"As long as there is love in movement, we shall never grow old."
The West LA Pilates Studio that Says “You’ve Come to the Right Place”
Led by Risa Sheppard, one of the world’s most sought-after Pilates instructors, Sheppard Method Pilates provides an unforgettable, welcoming place where you can achieve physical, emotional, and mental balance and stability. By placing an emphasis on Classical Pilates and the ever-important mind, body, soul connection, our clients work on themselves as a whole, rather than just the physical being. In every class, we strive to perfect body control to achieve true and complete body balance. With small class sizes and passionate teachers in every class, you’ll feel right at home from the moment you enter our studio doors.
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Mindful Movement: Heal Your Back Pain with BAM Therapy
by Dr. David Tannenbaum D.C. & Risa Sheppard
In this book, Risa Sheppard and Dr. David Tannenbaum present guidelines on how to incorporate spiritual mentalities and gentle exercise therapy for those who seek to heal their body naturally, without resorting to drugs or invasive surgeries. They believe that constricted minds create constricted bodies, and in turn, open minds create open, fluid, free-moving bodies.
I followed the 4 workshops held by Risa Sheppard at World Pilates. It was a fantastic weekend, a full immersion in what Pilates is in its most holistic part. Risa is an exceptional woman, not only on a professional level but also on a human one. Not least was her assistant Sarah Miller, very nice and cheerful! A very positive credit obviously also goes to World Pilates and to Luana and Antonio who organized everything in the best way--with precision and a lot of hospitality--qualities that characterize them! I'm happy to have participated and to have brought home a great wealth of knowledge!
The Sheppard Method is a perfect compliment to chiropractor care. It helps strengthen and stabilize the back and joints to help keep the body in alignment. I have been referring my patients to Risa for the last 20 years.
I really want to thank World Pilates for this great opportunity to meet and listen to Risa Sheppard during her fantastic workshop! I want to thank Risa for her precious teachings and for the passion she transmits in her teaching lessons. Thank you so much. She is a great source of inspiration for all of us!
Risa's been a great cohost on our shows. She is dedicated to her profession and exudes warmth and sincerity.
Elaine and Jack LaLanne
Anybody can work out. But Risa Sheppard's unique fitness method offers not only a physical exercise program specifically designed for us, but also an effective method for reducing stress.
Cecilia and James Earl Jones
I love to go to Sheppard Method Pilates. I get a great workout - Risa even rubs the knots out of my shoulders. Her method makes me feel more fluid and helps take the kinks out of my back, shoulders, even my hands. I feel better all over after a session. I highly recommend her.
I have a chronic back problem, and Risa's tailor-made program has seen me through the worst. I've come through stronger and pain free. She is a natural born healer.
I have trained with Risa for many years and recommend her Sheppard Method to everyone.