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.