Meet the Aalaya Pilates team

our instructors and staff are part of our studio family

 

 

Mira Hassan
Owner & Instructor

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Abigail Jesscia

Instructor

Sammy Wellem
Instructor

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Ishan Odelia
Instructor /Teacher-in-training

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Inoenk
Instructor

photo credit: pilates anytime USA

Mira Hassan believes that the practice of Pilates can lead to a body to mind, strengthening transformation that will change the life of those who seriously embrace it. Formerly a professional dancer, graduated with BA Dance from VCA, University of Melbourne, Mira has more than 10 years of international pilates teaching experience. She is APMA certified (Australia), Pilates International certified (Australia) and BASI certified (USA). Over the years, she has taught at various top studios in Melbourne, London, and Amsterdam. Prior to relocating to Jakarta, Mira owned and ran her successful studio in Amsterdam, The Movement Practice. The Movement Practice was one of the busiest and most successful studios in Amsterdam with a team of 6 teachers. Mira continues her pilates education, and that of her teachers, to bring the best pilates has to offer to her studio. She has also completed BASI Mentor Program with Rael Isacowitz in Munich and plans to complete BASI Master Program at end 2016 in US. 

 In early 2015, she sold The Movement Practice to relocate to Jakarta, Indonesia where she continues to empower her new clientele to strengthen their body and minds. In 2016 Mira founded Aalaya Pilates in Jakarta.


“ My clients can use what they learn from pilates & incorporate the principles into their daily tasks, whether it is cleaning dishes or sitting at desk. “

When she is not teaching and practising her passion - pilates, Mira also runs, does yoga and sweats at CrossFit

 



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Abigail Jessica

Jessica is a BASI Pilates certified instructor. Her own personal experience of the benefit of Pilates in her scoliosis inspired her to become a Pilates Instructor. She believes Pilates should be fun and rewarding. 

Jessica was first diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 11 years old. Unlike normal spine, her spine has an s-curvature. As a result, she often had headaches, body aches, breathing difficulty and tensions around the neck and shoulders. In 2012, she read about Pilates and how it can help with scoliosis. So, she started going as a private client. She felt in love with Pilates right away. After the first session she already felt better, her breathing was lighter, tensions eased, and after few sessions she noticed that she hasn’t consumed any pain killer pills in quite a while. 

So, after feeling the benefit of Pilates for some time, in 2016, she decided that it is time for her to give back, to help others like her and to spread the joy and benefits of pilates to more people by being a pilates instructor. She believes that pilates class should be fun and rewarding. In this she strives to make her clients feel better about themselves after each class and inspire them to be better in the next class.

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Inoenk

Biomechanics studies are finding that the way you move-including walking, standing and bending-can affect your future mobility and overall health.

Graduated in 2013 as a physiotherapist specialised in neuro rehabilitation. She was introduced to pilates as part of the physio education. She further studied pilates under BASI Pilates, and was certified in 2015. "The influence of  pilates with  a  new bobath concept (one of physiotherapist method for stroke) on  a patients with hemiplegia sinistra ec post stroke haemorrhage against the posture” was her pilates research paper. The result of astounding. Her case study’s posture improved and in return, affected his gait.

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body”

Inoenk further studied other method of teaching pilates. She was certified under Pilates Academy International in 2017 and Balanced Body in 2018.

Inoenk works with combining her physiotherapist and pilates knowledge to help people move freely without any pain and efficiency daily.

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Ishan Odelia

Ishan Odelia is a dancer based in Jakarta specialized in Polynesian dance. Her pilates journey started as a client and soon noticed her body changed after a few sessions. She is extremely curious how pilates transformed her body. Not long after that she emerged herself into the Stott Pilates mat training in Jakarta, Indonesia. After the training, with her hunger of knowledge, she went on to participate BASI pilates comprehensive program in Bandung, Indonesia. Now she enjoys teaching pilates during her free time as a pilates apprentice. She teaches Japanese mat group class at Aalaya Pilates. 

Sammy Wellem