About

Our Instructors

Talin Titizian

Instructor

Rachel Miles

Instructor

Marisa Guiley

Manager

Jayden Allen

Instructor

Michelle Ybara

Instructor

Devyn Drozdowski

Instructor

Michelle Fefer

Instructor

Katharine Lerner

Instructor

Julie Wilson

Instructor

Katie Hart

Instructor

Alaina Ryan

Instructor

Talin Tatizian

Pilates has been a part of my fitness regime since 2015. I first fell in love with Pilates after I started it as a rehab for my back and after my two epidurals from child labor left my back wrecked. I loved Pilates so much I left my career in the music industry and became a full time Pilates Instructor.

I started learning the classic East-Coast Style of Pilates with Master Instructor, Jill Cassady. Jill had studied and then worked for Romana Kryzanowska at Drago’s Gym for 2 years. Jill is one step away from Joseph Pilates and is recognized as the ONLY Trainer in all of California to have worked in Romana’s studio with her for years.

After completing my 8-month certification in 2005 with Pilates Technique, my education of Pilates and the human body has never stopped. I continue learning through various workshops, books and articles on pre-post-natal Pilates, back pain, misalignment issues, weight loss management and injury rehab. Along with my experience working alongside top Pilates and fitness trainers in the city, I decided the time had come to open my own Pilates studio in my own neighborhood and make everything Pilates accessible to Everyone.

I have also certified in

  • Personal Training with the NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness).
  • The Melt Method. It is a fascia hydrating method in the hands, feet, back and neck. It helps in loosening tight muscles that cause back pain. This method along with the practice of Pilates helps in pain management.
  • TRX
  • Rebound
  • Barre

Rachel Miles

Rachel Miles moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue her dream of acting. After working in many independent films and plays and staying active but never really loving exercise she bought herself a reformer pilates class for her birthday and fell in love.

In 2017, after only three months of practicing pilates, she felt called to begin teaching and began the process of getting certified. Rachel has been performing since she was a child and has spent time choreographing, dancing and teaching so it seemed to all click for her. She loves the positive energy and flow of pilates in both a private and group setting.

Rachel is especially passionate about helping people find healthy ways to feel good in their bodies and deepen their connection to themselves through their pilates practice. If you’re looking for an upbeat class with some funky Berkeley energy come check her out, she can’t wait to have you in class!

Marisa Guiley

Marisa is originally from the DC area, and after a decade of helping manage a hair salon- moved to Los Angeles to open up her own salon in the Valley. From there, she spent another 8 years working for hair color companies. During a short stint at a reality production company along the way, she met her husband Andrew.

Marisa and her husband have 3 rescue dogs, and are always looking for a new restaurant or outdoor activity. 

Her passion lies in helping grow communities, building brands, and creating memorable events.

After 20 years in the hair industry, and finding herself super centered and at peace with pilates- she decided to make a leap into the unknown. She’s thrilled to be helping the team at Wild Hare Pilates and all of the amazing people who walk through the doors.

Finding Wild Hare was one of the best things that’s ever happened to her. The acceptance, the open arms and guidance from the instructors, the love from owners Talin & Rachel (and obviously how strong and healthy pilates made her feel) — she knew she had found her home.

Jayden Allen

Jayden’s fitness journey has been a transformative one. In High School, Jayden started her life of Pilates on the mat. As a dedicated competitive dancer, she found that mat Pilates perfectly complemented her goals and lifestyle. Just a little later, she discovered weight lifting. Jayden was empowered by the energy it brought her and that inspired her to help others achieve the same feeling. Over the years she learned more about physiology and exercise nutrition and became an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.

Despite all that, Jayden was living with chronic joint pain. Every physical therapist she had recommended reformer pilates. She finally took her first class in the summer of 2021 and fell in love within the first 5 minutes. Shortly after she met new surgeon who found a tear in her hip and scheduled the surgery.

Prior to her labrum reconstruction surgery, she turned to Pilates to strengthen her body, and during her recovery, the practice became a vital staple of her rehabilitation process. Motivated by the immense impact Pilates had on her life, Jayden now dedicates herself to spreading the same energy and vitality to as many people as possible through her teaching.

