Kate Yesis, Pilates Instructor, Studio Owner

Kate YesisKate Yesis, the sole owner and a Pilates teacher, has more than 20 years of experience teaching movement. She started her career as a fitness instructor in 1997 in Minsk, Belarus. In 2000 she completed her first Mat Pilates certification in Moscow and has been teaching Pilates ever since. Being always fascinated by the possibilities of human movement, she earned a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Physical education and Exercise Science in 2004. After moving to the USA in 2008, Kate started a BASI (Body Arts and Science International) Comprehensive Teacher Training Program which she completed in 2009. She has continued her Pilates education since then by attending multiple seminars, workshops and courses all over the country. Her drive, passion and knowledge have given her the ability to work with and help people who have different conditions such as scoliosis, hip and knee replacements, neurological conditions ( MS and Parkinson’s) and many more.


  • BASI – Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Program 2009
  • AFAA – Personal Fitness Trainer Certification 2011
  • Trigger Point – Foam Rolling: Principles and Practice 2017
  • CPR and First Aid 2018

Continuing Education Workshops By Balanced Body

  • Sacroiliac Function and Pilates Exercise Design 2015
  • Using Pilates for Pre and Post Rehabilitation of Hip Surgeries 2015
  • Scoliosis Specific Exercise : Pilates Applications 2016
  • Staying Aligned – Shoulder Congruency 2016
  • Healing Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: How to retain or Regain Fascial Tensioning 2017
  • The Full Story of Hip Osteoarthritis 2017
  • The Aging Human Movement System 2018
  • Gait Control 2018

About the Studio

Accent Pilates is a private home based studio located in the heart of beautiful Sammamish 1 mile away from the City Hall and the Library. Our quiet neighborhood will allow you to spend your sessions focusing on your movement and mind body connection without worrying about being distracted by other students or teachers. By offering modern state of the art Pilates training equipment combined with a great environment, we provide a wonderful experience for our clients while working on their balance, strength, mobility and flexibility.