jerry looks to combine the spiritual with the physical. She is an ordained minister of World Congregational Fellowship Church and affiliated with the International Metaphysical Ministry. Her goal is to teach people to come into conscious realization of the divinity within, and the unity of God and man.



Everyone is welcome to experience the perfect compliment to athletic training or rehab. Pilates flattens ab muscles, yields longer, leaner muscles, balances strength with flexibility, and relieves stress and tension. It is highly recommended that a student take a private Pilates equipment session with Jerry before joining Pilates mat classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 28 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm with Jerry Smith-Guidry
  • Tue Dec 05 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm with Jerry Smith-Guidry
  • Tue Dec 12 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm with Jerry Smith-Guidry
  • Tue Dec 19 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm with Jerry Smith-Guidry
  • Tue Dec 26 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm with Jerry Smith-Guidry