Sophia Thorsen

Oakland, CA 94611

Sophia’s goal is to give each person she works with a better understanding of how their unique body works, along with the skills they will need to take ownership of their physical well-being. “It’s a wonderful thing to watch a client use the Pilates Method to become stronger and more agile, and see them experience movement from a place of joy, rather then pain or frustration.”

Sophia has had the good fortune to work with a wide range of people over the years: Athletes, dancers, women who are pregnant and postpartum, those rehabilitating from injuries and surgery, as well as people with chronic conditions such as Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, and scoliosis. While her training and foundation are solidly classical, she strives to meet each client as an individual, and remain fluid to their unique strengths and challenges.

Sophia graduated from the Advanced Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. in 2001, and has continued to find inspiration from continuing education with Amy Alpers, Rachel Segel, Debra Kolwey, Leah Wecksler, Kim Haroche, Cara Reeser, Amy Lange, Mimi Berger and Dean Juhan. She has also completed The Pilates Center Masters Program, and the Balanced Body Passing The Torch Mentorship Program with Amy Alpers. In 2017, Sophia became a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program. Sophia is also a Level I practitioner of NeuroKinetic Therapy.

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About Me


Certifications / Trainings

The Pilates Center - Advanced Teacher Training Program

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Sophia's Locations

Montclair Village Pilates

2071 Antioch Ct. Suite #203
Oakland, CA 94611

Additional Information


$80.00 / hr, Packages are available for private sessions

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • The Pilates Center Masters Program
  • The Pilates Center Host Advisor
  • Balanced Body Passing the Torch

Languages Spoken




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