Meet Das


All Das Studio Pilates instructors hold a Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice.

Many of them also have a combination of advanced Pilates accreditations and complimentary backgrounds in dance, classical ballet, yoga and personal training. They all bring their unique, real-life paths and experience to the Studio.


Helen Saniga

Lead Instructor

Helen Saniga has been practicing Pilates since 1999. In 2004 she completed the (APMA) Level 1 Certification at Origin Pilates in Prahran and undertook her Diploma in Professional Pilates Practice with National Pilates Training in 2013. She taught at Aligned for Life Studio at the VCA in 2004 – 2005 and at Fitzroy Pilates from 2008 –2013 before opening Das Studio Pilates in 2013. She continues to undertake professional development in Pilates and dance training.

In her life before Pilates Helen worked variously as an art teacher, curator, life model, dancer and restaurateur (she owned and operated Melbourne’s famous Nudel Bar on Bourke Street from its inception). She now brings these myriad life experiences along with her energy, enthusiasm and humour to Das Studio Pilates.


Studio Instructors

Pilates instructors are naturally driven to learn, analyse, research and innovate. This is how Joseph Pilates continued to evolve his method.

To that end all of the instructors at Das Studio Pilates engage in ongoing professional development by undertaking courses, workshops, conferences and maintaining ongoing dialogue with other instructors at the studio.

All staff also participate in ongoing in-house training and workshops which expand and illuminate on our individual experience. We have an exceptionally dedicated team!

Edwina Bolger
Erin Cook
Samantha Deasy
Holly Durant
Elizabeth Hewett
Emma-Kate Hitchcock
Eugenia Karanikolas
Elizabeth Lee
Kasia Lynch Lorraine Magasanik
Helen Saniga
Rachel Saniga
Paul Schembri Christine Schmidt
Naree Vachananda