Everlea is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, a Pilates Teacher trainer and Member of the Board of Directors for the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), where she also serves as Chairperson for the Membership committee. Everlea is a 2008 honors graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance, with a degree in Dance Performance and a minor in African Studies, with a concentration in African Performance Art. She also graduated with a Certificate in Dance and Healing earned from the Center for the Arts and Healthcare Research (CAHRE). With UF and Shands Hospital’s CAHRE and Arts in Medicine (AIM) programs, Everlea co-founded a program called Traffic Art and Dance Exchange. "Traffic" is a program for kids and teens living with sickle cell disease (SCD). For her successful work with CAHRE and Traffic, she was interviewed by Sara Versluis of Dance Teacher Magazine and her story was featured in the Magazine’s June 2011 issue.
As a contemporary dance artist, Everlea has danced with DC Contemporary Dance Theatre, Dance & BMore, and Deep Vision Dance Company. With professional ballet, she danced for Kirova Ballet Company in Hallandale Beach, FL and Kirova’s sister company, Space Coast Ballet in Melbourne, FL. During her professional dance training, Everlea attended Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts in Kent, CT/New York, NY; The Ailey School in New York, NY; and New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Her early training was gained through Showtime Children’s Dance Studios (FL) where she is a lifetime scholarship student. Her charge is helping others live happier, healthier and more productive lives physically, emotionally, artistically and mentally.
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Kris received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She has worked in the areas of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, group therapy, life coaching and psychodrama. Kris holds an Associate’s degree in Medical Massage Therapy, performing Swedish massage, aromatherapy and deep tissue massage. She has worked professionally in spas and studios on the east and west coasts of the United States as well as Bermuda.
Kris is passionate about the integration of mind and body health and believes optimal health involves both. As an integrative holistic wellness therapist, Kris’ services at Pilates by Everlea include: cold pressed juice and wellness shots, beginner mindful mat classes and sound bowl therapy, massage therapy and stretch therapy. Kris also serves as a photographer and social media manager for Pilates by Everlea.
Destiny Toussaint is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in dance and film. She began instructing Pilates Mat after receiving her BFA in Dance and Certification from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield and Kristen Shahverdian. Destiny is motivated by her artistry and hopes to find new approaches within wellness and movement.
Destiny entered Reformer 1 Training with Pilates, Health & Dance by Everlea, LLC under the direction of Everlea Bryant, NCPT in 2022. She hopes to provide fun tailored movement experiences that both inspire and challenge people of any background.
Karen is Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) and a graduate of the internationally recognized Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Academy with over 500 combined hours of practice, observation, and apprenticeship. She also holds certifications through Madd Dogg Athletics as a Spin Instructor and Barre Above as a Barre Instructor. She enjoys teaching Pilates to all types of people but has developed a real passion for working with those who are more seasoned in life as they navigate the aging process.