I'm missoni,

A Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Specialist with a decade of experience helping people to take ownership of their bodies and live confidently without being slowed down by pain or age. By incorporating a solid foundation, I can help guide you to establish a deeper connection to your body, restore structural balance, improve strength and help you move with grace and ease.

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My passion for the healing arts and holistic movement stemmed from my own journey recovering from the impact of a head-on collision when I was eighteen. This ignited a fire, I immerse myself in MET techniques, myofascial release, structural integration, gait assessment and patterning, movement therapy, and more. When working with a client, each session is thoughtfully designed and individualized to each person and their body to emphasize healthy living and help achieve your goals. 

Bottom line: My mission is to arm you with the tools to connect you to your body’s natural intelligence to expand awareness to all aspects of your life. I'm passionate about helping you develop a sustainable practice to obtain optimal health and well-being. Contrary to what you may have been told, pain is not inevitable as you age and you do not have to feel like you have to give up activities you love as you get older. 

When I’m not teaching, you can find me working on my most recent project, Movement Bottega: The Online Practice and The Podcast, singing jazz with my fiancé, and going on adventures with my Havanese Ellington (yes, like Duke.) 

Since receiving my Pilates Certification in 2011, I have worked alongside Physical Therapists and Spine Specialists, provided fitness and wellness education in schools throughout the Coachella Valley, provided Pilates classes internationally, mentored new and seasoned instructors, and most recently, assisting Madeline Black, an international leader in movement and exercise education, in training other seasoned Movement Professionals and Therapists in the Madeline Black Method. 

I have worked with a vast clientele including: professional athletes, seniors, cancer survivors, pre and post natal, pre and post operation and rehab, opera singers and vocalists, PTSD survivors, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, MS, lyme disease, spinal cord injuries, and more. 



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A Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Specialist with a decade of experience helping people to take ownership of their bodies and live confidently without being slowed down by pain or age. By incorporating a solid foundation, I can help guide you to establish a deeper connection to your body, restore structural balance, improve strength and help you move with grace and ease.

Hello

I'm missoni,

Since receiving my Pilates Certification in 2011, I have worked alongside Physical Therapists and Spine Specialists, provided fitness and wellness education in schools throughout the Coachella Valley, provided Pilates classes internationally, mentored new and seasoned instructors, and most recently, assisting Madeline Black, an international leader in movement and exercise education, in training other seasoned Movement Professionals and Therapists in the Madeline Black Method. 

I have worked with a vast clientele including: professional athletes, seniors, cancer survivors, pre and post natal, pre and post operation and rehab, opera singers and vocalists, PTSD survivors, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, MS, lyme disease, spinal cord injuries, and more. 



My passion for the healing arts and holistic movement stemmed from my own journey recovering from the impact of a head-on collision when I was eighteen. This ignited a fire, I immerse myself in MET techniques, myofascial release, structural integration, gait assessment and patterning, movement therapy, and more. When working with a client, each session is thoughtfully designed and individualized to each person and their body to emphasize healthy living and help achieve your goals. 

Bottom line: My mission is to arm you with the tools to connect you to your body’s natural intelligence to expand awareness to all aspects of your life. I'm passionate about helping you develop a sustainable practice to obtain optimal health and well-being. Contrary to what you may have been told, pain is not inevitable as you age and you do not have to feel like you have to give up activities you love as you get older. 

When I’m not teaching, you can find me working on my most recent project, Movement Bottega: The Online Practice and The Podcast, singing jazz with my fiancé, and going on adventures with my Havanese Ellington (yes, like Duke.) 

“Missoni Lanza teaches with competency, passion, and enthusiasm that has positively influenced the value I place on my health. Her warm spirit and individually targeted strategies made my Pilates experience addictive. I have noticed positive changes in the way I feel, how I look, and the way I live my life since working with Missoni.”

- Christina L.

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“Thank you for all you are doing helping me stay active and in good shape. The zoom sessions are spectacular. I have joked that I may never go back to anyone’s studio because zoom has been very productive. The combination of slight stenosis and a high risk person with the pandemic really concerned me. You provided the solution on both my issues. I have seen very realistic improvements in my back while staying safe. What I am really impressed with is through zoom you are making sure my form is good at the same level as if I am in the studio. The real advantage for me is as summer heats up and I go to the beach I no longer have an excuse to not be doing my Pilates with you. You find me on zoom and it is working!!! You are the best in my 25 years of pilates. Thank you!!!”
- Steve P.

"You are the best in my 25 years of pilates. thank you!"

“Being a woman of “a certain age”, I am well acquainted with the real struggles that exist between mind and body. We all want to be healthy and we all want our bodies to be strong and as close to pain-free as possible, but age and time often win the struggle. Or so I thought. Then I met Missoni, It was as if the clouds parted and there before me was the answer to all my questions. She listens to my litany of ailments and simply says, “We can work on that.” She patiently works with me, movement by movement, and has made me more patient with my body. She is very mindful of every move I make and has made me more mindful of how I sit, walk and stand. Pilates is not a sprint. Pilates is not a “quick fix”. Pilates is not easy. But for me, Pilates has been what I’ve been looking for for a long time and working with Missoni is a joy. I actually look forward to our sessions! When was the last time you were excited about exercise?”
- Robin B.

"I actually look forward to our sessions! When was the last time you were excited about exercise?"

"I actually look forward to our sessions! When was the last time you were excited about exercise?"

