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New Classes!

Pilates Mat Class

New location TBA

Tuesdays at 5:30pm

Register here!


New Body! Pilates:

Discover Your Core Power: Radiance From Within

*For Pilates beginners, enthusiasts & professionals

Meet yourself on the mat in a whole new way! With Pilates pioneer and Master Teacher, Jennifer Kries as your guide, you will cultivate powerful core strength and discover your inner radiance. Focusing on breathing, alignment, and dynamic, flowing movement, Jennifer will provide you with the tools to create a “new body” as you access more energy and vitality.

Jennifer’s unique approach to Classical Pilates will help you to sculpt your beautiful body by improving strength and stamina, increasing overall flexibility, and toning every muscle for a feeling of total fitness.


Topics in this training include:

  • Breathing
  • The navel-to-spine connection
  • Effortless effort
  • The principle of opposition
  • Economy of movement
  • Centering
  • Dynamic rhythm and flow

Join Jennifer for a dynamic movement experience designed to empower you in ways you never imagined and transform you from the inside out!

Recommended viewing Jennifer Kries, New Body! Pilates Beginner, New Body! Pilates II & New Body! Pilates III.

Note This is a class for strong, healthy bodies.

Come prepared to work and to sweat!


The Group Class Schedule:

New Schedule TBA

Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Flow

An energizing, flow yoga class that blends the best of Hatha and Kundalini styles with Yin Yoga.

Beginning with an enlivening, heating sequence to help you to reduce stress, enhance flexibility, strengthen and condition your entire body, the class winds down with bliss-inducing Yin Yoga and meditation. Harmonize and balance your subtle energy system, “juice your joints” and free your mind, with this life-changing, cooling practice that has people singing in the streets about its miraculous benefits!


New Schedule TBA

Yin Yoga: Go Deep, Open & Energize

Replenish, revive, balance and restore.

Get to know your inner emotional landscape with this profound mind-body “un-workout.” Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open and harmonize the “meridians,” or energy pathways in the body, helping you to quietly collect and gather your “chi,” your life force. Yin yoga is a “cool” calming, restorative practice that literally helps you to recharge your batteries. Liberate the body’s chronic holding patterns, relieve pain, restore youthful joint mobility, and literally lubricate the joints, recapturing the ease and freedom of movement you used to have as a child. Leave feeling refreshed, deeply calm and energized at the same time.

To read more, click here

To register, please email us at each time you wish to attend, and include your phone number.

Class fee is $20, and as the classes are semi-private, (Maximum 10 people) reservations are required.

~All levels welcome

~Cash or Check only on the day of the class, or purchase here online

~24 Hours notice of cancellation is required


Weekend Winter Retreats

Weekend Winter Retreats

February 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 17, 18 & 19



I held these wonderful weekend “urban retreats” this past Fall, they were so popular, that I had to do a reprisal this Winter!

Here’s how they work: You can schedule either as an individual, or as a group of two or more, and book a block of hours on one, two, or three days consecutively to cover absolutely any aspect of the Pilates or Waking Energy syllabus you feel you would like to work on- anything from sessions on your own body to deepen your understanding of the work, to Q&A sessions about the whys and wherefores of the work, stand-alone sessions of Yin Yoga or the Qigong Self-massage, Pilates hands-on techniques, to mat work, to the beginner exercises, scoliosis variations, advanced work, absolutely anything your heart desires and your body needs.

The weekends can also include a combination of private sessions for your body, as well as syllabus and teaching work, something I know that many of you have experienced with me already; and remember: it is SO important to give back to yourself when you are giving so much to others.

In the past, many of you have turned these weekends into a kind of “urban spa retreat” with a girlfriend, which I highly recommend having done such things myself.

On each of the designated days and weekends that are currently open, that full Friday, Saturday and Sunday will all be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those of you who would like to schedule.

The hourly rate for these weekends is $125 and last Fall, these sessions went very fast, so I recommend booking yours early.

Last Fall, these sessions went very fast, so I recommend booking yours early!

Retreats with Jennifer

Retreats with Jennifer

Pilates on Park
4201 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103



Create your dream day or full weekend and focus on the modality of your choice: Pilates, Yoga or Waking Energy.

Design your own session with Jennifer and book as an individual, or organize an outing with a good friend, or a group!

These sessions are open to everyone from beginners to professionals.


~All levels are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.


The Retreat Sessions can be anything you feel you would like to work on:

  • Private sessions on your own body for total body conditioning and strengthening to deepen and refine your understanding of the work: Pilates, Yoga or Waking Energy
  • For Teachers: Q&A sessions about the whys and wherefores of the work
  • Stand-alone sessions of Yin Yoga or the Qigong Self-massage Series from Waking Energy
  • For Pilates professionals: hands-on techniques, mat work, beginner exercises, scoliosis variations, advanced work
  • Private or Duet Pilates on the apparatus, for strength training, or injury rehabilitation 

To schedule your session times, please email Studio Director, Kim Wells: 

The Hands-On Workshop: Health, Communication & Healing Through Touch

The Hands-On Workshop: Health, Communication & Healing Through Touch


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Mighty Pilates
3654 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

October 25th, 2011, Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Health, Communication & Healing through Touch

In this exciting Pilates workshop, you will be presented with the tools to assist you in becoming a skillful hands-on practitioner. You will learn how touch can greatly enhance your communication as well as the effectiveness of the exercises you already know.




