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4131 Piedmont Avenue, Piedmont © 2014


510.206.7131   |  embodypilatesstudio@gmail.com

Who we are

We're a full service Pilates and Yoga studio offering private and semi-private sessions. Our teachers have  over 17 years in the industry are trained to help you restore hope in your body and get you back to the active lifestyle that you once led. We have the highest standards of teaching, and we watch and teach you from beginning to end. We have all taught and trained for almost two  decades and can literally see what needs to change in movement patterns to achieve optimum health.


We've successfully helped hundreds of people using different modalities such as Pilates,  Iyengar based Yoga, Physical Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Body Rolling, Gyrotonic, and Breathing Awareness Practice. All of these movement modalities help to bring you back into your truest alignment. Learning the Pilates Method and the principles of Yoga alignment changed my life, now I am ready to help you move towards the life, body and health that you deserve.

Are you ready to work on your path to healing, movement, and inner strength? 

Class Schedule

Please call teachers directly before joining a class, LIMITED SPACE! 


Beginning Pilates Reformer Trio Class

Friday 12-1pm with Sandra Stringer (510) 910-7733

Intermediate Iyengar Based Yoga

Saturday 7:30-8:45am with Jill Woolums (925) 988-0831


Friday 11:30-1:00 at ANASA YOGA in Oakland

with Shannon Knorr (510)206-7131

Yoga emphasizing physical alignment with the use of props, as well as aligning inner and outer body. Our body, mind and spirit connection is deepened as we practice to deepen the knowledge of our bodies. Full varied sequences with attention to detail and breathing. We will gain deep strength, awareness , knowing, breath and spaciousness. Yoga experience is recommended but modifications and variations are offered for levels 2-4.


mixed level Pilates springboard Class

Thursday Evenings 530-630pm and 630-730pm

Mixed level Pilates Springboard Classes with Michelle Danna. These classes use the Pilates Springboard, as well as other Pilates props. Michelle teaches with attention to detail and you will definitely feel new muscles and stand taller. Class size limited to 4 so please call to reserve your space.

Michelle Danna (917)776-6727

Tuesday night traction/Yoga with springs 

Tmixed level Pilates springboard Class

 Tuesday Evenings, 530-630pm

Group springboard class, where we use the Pilates Springboard like one would use a Yoga Ropes Wall. This gives the body ultimate length, traction  and spaciousness  Students say the hip opening lasts them all week! Class size limited to 4 so please call to reserve your space. Yoga experience is required, but it is a mixed level class.

Shannon Knorr (510)206-7131

monthly restorative yoga, guided meditation and writing Workshops

One Saturday a month, from 4-6pm. Where we focus on connecting back into ourselves and our bodies, unplugging and recharging. We practice breathing awareness exercises, restorative yoga, somatic meditation, and finish with writing prompts with a different focus each month, from connecting to our bodies, to forgiveness and creating space in our lives, to creating boundaries and finding our voice. Please go to www.anasaoakland.com to sign up, under workshops.














Class Description


Gentle Core Yoga-Postures

Focus on stabilization and alignment. Jill Woolums is a teacher of both Pilates and Yoga for over 30 years, she uses her wisdom of the body to help students find joy in movement. (925) 988-0831


Intermediate Iyengar Based Yoga 

This is a class for people to get a little more vigorous with their yoga practice. But, no worries, you are in good hands with Jill Woolums who has 30+ years teaching Yoga. She will guide you through asanas focussing on breath, ease, strength and alignment. (925) 988-0831

Pilates Mat Small Group Training/Multi Level

6-Week Sessions (Pre-Registration is encouraged)

These classes are taught throughout the year, TBA

Mindful Movement Continues! We focus on alignment and breath and stretch muscles as they grow strong using body weight exercise on the mat. By design, the Method meets you where you are-providing a physical practice that is as rigorous or as gentle a practice as you need. Ainka's classes were voted Best Pilates Mat Class in the Bay for 2015 by the East Bay Express! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from her! (510) 282-3977


Beginning  Reformer Trio

A gentle beginning Reformer Class which focusses on strengthening, breath, stabilizing and deep stretching. Great for people with experience on the reformer, yet wanting a gentle, beginning group class! Also good for intermediate students that want to deepen their practice and understanding of the Pilates method. 

6 week series/$240 per series/$40 per class Sandra (510) 910-7733 



Individual private session

100/one session

950/package of 10


Duet session

70/one session

650/package of 10


Group of 3

55/one session

500/package of 10


Trio Reformer Class

240 for 6 class series


Pilates Mat Class

Please contact teachers directly!

Please Contact Ainka (510)282-3977


Springboard Class

40/one session

4 classes @ 37 each

8 classes @ 35 each


Group class price varies, please contact the instructor directly at the number provided right next to the class description.