I am a certified MELT Instructor offering classes that help you relieve stress in your body to get you out of pain and stiffness. I teach MELT Method simple self-treatment techniques using a soft roller and Melt soft balls. I am also a Black Belt NIA, NIA Moving to Heal, and NIA Move IT Instructor with an extensive dance background. In my classic NIA classes, I offer a high-energy experience that will get you moving in a fun environment. In my NIA Moving to Heal classes, I offer a safe, gentle, easy to follow dance based class that allows you to sense your own body's way to heal through movement. I love to dance and I continue to grow a deeper understanding of my body, my health and my spirit through NIA. My classes will inspire you to do the same. I am committed to gaining a deeper understanding of the science and self-discovery of my body through my NIA and Melt practice and it is my wish to share the healing benefits of these practices with my community.
I'm a lifelong athlete, passionate about football and track which I have both played and coached. Proper training gives athletes an edge that they can take to the field, court, mountain trail, etc. Come see what we can do for you in our modern facility dedicated to the athlete in all of us.
I believe fitness is a journey toward achieving an ideal lifestyle. As your guide, my intent is to make the journey as rewarding, fun, and motivating as possible! I know this firsthand because I followed that path, starting at a young age. I began my love of fitness at the age of 14. At that time I started working with a personal trainer to take my soccer game to the elite level. Little did I know that this relationship would change my life and lead me to my main passion: coaching people, showing them how to obtain their optimal well-being.
I completed a master’s degree in Integrative Health where I learned how to create individualized, client-centered approaches to wellness based on the most progressive strategies in preventive health and lifestyle behaviors. I've been a personal trainer in the Bay Area for the past 4 years, utilizing my education, experience and athletic background in the work I do as a personal trainer.
I love finding exercise I can feel enthusiastic about. NIA and yoga, which practice somatic awareness, have healed my past injuries and enriched my life on so many levels. As a teacher, I hope to inspire your desire to find comfort in your body. I am a massage therapist, nutrition advocate, yoga teacher and NIA Black Belt instructor.
I'm a former Division 1 college soccer player, and a fitness enthusiast with a background in functional-training. As far back as I can remember, my life has revolved around all things fitness related, and I've developed a strong passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others.
Natalie was drawn to Yoga in her earlier twenties, when a friend suggested it would relieve her lower back pain and help calm her anxiety. After that initial class, she found Yoga had the potential to give her so much more.
Natalie started practicing Yoga in 2001 and after ten years of practice she obtained her 500TT through Yogaworks in San Francisco CA. Yoga has helped her find her strength to cope with many of lives challenges and brought balance and harmony to her body as well as her mind.
My mother founded this studio shortly after she began teaching. After college I moved around frequently and worked a wide variety of jobs, from farmhand to waitress and briefly worked on a climate change research project. During that time of I took my white belt training and found a depth of wisdom and creativity present in Nia that helped ground and center me through the changes. You'll mostly find me these days managing the front desk on the gym side, substitute teaching classes and keeping things running at Just Move!
My family and I have lived in the Pleasant Hill area for the last 12 years and I am a football and track coach here at the high school. Good body mechanics are very important to me and I am passionate about ensuring that everyone knows how to do their exercises correctly. I truly enjoy seeing the progress people can make when they set a goal and challenge themselves.