“Being a woman of “a certain age”, I am well acquainted with the real struggles that exist between mind and body. We all want to be healthy and we all want our bodies to be strong and as close to pain-free as possible, but age and time often win the struggle. Or so I thought. Then I met Missoni, It was as if the clouds parted and there before me was the answer to all my questions. She listens to my litany of ailments and simply says, “We can work on that.” She patiently works with me, movement by movement, and has made me more patient with my body. She is very mindful of every move I make and has made me more mindful of how I sit, walk and stand. Pilates is not a sprint. Pilates is not a “quick fix”. Pilates is not easy. But for me, Pilates has been what I’ve been looking for for a long time and working with Missoni is a joy. I actually look forward to our sessions! When was the last time you were excited about exercise?”
- Robin B.

"My regular ZOOM sessions with Missoni have enabled me to continue to progress with Pilates; keeping my body limber and gaining strength. Missoni really knows her stuff and is able to communicate her instructions in such a clear and concise manner that I don’t have to spend time thinking about her directions. This is a real art. I look forward to my fun sessions with her and value both her expertise and her friendship.”
- Jim J.

"Missoni really knows her stuff and is able to communicate her instructions in such a clear and concise manner that I don’t have to spend time thinking about her directions."

"Missoni really knows her stuff and is able to communicate her instructions in such a clear and concise manner that I don’t have to spend time thinking about her directions."

"My regular ZOOM sessions with Missoni have enabled me to continue to progress with Pilates; keeping my body limber and gaining strength. Missoni really knows her stuff and is able to communicate her instructions in such a clear and concise manner that I don’t have to spend time thinking about her directions. This is a real art. I look forward to my fun sessions with her and value both her expertise and her friendship.”
- Jim J.

“Missoni Lanza teaches with competency, passion, and enthusiasm that has positively influenced the value I place on my health. Her warm spirit and individually targeted strategies made my Pilates experience addictive. I have noticed positive changes in the way I feel, how I look, and the way I live my life since working with Missoni. I do not think twice about recommending her as a Pilates/Fitness Instructor to anyone who is serious about changing their health for the better.”
- Christina L.

"I have noticed positive changes in the way I feel, how I look, and the way I live my life since working with Missoni."

"I have noticed positive changes in the way I feel, how I look, and the way I live my life since working with Missoni."

“Missoni Lanza teaches with competency, passion, and enthusiasm that has positively influenced the value I place on my health. Her warm spirit and individually targeted strategies made my Pilates experience addictive. I have noticed positive changes in the way I feel, how I look, and the way I live my life since working with Missoni. I do not think twice about recommending her as a Pilates/Fitness Instructor to anyone who is serious about changing their health for the better.”
- Christina L.

“Missoni Lanza is THE best person to go to if you have pain! She will help you restore and regain your life back. I have had pretty bad lower back pain for who knows how long. I’m the type of person who just pushes through and doesn’t take the time to really focus on taking care of myself. Not after working with her! I am more motivated and feel better than I have in a long time! This woman knows what she’s doing. She will teach you tips and tricks on how to make your body stronger and healthier with every session. In ONE session she was able to look at me, knew exactly where to start, and what we needed to do to release this pain. In ONE session my lower back pain was gone. I could walk and bend without being in constant pain. I can’t wait to keep working with her and learn how to release my pain/stress the right way so I can get back to living with my fullest life. This girls is my miracle worker! Let her be yours too! She works hard to get you where you need to be. All you have to do is out in the work with her. You won’t be disappointed!”
- Brittany B.

" In ONE session she was able to look at me, knew exactly where to start, and what we needed to do to release this pain. "

" In ONE session she was able to look at me, knew exactly where to start, and what we needed to do to release this pain. "

“Missoni Lanza is THE best person to go to if you have pain! She will help you restore and regain your life back. I have had pretty bad lower back pain for who knows how long. I’m the type of person who just pushes through and doesn’t take the time to really focus on taking care of myself. Not after working with her! I am more motivated and feel better than I have in a long time! This woman knows what she’s doing. She will teach you tips and tricks on how to make your body stronger and healthier with every session. In ONE session she was able to look at me, knew exactly where to start, and what we needed to do to release this pain. In ONE session my lower back pain was gone. I could walk and bend without being in constant pain. I can’t wait to keep working with her and learn how to release my pain/stress the right way so I can get back to living with my fullest life. This girls is my miracle worker! Let her be yours too! She works hard to get you where you need to be. All you have to do is out in the work with her. You won’t be disappointed!”
- Brittany B.

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CERTIFICATIONS
+ EDUCATION

Pilates Sports Center Pilates Teacher Certification on all apparatuses

Balanced Body Specialized Populations 

Franklin Method Stabilizing the Pelvis 

Yamuna Body Rolling

Rebecca Leone Understanding Spine Safety 

Franklin Method Imagery of a Healthy Spine 

Franklin Method Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders 

Franklin Method Pelvic Power

Madeline Black Immersive Training Program: Gather

Madeline Black Immersive Training Program: Encompass

Stuart McGill the Gift of Injury

Jean Claude-West Following Degrees of Freedom in the Upper Quarter

Jean Claude-West Assessment of Spinal Preferences, Pt I

Jean Claude-West Assessment of Spinal Preferences, Pt II

Mentorship with Heidi Byrnes

Mentorship with Madeline Black

and more...

Pilates Sports Center Pilates Teacher Certification on all apparatuses
Balanced Body Specialized Populations 
Franklin Method Stabilizing the Pelvis 
Yamuna Body Rolling
Rebecca Leone Understanding Spine Safety 
Franklin Method Imagery of a Healthy Spine 
Franklin Method Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders 
Franklin Method Pelvic Power
Madeline Black Immersive Training Program: Gather
Madeline Black Immersive Training Program: Encompass
Stuart McGill the Gift of Injury
Jean Claude-West Following Degrees of Freedom in the Upper Quarter
Jean Claude-West Assessment of Spinal Preferences, Pt I
Jean Claude-West Assessment of Spinal Preferences, Pt II
Mentorship with Heidi Byrnes
Mentorship with Madeline Black

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