Our career teachers are talented, highly skilled and friendly. All are comprehensively trained and have exceeded the minimum requirements to teach Classical Pilates and the GYROTONIC® method.
As a host studio for teacher training and continuing education, Somaspace teachers work in an environment of constant exploration and education. We are enthusiastic and passionate, and we believe teaching this work is the most rewarding vocation in the world.
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer
Certified Romana's Pilates® Instructor
Amanda has enjoyed a lifetime of movement beginning with an early introduction to dance at age 4.
Amanda began teaching in 2002. She is a versatile and intuitive teacher with the ability to work well with all types of clients.
Her teaching journey arose from a spine disorder that began causing her pain in her mid-20's. She has since self-healed through the Classical Pilates and Gyrotonic methods. It was this experience that inspired her to begin teaching, so she may help others who seek relief from chronic pain.
A compassionate healer at heart, Amanda believes teaching movement is a way to celebrate being alive and functional. It also keeps her in touch with what matters in life.
In addition to being a Certified Romana's Pilates® teacher and an Authorized Pre-Trainer in both the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods, Amanda has earned advanced certifications for Scoliosis, Pre- and Post-Natal, Breast Cancer rehabilitation, Osteoporosis, and disorders of the hands and feet.
Certified Classical Pilates Instructor
GYROTONIC® Apprentice Teacher
Leah rooted her movement practice in dance at the age of three and has been grooving ever since. She took her first Pilates class in 2009 and became obsessed with the method. Since then, Leah found she can change lives through the teaching of Pilates and the Gyrotonic method. She hopes to help others build better body awareness, functional movement, and confidence.
With an eye for detail and strong kinesthetic intuition, Leah strives to give every client personalized attention.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a degree in Modern Dance, Leah went on to earn her 800-hour Classical Pilates training through Master Instructor Laura West Strawser. She is also working towards Level 1 Gyrotonic certification.
Certified Classical Pilates Instructor
Adriana's passion for wellness stems from developing her own body-mind connection.
She is a teacher by nature and intuition, and has experience teaching individuals of various ages, athletic abilities and health conditions.
As a teacher, Adriana strives to help others prevent injury, get stronger and heal from the inside out by addressing the whole body with each exercise. She enjoys facilitating clients through the process of discovering how to best access ease of motion and body awareness inside and outside of the studio.
Adriana received her 800-hour classical Pilates training from the Pilates Education Lab in San Francisco. She is a West Coast native and relocated to beautiful Austin to pursue a Marriage and Family Therapy License from St. Edward's University.
Licensed GYROTONIC® Trainer
PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher
Alayna first experienced Pilates through workout DVDs in an effort to cross-train for ballet. She later discovered its rehabilitative potential, relying on Pilates mat and reformer classes to heal a back injury while working on her BFA in Dance at Belhaven University. Her time as a dancer also introduced her to the Gyrotonic method, and she immediately fell in love with its fluid nature and the inherent challenge of spinal mobility.
Alayna enjoys working with a diverse range of clients. Her keen eye ensures even the most challenging exercises are executed with proper technique. Movement has always been a joyful experience for Alayna, and she is inspired to help clients experience the same feel-good freedom in their own bodies.
Romana's Pilates Instructor
Jenny began practicing Pilates to help correct her posture due to a demanding decade-long career in software sales.
She is currently enrolled with the Romana's Pilates Instructor Training Program, the most rigorous and thorough Pilates training program in the world.
Jenny is a passionate teacher with an eye for detail. A lifelong athlete, she is especially inspired to work with those who wish to use Pilates as a cross-training tool for mind-body connection.
Jenny is a Texas native, a loving wife, and doting mom to her fur-baby, Penny Lane.
"I wanted instructors who could deliver a strong and authentic representation of [the Pilates and Gyrotonic] systems, as well as the intangibles that only truly exceptional studios know how to give to their clients. For me, this means a genuine appreciation for all clients and space for growth and healing. Somaspace ticked all my boxes, and then some."
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