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Our Instructors

The most highly qualified teachers are on staff in Mongoose Bodyworks. All of our instructors are certified in Pilates Method and have additional training in other complementary disciplines such as anatomy, postural assessment, yoga, energy work and massage. These related disciplines directly enhance their ability to teach the Pilates Method.


Halle Clarke

Halle Clarke began her profession in movement as a modern dancer in New York City 1987. Her interest in movement and dance led her to train in The Pilates Method. Halle is a 2nd generation master teacher having studied closely with two of the great protégés of Joseph Pilates: Kathy Grant and Romana Krysanowska. Halle opened Mongoose Bodyworks, a boutique Pilates Studio in Soho NYC in 1999 .

As well as training in Pilates Halle pursued studies in ideokensiology, anatomy , biomechanics, neuromuscular re-patterning, Alexander technique, The Feldenkrais Method and Buddhist Dharma. Halle also practices Energetic bodywork in the form of Polarity Therapy and Cranio-sacral Therapy. Halle has integrated all of her extensive studies of the body into her work as a Pilates Instructor and Teacher Trainer.

Halle has over 20 years of experience with clients suffering from chronic neck and back pain. She has worked with clients with rotator cuff injury, knee surgery, spondylothesis, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease and other disc pathologies. Halle’s approach to spinal issues and injury involves a hybrid of Pilates, bodywork and re-patterning. Halle also works with “pain free” clients who just want to look and feel better.

She has been conducting Pilates Teacher Trainings for over ten years both locally and around the country. Halle has taught Master Pilates classes nationally and internationally.

Halle’s sessions are sought after by a range of clients including movie and music celebrities.

“Halle’s presence and attentiveness along with her knowledge of the body makes for an effective and transformative experience. She has helped me tremendously.” Olympia Dukakis – Actress

“Halle’s ability to work so in depth with your particular issue by way of clear, meticulous explanations and encouraging mental concentration teaches me something new about my body and what I am capable of every session. I take it with me through my day and feel aligned, balanced and in control. ” Grace Gummer – Actress