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Meet the Instructors

of Body in Balance Studio

All of our instructors and trainers have just one goal in mind – your safety and success. Here at Body in Balance, we hire only the highest qualified, skilled, and certified instructors and personal trainers who are ready to share their love of fitness with you.

Personal training is an individualized workout plan specified for your personal fitness goals and needs. We can help you lose a few of those unwanted pounds, tone up for the summer, strengthen your core for your favorite sport, or even recover from an injury. No matter what your needs, our instructors are here to inspire, lead, and motivate you.

Ali Bodick

Ali Bodick

Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer

Meet Ali Bodick! Ali’s love for movement started when she was a child, playing every sport imaginable. After college (where she played lacrosse for 3 years), Ali became certified in both personal training and group fitness and she’s been in the health and fitness industry ever since. Ali’s wealth of knowledge about all things fitness is incredible! Schedule a private lesson with her today, or register for one of her Pilates classes.

Alysha Oclassen

Alysha Oclassen

Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor

Alysha Beth Oclassen is a dancer, movement instructor, massage practitioner, health advocate, writer, wife, mother, friend, and explorer. Discovering the joy of movement has been a great gift in her life, shaping the way she sees the world and herself within it. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to share what she has learned along her journey while supporting others in theirs.

Alysha’s fascination with bodies moving in space began with dance at the age of 7. She continued her training in Ballet, Jazz and Modern through college, receiving a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle in 2007. Along the way, injury and overuse led her to the Pilates technique and it’s incredible ability to balance, strengthen, and rehabilitate made her an instant devotee. She completed training programs, first in Classical Pilates under the tutelage of Roman Kryzanowska in 2000, and most recently with Balanced Body Pilates® in 2020 and studied with many other incredible teachers from various different styles in between. Alysha is also a graduate from Academy of Somatic Healing Arts, Atlanta, specializing in Neuromuscular and Sports Massage

In addition to Pilates, Alysha is an avid Yoga practitioner. She completed her first 200 hour yoga training in 2011, her 300 hour training in 2016 and graduated from Lara Hiemann’s anatomy based LYT Yoga’s teacher training program in 2020. She is a registered E-RYT 500 YACEP with Yoga Alliance.

Alysha loves blending dance, Pilates and Yoga techniques, tailoring client sessions to each individual and finding new, booty kicking ways to make clients sweat in her dynamic group classes. She loves cheering her clients on as they find their happy place in their own skin and is deeply committed to helping others express their joy.

Amy Erickson

Lyra Instructor, Professional Acrobat/Performer, Aerial Yoga Play Instructor, ElevatED Flexibility Instructor

As a young gymnast, Amy learned to love being upside down. She continued to develop this love over the next ten years as a dedicated yogini.

Her journey led to circus arts in 2013 when she took her first flying trapeze class. From there she accelerated into the world of acrobatics, learning wraps and drops on the aerial silks, spins and contortions on the lyra, and became a flying trapeze instructor. In 2015, with the support of her fitness and yoga instructors, Amy received her Aerial Yoga Play certification.

Amy loves sharing the joy found in Aerial yoga and lyra with her students. She thrives on watching them learn to trust their bodies, to grow in their abilities, and let go of their fears – imparting a newfound courage beneficial in all aspects of their lives.

Celeste Davis

Celeste Davis

Aerial, ElevatED Flexibility

Celeste is a ceaseless creative whose passion for exploring new horizons brought her to Maui from North Carolina.

As a young child, Celeste climbed everything from the ropes of her father’s boat to the kitchen fridge. Always searching for an outlet for her creative energies, she took her first Aerial Silks class right here at Body in Balance in 2016 and was hooked from her very first inversion.

Since then Celeste has gone on to become Aerial Yoga Play Certified and an ElevatED Flexibility instructor. She is finally able to embrace her restless spirit as she expresses her passion through teaching others the circus arts. Celeste finds an exceptional joy in teaching children how to harness their boundless energy into inspiring circus acts.

Chelsea McIntryre

Chelsea McIntryre

Pilates Instructor

Chelsea is one of Body in Balance’s Pilates instructors. Schedule a private lesson with her today, or register for one of her Pilates classes.

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf

Ballet Instructor, Pointe Instructor

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf started dancing with Foy Dance Studio at the age of 3 and has continued to dance ever since. She lost her first tooth in Miss Carolyn Foy’s ballet class. At age 14, she received a full scholarship with City Dance Center in Yuba City, California. She later became an assistant and eventually an instructor with the studio. She has degrees in Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as Arts and Cultures.

