Tara Jeffrey
Certified Pilates Instructor
Fitness Trainer

University of San Francisco, BS Nursing
Certified Pilates Instructor
Body Arts and Sciences International Certification (BASI)
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

Kirby Slavin
Pilates Instructor
Fitness Trainer

Graduated Ventura Community College 2005
BASI Teacher Training Program 2004


Tara Jeffery, RN has been practicing Pilates since 1999, and teaching since 2002. She is certified with Body Arts and Sciences International, (BASI) and is constantly participating in continuing education, to deepen her knowledge of movement and training. She was a deep tissue massage therapist for 20 years, and a nutritionist for the past ten years.

Tara studies from other disciplines, and integrates them into her practice, finding the best way to personalize a plan for each client.  She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco. She views all physical training as having benefits, and works to augment the goals of her clients.

Kirby has been teaching Pilates since 2005. Born and raised in Ventura, she loves being outdoors, whether in the ocean, mountains or dancing. She is a just slightly crazy animal lover.

"What I most enjoy about teaching Pilates is watching people get to relate to their bodies in new ways, whether it is gaining strength and control, releasing tension, or just becoming more comfortable in them. I am excited by the way everything is connected- physically, mentally and emotionally- and that when we work with one aspect of ourselves, we can positively affect others. Pilates and mind full movement puts me in a more joyful, relaxed space and provides me with good energy for the day."

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