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Liza Osoteo

Balanced Body® Certified Pilates Instructor

Liza started Pilates more than a decade ago to address her low back pain. She fell in love with the method the moment she did footwork on the Reformer. Pilates resolved her back pain and has kept her pain free since. In 2015, Liza knew she had to make a career change after spending close to 15 years helping college students realize their dreams. She declared 2015 her year of pursuing “wellness and all things that stir her heart.” That year she signed up for Yoga Teacher Training at Asha Yoga, followed by Pilates Comprehensive Training through Balanced Body and Barre training through Barre Above. She now teaches Pilates, yoga and barre.

Liza enjoys helping others cultivate a deep mind-body connection as a result of doing Pilates. She likes to infuse her teaching with a sense of play and finding joy in movement. When she’s not engrossed in Pilates, she frequently indulges in chocolate, Americanos, crossword puzzles and leisurely meals with friends.

Liza has a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MA in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University and is currently part of the Skillful Teaching Mentorship program with Chantill Lopez. You can reach Liza at