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Carissa teaches on Thursdays at our studio - 5:45PM Pilates and a 7PM heated Pilates + Yoga.

Carissa Fernandez  

Growing up as a dancer, Carissa has always been drawn to movement. Her journey with Yoga and Pilates started over ten years ago and has expanded into something that resonates so strongly with her, she feels grateful to be able to share her love of these practices with others. Carissa feels everyone can benefit either mentally, physically, emotionally, or a combination of all three from these practices. The challenge comes in simply finding a way to integrate these movement philosophies and practices into your life.

Carissa is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher who received her certification from Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico. She is also a Balanced Body Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor who trained at EHS Pilates in San Francisco and San Mateo College. She is also a Reiki Master.


Carissa is constantly learning new modalities of movement and healing and integrating this knowledge into her work with clients to help them move the best they can. She has been teaching in the South Bay and Santa Cruz since 2013.

Beside a love of movement, she also has a deep love and respect for the ocean and a passion for animals.

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