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Sattva yoga sets pace
Roseville resident opens unique Rocklin
By: Keith Reid, Gold
Country News Service
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 10:55 AM PDT
Although the physical nature of the yoga
and pilates exercise disciplines are
literally a stretch, Sattva Yoga and
Pilates studio owner Jean Munoz believes
her new business stands on firm ground
Sattva Yoga and Pilates studio owner
Jean Munoz of Roseville performs some
yoga poses at her Rocklin studio.
As popularity of the yoga and pilates
disciplines grows, Sattva, located at
2610 Sunset Blvd., is the first of its
kind to open in Rocklin.
"I've been working for two years to get
this studio open," said Munoz, a
Roseville resident and former yoga
instructor at the Hewlett Packard
employee gym. "Rocklin was ideal, both
because it's the only studio here, and
because I would like to eventually move
further up in the foothills."
The studio consists of separate rooms
for pilates and yoga, along with special
equipment for pilates. Yoga, for the
most part, is an exercise performed
under one's own body weight. Pilates
often utilizes resistance training
One of Sattva's newest customers,
Sharleen Shuiling de Balda of Rocklin,
was thrilled to hear the studio opened
in late April. Shuiling de Balda, a
novice at both yoga and pilates, decided
to give the exercises a try because
Sattva was close to her house and she
wanted to get into shape. According to
Munoz, Sattva is a Sanskrit word that
represents a state of mind where a
person is completely balanced, focused
and able to reach their highest
"Our goal is to help people reach their
full potential, physically and
mentally," Munoz said.
Sattva offers a variety of classes,
including Power Flow, Mat Pilates, Yoga
Fusion, Yoga Core, Iyengar Style,
Prenatal, Extra Gentle, Mommy Time and
Along with Munoz, there are four other
highly trained instructors at the studio
"The Yoga Basics class gets people ready
for a regular class," Munoz said. "It
teaches proper form and breathing so
people aren't overwhelmed in a more
Another Sattva customer, Courtney Menez
of Folsom, said she's been doing yoga
and pilates "off and on" for two years.
"One thing about pilates, if you are
only going to one type of exercise, I'd
choose pilates," Menez said. "It works
all parts of your body. It also hits the
little muscles in places like your hips
and arms that other exercises don't
Menez said she doesn't have a problem
commuting to Rocklin to work out because
Munoz is her instructor of choice.
Lori Walker of Folsom said she has been
practicing pilates for four years.
"Pilates really helps you build stamina
and strength without a lot of impact.
And it helps with core strength, which
is really important," Walker said. "You
can be 20 years old or 80 years old and
still be able to do it. You work within
your own limits."
Munoz said the disciplines of yoga and
pilates are also transferable into other
areas of life, outside of earning
Prices for instruction at Sattva start
at $15 for a single visit up to $65 for
a five-class pack and $500 for 10
personal training sessions. Other offers
are also available. For more
information, call 624-YOGA or visit