Darci Brawley, Founder
Darci Brawley is a certified Pilates Instructor with more than 15 years experience in rehabilitation, apparatus work and Allegro through Balanced Body and Polestar Education. She is a is also a certified Personal Trainer through IDEA and AFA and a certified group exercise instructor.
Darci received certification in 1995 for Pilates Post Rehabilitation and apparatus Balance Body and Polestar education, and certification in 2002 for Pilates allegro reformer with Polestar education.
Darci has since continued her Pilates education through Stotts, Polestar, and the Physical Mind Institute. She has spent the last five years coupled with a physical therapy group using the Pilates methodology for rehabilitation for MS, and various spinal and orthopedic injuries.
Debra is a certified Pilates instructor with 22 years of experience with the general public and special populations, and 8 years of work in rehabilitative and post-rehabilitative Pilates in physical therapy and accupuncture setting.
Debra has a comprehensive certification from Body Arts and Science International with an additional dance specialization.
Because of her interest in exercise programs for cancer survivors, she pursued continued education through Fletcher Pilates and completed licensure in 2016. The Fletcher Pilates Towelwork and Breathwork provide powerful tools for cancer survivors.
Debra understands on both a personal and professional level what it takes to navigate serious illness and ailments and feel strong and whole again. She loves helping others achieve that in their own journeys, whether their challenges be cancer-related, autoimmune, orthopedic, or neurological.
Skye is a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor with a special emphasis on athletic performance, weight loss, pre and post natal, and rehabilitation. She exudes an absolute love for Pilates and fitness and is incredibly passionate about helping others become healthy, fit & reaching their highest potential.
While immersed in fitness and wellness in college she has continued her voracious appetite for learning which is why she is constantly challenging her clients (or as she likes to call them, family) giving them the highest results possible. Scoring a 97% on a very demanding test out process, Skye was invited to be a Stott Instructor Teacher Trainer.
Since first becoming a Stott Pilates instructor 8 years ago, she has transformed many bodies, and many say lives as well. Skye has spent 8 years teaching at top Pilates studios and has been involved in fitness for 12 years, as she began teaching in high school. Skye truly feels fortunate to share the gift of Pilates each day, and is so happy to be a part of the POP team!
Felicia is a fully certified Pilates instructor whose focus is on providing students with a creative, vibrant, and flowing full-body workout that can be modified for people in all walks of their Pilates practice. She was first introduced to Pilates in high school after having practiced classical and contemporary ballet since age six. Felicia can say with confidence that Pialtes has become an integral part of her being, and she is mentally and physically stronger because of its incredible influence in her life. She feels Pilates is a divine and challenging practice of movement that compels people to become hyperaware of who they are mentally and what they can do physically.
Felicia graduated from the University of California, Irvine where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature with a minor in Communications. She has a true passion for health, mental + physical wellness, and a love of movement. She truly feels that when it comes to Pilates, there is no knowing it all; there is only lesson upon lesson upon lesson and the students she has had and will have the honor of teaching are her continuing education. Helping others move with greater ease is what she lives for and it is her greatest belief that the body, mind, and soul should be treated as a whole with the utmost respect.
Stacy Chang received her Pilates certification from Orange Coast College's Pilates and Dance Conditioning program. Stacy has a dance background in classical ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. Movement has been a large aspect of her life since early childhood beginning with gymnastics. She was first introduced to Pilates in her early teens through dance. Stacy attended college and danced in the San Francisco Bay Area. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University, Stacy returned back to Southern California where she was raised. Stacy endured many years of chronic pain from injuries that were relieved through Pilates and found herself guided to teach Pilates. She is a firm believer that most of our physical pain can be reduced or diminished through balancing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Stacy is, also, a Reiki Master and teacher, and practices various energy healing modalities as well as spiritual counseling.