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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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Shannon gallant

Yoga teacher and Sound Healer. Shannon has been practicing sound therapy and yoga for over a decade. She came across her physical practice in Japan in 1993. Then more intensely in 2005 while living in the UK . After recording an album in 2006 she went on to get her certification in the UK for Sound Therapy. Soon after she began holding sound flow evenings at Arcania in the magical city of Bath. There she learned first hand the healing properties of the voice, our purest and most intimate instrument and its capability to cross all borders and language uniting all as one. In 2007, Shannon became licensed to sing in the city raising money for various charities spreading love and healing through her voice. She worked with inner city children in an after school program at the YMCA where she enabled children to see their strength and worth through their own voice.

She was invited to sing and hold frequency on various ceremonial solstices in  mystical places such as Glastonbury, Avebury, and Stonehenge. 

Through her travels, she has learned our cells speak to each other in one language universally. The language of light and sound. Yoga is union. We become one as a community when we receive frequency that touches us deeply. We receive this as one universal consciousness. There is no judgment or difference. It hits you simultaneously and heals. No translation is needed when you are receiving the voice of the heart.

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

Astrological Sign: Aries


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Marisa nagao

Surfer, Creative, Loyal

Spin and Sculpt 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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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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Sarah Tagge

Nurturing, Traditional, Ever Changing

Yoga teacher. Sarah knows to be true that yoga is about coming together and making whole and it recognizes that there is no separation between anything. Sarah credits the shaping of her practice to a variety of teachers and classes she has experienced around the world. One teacher led Sarah for years with passionate teaching and instilled a calmness in Sarah that moved her to guide others. With joy and enthusiasm she creates a unique practice due to her devotion to all aspects of yoga. In her guidance you may feel the breath fused into the movement. Her class is raw, strong, beautiful and healing.

Astrological Sign: Scorpio


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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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Jenna reed

Tender, intuitive, curious

Pilates teacher. Jenna is a so-cal native and beach lover! Sticking with her ocean roots, she graduated from UCSB with a B.A. in Sociology. Soon after leaving Santa Barbara, she moved to Santa Monica, where she worked in advertising for a decade. During her time in advertising, she became chronically ill with multiple autoimmune conditions. It was pilates that brought her body and soul a sense of peace, grounding, and strength. She decided to leave the corporate world to pursue the health & wellness space with pilates as a constant center. She is currently back in school studying to become a holistic nutritionist!

After struggling with her own health, she is passionate about helping others with chronic health conditions step into their power. She firmly believes in pilates as a foundation to help heal misalignments in the body, and roots the mind-body connection in her teachings. Jenna's classes are functional, creative, and empowering!

Astrological Sign: Cancer


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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