A former dancer, Or-Yah Avni (Ory) studied in NYC at the professional Trainee Program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. She participated in dance projects as well as with her own choreography and performed in various projects including HATCH of Jennifer Muller, The Field, NYU and more. Her deep interest in different body-mind techniques has led her to continue deepening her education and she completed her yoga training at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and her Gyrotonic certificate. Recently, Ory was certified as a Pilates teacher trainer from the PhysicalMind Institute. The Institute has the distinction of being one of the world?s foremost authorities on Pilates. Or-Yah uses her deep knowledge of various dance and body-mind techniques to create well-structured and organized classes, emphasizing technique and art and incorporating flowing movement, breathing work, and fun. For the past 11 years, she has been teaching in New York, Tel-Aviv and Bangkok.