Welcome! I am Manuela Soares, the owner and director of Ki Studio. I have been working in the fitness industry since 2002, and Ki is the evolution of my passion for holistic well-being.


Every day I see people limited by pain or movement restriction, usually due to injury or habitual improper movement and posture. My breadth of experience in mindful and functional movement allows me to help my clients regain control of their lives and prepare for a strong future.


At Ki we practice alignment-based exercises, which come from a variety of methods including Pilates, strength training, Feldenkrais, and ELDOA techniques. Whether you are participating in a class or a private session, you will receive personalized attention to help you optimize your movement.


  • ELDOA Level 3 Student Practitioner
    (Sphinx Pilates & ELDOA)

  • Exercise Coach
    (C.H.E.K. Institute)

  • Holistic Nutrition/Lifestyle Coach (C.H.E.K. Institute)

  • Pilates Instructor - Mat & Equipment
    (Body Harmonics Pilates)

  • Personal Trainer (Can-Fit-Pro)

At Ki we put fun and function into movement.

We are not a traditional Pilates studio. At Ki you will not find the classical Pilates repertoire of exercises or any Pilates machines.

Although we are not a gym we have many exercise tools such as stability balls, foam rollers and other fun tools. 

We help people live strong and healthy lives, free from pain or injury.

Curious about the website pictures?

They were taken during my world travel adventures.