Risë Karns Stokstad

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Education and Training

  • 21 years of Ballet and Modern Dance Training
  • MFA in Dance, University of Iowa
  • STOTT Pilates Certification Instructor Trainer in Mat, Reformer, CCB, Advanced levels, ISP, 15 years, now retired for trainings.
  • STOTT Pilates Certified instructor


  • Founder, co-owner Pilates Center Cedar Rapids 6+ years
  • Taught STOTT Pilates at Body Center Studio Seattle, WA 2 years
  • Owner and licensed facility director for Iowa Body Symmetry studio, Fairfield IA, 7 years
  • Taught STOTT Pilates at University of Iowa dance department
  • Taught Dance classes at Dance Space Inc, NYC
  • Member of team that developed original Stott Pilates Instruction manuals
  • Demonstration model for Stott Promotional materials
  • Seven years performing modern jazz in NYC with Laurie DeVito, Sarah Pogostin, and David Storey


  • Private, duet, and trio sessions on Reformer, Chairs, and Cadillac
  • Circuits using Halo, Bosu, and other small equipment

Private and small group sessions by appointment only.

Contact Risë directly at 319-743-5610 or send an email via the Contact Us page.

Other Interests

  • Life long engagement in self development and inner process
  • Lives in Fairfield with husband and son

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