The Deep Breath Pilates Studio is equipped with Balanced Body Cadillac, Reformer, Barrels, and a variety of Yamuna balls. Private and Semi-Private sessions take place in the Pilates studio and group classes take place in the Idora Park Project Space dance studio.
Private 50 minute Session ($85) – Private sessions provide an opportunity for me to tailor work on the Cadillac, Reformer, Barrels to the specific needs of the client. I typically begin the session with Yamuna release routines and then move into the program designed for the client’s specific goals and needs.
Semi-Private 50 minute Session ($90) – Semi-Private sessions are on the two Reformers in the Pilates studio. I would typically design a class for the duo drawing from the Reformer repertoire based on the duo’s goals and fitness levels. Yamuna routines would be integrated for muscle release. The semi-private structure works best when the duo have similar fitness levels and goals.
Pilates Mat Class (Sliding scale $12-$20) – Mat classes are one hour and take place in the dance studio. These classes draw on Pilates mat repertoire and Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) routines for muscle release and strengthening. Classes are typically 4-8 people with a maximum of 10. Yamuna balls are provided.
Yamuna 70 minute Private Session ($110) – Yamuna private sessions can be whole body release or tailored to the areas of the client’s body in need of release. I use the gold, silver, pearl, and black balls combined with hands on traction to release areas of the upper and lower body, hips, legs, back, shoulders.
Women of Color Mat Classes (Free) – DBP will periodically offer Mat classes exclusively for women of color in recognition of the reality that there are often forces – economic, social, cultural – to their accessing healing tools. I offer these classes with gratitude to the beautiful, powerful women of color of our community in hopes that at the very least these classes create a space for self care. All people of color who identify as women are welcome.
Yamuna Workshops 3 hours – ($60) – DBP offers periodic YBR workshops. The goal of these workshops is to familiarize students with YBR routines, enable students to feel the effects of a variety of the releases in their bodies, build body awareness and anatomical knowledge, to expand their movement and/or YBR home practices. Each workshop begins with releases that address the large muscles of the body to facilitate a sense of whole body release. We then dive more deeply into a specific part of the body, e.g. the back, hips, shoulders, knees. All needed balls are provided.
I also teach Reformer Classes at Center Strength Studio in Berkeley, and occasional mat classes at the Aikido Institute in Emeryville. Check the schedule for more details.