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Karen Santo, MFA
         Teaching Pilates since 1992



Karen Santo, owner of Pilates of Hawaii, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and has been teaching Pilates since 1992. She danced professionally with the Colorado Contemporary Dance Company for several years prior to moving to Hawaii.

Karen has been teaching movement for over 30 years, specializing in technique, control, breath and alignment. She is both owner and originator of Pilates of Hawaii, a teacher certification center.

Karen teaches Pilates for both exercise therapy and maintaining healthy bodies. She has worked with a wide range of clients from those training for the Ironman to those recovering from injuries and surgeries. She also enjoys integrating the TRX Training system into the circuit training and personal training classes to further assist clients in learning functional movement for both strengthening and lengthening.

She is responsible for incorporating Pilates into many of the 5 star resorts on the Big Island. In 2000, she co-designed a full tennis workout program for nationally recognized K-Swiss and Altus equipment, incorporating the philosophies of her Pilates work.

She has been traveling and training teachers since 1998. She received her 750 hours of training from the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado in 1992. She is also available for workshops in your area.

Additionally, Karen has been practicing Reiki for over 10 years. As a certified Reiki Master Practitioner, she will assist you in experiencing the healing energy lying within yourself
. She loves facilitating self-healing for others, utilizing Reiki and it is her passion to empower others to use Reiki in their lives.

Pilates of Hawaii 808-895-8002

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