Certified Pilates Teacher
Dana has been practicing Pilates, yoga and martial arts for more than 20 years, is a comprehensively-trained Balanced Body Pilates instructor, and is is also a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance. Dana continues to pursue ongoing training in Pilates for various types of rehabilitation and special conditions, and enjoys teaching and using the CoreAlign with many of her clients.
In addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiological Sciences from UNLV, Dana has been a health and wellness advocate for many years. She has an extensive background in the anatomy and physiology of the human body, and enjoys bringing her background into her Pilates classes and one-on-one sessions.
Dana's love for encouraging and motivating people to live a happy, healthy lifestyle is what has brought her to a path of teaching in what she views as the best thing you can do for your mind and body.
Jeanine Yutani - Owner
Balanced Body Master Instructor
Jeanine was first introduced to Pilates when a diagnosis of a serious illness and a major car accident put an end to her competitive martial arts career. Her physical therapist used Pilates as part of her rehabilitation, and Jeanine soon fell in love with the benefits of Pilates training. She began working for Pilates-based physical therapy practices and completed Balanced Body's Instructor Training program in 2008, and is a Balanced Body Master Instructor for Pilates, Anatomy in 3-Dimensions and CoreAlign. Jeanine is also a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance, the only third-party certification available in the Pilates field and NCCA-accredited Pilates certification program which requires participants to continually improve their Pilates expertise and undertake ongoing continuing education.
Because of her experiences living with autoimmune conditions and the several years she spent working in a rehabilitative/physical therapy setting, Jeanine helped develop modified Pilates programming, equipment and classes targeted for individuals living with different forms of arthritis and other orthopedic issues. Today, she specializes in teaching Pilates for rehabilitation and wellness, and in using Pilates and related mindful movement techniques for therapeutic, orthopedic, corrective and post-rehab exercise. Jeanine has over 30 years experience teaching movement, from swimming to dance to martial arts and Pilates. She was inducted into the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame in 2004, and continues to teach women's self-defense classes.
Jeanine is a Certified Therapeutic Exercise Specialist, Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and has pursued additional training, continuing education and certificates in Pilates for Scoliosis & Hypermobility and ScolioPilates, Pilates for Breast Cancer, Prenatal & Postpartum Pilates, Pilates for the Feet, Pilates for the Shoulder & Upper Quadrant, Pilates for the Pelvis & Lower Quadrant, Pfilates for the Pelvic Floor, Pilates for Buff Bones, and more.
Meet Our Staff
Via Pilates is proud to welcome a number of guest instructors who participate in teaching classes and special workshops for clients and instructors alike. Stay in touch to find out who is coming to Via Pilates next!