Studio Owner, Senior Pilates Trainer, 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.
Senior Pilates Trainer, Massage Therapist
Jenna is certified as a Pilates Educator on all equipment and mat through Polestar Pilates. Additionally, she is a Master Level Massage Therapist, certified Hendrickson Method Therapist, Cranial Sacral Therapist, Polarity Practitioner, and Yoga instructor. Jenna finds joy in assisting her clients in rediscovering their bodies optimal form and maintaining it through bodywork and corrective exercise.
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.
Michelle teaches Pilates to help people find more effortless, intuitive, and cohesive ways of moving. She has extensive experience working with people from age 10 to 85 for rehabilitation needs including disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, and stenosis; hip and knee replacements; rotator cuff tears; and prenatal and postpartum care. She also serves those that want rigorous training to dance professionally, climb mount Kilimanjaro, or "comfortably run naked on the beach,” and those that want relief from computer and driving postures. Michelle’s background includes a comprehensive Pilates certification from the Pilates Method Alliance, as well as training in the Franklin Method and Feldenkrais. She also holds a BA in Dance and Humanities from Marymount Manhattan College, and a MA in Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Michelle is ever fascinated with intersections of body and mind and our outer and inner worlds. Her sessions are served warm-hearted and cool-headed with the goal of helping her clients heal what ails them, find strength and balance within themselves, and further understand and connect to our collective movement ecology.