"I have taken Pilates classes from Irina for at least three years. When our studio closed for COVID, I feared my body and mind would suffer seriously. But Irina is so effective on Zoom, we are flourishing! Irina’s classes start punctually and she maintains a well-conceived lesson plan throughout. Her directions are clear and she watches each participant in the class to see that her instructions are understood. Corrections are gentle, “Melinda, lower your chin a bit,” or general, “Straighten backs here, no slumping!” Her classes are structured around exercises she has taught but she also introduces new material that builds on where we have been. With a great sense of humor, genuine concern for each of her students, Irina provides an active Pilates class that challenges the body while it soothes the soul. I cannot encourage anyone more emphatically to take this class."
Melinda Barth, Palos Verdes CA
"I started working with Irina in April of 2020 when the Covid shutdown forced closures everywhere. I have had a problem with lower spine pain for numerous years. I could barely stand and walking any distance created a lot of pain. I began doing Irina’s online mat pilates class and my pain level has decreased significantly. I look forward to each class and feel fortunate to join Irina’s class."
Vicki McIntosh, Orange County CA
"Irina has been my pilates instructor in reformer classes and semi private sessions on a weekly basis for close to 4 years. Her expertise, guidance and sense of humor are an incentive to attend every time. I have scoliosis, and pilates is like physical therapy to prevent painful flare ups. In recent months, I have joined Irina’s mat classes via Zoom and they exceed my expectations. In addition, her website with numerous videos make it easy to workout any time in as little as 10 minutes. She is the best."
Cheryl Kohr, Redondo Beach CA
"Irina has a real gift for teaching. Her clear instructions have helped me improve my form and gain strength, balance and flexibility. She gives the right cue just when I need to know it. With her guidance, I have been able to do exercises that I never dreamed I would be capable of! I highly recommend her to anyone thinking of taking Pilates classes, beginner through advanced."