Michelle Ybarra 

Michelle Ybarra is a Pilates instructor who has a passion for helping people achieve their personal fitness goals, restore strength and mobility, recover from injury, and establishing a peaceful and healthy connection between the mind and body through the use of movement. After suffering from years of debilitating back pain, Michelle understands the importance of finding a safe, fun, and holistic way to maximize the body’s abilities while living pain-free. Practicing Pilates since 2016, Michelle is dedicated to continue to build upon her knowledge and expertise in order to help better serve each individual attain their health and fitness goals.

Michelle enjoys camping, hiking, sporting events, spending time with her husband and two dogs, and making memories with friends and family.

Devyn Drozdowski

Born and raised in Southern California, Devyn moved to Hawaii to attend school and returned home to receive her Bachelor of Science in Public Health. With a passion for health and wellbeing, Devyn enjoys staying active by hiking, playing soccer and snowboarding but has found Pilates to be the best part of her weekly routine. Building a strong foundation through body awareness, balance, and strength, she looks forward to teaching fun and challenging classes to help clients reach their fitness and wellness goals. With a love for movement, she is eager to share her passion with you and achieve that post-workout bliss!  

Michelle Fefer

Born and raised in South Africa. 

I came to the USA on a student visa, during my studies I met my husband, we have a son and 3 dogs. For more than 3 decades I was in the optical industry, recently I decided to follow my heart and teach Pilates full time. 

From an early age I was very involved in ballet, tap, jazz dancing and athletics. I competed and taught dance in South Africa. Dancing, hiking, and athletics have always been apart of my life.

In 2017 I started Pilates, it wasn’t long before I added Pilates to my list of passions. I was inspired and encouraged to take the teacher training program thru Club Pilates, thus beginning my journey to becoming an instructor/ teacher. I find it extremely rewarding to see clients progress. I am always excited to teach and challenge the amazing ladies and men who come to my classes.

Katharine Lerner

Katharine moved to Los Angeles in 2019 after living in New York City for over a decade pursuing her love of acting. Because of her double scoliosis, she never thought exercise was her thing. But the lure of exercising while lying down brought her to Pilates :) Pilates finally allowed her to work her abs without hurting her back, it was a true miracle. The real love came during pregnancy when Katharine practiced every day up until the day before labor. She believes her very seamless labor and delivery is all because of Pilates. She received her training from Club Pilates and Master Trainer Davina Wong. Katharine is very passionate about helping others find exciting ways to honor their body and never being afraid of exercise no matter their physical limits. Katharine continues to act, direct, and teach kids musical theater. You can find her around Burbank trying to find the perfect matcha while balancing her daughter on her hip.

Julie Wilson

Julie is a single mother turned entrepreneur who developed two herbal supplement companies out of her passion for natural healing. She was born and raised in West Virginia and was an active tomboy from a very young age. She learned to ride horses and motorcycles, and was an advanced downhill skier, runner, and dancer. She sustained multiple injuries over the years, including a broken tailbone and pelvis, which eventually led to her needing a total hip replacement in 2021. After her surgery, she noticed that physical therapy just wasn’t helping her regain the range of motion and strength that she was used to. She decided to try Pilates on the reformer machine and instantly became hooked! Her pain was alleviated, posture became better, and she felt stronger than ever before. She decided to turn her passion into a new career to help others rehabilitate their bodies like she did, and became a certified Pilates instructor through Equinox in 2023.

Katie Hart

Katie Hart has been practicing pilates for many years and was thrilled to make the transition to making it her career. A mother of two little humans and a dog, she is passionate about the benefits of movement and fitness and loves helping others through her work. If she’s not on the reformer, she’s probably on an airplane, traveling whenever possible.

