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Welcome To Our Boutique Pilates, Yoga, and Fitness Studio!
Pilates
Yoga
MELT Method™
Yoga Essentials -with Sonny Ali
Studio A instructors strive to go beyond routine teaching the pose or shape, move or sequence in each exercise. They see the whole body and instruct proper form and alignment suited to your ability, awareness and unique physical structure. You will learn as you train by understanding the how and the why of each exercise as it is modified and enhanced to complement your strengths and invigorate your mind. This approach improves performance, enhances physical potential and supports a deeper understanding and appreciation of your individual being.

~ Classes A Week ~

20

Pilates Classes

17

Yoga Classes

7

MELT Classes

 

Andrea Jasper is the founder and inspiration behind Studio A Pilates and Yoga. She was born and raised in southern California, and has always been inspired by the beauty our surrounding landscape has to offer. If she is not working hard in the studio, you can find her adventuring out on the ocean, hiking local trails or digging in the dirt of her garden. While training for Triathlons, she turned to Pilates as a way to regain and maintain her flexibility. Curious about the method, Andrea ventured to learn more and was fortunate to study and become a STOTT Pilates Certified Level 2 Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Soon after she welcomed Pilates into her life, she was gifted an encounter with the beautiful practice of yoga. Andrea felt the call to share this new awareness and is now a SmartFLOW certified instructor, always the student of Annie Carpenter and Tiffany Russo. Andrea’s most recent discovery, through eager curiosity about the human body, is the revolutionary MELT Method. She had the privilege to study directly under MELT creator, Sue Hitzmann, and is an authorized Level 5 MELT Instructor.
Andrea is devoted to her practice and her craft and retains her certifications yearly. She is due to complete The MELT Method NeuroStrength Level 5 training this March. Additional Pilates certifications and coursework include Rebecca Beckler’s Pilates Suspension Method 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0, Injuries and Special Populations, Lumbo-Pelvic Function, Shoulder Health and Stability, CORE, Halo Trainer, Total Barre, Zenga and Prenatal Pilates. Cultivating further inspiration and expansion in yoga teacher trainings and workshops include work with Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, Seane Corn, Leslie Kazadi, Desi Bartlett, Kino MacGregor, Jason Crandell and Maty Ezraty.
Andrea is thankful for the opportunity to knowledgeably instruct her clients and fellow practitioners with positive, loving and peaceful energy. It is with her deepest gratitude to facilitate Studio A, a space where students are reminded to live in the present moment, connect to their pure breath and exist in their true nature.
Strong, playful, and mindful, Sonny’s classes seek to bridge the gaps between the body, mind, and spirit with humor, style, and grace. Using a keen eye for detail, he teaches people not poses, so that ultimately students feel empowered, buoyant, and enlivened. For him, to live a richer more connected life is a worthy goal for each student. And to that end, he seeks many teachers in order to create a greater depth of knowledge, wisdom, and language to allow him to relate to his students. Always listening, reading, and studying how people move and relate to their surroundings and to themselves, he pours everything he learns back into his classes so the students may feel the delight in each moment. Trainings: Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, Tiffany Russo, Leslie Kazadi, Desi Bartlett, Leslie Kaminoff, David Regelin, Seane Corn, Kino Macgregor, Kathryn Budig, Briohni and Dice-Iida Klein, Phillip Askew. Certified SmartFLOW teacher, certified CorePower teacher, authorized MELT Hand and Foot Instructor, Real Ryder, Cycle24, Revoke Cycle, Reebok Cycle.
Beatrice grew up in Southern California, and danced locally in Orange County where she was first introduced to Pilates as a form of cross-training and a way to maintain health and fitness. After dancing ballet pre-professionally at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Beatrice returned to California seeking out Pilates and kinesiology to better understand injury prevention and body mechanics. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton, specializing in both Clinical Exercise and Fitness & Health Promotion. During this time, Beatrice began teaching under the tutelage of her Pilates mentor, STOTT Instructor Trainer and Pilates Suspension Method creator, Rebecca Beckler. Beatrice is STOTT certified in Level 1 & 2 (essential through advanced) Mat and Reformer. She is also a qualified TRX instructor, with experience teaching the Pilates Suspension Method, Barre, circuit training, TRX, Redcord, and Jungle Sports repertoire on most suspension and Pilates equipment. With a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance from University of California, Irvine under her belt Beatrice has presented her dance science research at national and international conferences, and taught at a number of California colleges and universities. Beatrice continues to add her Dance, Pilates, and Fitness knowledge bank by attending workshops, conventions and conferences, to keep classes fresh and fun for her clients, all while promoting health and wellness.
Michelle Galbraith is a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and Injuries and Special Populations. She has further continued her education by completing courses in Pre & Postnatal Pilates, Jumpboard, and Strength & Conditioning. Originally from Utah, Michelle relocated to California in 2012. She landed her first gig in San Francisco, then to San Diego, before finally making her home here in South Orange County. She was first introduced to Pilates during her career as a professional dancer. It was the perfect complimentary cross training to her dancing, providing benefits of intentional strengthening, flexibility, mindfulness and injury prevention like nothing else. She has over a decade of experience teaching movement to people of all ages; first through dance and now Pilates. Outside the studio you can find her running on the beach, in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe, or soaking up quality time with her family. 

