Studio Owner, Certified Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist
Julia was first introduced to Pilates as a young dancer, and was hooked when the method helped her rehab a knee injury and return to professional dancing. She has been teaching Pilates since 2011, and has been incorporating massage and bodywork into her rehab sessions since 2017. Julia has helped dancers, runners, tennis players, bikers, and golfers improve their performance, and has helped people with scoliosis, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel symptoms, hip replacements, knee pain, poor posture, neck pain and more move better and feel better in their bodies.
Julia's modalities include Active Release Technique, deep tissue massage, Neurokinetic Therapy, and Pilates for rehabilitation and fitness. She strongly believes in continuing to learn and study at any stage of development, and enjoys helping her clients discover the wealth of information their bodies hold.
Certified Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor
Jenna Anjali is a nationally certified Massage Therapist, Pilates instructor and Yoga teacher with over 15 years experience. She specializes in combining movement with manual therapy to restore balance, rehabilitate injuries and get to the root cause of chronic pain. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clientele ranging from seniors to pre and post-partum women.
Jenna grew up in an environment where she was introduced to Reiki, yoga and sound healing at a young age and naturally gravitated towards the healing arts. Through her own journey with scoliosis and spinal stenosis, she discovered the benefits of yoga, Pilates and bodywork first hand. Using the same techniques she uses with clients, she was able to get herself out of pain and even avoid surgery.
Jenna began practicing yoga and studying yoga therapy in her late teens and became a certified yoga instructor in 2004 through Anusara yoga. In 2005, she traveled to Thailand to become certified in Thai Massage. Thirsty to learn more, she then completed a two- year massage certification at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts. While studying various massage modalities, she was additionally certified in Cranial Sacral Unwinding (Polarity Healing Arts), Cranial Sacral Therapy (Upledger Institute), and became an AP Polarity Practitioner.
Jenna discovered Pilates while searching for new ways to strengthen and rehabilitate her injuries from the demands of Indian dance. Wanting to help others achieve the same results, she became a certified Pilates instructor in 2012 through Polestar Pilates.
In 2014, Jenna began studying the Hendrickson Method with Tom Hendrickson and has completed three years of training under his guidance. This style of Orthopedic Massage is a gentle approach which blends Eastern philosophy with evidence-based manual therapy techniques. It combines very specific soft tissue unwinding strokes with joint mobilization and muscle activation. These sessions are very effective at re-educating the nervous system by strengthening communication to the muscles and joints, relieving pain and dysfunction at its source.
Jenna is always interested in growing as a therapist and learning more to help her clients. With her free time, she dances with Nava Dance Collective and loves to garden, hike, camp and paddle board
Certified Pilates Instructor, Gait Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer
Linnea has been teaching for over 10 years and is an experienced pilates and yoga instructor, personal trainer, and gait based corrective exercise specialist. She is also a retired competitive athlete and aerial circus performer. She has helped thousands of people find more strength and mobility within their everyday lives as well as enhancing athletic performance.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Janet Collard is a Bay Area native who grew up dancing, acting and singing from a very young age. Janet was introduced to the Pilates method from Jillian Hessel and Clare Duncan. She became mat certified in April 2012 through Ellie Herman studios and completed her equipment Pilates training at the College of San Mateo through the Balanced Body program in 2014. She loves sharing her knowledge of the body with others and helping people to feel better and more whole in their bodies.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Lori was first introduced to Pilates in 2003 and began teaching in 2004. As an avid hiker and dancer, she noticed the transformative effect the method had on her and is committed to sharing the many benefits that Pilates offers. Lori is Stott Pilates Mat Certified, Pilates Academy International Reformer certified and Cadillac, Chair and Barrels trained through Balanced Body University. She is currently finishing a Comprehensive Pilates Training Program with Movement Medicine Specialist Rhonda Preistner at FitWise Pilates in Mill Valley.