Studio A Pilates & Yoga Dana Point CA
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Welcome To Our Boutique Pilates, Yoga, and Fitness Studio!
Pilates
Yoga
MELT Method™
Yoga Essentials -with Sonny Ali
Studio A instructors strive to go beyond routine teaching the pose or shape, move or sequence in each exercise. They see the whole body and instruct proper form and alignment suited to your ability, awareness and unique physical structure. You will learn as you train by understanding the how and the why of each exercise as it is modified and enhanced to complement your strengths and invigorate your mind. This approach improves performance, enhances physical potential and supports a deeper understanding and appreciation of your individual being.

~ Classes A Week ~

20

Pilates Classes

17

Yoga Classes

7

MELT Classes

 

Andrea Jasper is the founder and inspiration behind Studio A Pilates and Yoga. She was born and raised in southern California, and has always been inspired by the beauty our surrounding landscape has to offer. If she is not working hard in the studio, you can find her adventuring out on the ocean, hiking local trails or digging in the dirt of her garden. She is a comprehensive Essential to Advanced STOTT Pilates Certified Level 2 Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels and ISP (Injuries and Special Populations). She is a 500Hour SmartFLOW yoga instructor. Andrea’s most recent discovery is the revolutionary MELT Method. She has the privilege to study directly under The MELT Method creator, Sue Hitzmann, and is an authorized MELT Hand and Foot, Level 4 and MELT for Pilates Instructor.
Andrea is devoted to her practice and her craft and retains her certifications yearly. She is due to complete The MELT Method NeuroStrength Level 5 training this March. Additional Pilates certifications and coursework include Rebecca Beckler’s Pilates Suspension Method 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0, Injuries and Special Populations, Lumbo-Pelvic Function, Shoulder Health and Stability, CORE, Halo Trainer, Total Barre, Zenga and Prenatal Pilates. Cultivating further inspiration and expansion in yoga teacher trainings and workshops include work with Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, Seane Corn, Leslie Kazadi, Desi Bartlett, Kino MacGregor, Jason Crandell and Maty Ezraty.
Andrea is thankful for the opportunity to knowledgeably instruct her clients and fellow practitioners with positive, loving and peaceful energy. It is with her deepest gratitude to facilitate Studio A, a space where students are reminded to live in the present moment, connect to their pure breath and exist in their true nature.
Strong, playful, and mindful, Sonny’s classes seek to bridge the gaps between the body, mind, and spirit with humor, style, and grace. Using a keen eye for detail, he teaches people not poses, so that ultimately students feel empowered, buoyant, and enlivened. For him, to live a richer more connected life is a worthy goal for each student. And to that end, he seeks many teachers in order to create a greater depth of knowledge, wisdom, and language to allow him to relate to his students. Always listening, reading, and studying how people move and relate to their surroundings and to themselves, he pours everything he learns back into his classes so the students may feel the delight in each moment. Trainings: Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, Tiffany Russo, Leslie Kazadi, Desi Bartlett, Leslie Kaminoff, David Regelin, Seane Corn, Kino Macgregor, Kathryn Budig, Briohni and Dice-Iida Klein, Phillip Askew. Certified SmartFLOW teacher, certified CorePower teacher, authorized MELT Hand and Foot Instructor, Real Ryder, Cycle24, Revoke Cycle, Reebok Cycle.
Beatrice grew up in Southern California, and danced locally in Orange County where she was first introduced to Pilates as a form of cross-training and a way to maintain health and fitness. After dancing ballet pre-professionally at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Beatrice returned to California seeking out Pilates and kinesiology to better understand injury prevention and body mechanics. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton, specializing in both Clinical Exercise and Fitness & Health Promotion. During this time, Beatrice began teaching under the tutelage of her Pilates mentor, STOTT Instructor Trainer and Pilates Suspension Method creator, Rebecca Beckler. Beatrice is STOTT certified in Level 1 & 2 (essential through advanced) Mat and Reformer. She is also a qualified TRX instructor, with experience teaching the Pilates Suspension Method, Barre, circuit training, TRX, Redcord, and Jungle Sports repertoire on most suspension and Pilates equipment. With a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance from University of California, Irvine under her belt Beatrice has presented her dance science research at national and international conferences, and taught at a number of California colleges and universities. Beatrice continues to add her Dance, Pilates, and Fitness knowledge bank by attending workshops, conventions and conferences, to keep classes fresh and fun for her clients, all while promoting health and wellness.
Michelle Galbraith is a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and Injuries and Special Populations. She has further continued her education by completing courses in Pre & Postnatal Pilates, Jumpboard, and Strength & Conditioning. Originally from Utah, Michelle relocated to California in 2012. She landed her first gig in San Francisco, then to San Diego, before finally making her home here in South Orange County. She was first introduced to Pilates during her career as a professional dancer. It was the perfect complimentary cross training to her dancing, providing benefits of intentional strengthening, flexibility, mindfulness and injury prevention like nothing else. She has over a decade of experience teaching movement to people of all ages; first through dance and now Pilates. Outside the studio you can find her running on the beach, in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe, or soaking up quality time with her family. 

Michelle is humbled and thrilled to continually learn and be inspired by her fellow instructors as well as her clients, whom she hopes leave each session feeling energized, happy, and successful. 

For Paige, yoga started out as purely a physical practice to supplement and improve her many athletic interests. However, it didn’t take long before she realized that yoga went way beyond the physical, and deep into the mental and spiritual realms. At this point, she was hooked and knew from the depth of her soul that yoga would forever be a part of her life. Paige completed a 325-hour yoga teacher certification program at HB Yoga Collective with Kori Strobl and Audri Geary. She then dove deeper into anatomy and completed a course with Tom Myers, which dissected the multitude of fascial lines that run throughout one’s body. Most recently, she studied the principles of Viniyoga with world-renowned Gary Kraftsow, who studied directly with T.K.V. Desikachar. Throughout her practice, she has continued to absorb as much information as she can about the human body and how yoga promotes longevity and well-being. Paige has a passion for teaching physical alignment so that yoga can become the healing practice that it was meant to be, rather than something that exacerbates pain and injuries. In, addition to body alignment, Paige believes the true magic of yoga happens with the breath. All of her classes link movement to the breath, and she includes a pranayama practice after the asana portion, in order to set the body and the mind up for meditation or savasana.

Ultimately, her goal is to encourage people to adopt a yoga lifestyle both on and off the mat, in order to achieve an integrated balance of mind, body, spirit. She firmly believes that yoga has the power to change the world, one breath at a time.

Ambika is an OC native. She received her Power Yoga certification in Berkeley, CA and has deepened her study of yoga through practicing in India, Bali, and Costa Rica. She has experience teaching power vinyasa, pranayama, hatha, acroyoga, and restorative to people of all ages and skill levels. She strives to leave her students feeling loved, strong, and relaxed.