5.0 (10)
From Palo Alto, CA
SinceOctober, 2021

New clients can take advantage of our introductory special and try out a personal training session at a discounted rate! Enjoy a single 60min private for only $95 or purchase three 60min privates for $270. Please note that travel fees are not included, and this offer is limited to one time purchase only per customer.

At ShadowOfaDancer, we strongly believe that movement and art are for everyone. With the right tools, all bodies can learn to move with strength and grace.

Established in 2019, ShadowOfaDancer started as Jessica Woodman's personal website to showcase her work as a professional dancer. Soon, it evolved into a small business with various service offerings, providing nontraditional personal training to Palo Alto and its surrounding areas. We specialize in posture and alignment correction, reduction of joint and muscle pain, and improved movement quality, using the GYROKINESIS® & GYROTONIC® methods. Our clientele ranges from professional dancers to retirees with no prior movement experience.

GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® are sister methods that address the entire body to provide numerous benefits like increased suppleness and strength, wider range of motion, less joint and muscle pain, and better resistance to aging. While Gyrotonic is practiced on specialized equipment, Gyrokinesis is practiced on stools and yoga mats.

To learn more about our services and book in-studio sessions, please check out our website.
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Service as described 5.0
Communication 5.0
Punctuality 5.0
Kyle R.
Jessica's introductory sessions were definitely worth the investment. Her ability to tailor the exercises to meet the particular needs and comfort level of each client is exceptional. Working with her has been enjoyable, and I look forward to scheduling additional classes with her in the future.
March 19, 2023
Elizabeth P.
Superb encounter
September 10, 2022
Jacob H.
I have benefited from Jessica's classes, which have improved my range of motion and posture. Although the changes were initially slight, I later became aware of how much more height I had gained following each session. Jessica possesses a vast amount of knowledge and articulates concepts in a manner that is easily understandable to me. She exhibits remarkable patience and offers guidance on what to focus on during the exercises. I have integrated the techniques I learned from Jessica into my workout routines, and I wholeheartedly suggest attending her Gyrokinesis and Pilates classes.
August 1, 2022
William A.
With great expertise, Jessica adeptly imparts her vast knowledge to all whom she instructs. She invigorates individuals by passionately assisting them in their fitness journeys.
February 28, 2022
Samantha T.
Jessica's private instruction sessions have given my son the confidence he needs to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. We are extremely grateful for her guidance and expertise, as she has truly made a difference in his journey towards success.
January 7, 2022