Avril Stevenson

Avril Stevenson is originally from Missoula, Montana. She started dancing at the age of eight with Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and received her BA in Dance from The University of Montana in 2004. During that time Avril was introduced to Pilates as dance conditioning. In 2005, Avril moved to the San Francisco area to pursue her career in dance and performed in a number of modern dance companies. In 2006, Avril started her training to become a Pilates instructor with Ellie Herman in San Francisco. She taught at Ellie Herman’s Studio/The Center in Oakland and Ironworks Rock Gym in Berkeley from 2007- 2009. In 2009, Avril moved back to Missoula, MT and opened Studio D Pilates & Gallery and taught at the University of Montana until 2014. During that time she began working with Rhizoterra, as the project manager, and decided to move with the company to Spokane. Avril enjoys teaching Pilates and is excited to teach for Team Pilates Spokane.


Avril Stevenson instructs the following:
  • Reformer
  • Reformer is the MOST POPULAR type of PIlates apparatus. With it's continual pull from both ropes and springs, then adding in resistance from your own body weight, this is sure to be a FULL BODY, INTENSE WORKOUT!

  • Circuit Class
  • This class circuits through all of the large pieces of Pilates Equipment to include the Reformer, Trapeze Table and Pilates Chair offering you an eclectic and challenging workout!

  • "CIRCUS" class= BODHI+Barre+Pilates Apparatus
  • This "Circus" is a fabulously FUN adventure of movement! It includes a combination of BODHI suspension system, Barre Reformer, Chair and Springboard.

  • "Joe's" Classic Pilates Mat
  • Work toward the classic 34 exercises designed by Joseph Pilates himself. Classic Work, Classic Core!

  • Pilates Mat Class
  • Pilates Mat challenges the participant to gain abdominal and back strength. The exercises combine the two areas to create a strong, lean, balanced body.

  • Springboard
  • This class uses the resistance/assistance of the spring system to challenge your core.

  • Reformer Fundamentals
  • This Reformer class for BEGINNERS will teach you the fundamentals of this wonderful piece of Pilates Apparatus. Learn the spring settings, breathing and fundamental principles behind this spring/rope Reformer system.

  • Reformer/Chair
  • Combine the resistance and flow of the Reformer with the power of the Pilates Chair and you've got a duo to reckon with!

  • Circuit Class
  • Feel the full benefits Pilates offers as you transform you body and circuit through all of the Pilates Equipment, to include the Reformer, Trapeze, Pilates Chair and Ladder Barrel!