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About Harmony Pilates Studio Hawaii 2018-06-10T18:36:06+00:00

About Harmony Pilates Studio Hawaii

Harmony Pilates & Physical Therapy offers both a full service physical therapy clinic and attached Pilates and barre studio. Our services include: Physical Therapy with licensed PT’s and covered by insurance (copays vary depending on your insurance plan), individual Pilates lessons, group Pilates equipment and barre classes, Physical Therapy, prenatal Pilates classes, weight loss programs, and a Pilates Teacher Training Program.

Harmony Pilates & Physical Therapy strives to create an environment of encouragement, enthusiasm and professionalism to empower people and help them reach their highest potential in health and life. We promote integrity and excellence in the fields of Pilates and Physical Therapy, while working to stay at the forefront of these fast-growing industries.

We maintain a team of only the best health care and fitness professionals, who display initiative, creativity, dedication and passion in their fields.

Finally, Harmony supports our local, national and international Pilates & PT communities through the sharing of ideas, open communication and charitable giving. We will evolve as our clients’ needs and tools in the industry evolve, while always maintaining focus on our core values and guiding principles. Harmony is not one location or person…it is a way of life.

Shirley Dumaw

Owner of Harmony Pilates and Physical Therapy, is a seasoned Certified Pilates Instructor (500 training hours) and instructed in numerous prestigious Pilates studios in southern California for over three years before purchasing two Harmony Pilates and Physical Therapy studios in Oahu, Hawaii, April 2016. She brings her Pilates skills and training to Harmony, along with over 25 years of office management experience from the corporate world: The Upjohn Company, now Pfizer, in Michigan; ADAPT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services in Indiana; Ed Rose and Sons Property Management (managing 400+ units at a time); Westpeak Investment Services out of Boulder, CO – just to name a few; as well as co-managing two Veterinary Services in Michigan with her husband for 17 years. She was groomed with finishing touches in the business arena from Western Michigan University and is thrilled to blend both her expertise in Business and in Pilates & Fitness together to help bring excellent Pilates and Physical Therapy services to the beautiful island of Oahu.

Physical Therapists & Instructors

All of our physical therapists are licensed in the state of Hawaii and have experience with a variety of conditions, including sports injuries, women’s health, prenatal and postpartum conditions, post-surgical protocols, soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, balance issues and back problems.

