Dena Drotar

Instructor / Bodyworker / Teachers Programs Manager
Skype: denajoy.vintagepilates

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.

Dena manages the Teachers Programs, which include the Seasonal Pilates Camps, THE WORK, and TEACHING THE WORK. She can be reached at