Pilates & Yoga
with Celia Willson
I was first introduced to yoga in 2003 while living in Hawaii and instantly fell in love with the immense physical and healing benefits of the practice. I began attending classes daily while working at a yoga studio. In 2018, I completed the 200 hour Anusara yoga teacher training with Peggy Profant and Samantha Akers in Arcata, followed closely by both the advanced 100 hour Bhakti/Urban Flow training with Rusty Wells in San Francisco and the advanced 300 hour TheraYoga Method training studying under Samantha Akers in Arcata. This training applied the therapeutic lens through yoga for special conditions, fascial fitness, biomechanics, anatomy, back health, breath work, engaged yin, restorative yoga and meditation. I completed the Understanding Trauma, Resilience & How Yoga Heals training taught by Alison Scola working specifically with the autonomic nervous system and became certified in Yoga Nidra through Liz Heffernan, both trainings were led through the Soma Yoga Institute. Most recently, I completed Flow School with Bonnie Weeks in Portland, Oregon. This intensive training focused on fun and creative movement, building an impactful experience in the room, and how to design and weave together intelligent and interesting sequencing. I have additionally taken over 70 hours in yoga workshops led by International yoga instructors.
I began taking Pilates classes in 2019 and immediately knew that this form of resistance training was what my body had been desperately needing. Over the course of almost two years, I completed the contemporary STOTT Pilates Intensive trainings in Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Barrels studying with Holly Ferguson at Blue Sparrow Pilates in San Francisco and Amanda Rice Fletcher at Conscious Education in Denver. I became officially certified through STOTT Pilates in 2022 as a Level 1 teacher. I have also completed the STOTT Pilates Injuries and Special Populations training and the Zenga V2Vinyasa workshop, both taught through Conscious Education. In addition, I have completed Holly Furgason's Anatomy for Pilates Instructors course. I am also a certified Barre instructor, completing the certification through American Barre Technique. Currently I am studying the classical Pilates repertoire with Cheri Cohen Pilates and am registered in the advanced STOTT trainings to be completed with Amanda Rice Fletcher in August 2023.
I teach alignment based classes and believe that by safely and consistently incorporating yoga and Pilates into our lives, we will truly experience improvements in health, gain strength as well as happiness, and move through our days with more ease. When we find exercise that we enjoy, that is fun and that feels good, it becomes easy to prioritize. I want to help you find a love for daily movement and success in your goals.
current class schedule
9am Reformer Level 2. Vida Sana Studio
10am Barre + Reformer. Vida Sana Studio (starts 8/14)
5:30pm Reformer Level 2. Vida Sana Studio
9am Reformer Level 2. Vida Sana Studio (starts 8/8)
11am Gentle Reformer. Vida Studio (starts 8/15)
5:30pm Power Vinyasa. The Club for Fitness
6:30pm Reformer Level 1/2. The Club for Fitness
8am Pilates Barre. The Club for Fitness
9:30am Reformer Level 2. Vida Sana Studio
10:30am Neuro Movement. Vida Sana Studio
4:30pm Reformer Level 2. Vida Sana Studio
5:30pm Reformer Level 3. Vida Sana Studio
11am Gentle Reformer. Vida Sana Studio (starts 8/17)
12pm Reformer Level 2. Vida Sana Studio
5:45pm Pilates Barre. The Club for Fitness
9am Pilates Barre. The Cub for Fitness
10am Reformer Level 1/2. The Club for Fitness
Private sessions are a great option if you-
•are working with an injury or chronic pain
•want to focus on specific areas of the body
•need modifications tailored for your body
•like one-0n-one instruction
•like to move at a slower pace
•have limited availability in your schedule
•want to gain the endurance to join group classes
•need the accountability of a scheduled weekly session
•love to workout by yourself, with your bestie(s), or with your partner
•group classes just aren't your thing
I would love to connect...
Do you have Pilates or yoga questions? Are you interested in privates or would like more information about group classes? Please reach out, I would love to hear from you!