Felicia has received training in many different types of dance including ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip hop, swing, salsa, lindy hop, and blues. She met her husband through dance. The two have taught various forms of social dancing both here on the island and on the mainland and can be seen performing in various productions on Maui.

Felicia believes that music and dance are incredibly beneficial to one’s self and well being and is excited to share her passion for both with her students.

Jaidah Terry

Jaidah Terry

Dance

Miss Jaidah Terry, of Makawao, is originally from Illinois. She is a free-lance ballerina with over 11 years experience in dance and fitness. Jaidah began choreographing at age 6, formally training in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and Yoga at 13, and began dancing professionally at 18. She trained with Peoria Ballet Academy, Ballet Chicago, American Ballet Theater, and Alonzo King’s Lines Program. Her professional experience includes dancing with The DanceWright Project, Labayen Dance SF, Peninsula Ballet Theater, David Herrera’s Performance Company, Copious Dance Theater, Naples Ballet, Man Dance Company, and The Quimera Dance Tribe, to name a few. She has a background in early childhood education, personal training, and energy work. She is CPR and First Aid certified with over 10 years teaching experience working with ages 2-102 in Illinois, California, and Maui. Jaidah is a healer. Her knowledge and nurture combined create and environment destined for growth. Her passion is contagious. Dance with a pro. Feel like a pro. Reap the benefits of energy flow!

Jason Wulf

Jason Wulf

Dance Instructor

Jason began dancing at the age of seven and continues his enthusiasm for partner dancing passed on from his parents, professional dance instructors themselves.

Thru the years he has embraced many of the social partnered dances such as Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Salsa, and Argentine Tango. Jason has been recognized by dance instructors and students alike as having the unique ability to teach dancers of all skill levels in a fun and lively setting. He was a co-founder and main instructor for Swing Maui.

Together with his wife and dance partner Felicia, a dance instructor herself, they bring a background rich in dance movement and teach fun, exciting classes that get you up and moving.

Kellie O'Rourke

TRX, MAD Dog Spin, Group Fitness Instructor, Urban Iron, Peak Pilates Mat Instructor, Buti Yoga Instructor

Kellie started her life long love of fitness as a gymnast. Along with a love of movement and competition she learned how great form translates into other sports and activities. In high school she began coaching gymnastics and that sparked her love of teaching. She attended Penn State University to get an undergraduate degree in Biology. There, she began teaching fitness classes at the school gym. Teaching innovative fitness classes became a great love and she continued to teach during Graduate school at University of Pittsburgh.

During grad school she became certified in TRX, spin, and other aerobic classes. She also ran two marathons. After a summer vacation during school she made it her goal to move to Hawaii after graduation. Two weeks after she finished she made Maui her home. She continues to run, cycle, hike with her dog, surf and paddle.

Her new fitness goals:
– Complete her 3rd marathon
– Do a triathlon
– Paddle an ocean channel race in her one-man canoe
– Help others complete their fitness goals!

Kristina Krikes

Kristina Krikes

Certified BASI Pilates Instructor

While studying for her BASI Pilates teacher training in Los Angeles, Kristina was completely unaware of how Pilates would transform her life. She has been practicing and teaching the method for the past 14 years and it has given her experiences, relationships, and expansion that she never could have imagined – so many wonderful teachers and students have been her guiding lights and her own body has been a practice field of how to better exist in a body. Kristina loves sharing her knowledge and experience with anyone willing to dig in and get curious. A lifelong Maui visitor, living in Maui has always been Kristina’s dream and she is finally doing it! She is grateful to do the work she loves in the place she loves most of all.

Kyley Gallagher

Kyley Gallagher

Certified Aerial Lyra, Aerial Yoga, and Mat Yoga Instructor

Kyley, better known as “Indigo Wild” on stage, is a former Las Vegas Showgirl specializing in acrobatics, aerial, and fire performances. While living in Las Vegas she had the opportunity to train with Cirque Du Soleil’s world famous acrobats and is currently certified to teach aerial lyra, aerial yoga, and mat yoga. She now resides in Maui where she continues to share her passion for the movement arts.

Stephanie Falcone

Stephanie Falcone

Certified Pilates Instructor

Stephanie grew up in Potomac, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C. She moved to Nashville, TN in 2009 to attend Vanderbilt University, where she was a Division I swimmer. During the summer of 2010, she was looking for another way to cross-train for swimming and discovered the Pilates Reformer. She quickly fell in love with the workout and realized it was something she wanted to learn to teach. Stephanie completed her Comprehensive Pilates Certification through Balanced Body in September 2011, and her PMA® certification in December 2014.