The Making of Hot Body Cool Mind



Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreats

Let Jennifer be your guide as you meet yourself on the mat! Get acquainted with your body’s capabilities and untapped resources in these exciting, transformative retreats. 
Note that all Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle retreat programs can be tailored to suit your facility or corporation and can be presented in a variety of formats: The two hour master class, three day workshop or week-long extended program. 
Jennifer offers a wide variety of retreats that foster integrated wellness and teach you how to move closer to a lifestyle that enhances your every day and inspires you to manifest greater possibilities in your life. 
Jennifer’s Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreats are held in both the US and abroad. Retreats are either geared towards an immersion in a single modality, or a combination thereof, such as The Life Force Power Workout, Jennifer’s unique synthesis of the elements that comprise her groundbreaking series, a daily sampling of “The Life Force Flow,” including Waking Energy (energizing Chi-Gong, the 5 Tibetans and Yin Yoga) with Pilates, Yoga and Dance. 
Restore * Recharge * Renew 
Give yourself the gift of an immersion in any mind-body discipline or combination of disciplines of your choosing that helps you to recharge, rejuvenate and enrich your life. 
Jennifer’s Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreats are available in: 
Waking Energy: The unique combination of qigong, the 5 Tibetans and Yin Yoga
Dance: Ballet or Jazz
Yin Yoga
Take time away from the everyday. Leave the “grind” behind. Open yourself to the profoundly transformative environment you’ll find on one of Jennifer’s Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreats. Give yourself the gift of time away from your life. Immerse yourself in breath and movement and energy … Find yourself again. Rediscover yourself, recharge, renew and rejuvenate. Introduce yourself to modalities that will enliven, soothe and inspire. Leave your over-scheduled, stress-filled existence behind-focus on what really matters and learn to cultivate life force energy to heal and empower your body, mind and spirit! 
Main Entry: 1re-treat 
Pronunciation: riˈtrēt
Function: noun 
Etymology: Middle English retret, from Anglo-French retrait, from past participle of retraire to withdraw, from Latin retrahere 
  • a place of privacy or safety, refuge
  • an act or process of withdrawing, especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable
  • a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director.
An Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreat can either be a time of solitude or a community experience. Retreats are often conducted at rural or remote locations, either privately, or at a retreat center. 
The term retreat has several related meanings, all of which share the notion of temporarily removing oneself from one’s usual environment in order to become immersed in a particular subject matter. A retreat can be taken for reasons related to spirituality, stress, health, lifestyle, or ecological concerns. More and more, organizations hold retreats to focus staff members on key issues such as strategic planning, enhancing communication and collaboration, problem-solving and creative thinking. 
Studies have shown that change happens optimally when the body is presented with consistent conditions, a kind of “comfort zone” of repetition. The body and mind then work together given that familiar “challenge” and the body can more successfully respond to the familiar stimuli and evolve. The result is that you start to inhabit your best personal self– and the outward reflection of your inner victories and efforts is the beautiful shape you were always intended to have! 
All of Jennifer’s Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreats provide a focused opportunity to learn and strengthen practices which can lead us to a “shift in perception,’ thereby changing our relationship with life and the world around us, leading us to discover our deeper nature where we can find greater peace and well-being. The body is the most powerful and immediate “inroad” to change, and the retreats are the perfect vehicle to help you move forward! 
Offered on location at your corporate headquarters or at other beautiful and inspiring destinations, Jennifer’s Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreats mean highly personalized, specific cueing and instruction from a master instructor for your body and your needs, insuring that you learn proper alignment, breathing techniques and a way to move safely and securely toward your goals. 
Mark your progress and see more immediate results in an intimate, nurturing, inspiring environment where you are seen, acknowledged and encouraged! 
Create the opportunity to witness your own transformation by dedicating yourself to a consistent ritual of self-care and growth! An Integrated Wellness and Lifestyle Retreat with Jennifer, fitness and lifestyle expert, gives you the opportunity to go deeper and refine your practice while in the company of a few, like-minded others. Cultivate boundless energy, peace of mind and confidence! When you dedicate yourself to YOU, the rewards are endless …





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Private Training

Private Training

Now you have access to the work that is charged with a vital energy which flows from the founder, Jennifer Kries, professional dancer, movement scientist, anatomist, long-time follower of the work of Joseph Pilates and devotee of eastern philosophy. The Studio offers the finest in Pilates private, semi-private and group instruction, featuring the specialized, state of the art equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, Vinyasa Yoga, inspired by the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini schools, and Waking Energy, Jennifer’s unique synthesis of energizing Chi-Gong, the 5 Tibetans and Yin Yoga.

