1844 Echo Park Avenue | Los Angeles, CA, 90026 | (323) 913-9460

Group Reformer mixed level

This class is taught by:

Amanda Sugar

In 2002, Amanda earned her Pilates Teacher Certification from Perfectly Fit in La Canada, CA. She has been teaching continuously in Los Angeles ever since & uses that knowledge in her dance classes.Amanda studied Intercultural Choreography at UCLA. She has 20 years of Ballet experience, most recently studying with Edouard Kouzmitch in Los Angeles and Angel Corella in Spain. Additionally, she has trained in tap, Bharata Natyam, Korean Dance, Ba Gua Zhang Tai Chi and Ariel arts.That diversity of dance experience not only proved that Classical Ballet is her true passion, but that a strong Ballet technique creates a foundation which a dancer can utilize in any dance discipline.Above all else, Amanda believes Ballet should be a fun and rewarding addition to everyone's life.

Erica Lawless

Erica discovered Pilates as a way to regain strength, balance, and control after recovering from major spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis in 2002. As a dancer, she learned the value of building stronger core muscles in order to improve postural alignment, prevent further injury and pain, and reintegrate complex movement back into her body safely and effectively. As a Pilates practitioner and instructor, she has since developed a greater appreciation for the method and it's focus on functional movement, uniform muscle use, flexibility, and awareness and hopes to help others realize the benefits of Pilates according to each individual's needs and goals. Erica received her Pilates training through the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Comprehensive Teacher Training program and holds a BA in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University.

Amanda Macleod

Cultivated in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, blossomed in NYC, and transplanted in LA. Amanda has spent her life dedicated to a diverse array of physical pursuits including yoga, alpine skiing, whitewater kayaking, biking, and any other adrenaline-inducing mountain sport she can get her hands on.
She found Pilates after a debilitating back injury took her away from her dance training. Through a dedicated practice, she came back stronger than ever before and was able to return to her career as a professional dancer. She is currently a member of the 2nd DIAVOLO dance company. She holds a BFA in Dance from Rutgers University, and received her comprehensive Pilates certification from Body Arts Science International, where she apprenticed under the mentorship of Rael Isacowitz. She loves helping her clients deepen their awareness and connection to themselves, and believes that Pilates provides unparalleled strength and balance to any lifestyle.

Eric Haun

Eric D. Haun has been working as a Internationally Certified Pilates Instructor since 1999. During this time he has built up extensive physical knowledge through dance, fitness, and nutrition. If you need help with flexibility, circulation, posture, abdominal strength, or you suffer from back, neck or joint pain, contact him directly to help meet your fitness goals

Kat Fillare

Kat has been teaching since 2010. Prior to that, she was a second degree brown belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, a competitive tower, an avid hiker and runner. Kat was trained in both East and West Coast Pilates styles. Kat's classes are geared toward those who want to work while also having fun.

Vanessa Salas

Vanessa fell in love with Pilates back in 2011 in London. Since then, she has found more than physical strength and help to manage pain from a connective tissue disorder. The mindfulness and focus of her personal practice have alleviated stress and brought lightness to her life as a VFX Artist.

Now mother of a toddler, she can definitely preach about the importance of being fit during pregnancy and afterwards. She is looking to specialise in pregnancy and post natal care.

Passionate about well balanced full body workouts, Vanessa believes in feeling strong in your body no matter who you are or what you do in your day to day. When she is not in a Pilates studio, she can be found working tirelessly on her other projects: stereo photography, creative programming and singing, but specially raising together a small human and a French bulldog.

Tannis Kobrinsky

Tannis Kobrinsky, owner of Pilates & Arts, has been an Echo Park resident for 20 years. Classically trained in Ballet, as well as Jazz and modern dance, she’s taught movement and fitness for 4 decades. A Theater major, she worked in the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera, but teaching the joys and healing power of movement has been a constant and a passion all her life. She studied directly with BASI Pilates International founder Rael Isacowitz, earning a comprehensive BASI Pilates certification in 2000. She certified in GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS in 2005. She’s taught Pilates since 2000 in Los Angeles and internationally, via her business, Health Habitravels. 2010 she produced and starred in the award winning DVD “WELL worked out with Tannis. ” and is also a produced and published writer.
All levels welcome. 55-60 minute Pilates workout. Most of the session devoted to work on the spring loaded Pilates machines, but may also include some matwork.  This is a mindful full body workout that builds core strength, increases flexibility, improves balance, alignment and coordination.  Maximum of 6 students taught by 1 instructor.  Small classes allow us to provide individual attention and hands on guidance.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Tue Aug 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Erica Lawless
  • Wed Aug 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amanda Macleod
  • Fri Aug 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Eric Haun
  • Fri Aug 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Eric Haun
  • Sat Aug 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kat Fillare
  • Mon Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Tue Aug 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Erica Lawless
  • Wed Aug 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Haun
  • Fri Aug 31 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Eric Haun
  • Fri Aug 31 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Eric Haun
  • Sat Sep 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Vanessa Salas
  • Mon Sep 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Tue Sep 04 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Erica Lawless
  • Wed Sep 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Haun
  • Fri Sep 07 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Eric Haun
  • Fri Sep 07 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Eric Haun
  • Sat Sep 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kat Fillare
  • Mon Sep 10 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Tue Sep 11 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Erica Lawless