Ilka is proud to be an Authentic Pilates trained instructor. She studied closely with master teacher Dorothee VandeWalle. After receiving her Pilates certification and working at Metropolitan Pilates and Lifestyle Pilates, Ilka decided it was time to establish a place of her own. Imaj Pilates is the start of a beautiful, fun, intimate setting to empower, teach and inspire both clients and friends. Born and raised in Brazil, Ilka studied Physical Education at the university level. Upon graduation, she spent several years there working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Her experience included rehabilitation training, cardio-vascular test administration and childhood wellness instruction. Her curiosity about body, movement and energy lead her to pilates where she discovered her true passion. She has since pursued additional certifications and related coursework to enhance her instruction including: massage, myofascial release, and CranioSacral therapy. She brings her holistic knowledge of the body to appropriately adapt Pilates exercises safely and efficiently based on each client’s individual needs and condition, brining optimum benefits to her clients. Ilka brings her hands-on experience and high quality education into your Pilates sessions. She offers friendly, professional and very personal service to you with her lovely Brazilian accent.
Ilka Majdalane Oliveira