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KELLY BUNTMANN

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Owner

Creator, Lover, Traveler

Yoga and Pilates Teacher. Kelly's first yoga class was when she moved to San Francisco after graduating from the University of AZ with a Bachelor's degree in Communications.  After that first class, she was hooked.  She then took her practice international where she concentrated on her self study, "svadhyaya" while living in Southeast Asia.  Through her extensive international travels, she discovered that no matter what ethnicity you are or what language you speak, Yoga is the universal language of unifying the mind and body.  When she returned after about 16 months abroad, she received her 200hr Yoga Certification through Corepower Yoga in Costa Mesa.  She loves creating space for people to move their bodies, slow down their minds and acknowledge and recognize their strengths and capabilities. Most recently, she completed her STOTT Pilates training and she enjoys the fun, fast paced workout that pilates has to offer.

"My practice serves me in different ways every time I step on to my mat.  Sometimes yoga is a way to help clear my mind and concentrate on my breath.  Other times, I use my practice as more of a meditative station to help me focus on a certain intention or goal I may have for myself.  Whatever the purpose or reason is for returning to my mat time and time again, I know for sure I will leave my mat feeling more purposeful and full of life than I did before stepping on."

Astrological Sign: Capricorn


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joey o'mara

Powerful, Peaceful, Playful

Yoga Teacher. After tearing his ACL playing collegiate Lacrosse in the fall of 2006, Joseph needed to find a way to stay strong through the injury and he turned to yoga. The healing path of Iyengar Yoga was extremely intriguing and Joey started to seriously study Iyengar's methods at Western State University, CO. Following the yogic path he completed his 200 hour Teacher Training at Corepower Yoga, Huntington Beach in 2010. Joseph continues his studies over the next 8 years throughout the country with world renown teachers such as Brock Cahill, Shiva Rea, Janet Stone and Annie Carpenter to name a few. He has accumulated over 5,000 hours on the mat and has found yoga to be the backbone for developing a happy, healthy and conscious lifestyle. When he's not teaching his mindful and high energy pumped up classes, you can find him riding his bike across the county, lifting weights, tanning at the beach, and exploring the wilderness. 

" See My Fellow Peoples Happy And Free. " - Joey's intention for teaching.

Astrological Sign: Taurus


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jaime Hynes

Fun, Athletic, Comforting

Pilates teacher. Movement has been Jaime's passion, life guide, and inspiration from the beginning. When she was nine, she left gymnastics for ice skating and fell in love. She spent every day on the ice: before school, after school, and on weekends. It was the movements in her body and the cool wind from the rink that kept pushing her. Many years later she was injured during a competition that kept her off the ice for a year. During her recovery she found Yoga and Pilates...and here she found her Forever love. In her 20's, it came time to make a career choice and she jumped into Stott Pilates certification courses and opened her first Pilates studio. She went on to travel with private clients, bringing Pilates to athletes on the road. After the birth of her daughter, she decided to stay put in OC. A handful of years later, she realized she needed to return to what she loves, teaching and guiding her clients to a happier and healthier lifestyle. 

Her teaching style changes with the seasons - ever-flowing. She has a fun and energetic personality and her classes are athletic, detail-oriented and always encouraging.

"Let food be thy medicine. Live beautifully. Live, love and laugh. Work hard, play hard."

Astrological Sign: Aquarius


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Marisa nagao

Surfer, Creative, Loyal

Pilates Mat Instructor. With family roots in Hawaii, Marisa grew up playing in the healing waters of the Hawaiian ocean - surfing, paddling and swimming her days away.  When her family moved them to the colder waters of Southern California, she quickly found other ways to stay active during the winter months with ballet, tap, gymnastics and eventually playing basketball. She loved the game and the hard-core practices but it was a bit too soon before the WNBA so her basketball career sadly ended at high school. She stumbled upon Spin and then Sculpt to stay active and have been doing both for over 15 years, teaching for the last 7 of them.

Over the years of losing too many ohana to cancer she used her passion for good. She has participated in numerous stand up paddle and run events to find a cure to cancer (including Paddle for Privates, Stand Up for the Cure, running for Team Laura at the OC 5k and half marathon in multiple years). Eventually creating her own fundraising event, His and Hers, a spin event to benefit men’s and women’s Breast Cancer in its first year and Athletes for Cancer in its second year. And hoping to add many more His and Hers events to her resume.

