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Susan Vishmid

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

I have an extensive background in movement. I began my training to become a professional ballerina at age 4 at the Westsdie Ballet School in Santa Monica, CA. I continued my training on scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and The Rock School (official school of the Pennsylvania Ballet). I went on to dance with a number of professional ballet companies including the Pennsylvania Ballet, City of Angels Ballet, Napoles Ballet Company, California Contemporary Ballet, Coast City Ballet, City of Angels Ballet, California Riverside Ballet and the San Diego Opera.

My creative passion for movement fueled the inception of my blog As editor-in-chief I blog on topics relating to yoga, movement, philosophy, dance, overall healthy living, and the daily musings as experienced by a ballerina yogi.

I currently teach yoga at Yoga Daya in Culver City, CA and by appointment. Additionally, I completed my Pilates certification in 2013 and now teach Pilates at Body Wellness in West Los Angeles, CA. I am qualified to teach Mat Pilates, Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair.

For class schedule and studio locations, please visit

Namaste Pilates :D

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Communications, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, Philosophy, University of Southern California

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

Yoga Alliance - RYT 500
Pending Verification
Agency Unavailable
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Pilates Sports Center - Nuts and Bolts / Philosophy
Agency Unavailable
Pilates Sports Center - Pilates Mat
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CPR Certified

American Healthcare Academy

AED Certified

Susan's Locations

Body Wellness

12304 Santa Monica suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Movement By Susy

Within 10.00 miles of 90034 (Mobile Training Radius)

Oak Fitness

9346 Civic Center Drive
Suite 145
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Equinox Sports Club West LA

1835 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English, Russian



8 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by J B on Mar 15, 2012

    I started doing Yoga with Susan at the beginning of the year as part of a New Years Resolution and I can honestly say that it's been one of the best decisions I've made this year! Sessions with her are always fun, informative, and yoga-tastic. Her motivation and encouragement have made me keeping wanting to improve my skills, and I really feel like I have!

  • by Susan Weinstein on Mar 06, 2012

    Susan is a deeply emphatic human being who I have had the joy of knowing. When we were studying together in our first teacher training, Susy was already an amazing yoga practitioner and an A ++ student of yoga. Although she is serious, she still brings humor to her practice, life and teaching.

  • by Amanda Dale on Mar 01, 2012

    Susan is truly a trained professional when it comes to the human body and its movement, and good professionals are hard to find in the "yoga melee" of Los Angeles! Definitely a strong instructor in classes and one-on-one and worth every moment of working with her. Your body will thank you!

  • by Guy Maynes on Mar 01, 2012

    I have known Susan for seven years,through thick and thin,she continues to inspire and motivate me. It's been a pleasure to watch and learn from her. I would not hesitate to recommend her class to anyone. Guy Maynes.

  • by Luke Troedson on Mar 01, 2012

    You won't find a more hands-on yoga instructor anywhere. Susy really takes the time to get to know her students, and does a fantastic job of addressing questions/comments before and after class. She's the best!

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