Instructor / Bodyworker / Teachers Programs Manager
Dena Drotar was attracted to Pilates for its tremendous ability to heal bodies. Dena is a certified massage therapist, reiki master and aromatherapist in practice since 1990. As a Pilates instructor she has the rare ability to recognize body imbalances and assist clients who are recovering from injury or need assistance as their bodies change with age. Dena is a professional dancer and singer who uses Pilates to stay in shape for the stage. Dena is a founding teacher at Vintage Pilates and has assisted Jay’s workshops since 2010. Dena is a graduate of Jay Grimes’ Master’s Program THE WORK, and is currently in the highly-selective follow-up program TEACHING THE WORK.
Dena has been working as a bodyworker since 1990, and has a passion to help people heal, relax, feel good in their bodies and shine. She is certified in Swedish Massage, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga, Pressure points and Aromatherapy, and is also a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition. With Dena’s bodywork, you can expect to have a transformative experience—a unique blend of all the techniques she has been trained in, adapted specifically for your body and needs.