I love the morning classes because it starts off my day in such a positive way. Cristie and all the instructors are fabulous. I'm so grateful that I found Pilates. It's a way to get a complete body workout without feeling like you are grinding away in misery at the gym. ;) I love Bay Area Pilates!
Katrina began studying Pilates at age 15 when she was introduced to the method during her training at Houston Ballet Academy. While still a teenager, she also studied privately with Juanita Lopez, a Level 1 Romana’s Pilates instructor. From that foundational experience, Katrina continued to reinforce her Pilates technique in her ballet training and 17-year career as a professional ballerina. During which, she performed with Texas Ballet Theater, Ballet West, and Ballet Arizona.
Katrina completed a comprehensive, 450+ hour Pilates teacher training program, and is certified by Pilates Sports Center in an array of apparatuses, including: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Ladder Barrel.
The connections between dance and Pilates are important to Katrina. But, her background as a ballerina does not overshadow a fundamental awareness of the positive and purposeful connection of body, mind, and spirit that Pilates can create for everyone. Katrina is committed to helping all students make essential connections in their Pilates journeys.