Janine’s approach is informed and inspired by her many years as a professional dancer, trapeze artist, and yoga practitioner. Janine was introduced to Pilates while earning her degree in Dance Education at San Francisco State University. While studying for her diploma in Professional Dance Studies at the Laban Center London, she fell in love with her morning Pilates classes, and decided to add Pilates to her teaching skill set. Upon returning to San Francisco, Janine received her formal Pilates training and certification from Ellie Herman in 2000.
A certified Yoga teacher, Janine believes the practices of yoga and Pilates together can be highly transformative. She’s been called a natural “teacher of teachers,” and is currently on the faculty of Balanced Body.
Janine specializes in teaching private sessions with a focus on strengthening and conditioning, and is especially passionate about using Pilates as a rehabilitative practice for injury recovery and prevention. In addition to her private practice, Janine serves on staff at Red Hawk Physical Therapy, where she regularly witnesses the power of Pilates to heal and strengthen the body and spirit.
When she’s not hard at work in the studio, Janine enjoys epic travel adventures near and far, playing ukulele, riding her vintage red bicycle, enjoying a picnic in one of the City’s beautiful parks, and visiting Maui — as often as possible!
She is grateful to her students and teachers alike for their continuous inspiration.