MEET OUR TEAM

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MARYLINN WHEATLEY-POWERS
Founder / Owner & Instructor

Marylinn started her love of movement at a young age with a background in dance and performance. She discovered Pilates in 2005 and began practicing it regularly. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. In 2012 Marylinn began teaching Pilates, and in 2013 she was certified by STOTT PILATES® on all apparatus and completed their Injuries & Special Populations course. Marylinn opened Centered Studio Pilates in 2013 and was able to move it to a larger location in 2016.

Marylinn considers herself a perpetual student and is always looking for new techniques and exercises to incorporate into her clients’ sessions. She completed a Specialist Certificate in Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning by STOTT PILATES® and became Total Barre® Qualified in 2016. She is especially interested in using Pilates as a way to alleviate back pain and improving posture. When she is not practicing Pilates, Marylinn enjoys yoga, spinning, hikes with her dogs and husband, and reading.
 

 

CAROLINE LIVIAKIS
Instructor

Caroline has a strong movement background from dance and musical theater, having danced and performed since age eight. She is a dance instructor with nine years of teaching experience in a wide variety of styles and working with all ages.
 
Caroline recently discovered Pilates as a companion to her dance training and teaching. She is currently deepening her study and implementation of Pilates to be a rehabilitation tool, alongside its fitness and intensive athletic conditioning benefits.

Caroline has a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University; she graduated in May 2016 with her M.F.A. in Dance from Mills College.

She is a certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in Mat and Reformer and a Total Barre® Qualified Instructor. She has completed additional Cadillac, Athletic Conditioning, and Injuries & Special Populations courses.

YUMI KOBAYASHI
Instructor

Yumi has a background in ballet from a young age and began practicing Pilates in Chicago in 2006. She shortly felt in love with the way it benefited her active life. Yumi believes that strengthening and toning the core with Pilates can lead to a healthy body and mind. She is very enthusiastic about her clients building body awareness and improving their quality of life.

Yumi graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. and after spending a decade in the Midwest she moved to the Bay Area in 2014. She is STOTT PILATES® certified on all apparatus and has completed Injuries & Special Populations course. She is working towards a specialty track for Pre- & Post-Natal and Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning by STOTT PILATES®.

 

 LINZEY WALKER
Instructor

Linzey has always been a kinesthetic learner. She has a B.A. from UNC-Asheville in Women’s Deconstruction and Corporeal Theory along with a Master of Liberal Studies through the University of MN, Twin Cities with emphasis in: Corporeal Theory, Performance, Pedagogy and Gender Studies. Her love for teaching has expanded across all fields and into diverse populations. With a background in social work and education and a passion for healing/holistic health, she has found training and teaching to be much more effective at changing lives because of the direct impact teaching creates.

She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine and a Women’s Fitness Specialist. In training others, she found that balance, stability and core strength were almost consistently areas that needed improvement amongst all populations; this realization led her to pursue Pilates. Linzey is certified in Mat and Reformer through STOTT PILATES®. She has a knack for pushing people while avoiding injury and making the workout a fun and playful experience. She loves (amongst many things): cats, swimming and laughing so hard it hurts.

ONISHA MOORE
Instructor

Onisha has been teaching since the early age of 15. During her time at Orange County High School of the Arts (classical piano), Onisha taught children all over Southern California. She continued to teach while completing her Bachelors degree at UCLA in World Arts and Cultures.

In 2008, Onisha took a class through UCLA extension for Anatomy and Bio-mechanics for the fitness professional. By this time Onisha had been teaching at fitness gyms and Westside School of Ballet (adults only) for several years. It was then that she decided to go back to school and acquire her Pilates Certification through B.A.S.I. (Body Arts and Sciences International)®. After completing 500+ hours of training and testing out with master teacher Sheri Long, it enabled her to teach on all of the Pilates equipment. Onisha loves to work with students of all levels and ages.

 

WE'RE LOOKING FOR GREAT INSTRUCTORS

JOIN THE CENTERED STUDIO PILATES FAMILY

 
 
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Pilates Instructor

We are looking for talented and motivated Pilates Instructors that are committed to establishing a solid clientele at our studio.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified in Mat and Reformer by a reputable modern-based Pilates program required
  • Certified in Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels preferred
  • Trained in working with clients with injuries and special populations
  • At least one year teaching experience
  • Friendly, positive, and outgoing with a desire to continue Pilates education