About Us

Spark is a friendly and welcoming place.  Highly trained, motivated, intuitive and encouraging teachers will empower you toward physical and mental well-being.  Small classes mean you don't get lost in the crowd.  We adapt your practice to your needs.  We also hold you accountable if you need it!  We love our students and are thankful for every one of them - when you join us, you become a part of a lively community of people who care deeply about sparking your success.

Mary Scarcello

Owner|Pilates Instructor

 

A lifelong learner who has always enjoyed movement, Mary was drawn to Pilates because of its unique ability to identify and strengthen muscular imbalances. 

Her certifications include a full STOTT PILATES certification, 200 RYT,  barre, and numerous specialty trainings including breast cancer rehabilitation and Pilates for Neurological Conditions.   

Kathryn Mandsager
Kathryn Mandsager

Pilates Instructor

 

A comprehensively trained, certified STOTT Pilates Instructor, Kathryn brings years of experience to each and every session.  Her thorough, holistic approach  challenges, strengthens, and builds confidence in every session. 

Jill Andrews

Barre & Pilates Instructor

 

Jill fell in love with fitness and movement as a child.  She trained at the School of Russian Ballet in Bermuda, where she performed for six seasons.  Today, she remains passionate about promoting movement for children as the Director of the Young Children's Division of Capital City Dance Center.  Jill has completed STOTT PILATES mat, barre and equipment training as well as Injuries and Special Populations training.

Cynthia Richard

Instructor Pilates & Yoga

 

A comprehensively trained STOTT Pilates Instructor and an RYT 200 with 15 years of teaching experience, Cynthia loves to share Pilates and yoga. She hold specialty certifications including Breast cancer rehabilitation and  Barre.
 

Innah Kuznetsova

Dance Instructor

 

Innah is a multi- award dancer and leader and artistic director of award- winning troupe: Innah's Middle Eastern Dance Troupe of Des Moines, Iowa.  Innah's primary style is Oriental which she gracefully combines with moves from Russian ballet.

A professional teacher of academics as well as movement, Innah teaches multiple movement classes in the Des Moines area.

Lisa Goodman

Pilates Instructor

 

Lisa began her journey into teaching movement with a degree in exercise science.  She is a comprehensively trained STOTT Pilates instructor, personal trainer and health coach with years of experience. Lisa will keep you safe and motivated while meeting your physical goals. 
 

Toni Jacobson

Yoga Instructor

A lover of making healing movement accessible to everyone, Toni brings her passion to her teaching practice.  She is an ERYT with a specialty in yoga for chronic pain 

Jon Royal

Unlimited Breath

Jon Royal is a Teacher and Master Practitioner of Unlimited Body and Unlimited Breath since 1997. He has an insatiable drive to better understand people and how to help them achieve their potential, and has spent the last twenty plus years traveling extensively nationally and internationally as a teacher, practitioner, presenter and entrepreneur.

 

Jon has studied numerous systems of healing, personal development and spirituality; working with healers and teachers from Australia, Bali, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Tibet and the United States.