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Natalie Rosekrans

Natalie Rosekrans Trained Instructor San Francisco Natalie’s inspiration for becoming a Pilates instructor began while rehabilitating her back from pain due to scoliosis. Pilates focus on alignment and core stability were key factors in rebuilding strength, and alleviating discomfort that she had been experiencing since she was a teenager. Natalie has come to see the […]


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Tanja London

Tanja London Certified Instructor Oakland Studio Tanja is fascinated by various somatic practices, fascial work and anatomy in general. She loves to dance, choreograph, improvise, make dance films, and linger in the outdoors. Tanja discovered STOTT PILATES® when she moved from Germany to the U.S. in 2006. She fell in love with the detailed anatomical knowledge inherent […]


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Demetria Schioldager

Demetria Schioldager Trained Instructor San Francisco & Oakland Studio Demetria is a professional ballet dancer and instructor. She’s been teaching dance for over 10 years, and also is a certified barre instructor. Introduced to classical Pilates as a young dancer for dance conditioning, Demetria decided to pursue teaching Pilates as a way to transition from professional […]


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Mary Cobb

Mary Cobb Trained Instructor Oakland Studio As a performer, Mary has been a student of movement her whole life. Introduced to Pilates in 2009, she immediately noticed that it deepened her understanding and function in the smaller muscles of the hips, shoulders, and spine. Pilates helped her to safely push through rigorous fitness workouts, as well […]


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Inspired Communities Make Us Stronger

Spring training is happening all around the Bay. So many of you are signing up for half marathons, bike races, triathlons, and even muddy obstacle runs. I love it! I love the enthusiasm and the excitement of trying something new. I love that you’re pushing yourselves, often into the unknown. And selfishly, I love that […]


Everyday I teach Pilates.

In the wake of recent events, I’m taking stock. Everyday I teach Pilates. Yes, it’s “just” exercise. But in these uncertain times, I’m realizing it goes beyond fitness. Let me start with a little background. About ten years ago I set out to open a Pilates studio in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. […]


Wanna Be Inspired? See Pro Cyclist Katie Hall Do Pilates.

Katie Hall, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team American professional cyclist Katie Hall is a fierce competitor with an infectious positive attitude. I met Katie in the off season, while she was preparing for a series of races in Europe as part of the brand-new Women’s World Tour, which culminates in the La Course race in Paris, […]