Jack Coelho, Owner of Vital Body Studio, holds certifications in Pilates, GYROTONIC® Kundalini yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, and Healing Tao Qigong. He has over 15 years of teaching experience in the field of mind-body fitness. Jack has taught Pilates, GYROTONIC®, Yoga, and Qigong in Portland, Oregon since 2005. Jack directed the Healing Arts program at Maya Tulum Retreat Center in Tulum, Mexico and managed the Mind Body Spirit program at Santa Clarita Athletic Club in Los Angeles, California. He has taught at numerous athletic clubs, including the Los Angeles Athletic Club, and the Multnomah Atheltic Club, as well as retreat centers, and studios throughout Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest. His experience as teacher and practitioner of Pilates, GYROTONIC®, Yoga, and Qigong have cultivated in him a deep recognition of the role of vital energy, called "prana" or "Qi", in promoting long term health and vitality. In addition to the many practical benefits of all of the systems he teaches, it is this deeper awareness that he seeks to assist others in recognizing and enhancing through his teaching.
Since 2004, Fe Dolor has been teaching Pilates in studios, corporate fitness centers, and community colleges in the Portland metro area. She left Portland a little over 2 years ago to teach in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
She has an evolved approach to Pilates instruction that goes beyond a list followed through in a specific order. By focusing on the goals of her clients and taking into account the uniqueness of everyone's bodies, she is able to find creative solutions to meet everyone's needs. As someone that has struggled with scoliosis, she is a testament to the power and effectiveness of Pilates.
Aside from Pilates, she also does running, cycling, hiking, yoga, and volunteer work.
Pamela has lived in Sellwood for over 20 years with her husband and their two daughters. In her words, “I am a Fitness Trainer who believes that we all need a fitness regime that we can adhere to for a lifetime; because that is what we have, a lifetime to remain functional and happy. During junior college I taught aerobics classes and decided to turn fitness into a career decision.
I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Fitness Management degree. I have since been a Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor; teaching classes that include Fit Camp Portland, Indoor Cycling, The Lift, X-Training and SeniorSneakers, to name a few. I have developed a circuit type workout called “F.I.T” (Functional Interval Training) that includes multi-joint movement as well as balance and cardio for the busy, focused individual that likes to get the most out of the minutes invested in their workout.
Over the years I’ve enjoyed running a few marathons, the Hood to Coast, Portland to Coast, Dragon Boat races, and even a snow shoe race. I love hiking with my family as well as putting on a wets suit and getting on a boogie board at the coast. My philosophy is that one should be fit enough to pursue any activity that one wishes; to be able to peruse desired activities with confidence, and to have a little extra physical strength, balance and endurance for insurance.”
Monica Psomas’ enthusiasm for health and beauty has led her to become a licensed massage therapist, licensed aesthetician and certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokenisis® instructor. In serving you she integrates 30 years of personal Iyengar practice and extensive training in Anusara yoga principles. Monica believes in the development of a strong foundation as a means to create freedom of movement and believes this approach to be essential for a healthy mind body and spirit. From a young age Monica’s passion guided her to dedicate her life to learning, applying and sharing the universal wisdom of healing arts.
My interest and passion has been to research methods and techniques that can be used as tools in overcoming physical and emotional challenges in daily life.
My training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique was completed in 2010 after three years (1,600 hours) of study at the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique-OCAT (Portland,OR - USA) which is recognized by the American Association of The Alexander Technique (AmSAT).
I hold Bachelors degrees in Social Communication from University Center of Brasilia and Technical degree in Contemporary Dance in Brazil from School of Angel Vianna.
Before going through this training, I dedicated myself for many years to the re-educational movement ﬁeld, to dance and to Pilates. I am member of the Alexander Technique American Association (AmSAT-USA), the Alexander Technique Brazilian Association (ABTA-Brazil) and I am "Friend" of The Society of Teacher of The Alexander Technique (STAT-UK).
I look forward to working with you!