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

Gentle Focused Mat


This class is taught by:

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.
60 minute class interweaving gentle self-healing techniques with specific and focused classic Pilates core and alignment exercises to work deeply to build mind-body awareness and concentration. Pilates and therapeutic props incorporated to facilitate myofascial release and help students unwind tensions and stress.    

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Noemy Hernandez
  • Sun Oct 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Noemy Hernandez
  • Sun Nov 04 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Noemy Hernandez
  • Sun Nov 11 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Nov 18 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Nov 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Dec 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Dec 09 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Dec 16 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Dec 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Dec 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Jan 06 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Jan 13 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Jan 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel
  • Sun Jan 27 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Esther Krimmel