Leda has been studying movement, dance, and various forms of therapy for over ten years. She has taught Pilates in chiropractic offices, physical therapy clinics and Pilates studios since being certified in 2000. Her technique is influenced by a wide variety of master instructors and her approach is very personal and thorough. Her clients often comment that Leda has an amazing skill for understanding injury and also how to rehabilitate the problem. Leda has a compassionate and gentle approach to working with clients that allows new and established clients to challenge themselves with skills they once thought of as inconceivable. She offers both class instruction and private sessions throughout the week.
Stephanie, originally from Los Angeles, grew up in Seattle and Kauia, Hawaii. She spent the last 13 years working as a professional dancer and teacher. Notable performances include the Grammys and DWTS. Stephanie has also danced with some of todays biggest pop starts including The Rolling Stone, Jane’s Addiction and Christina Aguilera. Active all of her life she has tried every type of workout to stay in shape. While traveling and touring the past 6 years she credits Pilates as her saving grace in keeping her body and mind in shape and injury free. Fresh off touring and wanting to discover a deeper understanding for Pilates, she looked to master teacher/ trainer Maria Leone and Balanced Body University for her Pilates education. Through her Pilates training and her dance back ground she has developed a keen eye and ability to zero in on each person’s specific needs. Both form and function are key as she creates a highly personal and tailor made workout for the various age or physical abilities that she is accustom to working with.
Peter John has been studying dance and Pilates for over 10 years in New York City and the SF Bay Area. His core Pilates training and certification is in the Gavin method, and his knowledge and training in dance permeate into his teaching. PJ loves to challenge his clients and motivate proper techniques on their journey through health and better living. “Step one is showing up…”
Ilana began her journey in Pilates as first being a student and lover of Pilates for many years. Her excitement for what it can do led her to become certified and now teaches others all the postural, strength, and flexibility benefits that she has experienced firsthand. Ilana’s classes are a joy and focus on form and building confidence in one’s body and connecting awareness with motion.