Soulful Pilates San Fransisco
Soulful Pilates San Fransisco is a fully-equipped Pilates studio in the upper Haight-Ashbury / Cole Valley neighborhoods, close to the Inner Sunset and Panhandle. We offer private, semi-private and small group classes. Soulful Pilates provides the best Pilates instruction to the San Francisco community. Our instructors are STOTT Pilates, Balanced Body and Classically trained and certified enabling them to create a specialized program for each individual, from beginner to professional athlete. Our classes and workshop sessions are open to all types from individuals who sit and stand all day and need relief from related movement issues, to athletes seeking to improve form and enhance performance. Nothing brings us greater joy than helping people to live a better lifestyle through Pilates.
Why Pilates Works
More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured. Pilates hits your core unlike any other workout. After completing 36 weeks of Pilates training, subjects strengthened their rectus abdominis (the muscle responsible for six-packs) by an average of 20%. At the same time, eliminating muscle imbalances between the right and left sides of their cores, according to a Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise study.
It's Easy on Your Joints
Pilates' slow and controlled movements puts minimal impact on your joints. It is also a major bonus if you're using the Pilates reformer.
It Hones Your Focus
Pilates urges you to focus on your breath, body, and how they move together. It takes a lot of concentration, it can be easy to zone out during workouts. That means you're forced to forget about work, bills, boyfriends, and other drama for a full hour while focusing on your workout.
It Makes You More Flexible
People often make the excuse that they aren't flexible enough for yoga or Pilates. The truth is…those are the people that would benefit most from Pilates. When you're tight, you shorten your muscle and limit your body's range of motion. In one Brazilian study, they performed 20 Pilates sessions, subjects reported they became 19.1 percent more flexible.
Meet Our Instructors
Véronique Dumont-Thoma – Véronique’s first Pilates Method experience was over 12 years ago to relieve back and posture problems when she worked at UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Women’s Health. Before founding Soulful Pilates, Véronique worked at UCSF's Mission Bay Physical Therapy Department where she gained practical knowledge by observing patients with various physical conditions. She also studied pilates-based physical rehabilitation with Lizz Roman. Véronique is very excited about offering a wide range of Pilates-based training programs to clients at the crossroad of the upper Haight/Ashbury/Cole Valley neighborhoods and appreciates the contining support she has received from the community.
Diana Broker – Diana was first introduced to Pilates as a modern dance student at San Francisco State University. After realizing how beneficial the method was for maintaining core stability and spinal alignment, she carried the practice with her into the world of professional modern dance. She was certified as a Pilates trainer through the Integrated Teacher Training Program in San Francisco in 2008 and continues to teach at various studios in the city. When not teaching, Diana can be seen performing, reading, enjoying nature and studying anatomy. She is grateful for the ability to share her love of movement and well being with her students.
Pilates Teacher Training
Soulful Pilates with Master Teacher Véronique Dumont is proud to offer Pilates Sports Center Teacher Training Program. The PSC program is an Internationally recognized program with a Cutting Edge Approach to Pilates Teacher Training.
PSC teaches a contemporary approach to the method developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s; one that preserves the essence of the original technique but incorporates today’s knowledge and principals. Small class sizes and high contact hours with review and anatomy provided.
Students will learn the Classical and Progressive approach to Pilates all in one program using a beautiful, organized photographic manual.
Our instructors are successful, sought after and return to us for continued workshops year after year.
Upon completion of your Pilates Teacher Training program, you will be prepared to take the PMA Pilates Certification™ exam if you desire.
This all-inclusive 450+ hour course includes:
- Pilates Mat
- Cadillac/Trapeze Table
- Wunda Chair
- Philosophy of Pilates
- Assessment and alignment protocol
- Equipment safety course
- Programming for any level of client proficiency
Teacher Training Schedule 2017
Next training coming up Spring 2017!
All classes meet Tuesdays and Fridays 1-5pm
- Fundamentals (required): March 14 and March 17
- Mat: March 21 – April 7
- Reformer: April 11 – May 19
- Cadillac: May 23 – June 9
- Wunda Chair: June 9 – June 23
Review: June 27 / Final Exam: June 30
Teacher Training Rates
Full 16 Week Course: $4,900.00 (minus $500 deposit)
OR Modular Courses:
- Fundamentals and Philosophy – $300
- Pilates Mat – $1000 (Deposit of $100)
- Reformer – $2000 (Deposit of $100)
- Cadillac – $1000 (Deposit of $100)
- Chair – $1000 (Deposit of $100)
Join A Growing Community
At Soulful Pilates we aim to help you find a deeper connection with your body and the way it functions. The benefits of the work are tighter abs, leaner, stronger muscles, and more range of motion. We aim to help you grow by giving you the knowledge to keep your body healthy, improve your posture, and help you get more in tune with your mind and body connection. At Soulful Pilates we have the tools to help our clients bodies feel good and stay injury free. We have created a community of wellness and friendship at Soulful Pilates and would love to make you a part of our fast-growing family. We have a wide range of classes and private session options available and cater to any skill level. Soulful Pilates is all about working with the individual to find what works best for them. Our instructors are passionate about what they do and dedicated to bettering the lives of other through Pilates. So if you live in the San Fransisco/Bay Area, stop by Soulful Pilates and see why we are such a rapidly growing Pilates family!