Instructor Highlight- Tanya Scott

It’s time to meet our next instructor, Tanya Scott. Tanya completed her teacher training here at our studio in 2016 and we are thrilled that she has been with us ever since! 

She is a very busy mom of three girls, an active member in the Santa Monica area and you’ll catch her up in the SM mountains hiking whenever she can.
She is our main group class instructor and her clients just love her, good luck getting into one of her classes these days!

What lead you to Pilates?

My spine!  Scoliosis and injury in three different areas in my back, led to chronic pain. Learning and practicing Pilates transformed my body and strength, and I was able to eliminate the chronic pain and find my core strength.  My posture changed drastically and that was the key.

When did you start teaching here at CPB?

At the end of my Pilates Technique Certification program, in Autumn of 2016.

What is your favorite Pilates exercise?

I love leg springs.  I feel longer and stronger after doing the exercises. I strengthen by stabilizing my core and get a nice stretch through the whole back of my body. It feels great. And I love using my legs for exercise.  I like the work out I get from the leg springs.

What might you say is your specialty in the wide array of areas we teach in?
(ie: Prenatal, injuries, etc.)

 I’ve been practicing for three years and there is always something new to learn and so many places to go with pilates.  I tend to do well connecting with beginners and introducing the concept of Pilates and finding your core.  I’m still learning in which direction I may go, but I tend to lean into the same issues I have myself, such as lower back pain.  I also enjoy the dynamics of group classes and teaching the classic Pilates sequences for a great work out.

What is your favorite exercise to do outside the studio?

I love hiking.  Being in nature, breathing, sweating, connecting with the outdoors.

What is the best thing about being a Pilates instructor?

Sharing the wisdom of pilates technique and movement.  When I can guide someone to empower themselves and find their strengths and find their own mind/body connection, it’s rewarding.

The teachers that I have connected with in the pilates community, especially at CPB studio, has been amazing.

What are your hobbies/passion/business outside of the studio?

I have three young women in my home, my daughters, tweens and teens alike,  and they keep me extremely busy, but I do also dabble in essential oils,  meditation practice and the arts of all kinds!

What days and hours are you available at Classic Pilates Body?

I’m available Monday-Thursday 8:45am-12pm and Saturday 8am-11am

I teach Group classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm & Saturday at 11 am

 Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better, Tanya