"Julia welcomed a hesitant me to my second try at Pilates with such enthusiasm for this practice that I was inspired to give it a try. Her personal attention to my 67-year-old body, was never judgmental and always encouraging, yet rigorous and full of humor. Meeting with her once a week was good for my body and my spirit. I progressed at a pace under her guidance that made me proud and stronger too. Julia's kindness and skill made my weekly session a gift to myself."
~ Olive Hackett-Shaughnessy
"I can’t say enough good things about Julia. I've been working with her for 8 months and it has been a life-changer for me. My body has never felt better, I feel strong and confident. Prior to working with Julia, I had not done much physical activity, so Pilates was pretty foreign to me. Julia is always patient with me. If I don't understand a movement, she never shows frustration and will figure out a way to explain it that works for me. In tough moments, she motivates me to keep pressing on. One of my favorite things about Julia is that when I walk into to my private lesson, she is excited to see me because she has something she can’t wait to teach me. Julia is a dedicated teacher that shows concern with not only my Pilates practice, but my overall well-being."
~ Kristin Stross
I had no idea how fun Pilates could be until I started working with Julia. If you're looking for a customized Pilates program, Julia's the instructor for you! You'll be greeted with a warm smile before you begin a session. I've been dealing with achy knees for years and after Julia's detective work, she developed a program for me where my knees no longer ache and my muscles are stronger. She's been extremely dedicated and helpful in teaching me Pilates fundamentals and getting me to understand an exercise. I also always appreciate her confidence in my ability to achieve a new exercise. Julia's energy, spunk and Pilates education makes me feel lucky to work with her on a weekly basis.
~ Aimee Macaitis
I’m 73-years-old and have been taking Pilates from Julia twice a week at the Sonoma Community Center [since January 2018]. I tried other Pilates classes before, but never received the personal attention and constructive, positive feedback that I get from Julia. She is upbeat and totally engaged and truly loves teaching Pilates and seeing students improve. She’s amazing.
~ Linda Scholer
Julia is a fabulous Pilates instructor. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and [Julia’s Classical Pilates Beginner Mat Class at the Sonoma Community Center] is the first class I’ve taken in decades that has not caused my muscles to revolt in pain! And the tension I carry in my neck and shoulders is gradually diminishing, as I gain strength. I find myself adjusting my movements during the day based on what I have learned in this class, and the result is remarkable. Thanks, Julia, for your great instruction, close attention, and inspiring enthusiasm.
~ Lauren Brenner
I recommend Julia’s [Classical Pilates Beginner Mat] Classes to anyone who would like to better understand the human body and the connections between major muscle groups. I have practiced Pilates for 15 years, but Julia has helped me understand more fully these connections, resulting in more effective Pilates movements. And Julia’s sunny personality makes it fun!
~ Charlotte Flynn
I experience a lot of tightness and pain in my lower back and pelvis. Julia’s [Classical Pilates Beginner Mat] Class has been a lifesaver. If I walk in feeling terrible, I know I will walk out feeling 10 times better! Julia is an amazing teacher who guides us through the fundamental exercises and sees how each student can modify and feel internally how to execute the exercise correctly! I feel stronger and wish I could have this class every morning!
~ Molly Spencer
Julia’s class is a great workout and she is a wonderful teacher. Her knowledge is deep and her enthusiasm is infectious!
~ Michael Acker