The Move Team
Renee has been an ardent Yoga and Pilates student for more than 20 years. She completed her comprehensive Pilates training with a student of Romana Kryanowska's program, who was trained by Joseph and Clara Pilates in their original New York Studio. Renee's training is both classical and contemporary. She trains private clients, teaches group classes and works with all levels of fitness and ability making Pilates approachable for everyone. Renee comes from a technology and finance background that over the years weighed on her body, mind and spirit. She was also in a car accident that increased a scoliotic curve. Through Pilates, she regained strength, flexibility and peace of mind. She is passionate about sharing what she has learned and her experience of the life changing benefits of Pilates.
Pilates & Barre Instructor, PMA-CPT
Megan holds a comprehensive Pilates certification from Polestar Pilates and is also a PMA certified teacher. She has studied extensively both as a student and teacher since 2003, gaining the knowledge and technique to develop her own unique teaching style. Her instruction is a creative blend of both classical and contemporary Pilates while still upholding the
integrity of Joseph Pilates' original work.
Megan loves to work with clients of all levels and abilities. She has extensive knowledge and experience working with many different pathologies. Her philosophy is that "Pilates is for every body!"
Natalie came to Pilates as a professional dancer in 1978. She first trained in Los Angeles and received a certification through the Physical Mind Institute and Balanced Body. She owned three studios in Los Angeles before moving to Northern California. Trained in Classical Pilates, she has continued to grow and learn new techniques and ways of expanding her knowledge so that she can challenge herself and her clients. She trains private clients as well as group classes and loves working with all levels of fitness.
Jacqueline was first introduced
to Pilates in 1993 by her aunt who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis; the holistic approach and practice of the Pilates repertoire eased some of the symptoms she was experiencing. As a young dancer who trained extensively in ballet, Contemporary, and release technique she noticed many similarities in the pedagogy and principles of Pilates and dance.
Her dance career eventually beckoned her west where she began to study Contact Improvisation, somatic education, the expressive arts and movement therapy. Her performing profession was put on pause in 2007 when she was in a bike accident leaving her immobile. With no health insurance, she had to rely on her own resources, will and body intelligence to recover.
Being a professional dancer, aching to perform again, Jacqueline remembered the movement progression her aunt had experienced and found herself turning to Pilates for her own healing and rehabilitation. She sought out Ellie Herman in San Francisco where she began a journey towards a new calling.
Jacqueline received her Pilates certification from Body Arts and Science International, (BASI) in 2008. She began performing again, and in 2009 she was invited by Marina Abramovic to perform in her seminal work, The Artist is Present at the MoMA in NYC. This year, she will begin pursing her Masters of Arts in Dance Movement Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.
With a focus on movement analysis, and developmental movement patterns her style of teaching grew with a deeper sense of the soma-psyche intelligence, including sensitivity around trauma-informed movement re-patterning that remain client focused.