Danica

Danica found Pilates after a high school injury and fell in love with the results she saw inside and out from the mind-body connection. After graduating from UCLA and working in the pharmaceutical industry, she decided to pursue a fulfilling full time career helping others find similar ease and comfort in their own bodies. She completed her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training with Tom McCook at Center of Balance in Mountain View and has taken specialized continuing education workshops from Naomi Leiserson, Elizabeth Larkam, Karen Clippinger, Alan Herdman, and others. Danica is also a student of Ayurveda, a lover of Yoga and her dogs, a life-long dancer and former marathon runner. She hopes to spend a lifetime helping others enjoy life’s every move.


Danica instructs the following:
  • Pilates Reformer (All Levels)
  • This is our standard Pilates reformer class, which features the basic Pilates exercises plus their progressions, as well as intermediate exercises. This class flows at a moderate pace, and instructors may offer progressions or modifications on an individual basis, if needed. Max capacity is 8 participants.

  • Pilates Reformer (Advanced)
  • This class features advanced level exercise progressions on the reformer. Class speed may vary from moderate to faster paced at the instructor’s discretion. Max capacity is 8 participants.

    IMPORTANT: It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that clients have taken a minimum of 20 All Levels reformer classes or received instructor clearance prior to enrolling in an Intermediate/Advanced Pilates Reformer class. Clients with any physical limitations or injuries must be conscious of and comfortable with their own appropriate modifications.

  • Pilates Reformer (All Levels)
  • This is our standard Pilates reformer class, which features the basic Pilates exercises plus their progressions, as well as intermediate exercises. This class flows at a moderate pace, and instructors may offer progressions or modifications on an individual basis, if needed. Max capacity is 8 participants.

  • Cardio Interval Reformer (Int/Adv)
  • This class blends the best of cardio and strength training . It's a combination Reformer movements and jump board movements.The heart rate will elevate compared to a Reformer only class. Some core strengthening exercises on the mat can be added to the class as well. 

  • Yoga Sun Salutations
  • Sun Salutations are the foundation of a Vinyasa yoga class, building heat and strength in the body and presence and focus in the mind. They improve hip, hamstring and shoulder flexibility while promoting stability in these joints and strengthening the abdominals. It is considered a moving meditation, helping to calm and steady the mind while infusing it with vigor and energy. As part of a flow class, these poses often get rushed, thus reducing their efficacy and creating more possibility for injury. Whether you're brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this six-week workshop will take an in depth look at each pose in a Sun Salutation. Each week we'll refine alignment, provide individual modifications, variations and learn more about the energetics of each pose so that you can move through your favorite vinyasa classes with ease and confidence. Vinyasa means "to place in a special way", in other words to move mindfully, and after this workshop you will feel connected with each and every Sun Salutation in your new or continued yoga practice.