The Studio at Padaro Beach in Carpenteria

Brett Howard - Bio

Brett Howard is the Director of Education of the United States Pilates Association™ and a Senior Teacher of Teachers of the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program. The United States Pilates Association™ is a licensee of the Authentic Pilates™ Method of Body Conditioning, as well as the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program, - the first Pilates professional training program in the world.



Brett Howard was certified by the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska in 1998, he has been a Teacher of Teachers for the program since 2003. He has trained extensively with Pilates Elders Mary Bowen, Jay Grimes and Lolita San Miguel, as well as Master Teachers Bob Liekens, Sari Mejia Santo and Steve Giordano. He is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, is a committee member of the PMA Pilates Youth Program and a Co-Author of the PMA Pilates Youth Program Manual. He is featured in the Pilates book, Pilates Method of Body Conditioning: Introduction to the Core Exercises by Sean P. Gallagher and Romana Kryzanowska.




Brett Howard has taught workshops all around the United States as well as Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Germany and Spain. He is recognized in the Pilates industry as an expert in the Joseph Pilates Archival Exercises, and teaches them around the world. He also specializes in continuing education courses focused around Authentic Pilates™, Anatomy and Biomechanics and Special Needs Populations. In addition, he has created a Pilates curriculum for children that can be implemented in schools as well as the private sector.



In 2004, Brett Howard opened The Pilates Haus, a studio dedicated to Authentic Pilates™, located in historic downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. The mission of the Pilates Haus is to preserve and perpetuate Joseph Pilates original system of body conditioning.



Brett Howard holds a M.A. in Dance Education from New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development and a B.F.A. in Dance from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. He has studied extensively in Anatomy and Biomechanics, training under Irene Dowd, Lynn Martin and Sean P. Gallagher.



Brett Howard has danced for the Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Stephan Koplowitz, Tarin Chaplin, Hemiko Minota, Renata Celichowska, Susan Koff and the Faun Dance Troupe. He is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of the dance company Brett Howard and Company, which he founded in 2001.

Carpinteria Pilates

The Studio is located on the sand of Padaro Beach in beautiful Carpinteria, California just south of Montecito in the Santa Barbara area. Our studio is fully equipped with brand new Balanced Body equipment. We also have a limited studio of Gratz equipment for those who practice traditionally.

We'd love you to join us for private lessons, group classes, or one of our workshops.

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