Siri Dharma Galliano is one of the leading Pilates trainers in North America and Europe. She is a renowned New York Pilates instructor with over 20 years of experience, she has trained actors on location in feature films such as The Matrix 2, The Matrix 3, Batman, and the Kill Bill films. In addition to her studio and film work, Ms. Galliano has traveled the world helping to sculpt the bodies of celebrity clients such as Madonna, Sting, Uma Thurman, Cameron Diaz, Carrie- Anne Moss and Jessica Lange.
A protégé of Romana Kryzanowska, the Master Pilates teacher who was trained by Joe Pilates, Ms. Galliano is also certified in Kundalini yoga by Yogi Bhajan. She is a brilliant teacher, shares Ms. Kryzanowska, and one of my favorite people in the world.
Ms. Galliano’s unique approach to fitness brings students an awareness of Pilates techniques and health traditions regardless of their age or physical condition. Her instruction incorporates a combination of focus, joy and a refreshing sense of humor.
Famed for getting tangible results, she is one of the most sought-after experts on Pilates, and has been featured on television and in several major magazines, entertaining and informing audiences with her passionate views.
Ladder Barrel, an instructional DVD released in 2006, was produced by Ms. Galliano to demonstrate her favorite Joseph Pilates gymnastic apparatus and its use in a variety of stretch and strength exercises for teachers, physical therapists, and Pilates enthusiasts.
Since 1998, Ms. Galliano has also taught yoga and Pilates to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District in a special non-profit program, with the goal of bringing self-esteem to young people through relieving stress, strengthening the will and getting healthier.
Ms. Galliano also conducts continuing education courses in Classical Pilates at national and international seminars such as IDEA (the largest association of fitness professionals in America), Body Control in London and the Body/Mind/Spirit festivals in Santa Clara, California.
In September 2007, She held her own Classical Pilates Convention in Big Bear Lake, California and continues this tradition with the annual Big Bear Pilates Festival.