Welcome to Aligned Pilates Studio
We are excited about what makes people passionate about life and want to help them achieve their goals by finding ways to bring out their best. We teach people to move properly by increasing their strength, flexibility and alignment so they can live life without pain.
Juliana FabioCo-Owner, PMA- CPT, MSW
Juliana, co-owner, is interested in what people are passionate about in life. She works to help them achieve their goals by finding ways to bring out their best. She is a PMA certified pilates instructor and Runity Master Trainer running coach. She began practicing Pilates almost two decades ago to alleviate chronic back pain. Pilates changed her life and her body for the better. She has been teaching Pilates for several years and is a Polestar Pilates and BASI (Body Arts and Sciences International) certified pilates teacher. She specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as working with chronically injured runners. A masters degree in social work from NYU and time spent as a family therapist provide Juliana insight into the emotional as well as physical nature of fitness training.
Karen Burka first became acquainted with the GYROTONIC® EXPANSION SYSTEM in 1995 while doing her Pilates training at LongBeach Dance Conditioning in California. As a Dancer with scoliosis, she found that it enabled her to move and keep her body alignedand healthy. Karen is a Pre Trainer in Gyrotonic, and Gyrokinesis, and certified on all of the GYROTONIC equipment. Karen has a degree in Sports Medicine from San Diego State University and danced with Santa Monica College’s Touring Company in Europe. She also teaches Pilates, Yoga (specializing with children), and is a certified Pranassage practitioner which involves passively stretching people into yoga poses.
Lindsay Chaffin, MPT
Lindsay has been a Santa Barbara resident since 2005. She was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario and moved from Canada to Camarillo, CA at the age of 10. After sustaining a soccer injury and undergoing ACL reconstruction at the age of 15, Lindsay pursued a career in Physical Therapy. She attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she obtained her BS in Kinesiology in 2002. She went on to study at Cal State Northridge and earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. She has been practicing locally as an orthopedic manual physical therapist for the past decade.
After having a little girl in January of 2015, Lindsay has shifted her focus to being a mom and working privately with clients. Her passion continues to be educating people on strengthening and caring for their bodies for the purpose of injury recovery/prevention, and overall wellness. She also loves working with prenatal and postpartum women and assisting them with changes during and after pregnancy to achieve a strong, healthy body. Lindsay obtained her Pilates certification from Polestar Pilates International in 2016 to further her knowledge in using the Pilates method for rehabilitative purposes.
Jennifer Warner Grey
California Licensed Massage Practitioner & Licensed Cosmetologist
I have been doing bodywork for over 16 years. I received my initial training at the Mueller School of Holistic Studies back in 2000 and have continued my studies at the World School of Massage in San Francisco as well as at Esalen down in Big Sur, California. After taking a break from bodywork for about 3 years...I found my way back in February of 2009 and decided to start a new business which would also incorporate skincare. I knew that skincare would be a natural addition to my services, allowing me to pamper and educate individuals about the largest organ on our bodies, so that they can not only feel good but look good too!
I specialize in swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massage modalities. My style is soothing and nurturing yet i have the strength to work on the deep knots that ail many people in the upper back, shoulder and neck areas (hot packs are used to help loosen up congested areas if desired).
Jan Fonseca Mclaughlin
Jan Fonseca Mclaughlin was introduced to pilates studying ballet as a teenager by NewYork City Ballet Dancer Irene Larson who had trained with Joe Pilates. With over thirty years as a dancer and Ballet and Jazz teacher, Jan realized that with pilates training she gained increased strength, flexibility and body awareness that allowed her to move efficiently in all aspects of her life. Jan completed her Polestar Comprehensive Pilates for Rehabilitation Teacher Training in 2016 and has been instructing Pilates mat, group reformer and private classes to dancers, surfers, golfers and non-athletes of various ages and abilities. In addition to pilates she completed her yoga teaching training with Samadhi-yoga in Seattle Wa., OOV Fundamentals with Daniel Valdivia and CoreFitness Roller Conditioning Intensive. She strives to create a non-threatening environment in which people can realign and heal themselves.
Michele Hulse Pearson
Michele Hulse Pearson has completed the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course and began teaching at the Aligned Pilates Studio in 2016. Michele comes from a dance background . She is a former professional ballet dancer and is a registered and certified teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance UK in addition to being on the Panel of Examiners for the Academy.
Michele very much enjoys working with Pilates clients of all ages and levels of experience in helping them to achieve their personal best through movement, strength building, postural alignment and all of the numerous physical health benefits that Pilates training provides.
In addition to teaching at Aligned Pilates Michele is also an instructor for State Street Ballet’s Professional Track Program.
Gaelle Laurent Calleja
Having practiced a lot of gymnastic during my childhood, I have always been interested and amazed by what our body can do and how it constantly learns! When I discovered Pilates back in 2005 I knew I will be passionate about it.
I love everything Pilates brought to my life. It impacts every aspect of your body, mind and overall the way you feel! I am so grateful to have discover Pilates and to have join Aligned Pilates in Santa Barbara.
I am BASI mat certified (2010) and finishing the Polestar studio certification (2017).I have lived and taught Pilates in the US, France, China and Hong Kong. Originally from France, I actually live in Santa Barbara with my husband and my 2 kids.
Hope to see you soon at Aligned Pilates!