Stephanie moved to Maui in October 2015 and loves island life. She enjoys teaching Pilates because it is continually challenging and extremely beneficial for the body. It has also helped her through shoulder injuries from many years of competitive swimming. As a result, she has the drive to help others through their athletic injuries. She believes strongly in the power of movement and the importance of physical fitness for both the mind and body.

When not teaching her classes, Stephanie can be found performing as a singer/songwriter and working on paintings for her online Etsy store.

Stephanie Meyers

Stephanie Meyers

STOTT PILATES Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer, YogaFIT Instructor, LTF Pilates Coordinator and Certification, Silver Splash and Silver Sneakers, TRX Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

Stephanie is an artist. Throughout her childhood, she spent time exploring the arts, reading and finding inspiration exploring the outdoors. Her studies include degrees in Advertising, Graphic Design and Interior Design.

During college, she discovered yoga, Pilates and water fitness for personal healing and stress reduction. Health and wellness have become her second passion and has been working in the industry since 2002. Currently, she is studying to complete her master certification with STOTT Pilates and Pilates Method Alliance.

After relocating to Maui in 2012, Stephanie spends free time exploring the island. This includes being active surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, diving, swimming, painting and illustrating children’s books.

Stephanie encourages clients to seek out their passions and embrace activities that help achieve personal interests and fitness goals.

Tasha Ina Church

Tasha Ina Church

Self Defense Instructor

No one wants to be attacked but if it happened, wouldn’t you want to be prepared? Tasha has studied several styles of Japanese martial arts, Tai Chi, and boxing, along with a Warrior Spirit Training by Rocky Balboa’s Trainer, Jeff Alexander.

With 17 years of experience, Tasha is able to pull from her multiple styles to deliver practical self-defense for everyday living. She has owned two empowerment businesses and has the goal to elevate, educate, and advocate for others. Her current business ElleLiveAction (Women Living in Action) is focused on elevating people to their next level. While teaching, Tasha stresses the importance of utilizing moves that are realistic for everyday life scenarios and attire.

The main style Tasha pulls from is Aikido, although she utilizes several styles sharing joint manipulation, joint-locks, and pressure points which can be used in a variety of ways. Her previous business was a women’s empowerment business, focused on self-esteem, body-image, and self-defense training for middle school and high school girls. She created the curriculum and scaled from one school to four in less than three years. Tasha was able to reach over 2000 girls with her empowerment business in Washington state and she hopes to find ways to better support the women and girls on the island of Maui.

Tasha has a wide variety of services including:

  • Self-Defense Trainings, Workshops, Series, and Classes
  • Women’s Empowerment Training
  • Professional & Personal Development Workshops
  • Meditation
  • Anger Work
  • & I.M.Power Inspirational Speaking Events

Additionally, Tasha recently launched her first online self-defense course. This course has 8 classes and each class focused on a different type of attack with several counter attack moves and at-home exercises so that those who want to practice on their own can at their pace. We hope you will join Tasha for one of her sessions and get empowered!

Wendy Savage

Wendy Savage

GroupEx and Pilates Instructor

Wendy’s happy place is in the Pilates studio! After taking her first Pilates class in 2011, she immediately signed up for teacher training, not fully realizing the amazing door she had just walked through. The journey has been so much more rewarding than she had ever anticipated, and she continues to add to her education and certifications every year (that list is getting long!). Wendy is originally from San Diego and she is excited to share her love of pilates with the Body in Balance ohana. Her philosophy is simple – Have Fun! and Own Your Workout!

Yvette Richard

STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, Ballet Instructor

Yvette Richard earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance, Choreography and Education from San Francisco State University in 2000. She danced with EMBAJE Dance Company, performing throughout the bay area and studied with recognized dance educator, Dr. Albirda Rose. Yvette has also practiced Pilates since her college years and became a Stott certified Mat and Reformer instructor in 2008.

Since her move to the islands in 2000, she has performed at various venues on Maui and neighboring islands with renowned choreographers David Ward, Andre Morissette and Koablue Dance Theater. In 2006, she worked as featured aerial acrobat for Mo’olelo Productions theatrical show, Honua’ula at the Marriott, Wailea and spent several years as the resident dance instructor at Island Spirit Yoga. In 2008, she gave birth to her first son, Noah Kai and then Tristan Nalu in 2010 and loves her new role as a mother.

Currently, Yvette is thrilled to be teaching both Pilates Reformer and Kid’s Ballet at Body In Balance.