Whole Body Method Team
Meet Our Team
Since the moment I learned to crawl, I don’t think I’ve ever stopped moving. Growing up in California, I quickly realized that fitness is essential to getting the most out of an active outdoors (or indoor!) lifestyle. In school, I played field hockey, soccer and softball, and as if that was somehow not enough, I ran 2 miles every day. I’ve been a practitioner of yoga, Cardio Barre, Gyrotonics and CrossFit training, all of which have terrific benefits, but I have found Pilates to be the best method for attaining genuine whole-body fitness and acquiring a healthy body awareness. I have an extensive education in nutrition and love to share this knowledge with my clients as a complement to the Pilates results. In addition to helping others achieve their fitness goals, I put what people have called my “infectious enthusiasm” to use as a successful infomercial hostess and actress. My core belief and my approach to Pilates is that fitness, like life itself, should be fun.
At a young age, Regina began Pilates training as a mean to cross-train with her ballet. When she was first introduced to Pilates at Kirov Academy of Ballet (Washington D.C.), where Pilates was offered as one of the mandatory classes in the artistic curriculum, she immediately saw its positive effect on her dancing - better balance, more turns, higher jumps, and higher legs! By building stronger core, she was now executing ballet techniques that once seemed impossible. That is when she realized that human body is a bottomless well that is waiting to be discovered and challenged. From injury prevention to physical therapy to even fitness goals, Pilates encourages an individual to be in better tune with one's body and mind. With her keen eye for detail and compassionate heart, this Russian trained ballerina is there to safely spot you, challenge you, and motivate you until you achieve your personal fitness goals!
Nicole grew up in LA and completed her Bachelors in Movement Sciences in San Francisco. Since 2012, she has moved back to LA and has gained extensive experience in a physical therapy clinic-- learning the ins & outs of rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise as well as insurance details and keeping the office up and running.
Nicole gained her Pilates certification at Whole Body Method and uses a detailed approach to client care, drawing on her knowledge of the human body and Classical Pilates.
She has experience teaching nutrition and leading seminars in wholeness and wellness. She enjoys being outside under the warm sun and among the bright colors in the garden. You can either catch her cruising the city on her long - board, food tripping, or practicing her calligraphy or water color painting.
Sabrina Beason is dedicated to improving the quality of life of her
community through health advocacy, nutrition and fitness. Her pilates instruction is grounded in over a decade of wellness and health expertise. With each client, Sabrina is focused on creating a personalized practice that honors their goals and rejuvenates their mind, body and spirit.
Sabrina wholeheartedly believes that everyone is deserving of a healthy lifestyle. When she is not helping clients achieve this, she is a philanthropist, mentor, and dog lover. Sabrina is originally from Pasadena, CA and received her certification in 2017 from Whole Body Method.
After breaking her leg, ankle, toe, and dislocating her shoulder playing Rugby at UC Berkeley, Jen turned to Pilates in 2012 as a form of rehabilitation. Finding that Pilates made her stronger, more energized, and in tune with her body she fell in love with the benefits. Jen feels Pilates helped her not only regain muscle that atrophied but also build long, lean muscle, while improving her posture and strengthening her core.
While changing careers from Paralegal to Accountant Jen continued her Pilates practice until she realized she needed to teach Pilates and share it with others. Wanting to help clients through Pilates, whether it be rehabilitation from an injury or live a healthy lifestyle, she tries to help clients achieve their goals while also educating them on form and connecting to their bodies.
When Jen is not in a Pilates studio she can be found hiking, traveling, or finding new delicious restaurants and foods to try. Jen is committed to helping clients live their best life and strongly believes “little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking”. If you haven’t already, try Pilates and see what happiness it can bring to your life and body!
As a third generation L.A. native, Jordan has been exposed to and inspired by the local fitness scene since childhood.Growing up, one of her favorite fitness guru’s was Richard Simmons. “I’ve always loved his enthusiasm, humor and compassionate heart with his clients. I still do.Plus, he’s a riot!”
With 21 years of working in film and television, Jordan kept her body fit by taking pilates.While doing her own stunts, she suffered many injuries that were consistently healed through pilates.Upon discovering this, she enrolled in the Whole Body Method certification program.She found a deep love of helping people connect with their bodies.With a spirit of fun and tenderness, Jordan has found her calling in teaching.
Maria was raised in Massachusetts, lived in San Francisco, and settled into life in Los Angeles.
Having practiced Yoga and Pilates at home as a way to stay flexible and strong, taking classes at studios was a game changer, but the light bulb went off when her daughter was in a car accident breaking her pelvis and tailbone.
Maria witnessed the PT using Pilates in the therapy sessions, and in that moment, she knew Pilates could heal people who were willing to put in the time and effort, to bring in the Mind, Body, and Spirit connections to their practice.
“Getting Certified in Classical Pilates is a dream come true”, wanting a deeper connection, she enrolled into a yearlong program at Whole Body Method, where she received her certification. The school and studio allowed space to deepen her own self practice, “I discovered by the 5th levels you are an athlete, moving my body in ways I didn’t know I could”.
Maria volunteers and is on the BOD with Peace4Kids.org, advocating for youth in the foster care system.
