Core Members

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.

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 have been doing Pilates for over 12 years, after covid having no studio that matched what we needed, my partner and I decided to create 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 Eco-friendly and sustainable for your active and restorative lifestyle. Personally taking care of our incredible clients and team of Instructors is my number one priority.

Thank you for making Our House yours! We love having you!

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
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

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
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
Ashley Rogers

Hi! I'm Ashley Rogers, a Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer with a background in sports and modeling. I'm thrilled to meet you and guide you through sessions at the beautiful HOC!

Living a healthy lifestyle has always been my passion. Growing up in Oregon, playing soccer, and being part of an athletic and health-conscious family made the fitness world feel like home to me.

Even during my international modeling career, my favorite part of the day was always attending a Pilates class after work, no matter how jet lagged I was. Pilates became a cornerstone of my routine, even helping me manage jet lag!

In 2020, I had a significant realization and decided to transition from full-time modeling to helping others become their best selves. My goal is to empower women to not only love their bodies but to love themselves completely. I pursued my ACE personal training certification and soon after became certified in Reformer Pilates. I couldn't wait to share the transformative benefits I had experienced in my own mind, body, and soul with others.

My motto is "Strong is Sexy." When you feel strong and healthy internally, it radiates outwardly, enhancing your overall appearance. I believe true beauty is about energy, not a specific body type.

I look forward to meeting you on the reformer!

House Pilates Instructor
Anna Youn

I've been fascinated with body movement and form since I was a dancer and cheerleader in my formative years. I was amazed by the results I felt after my first few sessions on the reformer, I knew that I needed to further my knowledge in practicing Pilates. 

After earning my Pilates Certification, I took a special interest in understanding and educating myself in different techniques that maximize fitness results. As an Instructor, I love focusing on improving balance, posture, and building strength to help clients power through each day with confidence!

My goal is to deliver results while creating a fun and upbeat environment.

When I'm not teaching Pilates, I love to hike with my German Shepherd, volunteer with kids, and travel!