Deborah Matthews, NCPT

Deborah Matthews, NCPT



Master Teacher, Deborah Matthews, founded InsideOut Body Therapies in 2003 and is a highly sought after Third Generation Pilates Teacher. She initially trained at The Pilates Center of Boulder (TPC) whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, studied with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, a long-time student of Joseph Pilates. She completed her initial Pilates training in 1999 and the TPC Master’s Program in 2008. She has also completed The Heritage Training® with Kathleen Stanford Grant lineage holder, Cara Reeser. Deborah’s teaching is strongly informed by her work with Hubert Godard, Dean of Dance and Movement Analysis at the University of Paris and Rolf® Movement Instructor at The Rolf Institute®.

Before moving to Durham, Deborah lived in Colorado. She studied and worked at TPC, managed and taught GYROTONIC® at White Cloud Boulder, and was the Senior Teacher for Cara Reeser at Pilates Aligned in Denver. Deborah offers a classical, yet highly innovative approach to Pilates, with a deep understanding of the damaged body in need of rehabilitation and the everyday body in need of strength and flexibility. Her teaching is influenced by her ongoing study of therapeutic Pilates, Rolf® movement, yoga, fine arts, and the process of her own rehabilitation from many challenging physical issues, including a kidney transplant.

Deborah currently serves on the Faculty of The Pilates Center. She is the Director of the InsideOut Body Therapies Pilates Teacher Training, which is officially licensed from TPC. She is also member of the Pilates Method Alliance® and a PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor.

In 2018, Deborah completed The Heritage Training with Cara Reeser and is currently studying with Suzanne Martin of Pilates Therapeutics. Foodscaping, soil amending, organic gardening, and sharing the harvest with family and friends is her other full time job 🙂