Jessica Marcussen is a classical Pilates instructor based in Oakland, California. After completing her first certification she was fortunate enough to meet and train with Bob Liekens, who inspired her to pursue a deeper training into classical Pilates. She completed a second certification through Real Pilates in 2015, and since then has trained with teachers Madeline Black, Kathi Ross Nash, Blossom Leilani Crawford, Cynthia Shipley, and Deborah Lessen. In 2022, she graduated from the Pilates Professional Advanced Teacher Training program under Kathi Ross Nash.
Jessica believes in combining a variety of modalities and trainings to further embody the classical method. To that end, she has studied ELDOA, Anatomy Trains (Tom Myers), and the Franklin Method to provide a richer embodiment to carry out the classical work.
“One of the things I love most about classical Pilates is that we get to learn the same lessons over and over again, until they finally sink in on a visceral level. When we can view the classical work through many different lens, it can provide a richer experience from within.”
To contact Jessica or for personal lessons she can be found here