“It is my joy and passion to keep others motivated and moving! And it’s the icing on life’s cake if we can benefit the greater community while moving.”

Astrological Sign: Aquarius



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Shannon gallant

Yoga teacher and Sound Healer. Shannon has been practicing yoga for over two decades internationally. She came across the healing properties of sound in the UK and Greece where she lived for over 10 years taking part in many solstice and alchemist ceremonies and sacred sites. She also wrote and recorded 2 albums which held critical acclaim throughout the UK and France.

Through the power of the human voice, crystal singing bowls, and tuning forks Shannon takes you on a one of a kind experience like none other. Think of it as a trip back to self. Striping away the layers and erasing any agenda giving a space for full permission to completely let go.

“My intention is to open all up to the inner soundtrack of the heart.”

Astrological Sign: Aries


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Rene Baldwin

Length, Kindness, Warmth

Pilates teacher. Certification through Body Arts and Science Institute (BASI) October 2013. From her very first Pilates session, Rene knew she had found a passion. The more she practiced, the more she wanted to know, going deeper into what Pilates was, where it was from, and what it meant to her. This led her to study at the Body Art and Science Institute (BASI). She decided with all the training that you needed to be an instructor, teaching was what she needed to do. She loves sharing her joy and her passion of this practice with others and hopes to encourage each person she meets to find their balance, their purpose, and to understand their body through Pilates. Her sessions are formatted intuitively, whether more core work, lengthening and strengthening, or just a good stretch. Rene has an amazing husband and beautiful, witty teenage daughter that encourages her all the time.

Astrological Sign: Aquarius


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Katherine Slay

Big Hearted, Creative, Fashionable,

Pilates teacher. Katherine Slay’s love for movement is infectious. With over 15 years teaching experience, she is a senior level Teacher Trainer in the Pilates industry and a master Teacher Trainer with BarreWRX USA teaching internationally and appearing in multiple modeling and fitness projects. Her dance career started in New York City at the age of 16 with the Joffrey Ballet, and her dance resume includes the title of Miss Dance California for Dance Masters of America, industrial performances with Tiffany and Co (Las Vegas, NV), and the movie The Big Lebowski (Hollywood,CA). She has served as a senior Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates and Classical Pilates Education and has been a presenter at both Pilates Method Alliance and IDEAfit conventions in the US. Katherine can be seen teaching a variety of workshops and classes in and around southern California including Pilates, Barre, and Yoga.

"I love Pilates.  It is a lifestyle that is about empowerment through movement: strength and flexibility in both the body and mind.  Throw in some laughter to that equation and you have the perfect practice."

Astrological Sign: Aries


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brenda dorsey

Motivated, Secure, Breezy

Pilates teacher. Brenda’s inspiration to teach Pilates is the quality of life she’s been so fortunate to have and all of the opportunity that surrounds her. Pilates gives her positive momentum in her life and reminds her to be kind to her body when she struggles with being so hard on herself. Being too comfortable can be dangerous.

“I want to create an atmosphere where letting loose and taking care of your body go hand in hand. When you experience the freedom of being your unadulterated self, that's when true mind body health comes to life.” 

Astrological Sign: Aquarius


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marcella macedo

Strong, Loving, Calm

Yoga Instructor. Growing up in Southern California, Marcella was always an athlete, spending the majority of her childhood in the water. She began practicing yoga as a teenager and after moving to New York City in 2009, she found that yoga gave her a sense of community and family in a new place very far from home. She became dedicated to her own practice and in 2015 chose to become certified as an instructor to grow personally, not necessarily with the intention to teach others. However, she quickly learned that yoga is so much more than movement- she found that it is a ongoing commitment to a lifestyle grounded in patience and genuine acceptance of humans, despite all circumstances. She wanted to share this new found energy and awareness with others thus became a Key Instructor with Yoga to the People and has been teaching since. Marcella has led students and trained with some of the community’s most respected leaders around the world, including Australia, South East Asia, Europe and Latin America. A decade after leaving, California is once again her home and she is thrilled to have the chance to guide others in their practice as she also continues to expand her own.

Astrological Sign: Gemini