Informed by her background as a dancer, dance instructor, and stretch therapist, Khayla is passionate about helping people get moving in healthy and affective ways for their bodies through the Pilates method. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Khayla earned her BA in Dance and English from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and her MA in Arts & Cultural Management from King’s College London. Introduced to Pilates in college, she found it positively affected her movement both in and outside the studio, improving long-held postural and mechanical habits that could have eventually led to injury. In 2018, she earned her 450-hr Pilates certification through The Moving Joint’s inaugural teacher training program, under the direction of Alyson Boell-Marchand. Khayla also works as a freelance dancer for various projects in LA and as a stretch therapist at boutique studio StretchLab.