Colleen has been a student of Pilates for over 19 years and a teacher for well over a decade. She holds her PT certification through NASM, a Pilates Mat certification through Retrofit Pilates and her Pilates comprehensive certification through Peak Pilates. Additionally Colleen is passionate about health, with 2 Nutrition Certifications through Venice Nutrition and NESTA, and a Comprehensive Health & Wellness Coach Certification through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). "Pilates and Nutrition work well together for overall wellness. I find the mind-body aspects of Pilates centers me and compliments my healthy eating lifestyle."
Laura has been a Fitness Instructor for 20+ years. Certified through Peak Pilates in 2009, she has a true passion for helping others reach their goals and improve their quality of life. Growing up in Illinois and teaching at some of the top rated facilities in the Chicagoland area including hospitals, corporations and private clubs has given her extensive experience and knowledge. Recently relocated to sunny California, she feels extremely grateful to work in a field she loves and strives to create classes that are educational, innovative and fun! She will inspire and motivate you to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.
K A R E N
Karen has been teaching Pilates for over 18 years. She specializes in footwork and rehabilitative Pilates for injuries and correcting alignment issues. Her strong work ethic and attention to technique provide her students with the tools they need to refine their Pilates practice. Karen has a specialty in footwork and works with clients to correct imbalances that begin in the feet.
C H E L S E A
Chelsea RYT is a Yoga Alliance certified and registered freelance Yoga Instructor, based in California. She brings strength and wisdom to her lessons and helps her students reach their highest potential of health, well-being, and empowerment. Chelsea is passionate about yoga, everything music, and living her biggest life possible.
C Y N T H I A
Cynthia fell in love with Pilates over 15 years ago, which led her to pursue her Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification. She appreciates the importance of the mind/body connection and the efficient, effective way Pilates stretches, strengthens, and lengthens muscles which has helped her with lower back pain, improve posture, and overall strength and flexibility in her body.
“I am delighted to find both a passion and an opportunity to help others improve their strength and well-being!” She knows that regardless of your physical ability, Pilates teaches you a better way of moving that applies to everyday life.
Y V O N N E
As a Pilates enthusiast for ten years and a graduate of the JCHC classical Teacher Training Program, I have done everything from backwoods cross-country skiing to roller skating on Venice Beach. I started my career as an English teacher in my native Finland and have since enjoyed working in a Corporate environment. I have come full circle by becoming a Pilates teacher and returning to my teaching roots. I hope to share my passion for the Pilates method and be part of your journey as you experience the benefits of what the method represents.
M I M I
Mimi Harper has been a Fitness Instructor for over 30 years and a student of Pilates for over 18 years. She earned her B.A.S.I Comprehensive Certification in 2008. Mimi loves to teach all aspects of Pilates to improve other’s lives. “I’m a strong believer in Pilates in how it can help strengthen everyone’s physical and mental Wellbeing. EVERYONE should practice Pilates!”
L I Z A
Liza believes that yoga is for everyone. She creates a safe environment for her students to practice, creating a healthy and happy place to be in body, mind, and spirit. She is a people person, friendly and happy. Loves to be involved in the community while serving and helping where she can. Liza is a lifelong student and learner, always eager for new trainings and workshops.
E M I L Y
Meet Emily, our newest yoga teacher at The Pilates Studio! Emily believes that yoga is a tool that can be used to feel good in the body AND mind. She believes that through this practice, we can learn to listen to our bodies, our intuition, and bring more passion to the rest of our lives.