- BASI Certified Pilates Instructor 2006, all apparatus + mat
- Certified Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist
- Certified TRX Suspension Training Instructor
- Certified Power Plate® Trainer
- Certified Oov Instructor
- Habla Español
Originally from San Diego, Drea took her first ballet class when she was three years old and hasn't stopped exploring movement since. While studying at Chapman University towards her BFA in Dance Performance , Drea took her first Pilates Mat class as a requirement for her degree. After only a few classes, she began to see the benefits of Pilates in her dance technique and in her daily life. Needless to say, she was hooked. Pilates has greatly impacted Drea's professional dance career.
In 2007, Drea became a Certified Pilates Instructor for mat and apparatus through Body Arts and Science International (BASI), under the instruction of master trainer Rael Isacowitz. Soon after, she attained an additional certification in Pre-Natal and Post Partum Pilates through The Center for Women’s Fitness by master trainer Carolyn Anthony. Her studies on treating Lumbar Lordosis were published by BASI in 2012.
Drea's teaching method has evolved from her traditional Pilates days. While still heavily focused on breathe, strength and mobility, Drea also incorporates principles from Alexander Technique and functional physical therapy methods to offer a unique movement experience to her clients. Not just to have a fit body, but to also have a happy and healthy body. Through detailed instruction, Drea explores new methods of sharing Pilates with her clients and believes that there is always more to learn and discover in this ever evolving practice. Drea is happy to share her passion for Pilates and movement with clients of all ages and levels of fitness.