Tannis Kobrinsky, founder and owner of Pilates & Arts, splits her time between Echo Park and Joshua Tree, California. She bought her Joshua Tree Highlands Home Joshua Tree Dream Weaver in 2016, and loves being a desert dweller. Classically trained in Ballet, as well as Jazz and modern dance, she’s taught movement and fitness for 5 decades. A Theater major, she worked in the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera. She's a produced and published writer, and currently represented for acting and print work by Clear Talent Group. But teaching the joys and healing power of movement has been a constant and a passion all her adult life. She studied directly with BASI Pilates International founder Rael Isacowitz, earning a comprehensive BASI Pilates certification in 2000. She certified in GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS in 2005. She’s taught Pilates since 2000 in Los Angeles, and internationally via her business, Health Habitravels. In 2010 she produced and starred in the award winning DVD “WELL worked out with Tannis. ” In 2011 she opened the 1st Pilates & Arts studio in Echo Park. The Pilates & Arts studio home base moved to Joshua Tree in 2020, with plans to open in late fall.