San Diego Pilates, HM® Orthopedic Massage, and Gyrotonic®

Now Offering:

ZOOM Pilates Mat classes
In-Studio Reformer classes

Quality movement & deep strength

Build and deepen your strength, flexiblity, and power with each exercise. Move easier and better with every step and every breath. Feel stronger and more relaxed by centering your mind and body. Create balance in your body with each movement or massage session, helping free yourself from aches and pains. Look and feel great all day long. All this is attainable with a Pilates, Orthopedic Massage and Gyrotonic practice with Odile Movement and Bodywork.

 

During this time of social distancing, check out my ZOOM Pilates classes.

You can now purchase ZOOM classes for $25!

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Odile Zelenak

Odile has distinguished herself as a leader in Pilates, bodywork, and healing movment. She takes tremendous pride in her work and demonstrates her love and committment to movement through continued education and professional growth. Read More >

Testimonial

 After four years of searching, and three other practitioners who could not help me, I found Odile! I had been dealing with knee pain which I knew did not originate there. I went from regular docs who wanted to jump to X-rays and surgery conversations, and alternate healers and structural therapists who all could not find the source of why my knee pain. On my first meeting with Odile, she listened intently and then had me walk and stand so she could assess what was wrong. She then said, “I see it”. The answer was an imbalance in the musculature of my leg that needed retraining so that my knee stopped taking the brunt of compensations in other areas that were from a childhood issue. I felt so seen and understood and hopeful. We then worked weekly; Odile used movement exercises to retrain my walking pattern and orthopedic massage to unwind the patterned muscle tension. A few months in I could feel the difference in my knee, but the bonus was my core strength and an understanding of how to address these patterns so I could resume my yoga practice without causing the knee pain again. She is truly a healer! If you get the chance to work with Odile, it will change your life.

- Warmly, Donna

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Make an appointment with Odile NOW! She has just recently moved to San Diego which is the only reason she has time available. That won’t last. Hurry!!! Taking one class or having a private will enable you to quickly understand the luck you have just tapped into. Odile has natural ability with the body and its energy sources. In addition, she continues to be curious about new modalities - the ones that work and the ones that don’t. Through a combination of exercise and massage, Odile fixes things that are ouch-y and strengthens things that aren’t. The upside to that is a more developed mind/body connection. When I twisted/wrenched/hurt myself, my mind said “we will see Odile soon” and my body immediately felt better.
Earning trust, perhaps Odile’s best skill. 

- Past Client

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 Odile is a superb teacher, communicating clearly and with empathy. She is highly intuitive, and sees the patterns of the human body and how these patterns help or resist wellness. On many occasions Odile would combine massage (opening the body) with pilates and gyro tonic modalities. This combination is so effective because as I better understood my body through her careful body work, I could then with her guidance move more fluidity in pilates and Gyrotonic®.

- Past Client

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 Odile Zelenak worked with me from many years on Reformer, Pilates and Gyrotonic® sessions as well as Orthopedic Massage. Being a 74 year old male who has experienced sports injuries, a motorcycle crash and being tossed off a horse at full gallop against a very rocky mountainside, I can say that Odile’s expertise in body work and injury healing is responsible for allowing me to be able continue to enjoy my life long sports of golf, big boat sailing and steelhead fishing, all which require strength, balance, stamina and flexibility.

- Past Client

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 I felt an immediate sense of comfort from the first moment that I met Odile. Over the course of almost five years she has helped me to overcome a serious lower back problem. In working with her through private, one-on-one sessions and semi-private sessions, we were able to develop a Pilates program that incorporated fully body toning, while slowly building up my core strength. She has the expertise, passion, and patience as a trainer for anyone interested in working with their body. Odile always pays close attention to make sure that I have the correct alignment. She has a deep understanding of body mechanics and has helped me to develop and maintain a strong and functional body. She is constantly keeping her class and private sessions interesting with new and innovative exercises. She is gracious, caring, has a great sense of humor, and is a really fun, cool, easy person to spend time with.

- Carole Barlas

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 I have known Odile for some time now and had the opportunity to have her work with me for the past 2 years. I am a horse trainer and have had some serious accidents causing my spine to be in constant tension. I would alternate between stand and sit to maintain comfort and finding that I was riding less and not wanting to canter as it caused great discomfort. With Odile's help she walked me through a door I was beginning to believe would never open. Her ability to read my body and know exactly which muscle group to address with her orthopedic massage each time I saw her unraveled the layers of improper muscle firing patterns that kept me in such pain. She then gave me exercises to strengthen the weak muscles. When I learned she was going to leave I set a goal. Or I pushed myself because I knew without Odile I would not get my body back. And because of Odile and her commitment to what she does, I have a spine that does not lock up and I have the use of my hips and legs without pain. I can access the muscles I need to maintain my good posture and am free to ride like the wind again.

- Cient Review

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 Having been a student of Pilates for several years and working with 4 different private instructors, I can say my sessions with Odile took my practice to a whole new level. Her knowledge of functional anatomy, foundation in massage and yoga coupled with sincere dedication to each client's needs provides an environment for personal growth and healing. Whether it is mat work, reformer, Cadillac, Gyrotonic® or massage, you will find Odile's queing, sequencing and plan of action unequalled. Get ready for a new you both physically and spiritually!

- Cient Review

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 In the 10+ years that I was one Odile's private weekly clients never once did I leave her session without a pearl that impacted me in one way or another. She has the knack and the intuition to zero in on those areas that need attention. We progressed to a point where my flexibility and strength and balance were allowing me to do things that I was unable to do before. Again her attention to detail and her understanding of anatomy and physiology helped in my quest to overcome the many obstacles that I faced. The strong foundation that was laid down will continue to increase my body awareness for many years to come. Our loss is your gain. Take advantage of it! And have Fun.

- Cient Review

Your body. Your life. Your Health.