Enjoy a lifestyle of Elegance!

At Pilates Academy Byron Bay we teach Traditional Pilates, which is a complete body conditioning method of exercise that develops strength, flexibility & control supporting the body’s functionality and prevention of injury. Ou Traditional Pilates System holds deep knowledge about the body and has achieved documented miraculous results, often avoiding the need for surgery.

Our Lineage has been preserved by Romana Kryzanowska who was trusted by Joseph Pilates to share his lifetime work to the rest of the world, and she did. Romana has kept the integrity of Joseph Pilates’ work alive until today. We are 3rd generation teachers from Joseph Pilates himself.

The Pilates Academy Difference

Joining our Studio allows you to experience the true definition of the Pilates benefits. Correct application with knowledge is our recipe for your success. Through excellence in precision and application of corrective movement patterns we streamline you technique to your desired results. Aside from decades of knowledge and continuous learning, our instructors bring with them the best skills in Pilates, Barre, Pilates Mat & Reformer Classes in the industry. 

We are the best in Byron Bay and pride ourselves on delivering you a superior experience unlike no other with a deeper understanding of the body and delivering highly effective set of class programmes guaranteed to give you a slimmer, healthier figure and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful posture, lean, toned muscles on a functional moving body.

Our current New Member Special is the Intro Pack offering a great way to experience the True Pilates difference!




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Damian Wedge - Neuro Muscular Practitioner/ Lifestyle - Nutritional Coach / Movement & Mobility Specialist / Managing Director

Damian specialises in a sophisticated form of manual therapy that combines motor control theory and manual muscle testing. This system addresses the cause of pain and can determine dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain.

Having a strong interest in human body mechanics, Damian completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University QLD. He is a Pilates Enthusiast since 2011, and a keen surfer who is always looking for ways to improve functional performance. Damian is also a CHEK trained Holistic Lifestyle Coach teaching natural health and wellbeing principles.    




Andrea Leyva - Principal Pilates Teacher/ Managing Director

Andrea guides her clients in building movement strategies and tools to help achieve their athletic goals. Systematically she develops specific movement patterns educating the body through the various environments of Pilates apparatus. Understanding how to address the limitations of the body, Andrea helps her clients create movement skills which can be practically applied to everyday lives, promoting independence and transformation outside the studio.

Experience in: Elite Athletes | Strength & Conditioning | Scolioses | Kyphosis | Spinal Fusions | Pre and Post-Natal | Injury Rehabilitation | Posture

Previous & Current Clientele: Able and Disabled Males and Females starting from 14 to 82 years old | Professional Athletes | Yogis | Celebrities | Designers | Politicians

Education: Andrea worked and trained with 2nd Generation Master Teacher Cynthia Lochard and her teaching has been influenced by training with some of the most respected Pilates Teachers in the World such as Anthony Rabara, Cynthia Shipley and Jerome Weinberg.



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Amber Butler - Massage & Bodywork Therapist

Amber has the most beautiful energy with magical healing hands and precision on her touch. Specialising in deep tissue flow, her sessions release tension, softening tissues leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed, re-aligned and connected. Amber is Qualified in Remedial Massage, Thai Massage and Hawaiian Temple Bodywork. With over 12 years experience Amber will tailor each session to your requirements. Get ready to melt your tensions away!


“Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty

not only to attain it but to maintain it.”

Joseph Pilates