About Harmony Pilates Studio Hawaii

Harmony Pilates & Physical Therapy offers both a full service physical therapy clinic and Pilates studio. Our services include: Physical Therapy covered by insurance, private and semi-private Pilates sessions and a variety of Pilates equipment classes ranging from gentle, restorative and therapeutic to athletic based Pilates training.  We also provide prenatal Pilates, Barre classes, Pilates mat classes and can provide your team, group of friends or co-workers with your own private Pilates class.

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, post-surgical protocols, soft tissue injuries, back and neck problems, chronic pain, balance issues, women’s health, prenatal and postpartum conditions.

All of our Pilates instructors are certified, insured and have experience working with various types of clients such as those coming out of a physical therapy program, those recovering from an injury or competitive athletes.  Instructors are able to modify a Pilates program to meet individual needs.  Find out why Pilates is such an effective form of physical restoration and how it enhances performance.

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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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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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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Moon Moniot
Moon spent many of her formative years doing gymnastics, and as a result significantly injured her knee and low back. Her rehabilitation experiences inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy, and she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2003. She discovered Pilates around the same time, and it was instrumental in the healing process for her low back. After a decade of practicing Pilates, she completed the Harmony Mat and Equipment Teacher Training Program in 2012.
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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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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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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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Moon Moniot
Moon spent many of her formative years doing gymnastics, and as a result significantly injured her knee and low back. Her rehabilitation experiences inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy, and she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2003. She discovered Pilates around the same time, and it was instrumental in the healing process for her low back. After a decade of practicing Pilates, she completed the Harmony Mat and Equipment Teacher Training Program in 2012. Moon has 15 years of orthopedic physical therapy experience and specializes in manual therapy, movement reeducation, and therapeutic exercise. She has worked in a variety of clinics in California, Hawaii, Washington, Bali and Tokyo. Moon is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Graston Technique Provider. She enjoys integrating all of these specialties to help patients achieve their health and lifestyle goals. In her free time, she has a love for all things ocean to include swimming, scuba and free diving and surfing.
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Laura Foster
Laura Foster received her Pilates Certification in 2008 from Core Conditioning Physical Therapy and Pilates thru Balanced Body University. As well as continuing education with Blossom Leilani Crawford and Courtney Miller. She has taught and worked with a wide array of clientele at studios throughout Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, PA. Laura studied Musical Theater and Dance at the University of Central Oklahoma before relocating to Los Angeles to dance, perform, and teach professionally. She was a principal dancer and rehearsal director for Winifred R. Harris’ Between Lines Contemporary Dance Co. touring America and abroad. Laura has as well taught ballet, and classical modern techniques for studios, non-profits, and dance companies including the Regina Klenjoski Dance Co, Joseph Allen Decker Dance Co, and the Music Center of Los Angeles. She has also appeared in regional commercials and film. After dancing professionally Laura found Pilates helped her recover from injuries, moving, and strong. Now here she is on this beautiful island, where she will continue teaching everything she has learned in a supportive and joyful environment.
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Belle Knopf
Belle Knopf has been a teacher and instructor for over fifteen years. She has taught a variety of dance and yoga styles to children and adults. Belle grew up training to be a semi professional dancer at companies around the East Coast. Being passionate about how the body moved and reacted to breath, she continued her education pursing a dance therapy degree at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. Belle became a certified yoga instructor, a yoga trapeze instructor and a kickboxing coach. She has completed several workshops including yoga and anxiety and is certified in CPR. Currently Belle is continuing her fitness education with teaching training courses in Pilates mat and reformer. Once completed Belle will have over a thousand teacher training hours under her belt. Belle is excited to bring her knowledge and skill back into the studio. Her ultimate goal as an Pilates instructor is to help people find balance and strength so they can live fuller and healthier lives.
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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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