compassion + ENTHUSIASM + laughter + detials
Born and raised in Turkey, Ilkay received her undergraduate dgree at Bilkent University on Business Administration. After 4 years of corporate experience, she quit corporate life to pursue her passion for Pilates and a healthier life. She completed her training in New York with Katherine and Kimberly Corp, the founders of Pilates Academy International, who are also members of Pilates Method Alliance. In addition to apperatus certifications, she attended many anatomy and movement baised workshops including cadaver studies.
With a multi-disciplinary academic background, specialisation in movement anatomy, fascial training and almost six years of teaching experience, she developed innovative teaching skills hopeing that her knowledge can enhance and transform the lives of her clients.
She believes that learning is a life time process, especially for pilates instructors who are dealing with people’s both physical and mental health.
In addition to working at Uptown Pilates, she works hard and keeps learning new concepts and exercises by attending workshops worldwide.