Vessel Pilates is a boutique Pilates + Wellness studio located in the heart of Kingwood at Town Center. We offer a suite of classes to restore alignment, build core strength, increase flexibility and find balance in the body so that you can thrive in the body you’ve been given. Through our balanced approach, we provide unique fitness plans that encourage you to slow down, live more presently and heal your mind and body.
At Vessel Pilates, our mission is to cultivate a welcoming, non-judgmental and supportive space, helping our community heal through the power of movement, nourishing food and self-care. Community-driven in every aspect, we serve our clients with the utmost compassion, kindness and respect as they take the initiative to feel better in their bodies. We value living life in the present moment and have designed our classes to marry the art of mindfulness with movement so that you can live a more authentic life.
PILATES + BARRE TEACHER
Jessica Sowyrda is the founder of Vessel Pilates and lives in Kingwood with her husband and three beautiful children. She was first introduced to the Pilates Reformer after giving birth to her first baby, and she immediately fell in love. She quickly saw its benefits through her own transformation during her postnatal recovery, and continued to practice Pilates during her next two pregnancies.
As she learned more about this powerful system of mindful movement and journeyed deeper into motherhood, her passion for prenatal and postnatal wellness soared. Keeping her body happy, aligned, strong and flexible, she saw first-hand the positive impact Pilates brought to her own life and body. Jessica wholeheartedly believes that Pilates allows us to move more confidently, joyfully and freely in our everyday lives, so much so that she wanted other mothers and women to experience its beautiful life-changing benefits. In an effort to encourage other mothers to make self-care a priority, she combined her love for fitness and desire to educate women to launch Vessel Pilates. She wanted to create a healing space that promoted wellness and self-care, where women could come in, feel good and support each other. At the end of the day, Jessica’s purpose lies in enriching the lives of women through a fitness community built on healing, health and wellness. Her priority is to have you walking away feeling enlightened, refreshed, empowered, balanced and filled with energy.
Jessica is comprehensively trained in the Pilates method and certified as a Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates Teacher, and in Diastasis Recti Recovery & Pelvic Floor Healing through The Center for Women's Fitness. She strives to help women heal who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, diastasis recti and postural alignment issues after childbirth. Jessica’s main goal is to bring a specialized wellness experience to the Kingwood area—one that encourages women to take care of themselves and feel good in their bodies. She teaches with absolute passion and loves to focus on connection, breath, rhythm, flow and the mind-body-spirit alignment. She is also trained in Pilates Suspension Method, Barre Body, Rebounding, and Fascia movement.
Jennifer discovered Pilates in 2010 after being referred by her doctor for pain issues. After having such a great outcome from the practice of Pilates, and avoiding surgery, she became an advocate for its benefits. She loves that Pilates can be adapted to different bodies and fitness levels making it ideal no matter where you are in life. Her passion has been rehabilitation and continues to advance her training in this area to help bring more body awareness to others.
Alyssa is a beautiful mom to two little ones and has a passion for helping others achieve their health goals. Her energy and power shines in every class while she aims to tone and strengthen your body in every class.
A lover of all things yoga, Shawna started her journey in alternatives to ease anxiety while in college, 2003, and found her release through yoga. She became certified to teach in 2008 and has taught off and on since then while keeping a "day" job and being a mom of two. Her passions outside of yoga are family, music, traveling and art. Her happiest days are filled with family, friends and creating a therapeutic experience through yoga for the mind, body and soul.
PILATES, YOGA, AND BARRE TEACHER
Mara's mission is to help people discover Pilates® Fundamentals and empower them to a healthy lifestyle through their correct alignment, strength, endurance and flexibility by practicing individualized comprehensive movement and breathing.
She's a certified comprehensive Pilates teacher and has further certificates in Pilates & ADHD, Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Conditions, Buff Bones® (osteoporosis) Instructor training, Cancer Exercise training, and RollologyTM fitness.
She finds the most rewarding when witnessing the clients become pain-free and watching them get stronger with more mobility and flexibility.
Building a team that we can call family and providing a positive environment where each instructor can succeed and grow is our ultimate goal. We would love to bring in those who have positive attitudes and core values that align with our mission here at Vessel Pilates. If you would like to join our team, please send us a note and we can both learn a little more about each other!