Rena Cochlin When asked what she would say to a new client coming to Coastline Pilates… Rena would say, “Enjoy!”
Our client highlight of the month is Rena Cochlin, who is an avid advocate for MOVING. For 45 years, she was a major influence and faculty member to the UCSC physical education department. She taught everything from Yoga, to modern, to folk dance, to physical movement classes, and Pilates. Many of her beginning modern students commented in saying they loved her funny and light-hearted way of teaching, but also greatly appreciated her implementing Pilates theories with the ballet movements in order to find the right muscles. She is going on a year and a half of attending Coastline, but isn’t that new to Pilates mat, going on ten years. Her favorite classes here are the Reformer classes because of their longer lasting effects she feels they have on her body. She has loved her many trips to Greece over the years, but also loves the physical beauty of our own city of Santa Cruz. Her past students mentioned her attention to detail and her investment into her student’s success. They were extremely grateful for all they learned and the improvement they saw through their efforts. **We are grateful to have Rena practice here at Coastline, and to see an educator with her knowledge continuing to move and still learn with us as well.
Kea Hedburg “Coastline is a wonderful place to heal and re-pattern old, limiting physical imprints and to grow stronger in your whole self.”
“This month marks my two year anniversary at Coastline Pilates! Prior to this, I had not studied any Pilates, but I had studied yoga for about twelve years. I love my privates with Teresa. Teresa is an instructor here at Coastline, and she is deeply attuned to not only the body, but the subtle aspects of the interplay of the physical body with the psyche. I was able to heal some challenging, layered physical impairments with her guidance and support. I am now stronger both physically and energetically, and Teresa keeps raising the bar and coaching me to grow even stronger. My perfect go-to snack is macadamia nuts, which are high in good fats, salty, and they remind me of home. I was born and raised in Hawaii with a huge macadamia nut tree in my back yard, so whenever I eat them they remind me of home. Santa Cruz has a growing network of bike paths, the ocean, and my community, which give me the opportunity to go for a jog in nature while soaking in the surrounding beauty. Those jogs, along with Pilates, a cup of tea, and reading something inspiring cheers me up and gives me a greater sense of connection to myself and others around me. I say be who you are. We are all meant to be our true selves. And when we drop into that space, then true healing and transformation are possible. “
Anne Baker "I am 55, and my body has never felt better."
"This month is my 5 year anniversary with Coastline Pilates. I started slow, first with Yamuna body rolling and then a pilates mat class. Now I take reformer classes with Abigail and pilates circuit with Ayelet. I love to come here, and I never leave without a smile on my face. The best part is definitely the community of people that come to this specific studio. "Yamuna ball rolling has changed my body more than any yoga, chiropractic, or anything that I previously did to help with back and joint pain. Nowadays, I am almost pain free and when something comes up, now I have the skills to work on it myself. Thank you Teresa for educating my body!" "Going to Hale Kai in Hawaii with Teresa and my husband was a dream vacation. I have been twice, and I hope to go back again. Meeting the other instructors, ball rolling with Teresa, and taking in the beautiful paradise home we stayed in was an experience I will never forget." "My advice to new clients is to take both the Yamuna body rolling and the pilates classes because they work together for your body." "I am 55, and my body feels better than ever. There is so much that I love about living in Santa Cruz, being near the ocean, the weather, the wonderful people, and of course Coastline Pilates." Photo taken at The Educated Body, LLC retreat.
I've been coming for about 3 months now, but it was the very first studio I tried after moving to Santa Cruz, and I just can't imagine it gets much better. Everyone is so kind from the teachers to the other students that I just crave the hour or two of community I get every week! I'm a sucker for holiday cheer and holiday pastries, so I have been an avid baker since I was 15; hence the need for Pilates! Spending time with my best friends who feel like siblings, going to the beach on a whim, cooking a fresh meal, and feeding my family are just a few of the things that make me happy. The summer in Santa Cruz is my favorite when the sun is always shining bright. I love to encourage more people to follow their dreams and letting them know that anything is possible. Follow your heart and the universe will always support you.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
Coastline Pilates, This is the only studio I've been to where the workouts are not "cookie-cutter" but rather customized for the group in front of the instructor. This variety keeps the workout fresh and keeps the participants focused and present. Prevents going into "auto-mode". I can count on the workout taking care of my body as it feels that day and the instructors being flexible and knowledgeable enough to be able to create an effective workout. -Paula S.
I love Coastline Pilates because of the quality instructors and its welcoming environment. It's friendly, (humorous, there is always laughter), professional, and non judgmental. -Joanne G.
My favorite thing about Coastline Pilates is the fellowship I feel every time I walk in the door. You all care about your clients and it shows. -Paige L.