Kamala was a very active kid growing up in the desert. She raised livestock, was a member of Future Farmers of America, and you’d often find her outside. Years later, all of these activities took a toll on her body and she began to experience debilitating back pain. After visiting several doctors, she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and herniated disks in her lumbar.
Unwilling to give up the outdoor activities she loved, she searched for alternative treatments that could strengthen her core and help her avoid back surgery. She found an article mentioning Pilates and decided to give it a try. The principles seemed perfect for her physical issues, but she was also attracted to the mental and emotional benefits.
She started by following along with videotaped classes and then took a few Pilates classes through her local community college and fell in love with it. From there she continued to achieve higher levels of proficiency and it became clear that this is what she was meant to do.
Knowing how it changed her life and wanting to share these techniques to help others, Kamala started teaching Pilates in 2003. Through continued training and better understanding of her clients’ she saw the need for an even more individualized approach.
It was with this idea that she opened Kamala Rose Pilates in Tustin, CA in 2011. Now for over 20 years, she has seen the restorative impact that Pilates training has had on her client’s lives and she takes great pride in watching them progress and thrive.
She loves sharing her experience to nourish people both physically and emotionally. When she’s not teaching Pilates, you can find her at a Kings hockey game, watching live music, hiking, or walking with friends.
Vanessa graduated from Everest College of Massage Therapy in 2006 and is a member of the California Massage Therapy Council (CMATC). She has a passion for working with clients on their goals, whether that is recovering from acute or chronic pain, sports-related injuries, neurological issues or postural imbalances. Vanessa also believes massage can play an important role in stress reduction.
Vanessa's sessions comprise of a variety of massage techniques, assessment tools and personalized treatment plans to assist in achieving her clients' optimal health and well-being. She not only utilizes her skills to help alleviate pain and improve overall functional performance, but also educates her clients on their condition and the importance of injury prevention.
After 17 years of assessing and treating her massage clients, Venessa graduated from Peak Pilates University in 2023. She strives to teach her Pilates clients to understand the dynamics of the body, the mind and the spirit. Bringing all three together, she gives her clients a form of fitness that aims to enhance mobility by integrating strength, stretch, stamina, and most important, stability.
During Vanessa's free time, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and fishing on her boat.