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.
To further advance her abilities too better serve her clients, Jeanine is currently pursuing additional training in osteopathic manual techniques and structural integration therapy.
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!
Pilates & Core Align Instructor
Robyn Cohen is an accomplished and multi-talented dancer, choreographer, Pilates, and Yoga Instructor. Robyn recently spent 3 seasons instructing and strengthening The LA Dodgers, and is now working as the Pilates and CoreAlign instructor for The Cincinnati Reds.
Robyn received her BFA in Dance Performance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and has appeared on stage and in numerous music videos. She also spent seven years performing and traveling the world as a magician's assistant, and in 2015 completed her 300+ hour Yoga teacher training.
Robyn began her Pilates training while in college and is comprehensively certified through Balanced Body. In 2009, she was honored to instruct Michael Jackson's "This is It!" tour in Pilates. Robyn has been featured in Pilates Style magazine, and can be seen in a Club Pilates promo commercial and in their “Pilates on Demand” app.
Susan Clark Waters
Master Trainer, PTA, NCPT
Owner of Pure Pilates
Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, FL
Susan Waters is a Balanced Body Master Instructor for Pilates, Anatomy in 3-Dimensions and CoreAlign. She is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher through the PMA, a Physical Therapist Assistant, a certified Core Connections Pilates Instructor, and is certified in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.
Susan graduated from UT-Austin in 2002 with a BFA in Dance. She earned her Pilates Teacher Certification from Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle at the Pilates Center of Austin in 2003. She became a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2008, and was certified in Elizabeth Larkham’s course, “Heroes in Motion”, which focuses on Pilates training for individuals that have experienced trauma in some form (i.e. amputation, PTSD, and brain injury).
Susan has taught Pilates internationally at Pilates studios and physical therapy clinics, including Ballet Austin and for the dance department at the University of Texas at Austin.
Pilates Master Instructor
Founder of Body Moxie
Auckland, New Zealand
Movement and wellness practitioner Kim West grew up in California with a passion for dance which eventually took her to New York City where she worked as a dance artist and Pilates practitioner. For the last 15 years she has dedicated her life to studying movement science and holistic healing, which includes her work as a seasoned Pilates educator and Balanced Body Master Instructor, an Embodied Flow Yoga instructor, CranioSacral Therapist and Essential Oils educator.
Kim is passionate about empowering people to tap into their own healing power through these modalities. She currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand with her kiwi hubby and is so excited to be returning to the states for summertime.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Los Angeles, CA
Tiffany Cole's love of teaching evolved through her many years as a Performing Artist working on stage, film and TV, and from her years of training in Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
As an Assistant Instructor at the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts, Tiffany sees the sense of empowerment her students gain through knowledge of movement. After learning that her past Martial Arts injuries came from small habits she picked up over her lifetime, Tiffany began training as a Physical Therapy Aide and Pilates Instructor. Now, with rehabilitation and prevention in mind for both herself, her students, and her clients, Tiffany uses her background and training to enhance her Pilates teaching and find the potential in each body.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tiffany is an actor in The Production Company, as well as an Assistant Instructor at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.