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.
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 as guest dancer with Anima Mundi Dance Company, Kelly McCann, and Suhaila Salimpour. It wasn't until after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University that Stacy returned back to Southern California where she was raised.
Stacy endured many years of chronic pain from injuries that were eventually relieved through Pilates, and found herself guided to teach. 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.
Born a native Californian and raised in the coastal community of Newport Beach, CA., began studying ballet, jazz and tap in 1978 under the direction of Marnell Hymes, Sheila Hampton, Brandi Williams, Michael Cortez and Tim Hill. Tina placed nationally in jazz and tap dance competitions and began her career as a dancer, touring with High Energy and Kid's of America as a lead dancer. Tina also, danced with the Huntington Youth Ballet for numerous years.
Tina began teaching dance in Monteal, Canada in her own private home-based studio in 2000. While in Montreal. Tina's passion for mind and body fitness, continued to grow and this lead her to expand her education, certification and teaching in yoga, Zumba and Pilates in a private and group exercise forum.
Tina continues to teach dance, yoga & Pilates at Team OC, Pilates on Purpose and 24 Hour Fitness clubs located throughout Orange County. Tina also choreographs for a local small theatre. She continues to educate in her community, enriching the lives of children through her after school dance and yoga program. Tina is available by appointment for private Pilates, yoga and dance lessons as well as choreography.
Monique’s interest in Pilates evolved through her practice of Yoga. She had been doing yoga for 15 years when she discovered Pilates. She was already strong and flexible, but Pilates gave her a different feeling. Monique teaches her class with a sense of movement and positivity. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SDSU and her Pilates Certification is from OCC.
Veronica Vixen is a Stott certified Pilates instructor with special focus on injuries, populations, and the mind body connection. Involved in a myriad of sports, yoga and dance in her youth, Veronica loved the changes she saw in her body that were directly related to adding Pilates into her life.
She loves how the diverse demographic that Pilates can address from the young to old, from the rehabilitating to the athlete! Veronica believes and personally experienced Pilates as a primary rehabilitation tool in providing a speedy and successful recovery from a broken bone.
She feels truly lucky to be able to share the gift of Pilates each day!
Born and raised in New Orleans, then graduating with a BA from the University of New Orleans, Deva received his Pilates certification in 2004. He continued his passion for learning more about health by becoming a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Therapist in 2005. His pursuit for more continued with a year in Germany practicing as a monk. Along the way Deva has also studied acupressure and massage.
Now with Pilates on Purpose, Deva brings a strong, yet gentle and harmonious technique in helping each client connect to the foundation of their body.