Karen Sebastian
Karen earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1996 and then completed her Pilates training under Marie-Jose Blom in 2001. She has experience in many areas of rehabilitation, including neurological, acute care and orthopedics, and she has a special interest in women's pelvic floor issues such as incontinence and postpartum rehab. She works in partnership with her patients using a "whole-body" approach to help you meet your fitness and rehabilitation goals.
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Anna Liza Sampayan
Anna Liza grew up in the Philippines, where she received her physical therapy degree. She moved to New York and practiced as a PT for 16 years before moving to Hawaii. She has experience working in orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric, home health and manual therapy settings. Anna Liza is also a Registered Nurse, and believes being a PT and RN compliment each other and allow her to more comprehensively treat her patients. She received her Pilates mat training in 2012, and enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking and being in the sunny outdoors.
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Tara Tannenholz
Tara has been active all her life, starting with snowboarding in the mountains of of the western United States. She received her degree in Physiotherapy in Southern Australia in 2002, and moved to Hawaii shortly thereafter. She worked in various orthopedic outpatient settings before finding Pilates in 2010. She loves bringing her physical therapy background, knowledge and love for people together with Pilates concepts. She received her Pilates Mat Teacher Training through Harmony Pilates in 2011 and has recently completely her Pilates Equipment Teacher Training with us. She enjoys surfing and getting to the beach as much as possible.
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Leona Lin
Leona Lin, MPT grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1996. She has experience working in pediatrics, acute care, outpatient orthopedics, home-based PT and pool therapy. She has extensive training in Stott Pilates mat and reformer. She enjoys nature walks, hikes, traveling, and snorkeling with her husband.
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Kathy Avery
Kathy was born in Wisconsin and raised in northern Minnesota. She began her college education at the University of Minnesota Duluth and then transferred to Valdosta State University in Georgia where she graduated with a BS degree in Sports Medicine in 1988. She continued her education at VSU receiving her BS degree in Physical Education in 1992. After working for several years in a physical therapy clinic she moved to Aberdeen Scotland to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. She completed her Physiotherapy degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1998. She has been living in Hawaii since 2002.Kathy has been working as a physical therapist in outpatient settings for over 20 years and specializes in manual therapy. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and incorporates Pilates into her rehabilitation protocols, when appropriate.Currently Kathy is in her fifth year of a Doctor of Science program in physical therapy with an emphasis on manual therapy at Andrews University and plans to graduate May 2017.
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Jen McFarland
Jen received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2006. She has been a PMA certified Pilates instructor since 2012 and received her training through Polestar Pilates. Jen worked in orthopedic settings in British Columbia, Nevada, and Colorado before settling on Oahu with her husband 2 years ago. Jen has completed numerous orthopedic continuing education courses and has extensive experience treating shoulder, knee and spine injuries. She also enjoys working with both pregnant and post-partum clients. Jen combines her manual therapy techniques with Pilates exercises to ensure a comprehensive rehabilitation experience. In her spare time, she loves hiking, surfing, beach walks, and swimming with her baby girl.
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Renée De Las Alas
Renée has years of experience working as a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy she specializes in, orthopedics, sports medicine and neurologic dysfunction. She has had the opportunity to practice in the San Francisco, San Diego, Oregon and for over 4 years on Oahu. She has served as a university lecturer for physical therapy, injury prevention, health and wellness. She combines her manual therapy skills with progressive therapeutic exercise for efficient and effective rehabilitation outcomes.
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Tiffany Petty
Tiffany was first introduced to Pilates through an acute injury and was immediately drawn to how Pilates can completely reshape and strengthen the body in a unique way. She trained for many years in the classical method of Pilates, and was trained as a teacher with STOTT Pilates in 2012. Tiffany loves to create a dynamic class that is both fun and challenging and allows students to achieve the mind body connection. She feels there isn't anyone who can't benefit from Pilates! Tiffany is a marathon runner, former dancer and lover of people.
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Yasha Siemienski
Yasha has always enjoyed being physically active - from kickboxing and yoga to golf and paddleboarding. She tried Pilates in 2007 and was hooked. She loved how it synthesized elements she had enjoyed in different types of exercise. As she learned more, she became passionate about Pilates' long-term benefits, and now considers Pilates crucial to improving and extending people's quality of life. Yasha trained as a teacher in the Stott Method of Pilates in 2008. Her training includes Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Stability Chair, and she specializes in the senior, runner and prenatal populations. She aspires to help people create balance and energy in mind, body and spirit through beautifully trained movement!
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Kazuyo Sigler
Kazuyo was born and raised in Japan. As a youth I learned ballet and between the ages of 5 and 12 competed nationally in gymnastics. As an adult I have lived and worked in Japan, the United States, and Australia with my husband and two children. After my second child, I began to experience a painful, stiff neck and the build-up of stress from my work and taking care of my children, so I began to look for a way to exercise that was not too hard but good for my body and mind. My search led me to a Pilates video and I began to exercise on my own. But after a time, I realized that I needed instruction to correct my body movements. Ten years later, I am now a certified mat instructor of Pilates at Harmony, and have been teaching mat class in Japanese every Friday at Harmony's Aina Haina Studio since June 2004.
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Emily Hodges Kant
Emily is an excellent Instructor Certified in Mat, Barre, and Reformer. As a dancer and choreographer in New York City and now Honolulu, Emily found herself lacking in the strength, stability and overall body connection she knew she needed. After trying numerous classes, she discovered Pilates and fell in love with its focus on core strength and total body awareness. Emily's passion is helping others at any level and stage of life discover their inner strength through alignment, stability, power and awareness.
