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Meet the owner...


Ayanna Makalani, owner of HEAL: Pilates, spent her childhood competing as a gymnast and turned to modern dance in college. Introduced to Pilates during rehabilitation for knee surgery, she found it to be the most effective therapy for her. Pilates stabilized and strengthened her knee & guided her back into her body with patience and understanding. Ayanna's also used Pilates to manage chronic back and neck pain.


Ayanna holds a BA in Theater from UCLA, she is a certified instructor through BASI-Body Arts and Science International, and has been teaching Pilates since 2007. Ayanna believes that everyone, at every level of physical ability, will discover something new and deeper from the practice of Pilates and that its focused and precise approach creates greater awareness, facilitates healing, and produces the most sustained and energizing changes in the body.

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