Bethany is born and raised in the sunshine of Southern California. With a lifetime of exercise and sport experience and love, and knowledge of the body sciences as a nurse, she has found a way to combine what she loves- helping others and moving purposely! There is nothing more beautiful than how our bodies are created to move and thrive - from improving athletic movement to giving a weak body improved movement, Pilates is for everyone- helping with control, stabilization, and strengthening. It has been her joy to participate in the Chakra Pilates Training Program, working alongside clients to achieve their goals!
Outside of Pilates, she works as a registered nurse and can otherwise be found surfing all around San Diego.
Chakra Pilates is owned and directed by Mariel Filippone. Since 1999, Mariel has worked with clients with chronic back pain, Sciatica, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, rehabilitation for neck injury, Hip/Knee problems, Prenatal and Postnatal, and many others... Mariel was chosen by Lolita San Miguel (First Generation Pilates "Elder" who was trained by Joseph Pilates) to train with Lolita for 2 years as her apprentice to preserve "Classic Pilates." Mariel's recognition as a "Second Generation" Master Instructor under Lolita is one of her greatest achievements. Mariel has also studied Pilates with various Master Instructors under Romana in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and has attended workshops all over the world! Some of Mariel's favorite memories include training Pilates in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Portugal. Mariel truly enjoys preserving Classic Pilates, training apprentice instructors how to teach, and has enjoyed teaching pre & post-natal "Mommy & Me" classes for years! Mariel is PMA certified, comprehensively trained Pilates Instructor of the Pilates Method, Member of the PMA, and Member of IDEA. Mariel is also the Head Facilitator of the Chakra Pilates Instructor Comprehensive Instructor Program. Mariel is most proud that the Chakra studio is repeatedly voted (through many different voting polls) as one of the BEST Pilates Studio in all of San Diego County!