Caitlin S. - Pilates and Yoga
M.A. Transformative Art, John F. Kennedy University
B.A. Justice and Social Change, University of Michigan
Pilates Certification, 2007 Ellie Herman Studios
Yoga Training, 2007 Alice Joanou /Loka Yoga
Intrigued by the human body at a very early age, Caitlin has spent her life cultivating creativity through movement. She began as a dancer and continued to develop her interest in movement and performance through college. She earned a bachelor's degree in Justice and Social Change from the University of Michigan, where she facilitated art workshops in inner-city high schools, detention centers, and prisons. Building on these experiences, she earned a master’s degree in transformative art from John F. Kennedy University, where she explored performance art and its impact on self-esteem and the body.
Upon graduating, Caitlin continued on her path of teaching movement. She became interested in physical therapy and rehabilitation while teaching and this inspired her to study pilates and yoga. She has been teaching pilates and yoga for the past seven years, where she specializes in women’s health, athletic rehab, and running performance.
Caitlin herself is an elite road, trail, and ultra runner. She qualified and participated in the 2012 Olympic marathon trials. As well as teaching movement, Caitlin also works as a running coach and a childbirth assistant. When she can find time, she also makes her own art mainly in the form of paintings and photographs.
Ana S. Pilates & Barre Fusion Instructor
Classically trained in Ballet, Ana discovered Latin Dance while in college. She went on to enjoy a professional Salsa dance career upon graduation, teaching and performing internationally for 4 years and then focusing on zumba and barre instruction at San Francisco based healthclubs for the past 7 yeas. Ana found Pilates when seeking relief for lower back pain, most likely caused by too much Zumba. Seeing the pain disappear and strength gained in ways she never saw before, Ana pursued Pilates education and attained her Mat & Comprehensive Apparatus Pilates Certifications from the Integrated Teacher Training (ITT Pilates) Program in 2009. She is also has obtained her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training certification from Yoga Tree in 2011. Ana regularly attends continuing education workshops, to deepen her knowledge and expertise in corrective exercise techniques and is a certified pre and post-natal Pilates specialist. Ana finds true joy in teaching Pilates and movement. Her teaching emanates a passion for knowledge and understanding, clarity, consistency and genuine integrity.
Jenna A. Pilates, Indian Fusion Dance, Cranial Sacral Bodywork
Jenna’s approach to Pilates and Holistic Fitness emphasizes the mind-body connection, utilizing the power of awareness and a positive attitude to create lasting change. Jenna is a creative an adept teacher, and is inspired by both modern and ancient healing systems, having been exposed to Yoga and dance at a young age. She completed her first yoga teacher training in the Anusara method in 2004 and continued to study yoga therapeutics with various Anusara teachers. Her passion for movement studies lead her to Asia where she studied yoga, dance, breath-work and completed a Thai yoga massage training. She then returned to the states and attended the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, graduating with a license in massage therapy, and certificates in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Polarity Healing. Jenna’s overall fascination with the body and biomechanics , along with her desire to treat her own scoliosis, led her to Pilates. Jenna was drawn to the Polestar Pilates school because of their emphasis on physical therapy and rehabilitation. Jenna’s other passion is teaching and performing Classical Indian and Ethnic Dance. Jenna’s classes are fun and challenging, emphasizing breath, alignment, movement awareness, and her coined phrase “Freedom in Form”.
Eyla M. Pilates, Rhythm & Motion
Eyla is a San Francisco native who grew up playing music and dancing with her father, famous jazz drummer, Eddie Moore. Eyla's professional dance career began in 2005 when she started teaching the Rhythm & Motion Dance Program after first being a student for four years. She then went on to San Francisco State University where she received a B.A. in Dance 2008. Eyla became a certified Dunham Technique Instructor in 2011 and certified Pilates Instructor in 2014. In addition, she won the title of Queen of SF Carnaval 2011 and was the recipient of an Isadora Duncan Dance Award that same year. Eyla also performs locally & internationally with Cunamacue Afro-Peruvian Dance Company based in Oakland. In her nine years as a Rhythm & Motion instructor, Eyla has developed a reputation as a fun, challenging and silly teacher. Her love and passion for dance shine through in her classes and her students always leave feeling like they got a fantastic cardio workout in a fun and non-competitive environment. Come join Eyla's new Rhythm & Motion classes at Truve. You will be so happy that you did!