Melissa Kakavas

Melissa is the Director of Pilates Education at EVOLVE and a faculty member of Balanced Body Education. She found Pilates while living in NYC in the mid 90s and has been practicing, teaching, and teaching teachers ever since. She also teaches Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, and practices Thai Yoga Body Therapy. Melissa’s teaching style is warm and energetic, inspiring a healthy understanding of the body, and a strong passion for movement.

Full Bio

Techniques I teach/provide:

Pilates, Gyrotonic, Thai Yoga Body Therapy.

I've been at Evolve since:


When I'm not teaching at Evolve, you can find me: 

Spending time with my family.

My favorite thing about teaching at Evolve is:

The community.

My morning routine is:

Drinking coffee, watching the news, and walking my dog.

I'm inspired by:

Sharing information with beautiful, talented, and passionate people. 

Best advice I've received:

Always surround yourself with people that build you up and never with ones that tear you down.

My favorite quote:

"You were born with wings, why crawl through life?" -Rumi