Karii is the owner and sole trainer at studio rü. She has been teaching throughout the Bay Area for 23 years.
She holds a Masters in Dance Studies from Laban Conservatoire of Dance & Movement in London (Currently, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance & Music) and has trained under such Pilates mentors as Carol LeMaitre (Sanchez Street Studio, San Francisco) and Ellie Herman ( Ellie Herman Studios, NYC) & Peter Curtis ( Laban Dance & Injury Clinic, London). She has performed with dance companies throughout Europe, Latin America and New York City.
She started the Classical Pilates Employee programs for Lucas Films, Chronicle Books Publishing Co., Nob Hill Spa and also took over to lead the Pilates program for Genentech. She has also taught for Rhythm & Motion Dance Center (ODC) in San Francisco, and ROCO Dance in Marin.
After experiencing a serious ACL dance injury and following two pregnancies, Pilates has always been her saving grace, making her a more wise mover in both her professional and every day life.
Her style exudes fluidity and strength with sincerity and humor.