Deandra has been teaching Pilates and GYROTONIC® for over 12 years, having completed her Pilates training with Marie-Jose Blom and her GYROTONIC® training with Lisa-Marie Goodwin Rice. She was initially drawn to Pilates and GYROTONIC® as a dancer seeking supplemental conditioning. Deandra’s desire to teach grew out of her love for these progressive forms of exercise, both of which resemble dance in their emphasis on technique and fluid movement. Her attention to proper bio-mechanics as well as her extensive knowledge of the body make her a unique teacher in her field. Through years of experience working with a variety of different bodies, Deandra has developed the ability to identify muscular and energetic imbalances, thereby working with each client to strengthen or open the body where needed. She is a Certified Massage Therapist as well as an avid yoga practitioner, having completed an in depth yoga teacher training under Saul David Raye in 2005.
Deandra obtained her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition to operating her studio, she has a psychotherapy private practice where she treats teens, individual adults, and couples and specializes in working with eating disorders. For more information on psychotherapy services please visit www.deandralee.com.