WHO I AM

A physical therapist educated from experience

My name is Stephanie Herman and I’m a well-renowned second-generation master pilates teacher in direct succession from Joseph Pilates and esteemed ACSM® and PMA® Certified, with an unbeatable passion and a unique approach to teaching — one that is inspirational and embodies the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of well-being.


At the age of 19, I became Principal Ballerina with Le Grand Théâtre de Genève and Opernhaus Zurich working with George Balanchine as artistic director and Patricia Neary as director. I was soon dancing with Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov on some of the world's most prominent stages.  Further training in New York City included the disciplines of Pilates, the Gyrotonic Expansion System®, yoga and more.

My program was born from efforts to heal myself.  As principal ballerina, I placed tremendous demands on my body, and depended upon it not only for my livelihood but for the source of my life's passion -- dance. At the age of 21, I experienced my first serious injury. To address that injury, I was introduced to Carola Trier, the first disciple of Joseph Pilates and later to Julio Horvath, the creator of the Gyrotronic Expansion System®. Working personally with those two amazing teachers and masters, I was able to heal my injury -- in fact, ending up even stronger than I was before.

I am certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM®) and PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher.

A combination of exercises, fitness programs, and workshops coupled with my extensive knowledge of human physiology allows me to provide clients with amazing benefits.

 
 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

PILATES BALLET BY STEPHANIE HERMAN

See how Stephanie Herman teaches you how to produce greater flexibility and therapeutic ease of movement, while strengthening the supporting muscles and mindfully apply these powered balance principles into flowing movements that will bring a new dimension to your workouts!

BALLERINA: A ONE WOMAN PLAY

Told through dance, music, film and spoken word, Stephanie Herman performs a world premier piece.
Ballerina: A One-Woman Play tells the story of the birth of a career, while weaving in behind-the-scenes stories of dedication, injuries, success and triumph.

 

650-465-7919

©2018 by Pilates Ballet by Stephanie Herman. Proudly created with Wix.com by Digital Spark

Photo credit : PilatesAnytime, Azita Gandjei, Leila Beverleigh, John Robbins, Ballet de Opernhaus Zurich, Robert Moss