Meet Daisy Salant

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Daisy the Pilates Instructor
Daisy the Pilates Instructor
Daisy the Pilates Instructor




My goal is to help my students feel strong, brave, and connected to their bodies. While this is serious work, Pilates itself can be playful, creative, and, above all else, fun!


Private Sessions, Duet Sessions, Mat Classes

Why did you start?

injury led me to Pilates. I found I was able to be fully present in my body for the first time. This was a gift I wanted to share with others.


  • I have taught private & duet sessions and mat & equipment classes in studios in New York City for 7 years before moving to California during the pandemic at the end of 2021.

  • Mat and Equipment Certification from the Kelly Kane School of Core Integration New York City specializing in working with special populations including pre- and post-natal clients, spinal conditions, disc disorders, idiopathic/structural scoliosis, osteoporosis, hip replacement, meniscal injuries of the knee, patella femoral syndrome, PCL/ACL instability tears and repairs, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pelvic floor dysfunction. 

  • Yearlong mentorship and Art of Teaching Program advanced training program with Master Trainer Peggy Wallin-Hart, “The Spring Inside”

  • Trained in Gyrotonics and Gyrokinesis, Alexander Technique, Biofeedback, deep breathing techniques to relax the parasympathetic nervous system, including workshops with Master Trainer Deborah Lessen, Master Trainer Blossom Crawford and Physical Therapist Marshall Haggins

  • Selected to teach Pilates to the students of the American Ballet Theater during their 2021 Intensive Summer Program; ages ranging from 9-21. This included building a custom curriculum for each age group and teaching a minimum of 23 young dancers from all over the world.


Blossom Leilani Crawford, Peggy Wallin Hart, Kelly Kane, Deborah Lessen

Outside of La Playa you can find me…


Favorite things

Fiber Art