When Darien Gold was introduced to Pilates in 1992, she felt an immediate connection to the work, perhaps because her extensive background in high level gymnastics and professional dance suffused her with a deep understanding of the method. Setting aside her dance career, she began studying with Romana Kryzanowska and was certified by her in 1997. Initially, Darien started by teaching in her Hollywood, CA apartment with a used reformer bought from a student. As her practice grew, she moved into a larger space and invested in the Cadillac, additional reformers, chairs and barrels. Three years later, another move — this time into a commercial space in West Hollywood above the famous TOI Thai restaurant on Sunset Blvd., and named it Studio Darien. After fourteen years she moved again — this time to a more tranquil environment — and teaches in her home studio in Sonoma County. The peaceful countryside insures not only a great workout for the body, but elevates the mind and spirit as well.