Lauren Stephen is Founder, Director and Owner of Pilates Seattle International (PSI). In 1993, Lauren founded what is now Pilates Seattle International (PSI). PSI was the first Pilates studio in Seattle, and since its inception, the studio has remained the premiere True Pilates studio in the Northwest. PSI has evolved by design to bring the work of Joseph Pilates to the public, thanks largely, to Lauren's many years of intense training directly with Romana Kryzanowska. PSI is a unique, three-fold organization offering classical Pilates exercise, a True Pilates Instructor Certification program, and Pilates-integrated Physical Therapy all under one roof. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Lauren has become one of a few select Senior Instructor Trainers personally chosen by Romana, within the Romana’s Pilates organization. She is Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest. A True Pilates/Romana’s Pilates Senior Instructor Trainer, Lauren has traveled to Barcelona, London, Sydney, as well as, across the United States, teaching workshops, teaching individual clients and evaluating aspiring teachers. Lauren’s direct approach and finely tuned teaching technique make her one of the most versatile Instructors, allowing her to work well with a wide variety of clients through all stages of life. Lauren’s resume of movement includes intense equestrian sports, downhill skiing and various dance techniques, and she is holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance from State University of New York, Buffalo. “Some people come to me with injuries, some clients have never exercised before, and some are athletes looking for a competitive edge,” says Lauren. “I firmly believe that with a little determination and the proper skilled instruction, all of these people, and everyone in between, can transform their bodies, achieve their goals and exceed their expectations.” The life changes that Lauren has experienced through Pilates and her ultimate commitment to the work of Joseph Pilates is reflected in PSI’s nurturing and strengthening environment. She leads by example and is on-hand to ensure that all PSI clients achieve their specific goals. Lauren is extremely proud of the flourishing organization she has created at PSI. It is one that consistently offers the highest standard of Pilates instruction to clients, seven days a week, since 1993, that thoroughly prepares the next generation of True Pilates instructors, and that provides Pilates-integrated Physical Therapy for comprehensive recovery from injuries. Lauren is available to teach workshops and individual sessions by request.