A former elite tennis player at the junior and high school level, injuries forced Ryan away from the game when he attended Chapman University. At Chapman, Ryan earned a degree in Strategic and Corporate Communication & Advertising. Away from the classroom, he dedicated his life to his passion for exercise and athletics, specifically to a greater understanding of his own body and how to cultivate the healing of intense and chronic injuries.
Through self-experimentation and cross training with Pilates and yoga, Ryan began finding answers for his own pain as he neared graduation. Despite alternative career opportunities, Ryan followed his heart in dedicating his life to movement and the pursuit of greater health and wellness.
Ryan’s passions include swimming, surfing, hiking, sports, stories and learning. He loves the process of combining his background in movement with his Pilates education and achieving success in rehabilitating, stabilizing and strengthening bodies and forming lasting connections with his clients.
In 2015, Emily found her love of Pilates while trying different studios throughout LA. Growing up playing sports and dancing, she developed an interest in learning about how the body moves and works. She began by diving into yoga which then led to a Pilates certification in 2018. Emily used to worked in the corporate fashion world. One day while sitting in her office she realized movement is one of her greatest enjoyments in life. She decided to leave her office job and teach Pilates.
Emily’s passion for studying and educating herself on body movement, healing process, nutrition and all things health and wellness related continues to this day. She lives by the rule that movement is one of the keys to health, whether it’s big or small; she enjoys helping people find the most beneficial ways to move their body. In her free time she enjoys trying new types of workouts, hiking, trying new foods and traveling with her husband.
Michelle worked in the corporate world for eight years following her graduation from UCLA, until she decided to direct her energy toward her true calling of guiding others toward healing by connecting with their body. Michelle began the practice of Pilates in college and later used it as a tool to decompress from the daily stresses of the corporate world, until she made the decision to pursue a career in Pilates and get her certification.
Michelle believes that as an instructor, she has the opportunity to guide individuals toward a better quality of life through Pilates by participating in the simple joy of movement and linking these movements to everyday life. Alongside her intuitive love of health and wellness, Michelle is an LA native and has grown up in the epicenter of the wellness industry.
As an instructor, Michelle has a healing and centering approach with her clients. Her goal is for clients to walk out of the studio feeling grounded. She feels the effect Pilates has on a person’s body can be life altering, and is honored to help her clients learn to listen to their body.
Rira grew up in LA and graduated from UCLA with her Bachelors degree in Psychology.
After college she got a job as a Finance manager that required computer work for long periods of time. She decides to start Pilates to improve her alignment and to make Pilates “hobby” as part of her healthy lifestyle. She saw how the practice transformed her posture, strength, and body awareness and realized to take it to the next level and become a Pilates instructor.
As a Pilates instructor, she wants to share her passion for movement to provide a welcoming environment where clients of all ages and abilities could work on improving their health and fitness. Rira is excited to her help her clients develop more body awareness and strength and facilitate the exercises to become a foundation for transforming everyday movement patterns.
These small changes make a huge difference in functional movement and daily life. She hopes to inspire you to fine tune your attention detail and body alignment, discover your ultimate strength and get you moving with purpose, focus and precision.
Sunny grew up playing competitive basketball and track and field in Seoul Korea. She later on worked for Korean Air traveling all over the world and visiting every major city.
She eventually married and had two sons. Both sons played competitive sports growing up and she realized how much she missed exercising and staying fit both mentally and physically. She started taking dance classes for fun and exercise but she was not fully satisfied.
In 2014 she was introduced to Pilates and she fell in love with all aspects of this physical fitness method. She trained and eventually obtained her certification at Whole Body Method in 2017.
She now enjoys sharing her love of Pilates by offering custom Pilates sessions to meet each individual’s needs based on physical body goals and ability. She is passionate about helping her clients enjoy all the benefits of Pilates including a strong body and mind.
Los Angeles native Daphne Zneimer was first drawn to Pilates while rehabilitating a dance injury in 2013. It was clear that the low impact, deep muscle focused technique was the ideal path to become a stronger and more mindful dancer. From fixing posture and toning the body to creating a better connection between the mind and body, Pilates’ ability to be practiced by anyone while reaching a wide variety of goals truly resonated with Daphne’s journey as both a dancer and educator.
After receiving a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy & Performance from the Hartt School, Daphne spent the last decade based in San Francisco where she performed locally and toured internationally with several contemporary ballet companies. Having returned home to Los Angeles, Daphne has continued to perform while focusing on her love of teaching. When she is not dancing, teaching or working out, Daphne loves going out to eat and spending time with her family and Bassett Hound.
Natalie discovered her love of movement at a young age when she began dancing ballet. She studied modern dance at Cal State University Long Beach where Pilates, anatomy, and injury prevention were part of the required curriculum. After dance injuries and migraine headaches left her weakened and in near constant pain, Natalie turned to Pilates to help gain back her strength, flexibility, and overall health. She credits Pilates with helping her to rediscover not only her love of dancing, but her enjoyment of everyday life.
Natalie has been teaching ballet, modern, and improvisation since 2013 and earned her Pilates certification from Whole Body Method in 2019. She is endlessly fascinated by the strength and resilience of the human body and hopes to help others discover the possibilities within themselves.
As someone who has experienced both chronic pain and traumatic injury, Natalie knows that Pilates is the perfect tool to help you on your journey to health and happiness and is eager to pass on her knowledge.