This class is taught by:

Jen Heffner

Pilates Instructor

Jen has been an avid student of the Pilates method for the past 8 years and received her formal training through Body Arts and Sciences International® (or otherwise known as BASI®).
Jen feels passionately about Pilates and the holistic health and fitness benefits people achieve through regular practice. She is excited to share her love of body movement and knowledge of Pilates.

Debbie Dornaus

Pilates Instructor
Debbie pursued her Comprehensive Pilates training and certification through Balanced Body at the Pilates Collective in Sebastopol. She has been teaching at Pilates Napa Valley since 2012.
Debbie specializes in engaging her clients in the traditional mind body Pilates experience, while integrating new and innovative stretching and resistance Pilates methods. She is particularly adept at training an aging population who want to maintain their youth and vitality through Pilates.

Heidi Strong

Studio Owner & Pilates Instructor
I opened Pilates Napa Valley in April 2007 after completing the 450-hour intensive Pilates comprehensive apparatus certification through the Physical Mind Institute method. I was inspired by the immediate changes in my own body after practicing three times a week for only one month myself, and chose to shift gears from my 25-year graphic design career, and learn to teach Pilates. I love training my clients of all ages and fitness level, and watching their bodies and lives change through Pilates, just as mine did. 

Natasha Simmons

Pilates Instructor
Natasha studied under Gretchen Iniguez of Lifestyle Pilates in April of 2018. She studied and certified to teach both mat and the reformer apparatus. The training focused on athletic Pilates with heavy influences of the classical style. 
Natasha has also received her BarreAmped® Certification in March of 2013, MOTR certifications with Balance Body in September of 2013, personal training and Piloxing® in March of 2014  and was certified in Piyo in February of 2015.
Natasha looks forward to using all of her learned certifications that were heavily influenced by Pilates to instruct our clients at Pilates Napa Valley. She plans on structuring each workout to challenge the body and mind.
This class is ideal for all levels. We will work quickly with little rest or set-up as we progress through flowing Pilates exercises on the Reformer with small props and apparatus. Prior experience and knowledge with the basic Pilates principles and movements are a plus, but not required. Beginner/intermediates ready for the next level of challenge are welcome to join, knowing this will be a faster paced class. Modifications will be offered as needed.