About Us

Ashley Beldon, MPH is the principle member of Move to Thrive LLC, owner and operator of Embody to Thrive Pilates studio in San Francisco, Educator for ITT Pilates, and producer of fitness and wellness videos. She has over 15 years of experience teaching Pilates to groups and individuals and over 7 years of experience educating Pilates instructors for a premier Pilates certification program. Ashley also designs and teaches continuing education courses for Pilates professionals.

Ashley’s Degrees:

  • Master’s in Public Health, health education, San Francisco State University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Sarah Lawrence College, New York


  • Pilates Matwork at PhysicalMind Institute
  • Pilates equipment work at ITT Pilates
  • Massage therapy at Alive and Well
  • Thai Massage at Nuad Borarn School of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai Thailand

Additional Studies:

  • Biomechanics, neuromuscular training, and ideokinetic facilitation with Irene Dowd
  • Corrective exercises with Jean-Claude West and Anna Schmitz
  • Carl Stough’s Breathing Coordination
  • Alexander Technique with June Eckman in New York
  • The Simonson Technique in New York
  • Bartenieff Fundamentals
  • Body-Mind Centering
  • Dragon and Tiger Qi Gong
  • Hakomi therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Bodynamics and Dance

Teaching Experience:

  • Over 15 years of private and group Pilates classes
  • Over 7 years of educating Pilates teachers for ITT Pilates certification program and beyond
  • Over 6 years of Group Reformer classes at UCSF’s Millberry Fitness Center
  • Over 10 years of Mat classes at UCSF’s Millberry Fitness Center
  • Over 2 years of Mat classes at Sarah Lawrence College, New York
  • Over 2 years of Mat classes at The Mindful Body, San Francisco

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