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Our instructors have a foundation in functional anatomy with specialized certifications in multiple movement areas. Our clients are in the best hands!


We are a refined fitness boutique that specializes in mindful movement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Intimate class sizes benefit both instructors and clients to allow for more focused attention and care.

Exercise can be intelligent. By cultivating fitness from an anatomical approach, we also prepare our bodies for a more active lifestyle for years to come.

Our instructors have a foundation in functional anatomy with specialized certifications in multiple movement areas. Our clients are in the best hands!

Our mission is to help you refine your movements to add more grace, agility and focus in your everyday life. Through emphasis on mindfulness and breathing techniques, you can experience more ease and flow in your life.

Feel the difference

"Real Pilates For Real Bodies"

“STOTT PILATES exercises help both men and women of all ages develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation, STOTT PILATES can help you tone your body, feel revitalized and move with ease 
It is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Lindsay G. Merrithew and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent three decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science, fascial fitness and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.” *

Types of Pilates We Offer

Classical Pilates

” Classical Pilates refers to the original method of Pilates developed by Joseph Pilates. It encompasses a specific set of exercises and principles that aim to strengthen the body, improve flexibility, and enhance overall health. Central to classical Pilates is the focus on core strength, alignment, and breathing. The exercises are typically performed on specialized equipment such as the Reformer as well as on the mat. Classical Pilates emphasizes quality of movement over quantity, with a focus on precise, controlled movements. The goal of classical Pilates is to create a balanced and strong body that moves efficiently and gracefully.

Contemporary Pilates

‘Contemporary Pilates is a modern approach to the traditional Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates. While it still honors the core principles of Pilates, such as core strength, alignment, and breathing, Contemporary Pilates incorporates new knowledge about exercise science, anatomy, and movement biomechanics. This approach allows for more flexibility and creativity in designing workouts tailored to individual needs and goals. Contemporary Pilates may use props such as stability balls, resistance bands, and foam rollers to enhance the exercises and target specific muscle groups. Additionally, Contemporary Pilates often includes a greater variety of exercises and modifications, making it accessible to a wider range of people, including those with injuries or physical limitations. Overall, Contemporary Pilates maintains the essence of Pilates while adapting it to meet the needs of modern practitioners.

Sports Medicine 

Sports medicine is often incorporated into Pilates through a focus on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement for athletes. Pilates exercises are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, and alignment, which are all crucial elements in sports medicine. Pilates can help athletes recover from injuries by strengthening weakened muscles and improving flexibility in tight muscles. It can also be used to address imbalances or weaknesses that may lead to injury. In addition, Pilates can enhance athletic performance by improving overall body awareness, control, and efficiency of movement. Many sports medicine professionals recommend Pilates as a complementary form of exercise for athletes due to its ability to improve strength, flexibility, and body mechanics, all of which are essential for optimal sports performance.

Our Other Classes

We Also Offer

Reformer Pilates – Mat Pilates – Yoga

Our Best for Yours


Leah Rodgers


    A certified yoga and Pilates instructor originally from Ocean Springs, Leah has a B.A. In Performing Arts (dance, music, theatre) from Centenary College of Louisiana and has trained in classical ballet, contemporary/ modern, jazz, tap, and musical theatre styles. Her dance study requirements first led her to yoga and Pilates back in 2006-2007 and injuries as an adult dancer led her to pursue Pilates and yoga as a vocation so she could share the healing benefits with others.

    She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), which utilizes muscle memory to improve understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment in order to help students achieve goals and prevent injury in classical ballet. (pbt.dance)
    Leah is a 200-RYT and has continued her education in anatomy integration and breath work techniques through Doug Keller trainings, among others. She began her reformer Pilates training with Club Pilates and decided to switch to the Stott Pilates method due to its more in-depth, anatomy-specific approach.
    She has taken anatomy, kinetic-chain and all levels of the reformer training with Pilates South Texas and looks forward to furthering her education in the full apparatus repertoire in 2021 after Covid. Striving for excellence and continued education in her work, Leah stays up to date on the latest research to be the best she can for her clients.
    Leah created Selah Pilates and Wellness to be more than a workout, but a training for total mind and body wellness! She is extremely excited to bring this depth of training to the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Jennifer "JP" Parker


    A graduate of Tulane University, a certified Power Pilates Mat Instructor and trained with in Stott pilates mat method, JP is currently a 200-hour RYT and will be completing her 500-hour RYT in January 2021.
    With more than 20 years practicing as a licensed physical therapy professional rehabilitating patients in a variety of medical settings, JP’s clinical experience instilled a high value in understanding proper body movement to heal and strengthen the body from the inside out while allowing it to function at its best.

 She believes proper movement, focused strength, and body awareness are vital for the healing of past injuries and future injury prevention. Passion drives her to help others achieve their health and wellness goals and improve their overall well-being in order to live a healthy and joyful life.
    Outside of the yoga, pilates, and physical therapy world it brings her great joy to travel the world with her husband, take morning runs, love her pets, and eat tacos!

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