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Julia Hollas
Studio Owner, Master 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. 

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Jenna Anjali
Master 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.

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Janet Collard
Pilates Trainer

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.

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Francesca Swales
Pilates Trainer

Francesca started her Pilates journey in 2012 when she began practicing Pilates in earnest.  She was fascinated by the lightness and balanced movement, which she found stimulated a mind-body connection like nothing else she had experienced. In order to deepen her understanding and share it with others, she undertook a comprehensive teacher training program through Balanced Body here in Oakland. Francesca has a passion for making people feel healthier, stronger, more flexible, and relaxed through the practice of Pilates, and believes that the versatility of Pilates can transform anyone's body, mind, and life, as it has her own. When not at the Pilates studio, you can find Francesca hiking with her French Bulldog Barry, being a mom to her son, exploring the Bay Area and traveling to new places.

 

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