Michelle is humbled and thrilled to continually learn and be inspired by her fellow instructors as well as her clients, whom she hopes leave each session feeling energized, happy, and successful. 

For Paige, yoga started out as purely a physical practice to supplement and improve her many athletic interests. However, it didn’t take long before she realized that yoga went way beyond the physical, and deep into the mental and spiritual realms. At this point, she was hooked and knew from the depth of her soul that yoga would forever be a part of her life. Paige completed a 325-hour yoga teacher certification program at HB Yoga Collective with Kori Strobl and Audri Geary. She then dove deeper into anatomy and completed a course with Tom Myers, which dissected the multitude of fascial lines that run throughout one’s body. Most recently, she studied the principles of Viniyoga with world-renowned Gary Kraftsow, who studied directly with T.K.V. Desikachar. Throughout her practice, she has continued to absorb as much information as she can about the human body and how yoga promotes longevity and well-being. Paige has a passion for teaching physical alignment so that yoga can become the healing practice that it was meant to be, rather than something that exacerbates pain and injuries. In, addition to body alignment, Paige believes the true magic of yoga happens with the breath. All of her classes link movement to the breath, and she includes a pranayama practice after the asana portion, in order to set the body and the mind up for meditation or savasana.

Ultimately, her goal is to encourage people to adopt a yoga lifestyle both on and off the mat, in order to achieve an integrated balance of mind, body, spirit. She firmly believes that yoga has the power to change the world, one breath at a time.

An Ashtangi at heart, Josh studies many styles of yoga. He believes each discipline rooted in form and functionality offers unique benefits to individual practitioners. His classes are focused on combining the principals of breath, gaze and movement to create a practice equal in strength and grace, a moving meditation. 

Josh has various certifications and experiences under his belt. He completed his 500hr. teacher training with Yogaworks and has co-led 200hr teachers trainings alongside Debbie Bernardi and Shilah Sarkasian.

Katsina is dedicated to being a forever learner, in return, offering rich and humble classes to the community. Under the guidance of wise mentors, as well as her personal studies of ancient knowledge, such as the Yoga Sutras & the Chakra Systems, as well as new-age research and wisdoms, Katsina offers classes that are healing and empowering. She teaches a range of Yoga classes, from gentle to strengthening, all focused on the breath. Katsina – who lived in a dojo for over 5 years as the apprentice to her sensei – also teaches ESD (Empowered Self Defense).
Nichole began her yoga journey in 2008 and her passion for the art kept growing. From the moment she stepped onto her mat she has been a genuine yoga practitioner and devoted yoga teacher! Feeling aligned on her path has been a process of wounding and healing and it is through the practices of yoga where she continues to find her way home to herself.

Nichole is a 500hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and is proficient in vinyasa, yin and meditation. She also is a Certified Breathwork facilitator, certified Womb Medicine Woman®, Psychosomatic Trauma Recovery Coach and Reiki master. 

Her passion is to guide others to understand the truth of themselves within themselves through healing practices such as, Shamanic Journeying, Soul Retrieval, Womb Healing, Ceremonies, Meditation, Breathwork, Energy Healing, Psychosomatic Therapy, Inner Child work and of course Yoga!

Her training and knowledge around trauma helps her clients and students understand the recovery process, reconnect with themselves and the world while using their strengths to build a life they love living. She firmly believes that we all hold an ancient wisdom within that is designed to heal old wounds and broken patterns that are holding us back from reaching our fullest potential. Her mission is to encourage others to step fully into their most brilliant selves.