Alaina Ryan

With over 20 years of teaching experience Alaina has had many influences throughout her career. She does her best to integrate that variety into her private sessions and classes. With thorough experience in rehab, athletics, geriatrics, pregnancy, and the average human, she’s come to understand everyone needs movement and everyone has a unique expression through movement. Alaina also appreciates the deep dive into collaboration with her clients, as they problem solve any current specific needs, modifications or advanced challenges. She is here to support you through your movement journey. In her spare time you will find her hanging out with her pups or creating art from recycled objects.
Liz Walton

Liz Walton is a yoga teacher, mindset coach and multidisciplinary artist with a unique combination of creative skills, talents and passions. Originally trained as a massage therapist, Liz has two decades of hands-on bodywork expertise. In 2007 Liz began exploring forms of creative expression through singing, songwriting, guitar, ukulele, ballet, tap dancing and fire spinning. She also trained in India as a yoga teacher in 2011 and graduated from the Expressive Arts Therapy program through Tamalpa Institute in 2015. After retiring from her massage career, Liz transitioned her creative focus toward the music industry. She’s spent the last decade managing global tours for rock bands while also traveling around the world. Liz has a background in recovery and currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she facilitates expressive arts therapy programs, musical meditations using gongs and leads experiential retreats to India.

Wild Hare Pilates is always looking for quality instructors!


Dianne Kwon

Dianne discovered Pilates after suffering multiple injuries from few of her fitness activities. She found Pilates to be the safest, most enjoyable and effective way to tone and condition the whole body. She fell in love with Pilates straight way, so much that she decided to become a fully certified instructor through Pilates Sports Center Encino, CA.

She is an athletic style instructor, who works hard to help others reach their fitness and health goals in safe and effective classes. She loves being able to share the benefits of Pilates!

Katrina Roberts

Born and raised in Southern California. Katrina loves fitness and all the benefits it brings.
Has over 20 years of experience of attending various group exercises and gyms.

Enjoys outside activities such as camping, wake surfing & paddle boarding. After discovering mat pilates in 2010 she waited for her children to get older for her to focus on certification.

She became Pilates certified from Club Pilates in 2021.

Fully enjoying all the advantages of Pilates focusing on strength, balance, and mindfulness. She strives to bring a positive sun shiny energy to all of her classes. 

Tianna Maye

A San Fernando Valley native, Tianna first became interested in Pilates while studying for her master’s degree in London. While in London, Tianna became a certified aerobics instructor and started teaching Zumba and Spin throughout the city.

After taking years of mat Pilates classes and seeing the benefits Pilates had on people from all different backgrounds, she decided to deepen her knowledge of Pilates by completing the STOTT Pilates mat instructor course. During her initial mat training, she discovered reformer Pilates, along with the other Pilates equipment, and was determined to become certified in all Pilates apparatus. Along with teaching mat Pilates, Zumba, and Spin in various studios and health clubs throughout greater London, Tianna has also taught in Madrid, Spain.

When she moved back to the United States in 2016, Tianna was finally able to train in and become fully certified in all Pilates equipment through the STOTT Pilates program. She has been teaching Pilates in Los Angeles since 2017.

Lisa Nicotera 

Lisa fell in love with Pilates in 2007 when she was introduced to it through a friend. Having a passion for physical fitness and always looking for new challenges, she began practicing at various studios throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. 

What she loved most was the precision, control and coordination of the movements. She was rewarded with a sense of pride and accomplishment as she grew within the practice. Throughout the years, she has turned to Pilates to stay centered and take care of her mind, body and soul.

After the physical demands of a career in fashion merchandising, styling and window design, she began to experience lower back and shoulder issues. She once again turned to Pilates, this time as a source of rehabilitation. It was at this stage, she decided to embark on the path to becoming a Pilates Instructor. She can’t wait to see you in class!

Lisa received her Pilates certification from Master Instructor Maria Leone of Bodyline Pilates in Beverly Hills California, through the Balanced Body® teacher training program.

Brenda Blair

Brenda has been a student of Pilates since 2005. She spent the first few years attending classes at Body Works Studio (a purveyor of the Ron Fletcher method) in her hometown Tucson, Arizona. 

She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend graduate school for Producing Film and Television. Immediately after earning her graduate degree, she started working on film sets and before she knew it, she was a producer working in Hollywood. 

Since her career took priority, her physical fitness fell on the back burner and as a result she gained 75 pounds. At the end of 2018 she put her fitness first again by going back to studying Pilates, running, eating right, and sleeping well. 

After a year, she lost all the weight she gained and felt inspired to help others discover their inner power through Pilates. She received her Pilates education from Master Trainer Maria Leone Bodyline Pilates and Fitness in Beverly Hills, CA.