Core Members

Dru Mouser and Paula Nazar met many years ago at a Pilates studio in Bel Air and became close friends. The studio was home to a close knit group of amazing women (and men!) who made attending classes an important part of their lives. Deciding to partner together and create House of Core (HOC) was organic and natural to them as they all shared the same passion for Pilates and discovered what they wanted in a studio did not exist. 

They each bring separate strengths to HOC with the common thread being the desire and intent to create a space that offers a luxurious experience with the emphasis being on the group collective, creating a lifestyle together that both energizes and inspires everyone, on the daily. 

HOC offers its members a classic-meets-modern Pilates studio that incorporates recent integrations, with the most cutting edge tools and devices, and its Lifestyle Luxe Collection that is custom-designed and made in LA to complement members’ active and restorative lifestyles. We are inspired by you - our Collective. HOC offers more than a method, it offers a Lifestyle. 

The core members are so honored and grateful to be on this beautiful journey together with HOC members and for HOC to be a hub, a beehive, a place where members can meet up, connect, sweat, laugh, and experience a village of their own making that embodies the future they wish to create.

director of studio operations & instructor, house of core
Dru Mouser

I am a Pilates Instructor, a Health Coach, as well as certified in Yin Yoga, and Reiki. A Mother, as well as an artist at heart, my focus is on emphasizing the Mind/Heart/Body connection and healing.

I began my Pilates journey in 2008 during a big life change. What I discovered was not only did Pilates give me strength and flexibility physically, it also increased my mental fortitude, and perhaps most importantly, I found a community of sisterhood that I had never known before.

When the opportunity presented itself to take Teacher Training at Eden’s studio, I did not hesitate. Inspired by Eden, Lexi and all the wonderful women there, I slid effortlessly into teaching, discovering a sincere passion for sharing my love, fun and knowledge of Pilates with others. For me, witnessing not only the transformation of my clients' bodies but the integration with wellness, confidence and happiness became my true reward.

For the past few years I have had the pleasure of fine tuning my skills on a group of beloved private clients, continuously creating and innovating. What I have discovered is a level of expertise and knowledge that continues to grow and inspire me. It is my promise to you to always bring fresh and exciting moves coupled with the timeless technique that is the backbone of Pilates.

Co-Founder, House of Core
Paula Nazar

When I look back at my life, being a devoted mother has not kept me from diving headfirst into many endeavors. Founding Luisant 6, Hello Gorgeous, & leading Operations/Marketing for Hypercel Corp. were stepping stones for taking on my new role at The House.

I met Dru at a Pilates Studio in Bel Air, we had an incredible vibe there and built our friendship over the years. My daughter and I also began doing privates with Dru, and we organically began discussing the possibility of building a community together, discussing what I could bring to the table with my own experience and skill set. It did not take long for the three of us to come together in creating a new space where we could collaborate and birth a Studio that was not just Pilates, but an inclusive community and immersive lifestyle.

My commitment is to continuously design, create and source the most innovative and beautiful pieces and lifestyle products that are not only useful and cutting edge, but desirable to all. Curating Eco-friendly and sustainable products for your active and restorative lifestyle is my number one priority.

House Pilates Instructor
Cynthia Conran

Hi! I’m Cynthia and I started on my Pilates journey 20 years ago in London. I was originally looking to relieve severe lower back pain due to an injury I received as an equestrian trainer and coach.

I found Pilates to be the cure along with the entire connection of body, mind, and spirit.

I have been teaching now for 4 years and what makes me adore my profession the most is watching my clients discover and fall in love with the practice also!

House Pilates Instructor
Ashley Thierry

Always on the hunt to continue learning and truly experience life, I
have worked in various fields extending from fashion to fitness.

My fashion past started when I was young. I became a celebrity
stylist assistant for the red carpet/ magazine covers from 14 - 20
years old. While in collage and styling around the globe I started
my own fashion line (at the age of 19) and was head of graphic
design for multiple designers. Soon after I became head product
development for a startup sustainable couture fashion line.

If you can’t tell already.. I LOVE working when it’s my passion.

By the age of 20, I took my first Pilates class and realized how
mentally and physically beneficial it was. I would walk into class
stressed, sometimes watery eyes from crying and yet I would
leave class smiling?!! And happy?! Out of amazement and also
curiosity, I listened to my gut when I woke up one morning and
decided to leave the fashion industry to get my reformer Pilates

Now 12 years 8 months later I have over 20 wellness
certifications, written 2 self help books, been asked to speak
about Laws of Attraction/positivity for large corporations. In my
spare time I write pilates manuals, lead teacher trainings and I
love hosting wellness/fitness retreats throughout California.

My belief “If you want it bad enough, you will work hard and make
it happen. Excuses don't count. Never turn down an opportunity.
You never know where it will lead. Heck if it doesn't work out..
Who cares it wasn't meant to be. At least you tried and I'm proud
of you!”

House Pilates Instructor
Kelsi Taylor

Hi there! I’m Kelsi Taylor. So happy to be a part of HOC! Growing up I never thought I would even enjoy working out, let alone become an instructor. However, 7 years ago I stumbled upon a pilates class and fell IN LOVE. One year later, I got comprehensively certified through Pilates Sports Center and am thriving as an instructor. 

After years of teaching at top LA studios, I feel as though I have really grown in my craft. I continue to strive to learn more while showing people the gift of movement! My classes have a base in traditional pilates yet are spiced up with modern flows that will leave you strong + ready to tackle your day. 

House Pilates Instructor
Sasha Drawdy

Hi guys, I’m Sasha! I am born and raised right here in Los Angeles and beyond excited to share my love for Pilates with you all. My fitness journey started as a young girl; I played every sport to name! From volleyball, basketball, to even field hockey, I have always valued my athletic side.

Along with playing sports, I enjoy watching them! Being at games has always been a huge part of my life and that is usually what I’m doing when I’m not practicing or teaching Pilates. When I found Pilates, it changed my life and the way that I see the world. Pilates is an art form that we can all work to master, no matter age, gender, or size. This art is welcoming to all!

My goal is to help people of all walks of life dive into the beautiful world of Pilates. I can’t wait to see you all and help you become the best versions of yourself! Xo