Clarissa (Cissa) de Paula
Certified Pilates Instructor
Coming from an athletic and very active family, Cissa was introduced to the world of physical fitness and sports at an early age. Curiosity about human performance led her to practice gymnastics, dance, and swimming for many years, and she received several athletic awards.
In 2000, Cissa earned her bachelor degree in physical therapy. Being able to help rehabilitate people gave her great satisfaction, but she continued to search for an approach that would prevent injuries & create maintenance of a healthy body. She gained knowledge of techniques including Neuromuscular and Ayurvedic Massage, Neural mobilizations, Mulligan Method, Global Posture Reeducation, Musculoskeletal Osteopathic techniques, and of course, the Pilates Method.
Being raised in Rio, Brazil, Cissa has an active spirit with an urge for adrenaline. Cissa loves exploring the outdoors, anything from stand-up paddle boarding, to surfing, rock climbing, and trekking. Her clients always benefit from her knowledge of the human body, her love of physical fitness, and her vibrant & energetic personality.