Our Staff

Gail DeSart

Anne McMahon

Bobbie Suchil

Claire Henning

Eleanor Wilson

Kellie Saylor

Kirby Slavin

Kris Nagatani

Meagan Wiggins

Nicole DeSart

Stephanie Janes




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Kris Nagatani

Kris has always enjoyed movement, studying ballet and jazz in her 20’s and 30’s. Professionally, Kris owned and operated a salon and boutique until retiring in 1998 due to a herniated disc and knee surgery. At this time she relocated to Santa Barbara and was lucky to find Pilates. It literally brought movement, balance, and harmony back into her life. She found passion for Pilates and is now excited to share this knowledge with others. “Pilates isn’t just exercise; it is a lifestyle and philosophy that I hope to perpetuate one breath at a time.”

• BASI Certified Teacher Training Program
• CPR Certified
• 2012 – Attended “Arms and Alignment” workshop with Madeline Black
• 2012 – Attended “Anatomy Trains, Study of Myofascial Meridians and Movement for Therapists” with Thomas W. Myers
• 2013 – Attended FMS Certification
• 2013 – Attended the BASI Conference “Learn from the Leaders” with Lolita San Miguel, Alan Herdman, Karen Clippinger, and Rael Isacowitz
• 2015 – Attended “Movement and Therapy for Athletes and Dancers” workshop by Troy McCarty
• 2015 – Attended Classical workshop with Kathi Ross Nash, Mari Winsor, Jay Grimes, Alisa Wyatt, and Brooke Siler Essapen
• 2015 – Attended “The Psoas Connection, Core Awareness” with Liz Koch