Sharmila Mitra, M.A.

Sharmila and Romana. Copyright Core Arts Pilates. Pilates in Orange County, Pilates in Anaheim
Sharmila and her teacher, Romana Kryzanowska
My story:

“I started Pilates in 1997 while working as a dance instructor. Shortly after, I moved to Manhattan to apprentice with my teacher, the late Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates; consequently I earned my first instructor certification under her tutelage. During this period, I worked and learned under many of Romana’s students: Bob Liekens, Niedra Gabriel, Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt, Adylia Roman, and Mejo Wiggin. When I moved back to Los Angeles, I managed the Pilates studio at Equinox’s facility in Pasadena. During this time, I earned a second instructor certification training through Power Pilates.

To deepen my study of anatomy, I studied dance medicine through New York’s Westside Dance Physical Therapy, learning side by side with physical therapists that oversee the health of the New York City Ballet and other professional dance companies. In 2016, I became a certified GYROTONIC® instructor, after training intensively with master trainer, Suzie Lewis in Costa Mesa, California.”


Sharmila has over 25 years of dance experience as a performer, choreographer and adjudicator, and is available for in-studio Pilates or GYROTONIC® consultations and workshop intensives. She holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica, emphasizing in consciousness, health and healing; and dual bachelor degrees in dance and communications from California State University, Fullerton. In 2016, she was featured on Lauren Ritchie’s Dance Podcast, available through iTunes.