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Asa C Mills
Asa grew up in Washington state and Idaho and has been active in sports and fitness for most of his life including snowboarding as a teenager, collegiate rugby, and his ongoing passions for martial arts and surfing. In addition to the benefits of sports training, he has witnessed and personally experienced various sports injuries, which led him to earn his Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Miami in 2009 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Miami in 2012. There, as a student of Dr. Brent Anderson, he discovered Pilates and became a certified Pilates instructor with an emphasis on rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates. He went on to work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA where he completed a residency in orthopedic physical therapy and became a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS). Dr. Mills has experience and expertise in manual therapy, strength training, injury prevention, joint mobilization, neural mobilization, and post-surgical rehabilitation. His wholistic treatment approach focuses on improving the overall wellness of his patients. When he is not treating patients or teaching Pilates, Dr. Mills enjoys surfing, diving, hiking, sailing, travel, muay thai, and playing music.
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Samantha T. Reed
Samantha has a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and completed graduate studies in Biomechanics from the University of Toronto. She played basketball for U of T and the Canadian Jr. national team. She went on to study mat, equipment and therapeutic Pilates with Stott and Body Matrix, which is affiliated with Body Harmonics. She enjoys the great outdoors by hiking, snowboarding, bicycling, playing Ultimate, swimming and now surfing. I have studied and practiced Pilates since 1999 and I feel it is an integral part of my fitness and wellness.
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Samantha Nelson
Samantha, Certified Pilates Mat Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, fell in love with Pilates thru a back injury! She injured her back during the summer of 2014, and after several Doctor's visits she took matters into her own hands. She began one on one sessions, and by the end of her first session she was moved to tears from the pain relief she experienced. Knowing that she had found a great pain management tool, she started on her journey. Samantha truly loves Pilates because of the strength, flexibility, and mobility it provides. Samantha is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 16 years in Hawaii. Samantha has completed her Reformer Pilates training and is Instructing Reformer Classes as well as Mat Classes at Harmony. She is also certified in Chinese Fire Cupping and has taken and passed the MBLEx exam of the FSMTB. Samantha attended the Honolulu School of Massage and graduated from the University of Hawaii. She plans to continue her Pilates education and training while teaching.
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Cassidy Enders
Cassidy is an exercise and nutrition enthusiast. Cassidy is Certified to instruct Reformer Pilates, Cadillac style, Springbar, Exo Chair, Magic Ring, Box, BenderBall, Bosu Ball, TRX, Hand Weights, Gliders and Resistance Bands. She's also Certified to teach Spinning, Ballet Barre, Core Flyte and Trigger Point Therapy. She comes to Harmony from the San Francisco area and has instructed at Club Pilates and IMX Pilates. Cassidy started in Soccer and Gymnastics at a young age as well.
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Tara Tannenholz
Tara has been active all her life, starting with snowboarding in the mountains of of the western United States. She received her degree in Physiotherapy in Southern Australia in 2002, and moved to Hawaii shortly thereafter. She worked in various orthopedic outpatient settings before finding Pilates in 2010. She loves bringing her physical therapy background, knowledge and love for people together with Pilates concepts. She received her Pilates Mat Teacher Training through Harmony Pilates in 2011 and has recently completely her Pilates Equipment Teacher Training with us. She enjoys surfing and getting to the beach as much as possible.
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Jessica Howard Chapman
Jessica is originally from Colorado but has grown roots here on Oahu over the past 12 years. Having always been active; snowboarding, surfing, dancing, running, yoga, she has found movement to be incredibly healing both physically and mentally. Since being introduced to Pilates in 2011, it has become her passion. Fully certified in mat and equipment from Body Balance along with pre/post-natal and neuromuscular rehabilatation Pilates, she has years of private and group class-based experience, dedicating herself to teaching others this method and helping them achieve their goals. As she get older, she is more and more about finding fulfillment in what she does. She believes to live a life full of passion and joy is the best service of all.
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Matt Salyer
Matt is a life-long athlete and loves to live a clean and healthy lifestyle. The last five years he has been living on the North Shore, teaching people from all around the world how to surf and stand up paddle on some of the most famous surf breaks in the world. He also trains Brazilian Jujitsu as well as training for triathlons and loves spending his off time enjoying outdoor activities. Matt's active lifestyle led him to Pilates through a serious back injury. He quickly fell in love with Pilates as it allowed him to live the lifestyle he always lived while dealing with his injury. He now is sharing his love for Pilates as a certified Pilates Instructor, and enjoys helping all people strengthen and make the most of their body-mind-spirit connection on the planet.
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Amanda Zwedberg
Amanda is very committed to her teaching journey as a Certified Pilates Instructor at Harmony Pilates and Physical Therapy. Her goal is to help others heal their bodies and become stronger and more healthy and flexible one class at a time. She has a keen background in dance, and loved the stage by the age of 5 years. Amanda was going full force for a career in dance through teaching and practicing herself, when suddenly some feet and knee issues put a damper on her direction. Shortly thereafter, Amanda left Sweden where she's originally from to travel and explore the world. She landed on the North Shore of Oahu where she has lived the past five years, teaching surf lessons and indulging in Pilates classes and practice. She quickly fell in love with Pilates as she experienced great help with her feet and knee issues through the Pilates practices. Although Certified now, she plans to continue growing and learning more daily in the amazing art of Pilates through Continuing Educational Classes and Seminars offered around the Island/Country/World. Amanda is thrilled with her new direction and purpose in life for sharing Pilates with others.
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Shirley Dumaw
Owner of Harmony Pilates and Physical Therapy, is a seasoned Certified Pilates Instructor (500 training hours) and instructed in numerous prestigious Pilates studios in southern California for over three years before purchasing two Harmony Pilates and Physical Therapy studios in Oahu, Hawaii, April 2016.
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