Studio Central's Shila Tirabassi graduated from The Juilliard School and danced professionally for 12 years. This gave Shila intimate knowledge of the body's potential for athleticism and injury. When she turned to yoga as a means to offset the aches of dance practice, her experience soon inspired her to earn an instructor certification. Today, Shila teaches her students during small group classes that cover yoga and mat Pilates fundamentals, welcoming visitors of all experience levels to learn balance, posture, and how to breathe through the ears. She takes advantage of Pilates apparatus for her private sessions, which can also focus on ballet barre maneuvers or pre- and post-natal workouts.