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Pilates Around the World - 24 hours!

Friday, May 29 - Saturday, May 30pilatesaroundtheworld desk1x


Join Balanced Body and Pilates instructors from around the world for this 24 hour global event! At Balanced Body, they believe movement changes lives. And they want to support you, the international Pilates community, during this unprecedented time when all of us are affected by the pandemic. As Pilates professionals, we have a positive impact on everyone you touch. Our goal is to bring the community together to breathe, connect and learn for 24 hours worldwide! We appreciate everything you do, every day, to keep people moving. This is your time to stretch, dance and (yes, maybe even) sing - to benefit each other and Unicef in protecting and supporting children and families affected by COVID-19 globally. Pilates Around the World is for YOU!

For more information and to register, visit Balanced Body's website at:

Tom McCook (hour 10)
Centering, Mindful Movement and Meditation

May 29, 11:00 PM GMT | 4:00 PM PDT | 4:00 PM (CA)
In this class with Tom McCook, he will guide you through an embodied experience to come into the life of our body, release tension, align with gravity and feel into our interconnectedness. After a mindful movement practice to open, connect and align, we’ll center our somatic awareness (soma meaning our body, mind and spirit in its wholeness) to cultivate our attention and connect it to what’s important. We’ll complete the session with a meditation to deepen the experience of practicing good medicine in support of being our best selves in service to the world.

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$24 for 24 hours!
ALL ticket sales go to Unicef


We're Virtual - Join us!

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To our Center of Balance clients, 

We miss you and our studio, and we hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy. We look forward to the day when we can safely return! We are working on plans to ensure a safe working environment when we do reopen, so that our Center of Balance community can feel confident in returning to the studio for in-person sessions. In the meantime, please join us in our virtual studio!

Join us in our virtual studio - register online!

We have moved to a virtual platform, so that we can continue to support the health and well-being of all of you in our community. Now, more than ever, it is important to keep up with our movement practices! Your response to our virtual sessions has been positive and very heart-warming:

“Today was my first virtual group with Center of Balance. It worked really well and I feel so good today. My instructor’s ability to cue each of us remotely was so helpful. The work was great and being connected this way to the Center of Balance community just lifts my spirits and centers my mind in the present. I am really looking forward to my next online group class!”

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  Schedule a Private session

Our experienced instructors can skillfully work with you remotely for a personal program and to achieve positive results. You will be led through a balanced, centering movement experience, with or without props / equipment, to give you the personal feedback and relevant exercises that are best for you at this time. Private sessions are available, including Pilates with a Therapist with Therese and Michelle. Please email us at if you are interested in scheduling!

We are sending you and your loved ones warmth and light,

- Tom, Karen and the Center of Balance staff


Our Studio is closed during this crisis

A note from Tom and Karen

To our Center of Balance clients, 

3/14/2020: Under the current circumstances, it’s clear to us that the health and well-being of our community is first priority. We are writing to share with you that we will close our studio as of the end of Saturday 3/14/2020 until at least April 7, 2020. Now is the time to take a pause and follow what has been learned around the world to help slow the spread of this virus, and to protect ourselves, families, elders and community.  

During these coming weeks, we will follow official policies by the government and assess the possibility of getting back into the studio with additional social distancing protocols in place.  

Virtual Private sessions for you - now available!

We are committed to stay connected and supporting you in having a consistent practice. All of our instructors are ready to teach your private sessions virtually. Tom has been teaching virtually with several of his clients for the last couple of years with really good feedback. Consider a quiet space in your home or office with room to move. Our skilled instructors can lead you through a balanced, centering movement experience, with or without props / equipment, and give you the personal feedback and relevant exercises that are best for you at this time.  

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a virtual session by leaving a message at the studio at 650-967-6414 or email us

Virtual Pilates equipment and Mat classes – coming soon!

As for equipment groups and mat classes, we are working on having live virtual studio group and mat classes via Zoom to help keep your practices consistent from home. – Stay tuned for more information. email us if you'd like to be notified of virtual class schedules and how to register.

How can you support us?

You can help by letting us support you! You all have come to appreciate the high-quality instruction and care that we offer you at Center of Balance. Please choose openness to exploring the virtual medium for your sessions. This will support our teachers and staff and help Center of Balance continue to be a healthy resource and oasis in our community.  

Thank you for your encouragement during this challenging time. We are grateful for our wonderful team at Center of Balance and to all of you in our community - It's comforting to know we are in this together, and we will come out stronger and more connected.  

Sending you our love and looking forward to hearing from you,  

- Tom & Karen

Pilates - On - Tour returns to Center of Balance 2020!

September 12 & 13, 2020 New Dates!

POT 2020 logoWe're excited to host Balanced Body and Pilates-On-Tour again! Join us for a celebration of Pilates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Workouts, workshops and networking with friends and colleagues in a beautiful space will inspire your teaching and reignite your passion for the work you love. The program focuses on bringing the art and science of movement to life with classes on fascia, new choreography, mindful movement and deepening your teaching skills. Join us for a fabulous weekend of learning, moving and fun!POT MV 2016 class web

PRESENTERS: Tom McCook, Karen Clippinger, Nora St. John, Alan Herdman, Portia Page and Joy Puleo

Join us for a great weekend of learning, moving and fun!

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For more information and to register, visit Balanced Body's website at:

Note: All studio classes and sessions are canceled on Saturday September 12 for the event


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