To provide a community venue for lovers of movement,
to come together to learn, grow, enjoy and find health and well-being.
Our pilates, barre and garuda program includes tuition in matwork and use of equipment, with a particular focus on tailoring classes to individual needs. Our studio offers a range of equipment including Reformers, Wunda Chair, Wall Tower, Ped-a-Pole and various small apparatus for an all body workout. Classes are suitable for dancers and other athletes wanting to enhance their performance, those rehabilitating from injury, as well as for women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby.
Classes are held 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, for all age groups and levels.
Helping my clients achieve their goals, whether it be functional pain free movement, or excelling in their physical goals, is my pleasure and joy. I look forward to welcoming you to the studio.
Lisa Peresan - School Principal / Director
Advanced Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice
Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management
Certificate IV in Dance Tuition (Classical & Jazz)
Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training
First Aid Certificate
Lisa has had a life long involvement and passion for movement. She originally trained and worked as a professional dancer. She opened DJAZZEX Dance and Pilates in 1994 and ran the business for 23 years until 2017.
In 2005 she applied for and won a scholarship to become a Certificate IV Pilates Instructor with Pilates International. She completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice in 2008 and her Advanced Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice in 2010. Lisa has completed specialist training in conditioning for dance as well as a mentorship program with Karen Clippenger MSPE, Professor at Long Beach University. She has also undertaken further training with Paula Baird Colt, conditioning expert with the Australian Ballet.
Lisa is passionate about the benefits of movement for the body and spirit. She believes you can always improve in what you do and continues to study to improve her knowledge, skills and qualifications as a teacher of Dance and Pilates. She holds a current first aid Certificate and is VETAB Accredited to teach Ballet and Jazz to Certificate IV Dance Performance Studies or HSC studies. She is a member of Ausdance www.ausdance.com.au, Australian Dance Vision www.adv.org.au and the Pilates Alliance Australasia.
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar)
Certificate IV Mat Instruction (Polestar)
Certificate IV Classical Dance
After sustaining a workplace injury in 2009, Monica turned to Pilates as a method of rehabilitation. She was so convinced by the evidence of the method under Lisa’s instruction that she decided to become an instructor.
Motivated by increased performance and strength, Monica continues her professional development and education incorporating fitness training including barre method, cardio mat and TRX Crankit straps. Monica is passionate in delivery of her knowledge and encouragement as a “movement technician”. She believes that everybody can move better and be stronger, and that these fundamental practices lead to increased wellbeing.
Clare has been teaching hatha, yin and meditation classes and courses throughout the northern beaches for the last 8 years.
Her students are the main reason she loves teaching. She believes it’s an exchange of not only guiding but also listening. Clare finds it so rewarding to see the positive changes. She’s told by her students that she “keeps it real”.
Clare looks forward to meeting and getting to know you.
Fumi is in a perfect position to provide nutritional advice and support for our dancers and movement lovers. Fumi is an accredited dietitian (APD) and an experienced ballet trainer, currently finishing her Diploma in Pilates.
With her knowledge and life-long involvement in food and dance, Fumi will provide you with the latest evidence-based strategies and practical skills to improve your performance, life and wellbeing.
Fumi has also suffered food allergies and intolerance herself, so she understands the pain and challenges you face when it comes to dealing with such “food problems”. She is passionate about helping others that suffer the same, and is always updating her knowledge and practice in this complex area of food and body interaction, so you are assured you get all the professional support you need.
And most importantly, there is no food-shaming or body-shaming in Fumi’s practice. All bodies are respected. All food is respected. There is no judgement involved in the practice because everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect, and that is how quality of life and performance improves.
Fumi is available for Nutritional consults on a Monday evening.
My physio told me my knees are very much improved and are similar to those much younger than me!Christine from Davidson
Pilates has taught me to cope with injuries.”L Green
I have had less shoulder and back pain so my quality of life is better.”N Morris
Whenever I finish a Pilates equipment class I walk taller, more flexibly and always lighter in body and spirit. Lisa and her amazing expertise and knowledge of the body as well her fabulous ability to be with you in your moment of pain or discomfort means you just feel so much better after your time with her.”Jenny
Lisa fixed by back pain!Su from Balgowlah
As a Phyisiotherapist, I believe Pilates is essential for many people in maintaining and promoting core stability and preventing many injuries.S Pinner
It has improved my health and well-being.”V Chen
It has been pivotal in my recovery for a sacro-iliac join injury and maintaining my physical capacity since.”Dr Pinner