Meet Our Instructors


Anita began her Pilates journey 12 years ago when a friend invited her to a class. It was love at the first move and she has been practicing ever since. Her dedication to the practice and her husband's retirement from the Army lead her to start her training. She is a Balanced Body education  level 1, 2 and 3 mat instructor and is currently completing her Balanced Body Reformer training. Her goal after a session is to make your feel stretched, strong and relaxed so you can conquer the world. When not in the studio, you can find her spending time with her husband doing something outdoors.

8706 Morrissette Dr.

Springfield, VA 22152


About Us

PiYoBa Studio in Springfield offers a variety of formats including multi-level Pilates and Yoga Classes, Barre, and Pilates Equipment Training. 

All of our classes are taught by certified fitness instructors who are eager to lead you through your workout with positive and energetic spirits.


Shawn Thliveris has been a sports and fitness enthusiast all her life.  She began teaching fitness while in college with water aerobics and senior fitness classes.  After graduation with degrees in Recreation and Physical Education, Shawn worked in sports administration at North Carolina Amateur Sports and the United States Fencing Association.  Fast forward almost 15 years and Shawn began taking barre classes in Amman, Jordan and fell in love with this amazing workout.  She decided to return to sharing her love of fitness through barre.  She trained with Balanced Body Barre and began teaching barre classes in Kyiv, Ukraine. When not at the barre, Shawn and her husband can be found at the basketball court or pool watching their two sons compete.


“Why do yoga?” Lanee Reuther likes to ask her class. For Lanee, the answer is simple: Yoga offers a way to decompress from the challenges of working behind a desk all day and being a Mom of three busy daughters! Yoga has been a driving force in her life as Lanee has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. After earning her 200 hour Yoga teacher training certificate in 2018, she has been teaching yoga ever since. Trained specifically in Power Yoga, her classes also include Vinyasa, Kid and Family Yoga and Yoga for Athletes. Lanee practices yoga as a complimentary work out to her other activities which include running, swimming, biking, weight training and skiing. Lanee loves to travel and spend time outdoors when she’s not keeping up with her busy family.  


Meshell is fairly new to the fitness world , but she takes pride in learning her craft . She is bringing some new energy to the PiYoBa studio . Sweatvibes  is a high-energy , high-intensity dance party for your body. Her speciality is moving to the music , having fun all while getting a intense full body workout. She is no stranger to group fitness has she’s been experienced having fun when you workout all her life. Married with two young children. Her number one goal is to feel good working your body , and having fun while burning some major calories.

“Strive for continuous improvement , instead of perfection”- Kim Collins 

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Motivate the mind, the body will follow.  Tricia Howerton is a military spouse and a mother of two.  She discovered her passion for fitness and started motivating clients in 2002 after receiving her AFAA certification in group fitness.  In 2003, she studied Mat Pilates and was certified through AAAI.  After further studies in 2008, Tricia became Indoor Cycling certified.  In 2010, she decided to expand her Mat Pilates practice to include training on the reformer.  She attended a one year study of both Mat Pilates and Pilates on the Reformer and eventually completed her comprehensive Pilates training in 2014.  In 2011, Tricia received an additional indoor cycling certification through the MadDogg program.  In addition to her group fitness certifications, Tricia has held a personal trainer certification through AFAA since 2009.  

Tricia has enjoyed leading various styles of group fitness programs over the years, but has discovered her passion lies in practicing Pilates and Indoor Cycling.  She feels strongly that these two formats can both be successfully achieved by clients of all fitness levels.

In her spare time, Tricia enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and studying interior design.