45160 Club Drive, Indian Wells, California 92210, United States

760 345-9399

Palm Desert Pilates

Palm Desert Pilates

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Patti Saunders

Owner and instructor at Palm Desert Pilates trained in classical ballet and was a member of the Severo Ballet Company. Patti’s background of dance and performing arts led to work in film and television while living in Los Angeles. Her love of dance also inspired the creation of a dance program for children with disabilities at The Crippled Children’s Society in Long Beach, California. Patti has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and later did post graduate study in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics for fitness professionals at UCLA. She is also certified in all four levels of “Touch for Health” Applied Kinesiology.

Patti heard about Pilates from other dancers and it immediately became a perfect fit! She studied with Octavio Galindo, Pilates instructor and former ballet dancer and was certified to teach in 1999. She has also studied with many other Master Instructors including Ron Fletcher, Diane Diefenderfer and Michele Larsson.


Patti has been a Master Instructor for Balanced Body Education, an internationally recognized program for Pilates teacher training and certification since 2008.

Patti’s passion for dance is still going strong with Argentine Tango and Salsa!