My Story

I have always been very connected to the body both scientifically and intuitively. 

I was first introduced to Pilates 20 years ago when I had developed carpal tunnel. 

From my very first Pilates session I knew it was a good fit for me, my body, and my life philosophy. It was low impact, personal, and never boring. Can you relate? I hate being bored when it comes to workouts. 

In 2004, I decided I wanted to become a Pilates instructor. I opened my own studio in Santa Monica and have watched thousands of bodies transform before my very eyes. 

My fitness journey certainly did not end there. 


In 2017, I completed my Yoga Teacher Training certification. And decided to combine my expertise of Pilates and my love of yoga to help train your body to become strong and flexible and put your mind at ease. 


When I am not teaching and working out, I am meditating, playing in the ocean, laughing with my boyfriend and friends, and feeling great about life!

My Approach

I have a very holistic and intuitive approach to the way I teach. I can read your body and make sure we are always concentrating on the areas that need attention. 

You may come to me to build strength, lose weight, feel better about yourself... whatever your goal, I help you transform. 


The idea is that the practice doesn't end the moment you turn off your video. I am teaching you to learn how to LISTEN to your body on and off your mat. 


Many of my clients tell me they hear my voice through out the day, reminding them to tighten their core, to breath, to slooooooow down.  When we work together, you learn tools to live a better life BETWEEN sessions. 


Getting you out of fight or flight and create a moving meditation. 


Connecting Mind. Body. Spirit. 


So, friend, what is your body telling you? 

Is it saying it needs some love and attention? Let’s give it some.

Let's Get Moving

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Terms & Policies 

Cancellation and liability: 


Cancellation Policy:  I have a very strict 24 hour cancellation policy.  If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours before your appointed time or you will be responsible for paying for the session.  


There are no exceptions to this policy. 


Liability:  Your agreement to a session means that you agree to the following:  I understand that I have enrolled in a program of strenuous physical activity including but not limited to body-conditioning on the mat/machinery used during my Pilates/Yoga workouts.  


I hereby absolve Mia Reynoso from any responsibility for injuries I might sustain while practicing Pilates/Yoga/Exercise of body conditioning or any actions learned with, or by Mia Reynoso. 


I hereby release for myself, Mia Reynoso from any claims, demands and causes of actions arising from my participation in an exercise program.  


Agreement to this cancellation and liability information will act as your continued agreement to all ensuing sessions, whether in person, via ZOOM, Skype, FaceTime, or any other video conferencing tool. 


Questions or Concerns:  Please contact me at with any questions or concerns you might have. 

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