Bio

Allegra's passion for integrated health, movement and nutrition flows into strong and inspired pilates, vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga classes. Allegra energizes and motivates students to create deep awareness in their bodies and find their edge both physically and emotionally, with the goal of empowering students to live healthy, happy lives. 

Through a deep understanding of alignment, anatomy, movement and therapeutics, Allegra teaches invigorating group classes as well as develops pilates & yoga based programs for individuals and groups based on physical needs, desires and goals. With a deep desire to always keep learning, and an understanding that every body is so different, Allegra continues to explore the expansiveness of how movement in our bodies can create healthy movement in our lives. Allegra resides in San Francisco where she teaches publicly and privately for Mint Studios and Mighty Pilates.

Allegra is especially interested in the neurological connections between the brain, mindfulness and movement. 

Through Allegra's practice,  power and value of understanding one’s own body to achieve personal and emotional goals is central. Her teaching style is challenging, disciplined, and calm. In classes you’ll find detailed cues and a combination of challenging exercises to help you discover muscles that you have never felt before.

She enjoys traveling (especially to Italy to see family and friends), joining a good dance party, reading, cooking (healthy!), discovering restaurants, digging into movement principles and anatomy (nerd alert!) and spending time with friends. San Francisco, her hipster, soul mate city is different than her hometown of Wellesley, Massachusetts and she loves every bit of West Coast living!

Daily Mantra: everyday gives you the opportunity to be better than you were yesterday. 

Certifications

Balanced Body University

Comprehensive Apparatus & Mat Pilates

BB Barre

Anatomy of Movement & Anatomy in Clay

Fuse Pilates

Mat, Tower & Reformer (bridge program) 

Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis with Mariska Breland from Fuse Pilates

Yoga Medicine

200HR RYT

 

Center for Women's Fitness

Pre-Post Natal Pilates with the Center for Women's Fitness