Your team

Working with methodologies that include Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS®, our encouraging professional team will design a quality personalized experience with you entirely based on your wants, needs and goals.

Jennine Baillie
Combining Pilates and GYROTONIC® methodologies

Jennine began her fascination with the art of movement as a young student of ballet, gymnastics and swimming. She was born in Long Beach, California, and attended California State Long Beach where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, with a Minor in Dance.

Jennine is a certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor, as well as a certified Pilates instructor.

Jennine was introduced to Pilates in 2000, and was astounded by her rapid improvement of overall core and abdominal strength. In 2004, she began private Pilates training and knew almost immediately that she wanted to teach the art of Pilates. In 2007/08, she earned her Pilates certification in Core Intelligence (a highly specialized course introducing core muscle awareness), and Advances in Pilates Techniques from master teacher, Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence, at Long Beach Dance Conditioning in Long Beach, California. Jennine was trained using state of the art Balanced Body Pilates equipment based on the principles and techniques of Joseph H. Pilates with an emphasis on rehabilitation.

In 2009, Jennine began her pre-training certification on the Expansion Tower, and completed her foundation training in 2010. She also added a Gyrokinesis® certification in 2011.

Jennine specializes in post-surgery rehabilitation, and is a strong believer in using Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® to prevent injuries and surgery for hip, knee and shoulder issues. She utilizes her dance background, Pilates and Gyrotonic® training to create engaging and challenging sessions for both private clients and groups. 

She is married and lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband, Alistair, and Kate her very spoiled Scottie dog.

Jennifer Ball
Personalized Pilates and GYROTONIC® instruction

Jennifer Ball has been teaching movement for 8 years. She first received her Pilates certification in 2006 through BASI, and her Gyrotonic® license in 2011. She continued her movement education with various master teachers, which gives her an eclectic approach to body conditioning programming. For 3 years, Jennifer had the honor of working side by side in both of her Pilates and Gyrotonic® master trainer’s studios where she fine tuned her techniques. Jennifer has experience in working with an array of clients from high performing athletes, rehabilitative/therapeutic clients, and those who simply want to feel and look good.

Jennifer’s interest in anatomy and biomechanics of movement are demonstrated in her teaching through her attention to detail and alignment. She is often called “Eagle Eye” by many of her students. Continually inspired by her students, Jennifer’s commitment in teaching Pilates and Gyrotonic® is to help students find core stability, overall strength, flexibility, improved posture, coordination, and a deeper body awareness. Her goal is that students will fully experience movement with ease and grace. Jennifer believes that the human body is magnificent and holds a vast potential to experience joyful movement during all of life’s stages.

 

Yelena Shor
Personalized GYROTONIC® instruction

Yelena is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® instructor and has been teaching movement for awareness and wellness since 2000.

She holds a BS in Kinesiology, Magna Cum Laude, from Cal State University in Northridge.

Following her training in Mechanical Engineering in Russia, she pursued her deep interest in human development in the US, studying anthropology, philosophy, art, and meditation, and traveling extensively in the US and abroad. Yelena came to know and appreciate the healing and transformative power of movement through dance, martial arts, yoga, Tensegrity, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique and DeCroux Corporeal Mime. She has team-led numerous mind-body workshops and seminars in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Russia.

With her clients Yelena focuses on core strength, flexibility, posture and alignment, coordination, opening energy channels, and awareness to be in charge of your own wellness. She emphasizes the healing and meditative qualities of movement and how this enriches our daily lives.

VickyVictoria Kaufholz
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Victoria Kaufholz is a Pilates instructor certified through ABC Pilates with Balanced Body Curriculum. Vicki has been certified on all Pilates equipment and mat and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve greater range of movement and deepen their mind/body connection.

She has been teaching since 2012 and thoroughly loves assisting her clients enhance their understanding and appreciation of Pilates. As an instructor she has a gentle but focused approach, making sure that muscles are thoroughly engaged and stretched, all the while working in a balanced and controlled alignment.

As of November 2013 Vicki is a PMA Certified Pilates teacher. PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Pilates certification is the only 3rd party Pilates certification in the Pilates industry.

She is also a certified Booty Barre instructor and a qualified TRX instructor.

SharonJ-PhotoSharon Jakubecy
AmSAT certified Alexander Technique Teacher

In 2003, Sharon Jakubecy became an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher after training intensively for three years, 1600 hours, at ATI–Los Angeles.  Since then, she also certified in Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing training in order to establish the profound impact of free breathing.  Her passion for the understanding mind, body, and breath began when she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from UC San Diego in 1995 studying  Cognitive Science. Through this, she was able to establish an understanding of the embodied nervous system. Her extensive dance training endows her with a clear knowledge of how the body moves with ease and fluidity.

 

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