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Welcome Katrina

Katrina Santos-Mercado – From her humble beginnings in the Philippines, Katrina has grown to be one of the most respectable artists in the field of dance. She has been singled out by critics for her innate musicality, unforced line, delicate neck and beautiful face, and she has continued to charm the Philippine dance scene since she became member of Dance Theater Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater and Ballet Philippines.

From being a professional ballet dancer, she has also been teaching dance in reputable dance schools in Manila implementing the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Syllabus. A graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree major in Dance, she has been department chair and lecturer of the DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts- Bachelor of Performing Arts in dance.

Her passion in teaching has found its way to Pilates. As a former ballet dancer, it was interesting for her to find the connection and application of Pilates to dance. Having understood Pilates in a deeper sense, she became more amazed with how pilates can make a client move with ease and grace after making it part of their regimen.

Katrina is a Fully Certified Stott Pilates instructor.  Furthering her studies with Stott, she attended the Merrithew Mindful Movement World Tour 2013, in Osaka Japan wherein she participated in the Total Barre Instructor Foundation course and the Zenga Mat Instructor Foundation Course which certifies her as Instructor for these brands. In 2014, Katrina attended a seminar on The Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Part A and B, and also took the Advance Mat workshop. The year after, she completed the course, Injuries and Special Populations Trained  Instructor course.

She is now a certified PAI (Pilates Academy International) instructor for Options Studio, Singapore.

  • Former professional ballet dancer
  • Certified Australian Conservatoire of Ballet teacher
  • STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor- Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels Level 1, Mathwork Level 2
  • Merrithew Health and Fitness- Total Barre Qualified Instructor
  • Merrithew Health and Fitness- Zenga Qualified Instructor, Mat Level 1
  • Record Education Program
  • Redcord Active Introduction
  • Redcord Active Corrective Exercises
  • Redcord Active Multi-Suspension Exercises
  • STOTT PILATES: Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Part A & B
  • Completed the Instructor Course on Injuries and Special Populations
  • PAI Pilates Instructor All Populations Mat 1
  • PAI Pilates Instructor All Populations Reformer 1
  • Accomplished PAI Post Rehabilitative Pilates Sacrum and Lumbar Spine; Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist; Hip, Knee Ankle and Foot; and Disorders, Diseases and Disabilities

New Courses and Workshops

DATE DAY & TIME CATEGORY 2017 COURSES
Jan 7-8 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course Anatomy Biomechanics and Posture Analysis
( $499 )
Jan 9-13, 16-20 Mon - Fri
(1pm-5pm)
PAI Course All Populations Mat
( $1580 )
Feb 13-17, 20-24 Mon - Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Reformer
( $2200 )
Mar 10 Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course Mat Progressions / Challenge
( $350 )
Mar 13-17 Mon - Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course CCB Progressions / Challenge
( $1200 )
April 1-2 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course Anatomy Biomechanics and Posture Analysis
( $499 )
April 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Mat
( $1580 )
April TBC Jungle Sports Jungle Sports
May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
June 3-4
Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Reformer
( $2200 )
May 15-19, 22-26 Mon - Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Chair, Cadillac & Barrels
( $2200 )
May 30 - June 2 Tue - Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course Reformer Progressions / Challenge
( $1000 )
Aug 12-13 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course Anatomy Biomechanics and Posture Analysis
( $499 )
Aug 14-18, 21-25 Mon - Fri
(1pm-5pm)
PAI Course All Populations Mat
( $1580 )
Aug TBC Jungle Sports Jungle Sports
Sept 4-8, 11-15 Mon - Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Reformer
( $2200 )
Sept 25 Mon
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Special Conditions Course Post-Rehab Pilates: Foundations & Theories
( $450 )
Sept 26 Tue
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Special Conditions Course Post-Rehab Pilates: The Sacrum & Lumbar Spine
( $450 )
Sept 27 Wed
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Special Conditions Course Post-Rehab Pilates: Cervical Spine & Shoulder
( $450 )
Sept 28 Thur
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Special Conditions Course Post-Rehab Pilates: Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot
( $450 )
Sept 29 Fri
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Special Conditions Course Post-Rehab Pilates: Disorders, Diseases & Disabilities
( $450 )
Oct TBC Jungle Sports Jungle Sports
Sept 30 - Oct 1 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course Anatomy Biomechanics and Posture Analysis
( $499 )
Oct 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Mat
( $1580 )
Nov 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Dec 2-3 Sat - Sun
(1pm-6pm)
PAI Course All Populations Reformer
( $2200 )
Dec TBC Jungle Sports Jungle Sports
DATE DAY & TIME CATEGORY 2017 WORKSHOP
19-Jan-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Bosu 1
20-Jan-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Stability Ball 1
24-Jan-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Foam Roller 1
2-Feb-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Arc Barrel Workshop
3-Feb-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Tower Workshop 1
28-Feb-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Mini Body Bar Workshop 1
21-Mar-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Athletic Conditioning / Resistance Training
23-Mar-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Golden Pilates ( Pilates for Seniors )
24-Mar-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Pilates
6-Apr-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Pilates for Golf and Racquet Sports
7-Apr-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Corps Physique 1
20-Apr-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Pilates for Flexibility
21-Apr-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Programming for Result on All Equipment
25-Apr-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Mini Body Bar Workshop 2
9-May-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Small Ball 2
11-May-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Jumpboard Workshop 1 plus Corps Physique Reformer Extras
12-May-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Bosu 1
1-Aug-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Athletic Conditioning / Resistance Training
24-Aug-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Have a Ball! The Stability Ball, Small Ball and Weighted Ball Workshop
25-Aug-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Exercise Band 1
21-Sep-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Golden Pilates ( Pilates for Seniors )
22-Sep-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Pilates
26-Oct-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Pilates for Golf and Racquet Sports
27-Oct-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Special Populations
( $250 )
Pink Ribbon
31-Oct-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Tower Workshop 2
9-Nov-17 Thur
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Corps Physique 2
10-Nov-17 Fri
(1pm-5pm)
Mat Based
( $200 )
Bosu 2
14-Nov-17 Tue
(1pm-5pm)
Equipment Based
( $250 )
Jumpboard Workshop 1 plus Corps Physique Reformer Extras