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hello

 

Pilates and yoga has served as my foundational method of self care for over 15 years.  Whether that’s been strengthening for dance, unwinding after my former corporate job or rehabilitating after the births of my two sons, the mat and machines have always brought me back to my neutral and centered me.

I have taught Pilates and yoga for close to a decade.  I teach in a 'mindfully athletic' way because I believe that you don't need to compromise staying safe with breaking a sweat.  I know that I can keep you safe, help you heal what hurts and give you a great workout at the same time.  I’ve studied (and continue to study) with some of the best movement therapists in the world (see below). My students are led through tailored sessions to meet their specific needs and goals.  Past and current clients/issues have varied from: tech CEOs with sacroiliac joint issues, stay at home moms suffering split rectus abdominals, 12 year old ballet student with scoliosis, bonafide rock stars with foot problems, former super models who want to keep looking like super models to former baseball players with multiple rotator cuff injuries.  I’ve seen them all and I’ve helped them all.  I’m confident I can help you as well.

Having taught for several years in San Francisco, CA, we moved to Northern California’s Wine Country in 2016 to catch our breath and let our young boys run free in the countryside.  KOB Pilates + Yoga Studio has found its current home in the beautiful East Side of Sonoma, 1262 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476.

 


movement education

A perpetual student, my studies in movement are varied and extensive.  I am proud of the thousands of hours and countless days I've spent (and will continue to spend) studying and practicing to help people learn more about their bodies.

  • Pilates Integrated Teacher Training (ITT) in San Francisco on all apparatus and mat

  • Yoga Tree San Francisco 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and have continued studies towards a 500 hour YTT

  • Studied extensively/Apprenticed with the following teachers and mentors:

    • Madeline Black (world renown Pilates and movement thought leader)

    • Jean Sullivan (ITT Director and owner of A Body of Work in San Francisco, CA)

    • Irene Dowd (Julliard School faculty/kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular re-education)

    • Harvey Deutch (Founder Red Hawk Physical Therapy, leading the Bay Area in forging physical therapy and yoga)

    • Lynda Caesara (Lauren Berry method of massage therapy for fascial release and correction)

 

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