Our Staff

Juliana Santos-Kraus, Owner/Instructor

Juliana holds a master’s degree in physical education. She is a Power Pilates certified instructor for Pilates on Mat and also a Reformer instructor certified by Ellen Herman.

Also, Juliana is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher. She took her Yoga training at ISHTA Yoga in NYC. She is also a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga therapy and is a Reiki practitioner. She has been teaching in Westchester and NYC for 22 years.

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Juliana taught Physical Education to children and adults. During her tenure there she developed her own teaching methodology.

Here in the US she took the USA Gymnastics Instructor training and taught and coached children ages 3–14 for 14 years. First at the YMCA in Tarrytown, then at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, and finally at the JCC in Tarrytown, where she designed programs, choreographed routines and coached her teams at local meets.

In 2003 she became a certified Thai Yoga Therapist from The Open Center in NYC. In 2016 she studied “Positional Therapy” with Lee Albert and in 2019 she took her training in “Green Medicine – Herbalism”, also at The Open Center in NYC, with Peeka Trenkle.

Elena Remais, Instructor

Elena is known for her attention to detail. She has been teaching yoga and Pilates for over 15 years. Additionally, she is a personal trainer. Using a combination of her disciplines, she specializes in corrective exercise, precision, and functional movements, balance, and strength as it can relate to daily body movements. Her eagle eye can help you with postural corrections and misalignments to maximize your workouts and minimize your pain.

She has years of experience working at a Physical Therapy studio where she was mentored and trained in Pilates. In Yoga, she holds certification from YogaWorks. Her personal training certification is from the National Academy of Sports Medicine where she has 3 certifications, Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, and Fitness Nutrition.

Sara Scipioni

Sara Scipioni, Instructor

With more than 14 years of dance experience, Sara was drawn to Pilates following the birth of her daughter. She immediately fell in love with the philosophy and movement of classical Pilates. In the summer of 2014, she became certified in beginner and intermediate Mat through Power Pilates. Sara trained with Juliana on the reformer and is offering private sessions through Juliana Pilates.