Hye-Yeon’s goal as a teacher is to help you to discover your own body, which should be a vessel of happiness and the fullness of life, the way she discovered hers. It is not easy but it is possible! She strongly believes that.
She often asks others, “If you could move a little more freely, a little faster and stronger each day, wouldn’t you choose that? How would that change your life?”
Jenice Acosta is a former professional dancer with a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Kinesiology from ASU. She brings a varied movement training background from personal training to dance and Pilates, all within a scope of rehabilitation emphasis as well as challenging healthy bodies. She recently completed pre-med coursework in preparation for a degree in Physical Therapy, but was unable to pursue grad school due to hemifacial spasm that transformed her life. Jenice has also had some major injuries in her lifetime, including a torn disk in the lumbar spine and understands the process from the acute phase of injury to full recovery personally. She now combines her training and many healing experiences to teach sound movement skills with Pilates. Working as a Physical therapy aide for 2+ years in preparation for grad school, she walked patients through injury and surgery to recovery, under the guidance and supervision of Gina Giammanco and Harvey Deustch. Therefore, Jenice understands fully the delicate balance that needs to happen to begin the road to recovery with education and precision of placement of joints, pelvis, and spine along with the compassion needed to get people back on their feet with confidence and knowledge. She began her journey in Pilates training at Turning Point Studios in 2002 with Nora St. John and Naomi Leiserson, with an emphasis in rehabilitation of sports injuries. She has continued her study at Re:Ab NY with Brooke Siler, Carolina Czechowska, Cary Regan, Emma Rivera, and Lynn Balliette. Continuing her thirst for knowledge, she just completed another 950 hours of internship through The Pilates Center of Boulder.
Beth took her first Pilates class in 1999. Immediately intrigued by its complexity, and inspired by the results, she became an avid student until eventually she started teaching in 2006. A professional circus performer for over 20 years, Pilates has been the perfect compliment to Beth’s circus work, keeping her balanced on a rope in front of audiences around the world. She received a diploma from The Pilates Education Lab at Sanchez Street Studios, and the Master’s Program at The Pilates Center of Boulder, and has studied with Jennifer Stacey of Peak Performance Pilates. She is amazed and inspired each day by the positive effects of Pilates both on herself and her clients.
We are a Classical Pilates Studio in a heart of West Portal, San Francisco. We are fully equipped with Gratz machines for your whole body. Our goal is to make you feel great so that you will be free of pain. We are offering private sessions to group classes.
Mon-Wed: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Thu-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 1:30pm