About Playful Pilates & Movement

Jae Newman , Founder, Owner/Instructor

Jae Newman, Founder, Owner/Instructor

About Jae

Jae is certified in both mat and equipment training having gained her certification with 2 very accomplished local instructors.

  • Mat Certified with Mercy Sidbury in Sebastopol
  • Equipment Certified with Monica Anderson at Tone Pilates Dance Yoga in Santa Rosa

Now with over 15 years experience, having taught at 

  • Sonoma County YMCA
  • Tone
  • Langermann Chiropractic

Jae is realizing a life long dream to dedicate her time doing the thing she loves most -- teaching the over 50’s -- by opening her own Studio, Playful Pilates.

In addition to Playful Pilates , Jae currently teaches classes at The Finley Senior Center  in Santa Rosa.

Whether you are new to movement or Pilates, experienced or somewhere in between, Jae offers patient, calm, gentle instruction.


Jae’s vision for Playful Pilates is to inspire, educate and help the over 50’s of Sonoma County to enjoy both physical and mental well-being through thoughtful and reflective Pilates, with an emphasis on having fun.


Her mission is to offer you fun workouts with variety, while providing attentive, high-quality instruction, and giving you an education about your body that can be applied to your life in lasting ways. Jae also realizes that every client has their own unique frame and abilities. With this in mind she can, over time, help you make the best of what you have and improve any weaknesses.


  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Positive Thinking
  • Mindfulness
  • Caring
  • Holistic Approach
  • Energy
  • Humor
  • Innovation
  • Nurturing
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Authenticity