Apprentice Pilates Instructor
Juna is a Bay Area native and grew up playing basketball and running track through her time at school in Albany. She has always enjoyed being active, but being coached to push for a peak performance instead of nurturing her growing body took a toll, causing injuries & chronic pain. She became interested in other forms of fitness to help manage her back pain.
While studying for her degree in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, Juna pivoted from team sports to taking yoga and swimming classes to try and remain active without injury. To start her journey in the healing arts, she began taking massage and acupressure classes in UCSC’s Holistic Health Program and continued her massage training at MacKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland. Eventually, she found Pilates as the missing piece to both her recovery and career.
In 2011, she moved to London and began her instructor certification through Balanced Body and taught at various studios in the city. She had her daughter in 2019 and shortly afterwards moved back to the Bay Area to trade the rainy British weather for some California sunshine!
Juna likes to apply Pilates principles in every activity she does to keep herself healthy and fit and loves sharing this philosophy to support those she teaches. Her teaching focus is to train the body to keep balanced and strong to help avoid injuries in other activities her clients enjoy. She has a laid-back and playful teaching style, but her classes keep her clients challenged.