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

Intermediate/Advanced Reformer


This class is taught by:

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.

Tannis Kobrinsky

Tannis Kobrinsky, owner of Pilates & Arts, has been an Echo Park resident for 17 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 Body Arts and Science 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.

Cameron Jappe

Cameron is a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC® EXPANSION SYSTEM and GYROKINESIS® methodology and Pilates.  He teahes Pilates and GYROKINESIS® at our studio. He has a rich and diverse background that includes the study of Iyengar Yoga and Feldenkrais Method of Somatic education. Cameron holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University and an M.F.A. from The Theater School at De Paul Univsertiy in Chicago. He appreciates helping clients look and feel their absolute best through precise, dynamic and joyful movement.

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.

Noemy Hernandez

Noemy Hernandez started off as a dancer and dance instructor. She holds a BFA in Dance with a specialization in Choreography from the University of California, Irvine, graduating cum laude. It was at UC Irvine that she discovered the benefits of Pilates. She noticed that her chronic back pain would disappear with the regular practice of Pilates. She completed her Pilates teacher training with Ellie Herman—designer of the Pilates springboard and author of Pilates for Dummies and other published Pilates works. Noemy has used her knowledge from Ellie Herman to bring Pilates to Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (NYC). She also has taken prerequisites to become a Physical Therapist, and uses her knowledge of anatomy and physiology to inform her as a Pilates teacher. She is a new addition to Los Angeles, and looks forward to helping people have healthy bodies with Pilates on the west coast!
 
DANCE:  Noemy Hernandez was appointed Artistic Director of New-York based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company in February 2012 after forming part of the artistic staff for four years prior as a choreographer, rehearsal director, and dancer. She holds a BFA in Dance with a specialization in Choreography from the University of California, Irvine, graduating cum laude. She also minored in the fields of Drama and Management. Noemy's most recent credits are in New York City. Ms. Hernandez choreographed works for Latin jazz artist Arturo O'Farrill and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. She also choreographed for Shakespeare in the Park's The Tempest.
Ms. Hernandez is a native of Southern California. There she began dance training at the age of 4, first in Mexican folkloric dance and then continued to study ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, musical theater, and flamenco. Just like Spanish was her first language, ballet folklorico was her first dance experience and holds a very special place in her repertoire.
As a performer, Ms. Hernandez was a principal dancer with Pacifico Dance Company, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet led by Jose Vences, and shared the stage with Viviana Basante-Hernandez.
Ms. Hernandez is also a gifted Teaching Artist. She served as a master instructor with YoungArts and worked as a Teaching Artist with the New York City Department of Education, sharing her knowledge and love of dance with children throughout the city.
Group reformer for 3-6 participants. An intermediate to advanced class that generally includes the classical Pilates exercise regime and sequencing. Prior experience on the reformer and/or instructor’s approval required to join this class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erica Lawless
  • Wed Aug 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Thu Aug 24 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cameron Jappe
  • Thu Aug 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Thu Aug 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Eric Haun
  • Fri Aug 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Cameron Jappe
  • Sun Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kat Fillare
  • Tue Aug 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erica Lawless
  • Wed Aug 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Thu Aug 31 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cameron Jappe
  • Thu Aug 31 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Thu Aug 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Eric Haun
  • Fri Sep 01 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Cameron Jappe
  • Sun Sep 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Noemy Hernandez
  • Tue Sep 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erica Lawless
  • Wed Sep 06 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Thu Sep 07 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Cameron Jappe
  • Thu Sep 07 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Tannis Kobrinsky
  • Thu Sep 07 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Eric Haun