The Team

Jacqueline Tani Owner Instructor

Jacqueline Tani, Owner/ Instructor

"I discovered Pilates literally by accident several years ago when I tore my ACL on the ski slopes. Told I would need reconstruction, I sought a second opinion which offered physical therapy using Pilates. This intro left me wanting to learn as much as I could and so I enrolled in a rigorous Pilates teacher training program.  A follow up appointment with my knee doctor one year later left him speechless. I had recovered completely. This amazing result is what drives me to share my knowledge of and passion for Pilates. With determination, hard work, and a positive attitude, I believe anything is truly possible."

 Jacky received her Comprehensive Pilates Certification from the highly esteemed Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) under the direction of founder, Rael Isacowitz. She holds additional certifications in Pre and Post-Natal Pilates, Pilates for Pathologies and Injuries, Pilates for Mature Clients, Pilates Mentoring Program and she is currently working towards completing a Master Program. In her free time, she enjoys walking her two pups, running the trails or mountain biking. A wife and mother (aka referee) of two sons, she incorporates Pilates into her daily routine to keep her happy, healthy and sane. Jacky's technical and precise teaching style can be attributed to her former career in computer science.

Bess Mahaney, Instructor

Bess is a fully certified Pilates instructor with over 8 years experience. She did her training with Balanced Body and PMA. She enjoys training and conditioning athletes; including rehab/injury prevention as well as clients interested in overall conditioning. Bess has worked with a variety of clients over the years; including clients with spine disorders, breast cancer survivors, stroke survivors, clients with knee, hip and shoulder injuries/surgeries, and clients with Neurological diseases. 

"Pilates has changed my life in so many ways. I am passionate about bringing this method to others and helping them become strong, healthy and injury free ."

In her spare time she enjoys her own Pilates practice, cycling, yoga and movies.  

Smadar Sweiry, Instructor

Smadar was first interested in Pilates because of her own back problem and was amazed to learn how Pilates improves injuries and posture. In 2011, she was licensed as a Pilates Mat Instructor and taught in Israel before moving to California in 2013. Smadar is certified in Contemporary Pilates (STOTT).   She is a mother of two and enjoys staying active with Pilates, hiking, and yoga. "I am very passionate about helping others enjoy the benefits of Pilates."