Pilates One-on-One Training
Lengthen and strengthen all of the muscles of your body in a one-on-one session that is tailored to suit your needs. Enhance your flexibility and build exceptional core strength utilizing highly specialized equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. Rehabilitate or strength train. Superlative pre and post-natal conditioning. Remarkably effective in the treatment of scoliosis and other physical injuries and imbalances. Working on Pilates equipment is both empowering and inspiring, and results are immediate! 
Increase your endorphin production through a boosted momentum and an elevated aerobic capacity. Enliven your spirit and be the artist that sculpts the shape you were intended to have. Dedicate your time and effort to the most important person in your life—yourself. Be the architect of your destiny and start with the body you were gifted with—your home. Create a taller, slimmer, more elegant, more graceful, more capable, more powerful body, greater peace of mind and a light and joyful spirit!
Pilates Philosophy and Benefits
Pilates exercises make people more aware of their bodies. It helps to improve alignment and breathing and increases efficiency of movement. The focus is on the center of the body—the “powerhouse,” or the “corset muscles,” also known as the stabilizing core muscles of the torso, which support the spine. The beauty of the technique is that you can do it according to your own fitness level and as you gain strength, the challenge increases. Pilates exercises are gentle, progressive, and performed slowly with good postural alignment at all times; challenging enough for the super-fit, yes, but also gentle enough for pregnant women and the elderly. 
On a spiritual level, the workout is concerned with the process itself. You learn to focus on the present moment and the movement itself rather than the outcome. This is a workout, a regime similar to yoga that promotes consciousness and facilitates evolution and self-transformation. 
The subtle magic of Pilates is that the work grows as you do. You rise to higher and higher levels as your self-awareness and experience deepen. As you gain insight and as your actual physical strength increases, the work refines and redefines itself. Pilates is a unique, refreshing approach that sees our physical activity as a way to restore total oneness with ourselves and create harmony with our body, mind and spirit; under this notion, exercise becomes the means to experiencing a personal potential greater than the physical skills themselves. Every movement emanates from the center, which is also our emotional core, and the exercises truly help to “center” you. When you learn the advantage of paying attention to the energy, flow and rhythms in your exercises and see how pushing or forcing is counterproductive, you begin to apply this notion to the rest of your life. When you center your attention in the moment and act in harmony with time, you experience inner peace and fulfillment. By staying in the present, you can do less, yet gain more; paradoxically, you create more personal power and energy enabling you to have a greater influence over the outcome both in your sessions and long after you leave the studio. *Private Sessions in Yoga, Waking Energy and Yin Yoga are also available upon request.
Private Training Modalities
The classical Mat work conditioning regime created by Joseph Pilates that builds unmatched core strength and enhances flexibility of body and mind. Learn to workout smarter, rather than harder; sculpt your body with the fewest repetitions and the greatest focus and control. The emphasis on “core muscles” (i.e.. abdominals, back extensors, shoulder stabilizers, and buttocks) can improve posture and reduce back pain. Other benefits range from increased muscle tone and flexibility, deepening of breathing patterns, enhanced body awareness, and increased efficiency of movement. We occasionally incorporate the “Pilates Toys”— Magic Circle, Sculpting Series and PhysioBall in our group mat for added challenge and variety. 
Heating, stimulating, grounding, flexibility-enhancing vinyasa (flow style, Hatha) yoga incorporating influences from several schools: Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini. Strengthen your entire body, as you expand your lung capacity and deepen your internal awareness. Practice asanas that integrate breath and movement, awareness and alignment, strength and flexibility as you learn to still your mind and create a deep sense of peace and calm.
Yin Yoga
Open and stimulate your body’s meridian system and increase your range of motion as you calm your mind with this deeply restorative and revitalizing class. Long-held stretching poses encourage your body’s deep connective tissues to literally melt, restoring youthful joint mobility and ease of movement. Liberate chronic holding patterns and restriction in the body and the mind for an unparalleled feeling of internal freedom and peace. Then conclude your practice and go even deeper into your inner world with a calming, centering meditation practice.
Waking Energy
The all-new age-defying, immune-boosting, revitalizing synthesis that combines Chi-Gong, the 5 Tibetans and Yin Yoga. Learn the seamless flow … Enliven and awaken your chi with soothing self-massage and spine mobilization exercises as you learn to access your own energy resources and harness the energy that surrounds you. Then move on to the “Rites of Rejuvenation,” the ancient longevity secret from Tibet and gather your energy with long-held, deeply relaxing stretching poses. Energize, harmonize and balance your body’s meridian and chakra systems for increased vitality and total well-being.

Private and Group Class Information

Jennifer is available for private sessions in studio or via Skype by appointment

Please contact to schedule.

Jennifer is now teaching at the beautiful Pilates on Park in San Diego.

Pilates on Park
4201 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103

To Purchase:

One hour private studio session: $175.00
One hour private Skype session: $150.00
5 Private Studio or Skype Session Card: $750.00
10 Private Studio or Skype Session Discount Card: $1,500.00
(a savings of $250.00)
Duet studio or Skype session (two people): $150.00
5 Duet Studio or Skype Session Card: $350.00

New classes coming soon!
The Group Class Schedule:


To read more, click here

To register, please email us at each time you wish to attend, and include your phone number.

The class fee is $35, and as the classes are semi-private, (Maximum 10 people) reservations are required.

~All levels welcome
~24 hours notice of cancellation is required