Iva Mazzoleni is the founder of the French Pilates Alliance and since 2014 Lolita San Miguel’s Disciple and one of the French Lolita’s Legacy Educators.
Iva discovered the Pilates method, while she was studying Sports Science in 2001 at a physiotherapy practice in Sydney (Australia) due to a sport-caused injury (formerly competitive diver).
Right away fascinated by the ingenuity and efficiency of the Pilates method, Iva chose to pursue her Pilates Classes being a simple student before she chose to start a fully comprehensive Pilates Training when she returned to Europe in 2004.
Iva was first trained by Michael King at the Pilates Institute London in 2006, followed by Polestar Basel in 2012, before meeting her true mentor, Lolita San Miguel. Being extremely interested in evolving with the method, understanding in depth the “why’s” and the “how’s” of the Pilates technique, Iva decided to continue to further once more her education, wishing to grow closer to Pilates Legacy work. That was when Iva got very lucky to be accepted to Lolita San Miguel’s postgraduate education. Following her studies with Lolita San Miguel made her only fall in love even more with the method and more so its history. She graduated in 2014 as Lolita’s Disciple and what she had learned from her mentor was priceless.
The experience with Lolita’s unique Pilates approach to the body has deeply impacted Iva’s teaching and her knowledge about the spirit of the method. Thanks to Lolita’s generosity and spirit, Iva has never been as much in love with the Pilates work. Having had the chance to learn from an Elder Master Teacher has motivated Iva to share Lolita’s Legacy with others.
Today, after more than 13 years of experience in the Pilates field, Iva is very grateful to have the privilege to pass on Lolita’s Legacy to new teachers so that Lolita’s genius and magic can be transmitted with passion and integrity for years to come.
My Pilates Studio
Your teacher trainer Iva Mazzoleni & Myriam Piccard welcome you in their fully equipped studio. The sufficient amount of each equipment assures that each student has the full abilities to maximize his/her practice on every piece of equipment during your apprenticeship.
Benefit from a very cozy, modern and calm environment that will make you feel just like at home when you come to your training Modules. Coffee, tea and gooddies to nibble on will be provided each day.
Numerous little restaurants and bakeries are next to the studio and enjoying the lake while having lunch is only 5 min walking distance away. You will have several parking spots next to studio available to you and a whole Blue Zone area of 6h for free all around the studio for maximum parking comfort if you were to commute to the studio by car. If you come by public transportation, you will find yourself only 100m away from the studio at “Paudex" Bus Stop.
All observation hours can be held at Iva’s & Myriam's studio or at any other studio of your choice with the approval of your educator as long as the studio is fully equipped.