Alissa Gibbins BenPorat - Gentle Pilates Mat
A native Oaklander, Alissa loves helping people bring their tough, tired, and tender spots back to life with the Pilates method. Every class weaves in breath, mindful movement, and a healthy level of challenge where students of all ages, sizes, and abilities leave feeling revitalized, centered, and strong.
Her background in movement began with singing and dancing as a kid, and never stopped. She loves how music and movement unleash the spirit and the body--these mediums are her joy and her comfort. Her various injuries have been her greatest teachers, driving her to study energetic modalities, functional anatomy, Pilates, strength training, and neuroanatomy over the last decade.
She's grateful to work everyday as a personal trainer with real, complex bodies and the amazing spirits that they house. When not at work, you'll find her playing in her garden, napping, singing, or planning an adventure.