Tabitha has been doing Pilates on a weekly basis for the past 3 years. Her motivating motto is, “This is the one body I get to have, so I have to do the best I can with it.” Tabitha is STOTT certified. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes providing participants a challenging experience through very intentional movement.
Megan is physical therapist at an outpatient clinic in Redmond, where she specializes in Women’s Health conditions and dancer rehabilitation. She is a certified STOTT pilates instructor and has over has over 3 years experience teaching. In her free time she enjoys all that outdoor recreation that living in the PNW offers.
Lisa is new to West Seattle, she comes to us from California where she owned her own fitness business, raised her son & was originally introduced to Pilates. She attended the Pilates/Dance Conditioning Instructor Certificate of Achievement program at Orange Coast College. She graduated from Orange Coast with honors and received a certificate to teach Pilates in 2016. Her continued pilates education includes, Polestar Comprehensive Teacher Training, Konnector Teacher Training and OOV Fundamentals Course. Lisa is dedicated to inspiring people to exercise and be active. Her goal is to make a difference in someone’s life every day through her instruction.
Amanda has been an exercise enthusiast since high school. She has a Masters degree in Sociology, Criminology & Law and attended law school in Chicago. Back to back pregnancies left Amanda immobile and the rehabilitation led her to Pilates. Amanda is a trained STOTT Pilates instructor, Pilates Suspension Method instructor, a certified Pregnancy and Post-Partum exercise specialist, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer & NASM Corrective Exercise certified.
Uraina moved to the PNW from Florida in 2004 to pursue her Stott Pilates certification at Bodycenter Studios and to follow her lifelong passion in dance. In addition to teaching at Bodycenter for 15 years, she also trained at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Movement Systems Physical Therapy. Whether working with professional athletes, those that are recovering from injury, or those that claim low strength and awareness, Uraina loves tailoring workouts that uniquely fit each individual’s needs.
Melina is a trained STOTT Pilates instructor who was introduced to Pilates at 15 to help re-strengthen and stabilize her body after knee surgery and has used it to rehabilitate injuries ever since. Her practice emphasizes breath, alignment, and mindful movement to enhance the mind-body connection of Pilates. Melina loves to paint and draw, and is often hiking or paddleboarding with her boyfriend and their adventure pup, Nymeria.
Lenisa is a STOTT Pilates trained instructor. Her fascination with movement led her to earn a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee. She discovered Pilates in 2012 after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back pain. She found that Pilates not only alleviated her pain, but also improved her posture, strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness. When Lenisa is not practicing Pilates, she enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing and spending time with her husband, two dogs and their newborn.
Kateryna is a licensed physical therapist and a certified Pilates instructor. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. In 2016 she completed her STOTT Pilates certification through Bodycenter Studios in Seattle and has since been incorporating pilates based exercise into her treatment approach. Kateryna is passionate about movement and strongly believes in the lifelong benefits of pilates. She lives and works in West Seattle, where she owns her own physical therapy practice, Bend & Stretch Physical Therapy. Kateryna loves sharing her passion for mindful movement with the local community.
Arden brings two-decades of experience to her Pilates classes which includes aspects of modern dance, yoga, and functional strength training. She hopes to encourage balance, posture and mobility. Above all else she hopes to inspire people to be kind to their bodies, no matter how simple or challenging a move is. Originally from San Diego, CA, Arden graduated from UCLA with a double-major in English Literature and Dance. A year after graduating, she realized she missed the movement dance brought to her daily life, and so she enrolled in a teaching program at Pilates Sports Center. When she’s not teaching or dancing, you can find Arden hanging out with her cats Moonstone and Stardust, or painting.
Kara Krause, MA, NTP – Founder, Owner & Operator
Kara created Innate Vitality from a personal mission to assist health seekers in their pursuit of health at any level. Nutrition & movement feeds her soul! Kara is a STOTT certified Pilates instructor and a Certified Nutritional Therapist. She loves watching participants develop their strength and see their hunger for movement and healthy eating abound! She manages Innate Vitality remotely from Montana.