Active Studios NYC – Master Instructors
Bill Pratt - CEO/Chief Instructor
Bill Pratt – CEO/Chief Instructor
Bill brings his expertise in business operations and a passion for teaching to the children, adults and seniors of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Holding a Masters in Industrial Design, Karate Black Belt, Self Defense Mastery degree, and owner of Active Studios NYC, Bill has proudly taught thousands of people, ages 2 to 99, how to protect themselves in all situations and to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Being a supportive husband and loving father himself, Bill brings a nurturing attitude to each class and fosters a sense of compassion in every instructor under his direction at Active Studios NYC.
Hanshi William Nadal - Isshinryu Karate
Hanshi William Nadal – Isshinryu Karate
William Nadal holds a Ninth Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate and is Hanshi level (Master) instructor. William has studied Karate for over 35 years and brings a passion for the art surpassed only by his love of teaching children and adults the fine art of Okinawan Isshinryu karate. William creates the ability for kids and adults to discipline themselves and focus on realistic goals. William’s martial arts classes help our students succeed in every aspect of life. Reaching those goals by maintaining discipline and a strong will builds self-confidence and makes the personality grow while learning self-defense.
Sensei Hecti Musa - Martial Arts
Sensei Hecti Musa – Martial Arts
Martial arts have been a life passion since Musa was 6 years old. Musa’s goal as a teacher is to create an environment where every student feels welcome and receives instruction in a way that matches their unique style of learning. He also wishes to honor these art forms by teaching in a culturally aware manner that avoids appropriation and elevates the history of these forms. Musa views the teacher-student relationship as one of mutual respect, joy and growth. Musa’s desire is for every student to both feel accomplishment in whatever level of training they wish to attain while developing a deeper cultural appreciation for the form they’ve chosen to learn.
Yogi Stephanie MoDavis - Yoga
Yogi Stephanie MoDavis, 500hr. ERYT. Yoga
Stephanie began practicing yoga at 19 while dancing in a professional dance company. The healing arts became a part of her life at a young age which became a pivetal part of her healing journey following a life threatening illness. Stephanie brings her knowledge in energy medicine and inner wisdom to Active Studios NYC to our superb Yoga classes for children, adults and seniors.
Shifu Myke - Tai Chi
Shifu Myke – Tai Chi
Myke has been teaching Tai Chi for over a decade. He brings a wealth of knowledge to Active Studios NYC as well as a dedication to this peaceful and calming Martial Art. Sculpting bodies and minds with slow, gentle movements combined with deep breathing Myke will help transform your life in ways you never thought possible. Myke wants you to discover the power of this ancient Chinese exercise that has been proven to improve balance and lower the risk of falls, especially in older adults.
Christina Morrison - Dance
Christina Morrison – Dance
Christina Morrison is a professional dancer and teacher based in New York City with over 10 years of teaching experience in Massachusetts, Illinois and New York. In addition to undergoing extensive training in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap & more, Christina is a certified Nutrition Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, and a well-versed choreographer with credits including stadium settings, site-specific work, film, concert, competition, and immersive work. She earned her BFA from Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2018. As an instructor, she loves providing inspiring instruction for students of all ages, from 1.5 to 95 years, and strives to meet each dancer at the appropriate level with thoughtful curriculum and kindness.
Mojeh Schaniel - Yoga
Mojeh Schaniel – Yoga
Mojeh is a dynamic Yoga teacher of the first order. Her approach to her classes is unique with her brilliant smile and easy-going nature. Mojeh’s Yoga training has been extensive having studied with the top Yoga instructors and she has taught at several top level studios around the city. It is an honor to have her teach at Active Studios NYC.