When Hye-Yeon was 11 years old she was hit by a car in an accident that left her with steel rods in her hip, unbalanced, with perpetually weak muscles and joints. Hye-Yeon started Pilates in 2004 after a total left hip replacement to learn how to use her regained mobility safely and mindfully. Pilates helped her to reconnect with the body that been lost to her for so many years.
After 3 years of practicing Classical Pilates, Hye-Yeon decided to join the advanced teacher training program at The Pilates Center in Boulder with the strong encouragement of her teacher, Erika Groff.
Hye-Yeon was looking for her meaning of life – helping others – and teaching Pilates helped her to find the right path. For her, the joy of teaching comes from a strong sense of trust, being sensitive and paying full attention to the person in front of her. She has now been teaching classical Pilates since 2010. She has also been a teacher training advisor of The Pilates Center since 2013.
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?”
Diana lead a very active lifestyle growing up, with her two main activities being Classical Ballet and competitive diving. She was first introduced to the Pilates method as a part of her Ballet and diving training in the early 2000’s to help improve her form and technique. Having a passion for all forms of mindful movement, Diana started to become interested in yoga and completed her 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Faith Hunter at Embrace Yoga, Washington D.C in 2012. Being an avid mover, she started experiencing lower back and hip pain, and decided to start doing Pilates again to address those issues. Going back to the Pilates Method, she found a new appreciation for it, and felt very humbled . Her body started to transform in a more uniformly developed way, and she felt better and healthier than she has ever felt before. Wanting to share the gift of Pilates with others, Diana enrolled in the Advanced Teacher Training program in October 2015 at the Pilates Workshop, which is a licenses host school through the Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. Diana is passionate about teaching Pilates in a way to help people feel empowered and connected to their own bodies and minds, and be proud of all of the capabilities we do have. She wholeheartedly believes in Pilates as a life changing practice, that will bring honest wellness, health and happiness to your life.
Beth started doing Pilates because she loves going up side down. She kept doing it because it taught her to keep her feet on the ground. Her Pilates education includes the Pilates Education Lab at Sanchez Street Studios, The Pilates Center of Boulder, Cara Reeser’s Heritage Program and Jennifer Stacey’s training program as well as numerous workshops taught by people such as Irene Dowd, Erik Franklin, Jennifer Kreis, Julian Hessel, Mary Bowen and more. Beth attended the National Circus School in Montreal where she created a solo slack rope act that she has performed on five continents over twenty years. Beth was co-owner of The Pilates Collective from 2006-2018, is founder of local circus troop Sweet Can Productions, speaks five languages and is mother to two boys.
Rachel’s relationship to Pilates started in NYC in 2012 where she was pursuing her career in Fashion with her undergrad in Retail Marketing. Within her busy lifestyle, she found the Pilates method, and it soon became her work relief obsession. Rachel decided in 2014 that she needed to become an instructor and learn more about her body through Pilates. She started a training program at her favorite Studio, Sal Anthonys Movement Salon, and by 2014 she was certified and teaching to clients who enjoyed her energizing workouts and sincerity. Rachel’s style of teaching is focused on form, and she is curious about how to encourage folks in connecting to their breath and body in movement. Most importantly, she wants people to feel their core and benefit from the Pilates Method. Rachel has also studied and taught Gyrotonic, barre, and Spin. She has experience in rehabilitation, as she has experienced her own injuries which helps her to aid those clients who have injuries themself. Rachel is here in San Francisco finishing her Masters in Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Rachel believes that practicing Pilates is important for the change that happens both on the outside physical body, and inside our hearts.
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