Pilates Reformer Class


This class is taught by:

Claudia Rionda

Studio Manager
 
Claudia’s passion with body movement manifested through dance in her early years. She started taking dance classes at the age on 6 in her native Brazil, and by 12 was dancing professionally. Although her career as a dancer seemed to be moving in a positive direction, she felt that something was missing. Her body was moving in space graciously, but somehow mechanically. Her desire to bring life and quality to her dance led her to study Contemporary Dance. It opened a whole new world of possibilities in the way she pursued movement. She had the opportunity to study techniques like the Feldenkrais Method, The Alexander Technique and other movement therapies in 4 year program at The Center for the Research of Movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Relocating to Miami in 1993, Claudia pursued her massage certification at Educating Hands School of Massage and continued to hone her technique by taking a variety of workshops and certification courses including NeuroMuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Thai Bodywork, Ayurveda and Mother Massage. She believes that massage is a great way to establish communication with your own body. It brings awareness and a general sense of well being. Claudia worked for many years at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Spa in downtown Miami. Claudia completed the Comprehensive Course for Teacher Training at Polestar Pilates Center in Miami and most recently became a certified barre instructor through The Booty Barre.  Claudia now feels that she is able to join the best of massage and movement. She believes that massage and Pilates combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle is an effective way to promote healing in the body and the mind.

Galina Obuhov

Galina began practicing Yoga in 2010 and immersed herself in as many styles as she could fit into her busy schedule. She fell in love with the practice and quickly realized that Yoga was more than just something she wanted to "do", it was something she wanted to share with others.  In October 2012, Galina traveled to a small town in Central India called Khajuraho, to complete her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Classical Hatha Yoga. In 2013, she followed up with a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa flow through Atmananda Yoga Sequence in New York.  In February 2015, she began her studies of Thai Yoga Massage at Integral Yoga Institute in New York. Galina wanted to expand her knowledge of the human body, enabling her to work with her students on a deeper level.  Also in 2015, she was introduced to Pilates and knew it would be a complement to her teaching repertoire. She completed a Comprehensive Pilates Training program including the Reformer, Chair, Tower, Cadillac, and mat through Helen's Intensive Pilates, in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Galina is also a certified Kettle Bell Fusion Instructor. Galina has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and Kettle Bell Fusion at Helen's Intensive Pilates in New York for the past 1.5 years, until she decided to move to Florida and continue to share her passion of Yoga and Pilates with the beautiful people of Miami! Galina is originally from Latvia and speaks fluent Russian and English. She loves skiing, hiking, camping, reading and listening to Jazz!

Alina Sedano

Alina immediately fell in love with Pilates in 2003. As a former spokesperson & model, she constantly traveled across the U.S. representing an array of automotive brands at Tradeshows & live events. Standing in high heels for over 8 hours a day, took a toll on her body and she found Pilates to be the ideal workout for her hectic lifestyle. After 11 years of living out of a suitcase, Alina decided to hang up her high heels and immersed herself in the world of Pilates, studying at POLESTAR® Physical Therapy & Pilates Center. These days she prefers to hang out in flip flops and share her love of Pilates with others.  Her background in the field of movement began at the early age of 5. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz throughout her elementary school years and then again in college. Alina attended Florida International University and majored in Communications. Dance has always been a big part of her life, but her true passion lies in the mountains of Colorado. An avid snow skier, Alina competed in downhill races as a child and repeatedly ranked among the top 10 juniors in Florida. She was recognized by the U.S. Ski Association as one of the top Junior Ski Racers & was invited to their program. She currently keeps in top shape for ski season by practicing Pilates daily.  Alina is a POLESTAR® Pilates Studio Practitioner and Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, specializing in Pilates for rotational sports, improved posture, increased body awareness, balance, and well being.

Small group Pilates classes designed to support and challenge the body using the unique spring and pulley system of the reformer.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Jun 27 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Wed Jun 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Thu Jun 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alina Sedano
  • Thu Jun 29 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Fri Jun 30 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean
  • Wed Jul 05 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Thu Jul 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alina Sedano
  • Thu Jul 06 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Fri Jul 07 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean
  • Mon Jul 10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Jul 11 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Wed Jul 12 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Thu Jul 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Claudia Rionda
  • Thu Jul 13 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Fri Jul 14 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean
  • Mon Jul 17 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Jul 18 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov