WHO WE ARE
Owner, Master Trainer
Bonnie started her love for Pilates at SFSU as a dancer in 2000. She was pleasantly surprised how such a strange set of exercises improved her dancing ten-fold. Little did she know that 5 years and 3 knee surgeries later, Pilates would have the biggest impact in her life. She noticed her PT using Pilates equipment and exercises to rehabilitate her knee and continued to use the method to keep strong. She was then hooked, and has never looked back since.
PAIGE STARLING SORVILLO
Paige Starling Sorvillo is a Pilates practitioner, bodyworker and performing artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. Paige focuses her practice on healing and balance for the whole person and believes that release-based work partnered with targeted strengthening can allow painful and/or inefficient movement patterns to dissolve making room for more easeful pain-free patterns to emerge.
Vanessa's love affair with movement started in early childhood and involves a variety of modalities including various dance styles, Yoga, Tai Qi/Qi Gong, Alexander technique & Franklin Method. Her interest in anatomy, kinesiology and the therapeutic application of movement led her to Pilates.
Vanessa truly enjoys sharing the knowledge she has gained through her extensive work with various movement disciplines and applying this knowledge to help her clients achieve their goals.
AMY DE LONG MARTIN
Pilates Trainer and Reiki Practitioner
Amy DeLong-Martin has been an Ellie Herman certified Pilates Instructor since 2010. Before that she was a professional dancer and dance teacher for over 10 years. Pilates has given Amy a very concise way to teach the grace and control of dance to many different people. She enjoys working with every type of body, and has recently taken additional classes to work with pre, and post-natal clients.
Corie Altaffer is a dancer and choreographer based in the Bay Area. Corie started practicing Pilates in college at the University of California, Irvine where she obtained a BA in Dance. She became certified in the Pilates Reformer in 2016, while living in San Antonio, TX. In 2019, she decided to deepen her knowledge and practice of the Pilates Method and is currently completing a comprehensive certification through Balanced Body at the Ellie Herman Studio in San Francisco.
Elisa has dedicated her life to promoting good health and body awareness to the people in her community. Her classes aim to create a space that challenges students to tune into mind body connection while emphasizing on proper form for Classical and Contemporary Pilates exercises building core, overall body strength, and flexibility with focus to breath and movement. Elisa has been teaching Pilates for over 8 years.
Erika began her Pilates journey in 2003 as a way of rehabilitating her body and rebuild foundational strength from sustained injuries in a car accident. It wasn’t until 2011 that official training began leading to certification in All Mat, Reformer, and Apparatus Modules through a Balanced Body Curriculum at College of San Mateo. In 2012, Springboard Training at EHS Pilates in San Francisco was added to her repertoire, and shortly after, in 2013, she added prenatal and postnatal Preggo Pilates certification.
Pilates Trainer and Office Manager
Heather Genschmer has been teaching Pilates since 2009. As a licensed psychotherapist, Heather has always been interested in the integration of the mind and body and has found Pilates to be an excellent medium for making those connections.
Pilates Trainer and Assistant
Megan Fenske is part alchemist, part showgirl, and part anatomy nerd. After a series of injuries took her away from dance, rock climbing and cycling, Megan plunged into her physical healing journey with Pilates and has been hooked ever since. She takes delight not only in the mechanical workings of the human body, but also fascinates on the interconnectedness of our physical and emotional selves...
Pilates Trainer and Assistant
Nadya is a Berkeley native who began practicing Ballet at the age of four. Dance quickly became her greatest passion and self expression. This love of movement propelled her to explore a variety of dance and movement styles: from Yoga, to Krav Maga, Tai Chi, and Pilates, ultimately leading her to study dance at Cal State University Long Beach. While Pilates was always a part of the repertoire, it was not until the birth of her son in 2018, that movement and care of the body was no longer just a passion, but a career choice.
Putting together her love of dance, minor in Kinesiology, passion for teaching, wealth of experience, and 20 years of learning first hand how to maintain a working artist’s instrument, she decided to pursue certification through Power Pilates in 2013, under Teacher Trainers Lisamay Scott, Sharmila Mitra, Robert Surenbroak and Krisna Hanks.
As a performer and dancer Olivia was first drawn to yoga as a way to ground and connect to the elements before performing. During a hiatus after a major surgery she studied Pilates intensively as a means to heal, rebuild, and reconnect from the inside out. She is extremely grateful and can attest to the rehabilitation benefits from her firsthand experience. Olivia holds a comprehensive certification through STOTT Pilates and has been teaching since 2013. She has experience and compassion for working with all age ranges, levels, and especially those with injuries.