5 stars! Sara is the absolutely best Pilates teacher around. I studied with Kathy Grant in New York for many years back in the day, and Sara is right up there when it comes to her vast knowledge and skill of Pilates and the human body. She’s also incredibly personable and fun. Run, do not walk, to see Sara!
I took Pilates from Sara Shay about a decade ago and still use what I learned from her then in my ab workouts today. Sara was warm, friendly, and a fantastic teacher with a wonderful sense of humor. Her profound knowledge of anatomy / fitness was unusually impressive, and it was a pleasure to learn from her each week. I have little doubt that her abilities as a Pilates instructor have only increased since then, and that she’s even more amazing now — if that’s even possible.
I was referred to Sara by a mutual friend after my lower back finally let me know that it had enough of me sitting on my ass all day and night. Within few months Sara got me back into normal shape ... and then over the next 2 years continued to drive me into better shape I have ever been in my life. I went from not being able to bend down to pull my socks up into doing acrobatics and having random strangers stop me on the street to compliment my ass.
Sara is by far the best Pilates instructor I’ve ever had. With a remarkable focus on your individual challenges and potential, and strong understanding of the method, she gets really great results. She is at the peak of her profession right now.
Having studied Pilates with some very knowledgeable teachers in the past I was introduced to Sara Shay Pilates almost 10 years ago. At this time Sara was teaching at a studio in Petaluma California. I found her to be more educated than any teacher I have ever experienced in 25 years of Pilates. Sara brings so much more to each session with her background as a prima ballerina.and pole dancing. This girl is Authentic . Her personality is enthusiastic and definitely entertaining. I am sad that she will be leaving Northern California but I am sure once the industry discovers Sara Shay everybody will Know what an amazing and talented woman she is.