Sarah Artha Negara

Sarah is a Second Generation Master Pilates Instructor & Educator offering Pilates Teacher Trainings and Workshops throughout the country and abroad. Like many Pilates instructors, Sarah's movement education is rooted in a lifetime of dance training. She has been teaching dance, Pilates, and yoga for over 15 years and has a strong passion for continuing education and helping others to feel great & live with "spontaneous zest & pleasure"~JP. She has taught at University of California, Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College, Mission College, and at numerous Pilates studios and fitness centers. She currently teaches at her studio, Bali Body Pilates, in Santa Cruz and at College of San Mateo. Sarah is available for hire as an On-Site Master Instructor through Balanced Body.

Sarah is the Founder and Director of College of San Mateo's Pilates Instructor Certificate Program (PICP), offering high quality education at an affordable community college price. Students who graduate from her program also qualify to receive a Balanced Body teaching certificate and the ability to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance Certification exam. To find out more visit and/or call Sarah to find out more details!

As a Balanced Body Faculty member, Sarah offers On-Site Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, Anatomy In Three Dimensions, and the *NEW* Balanced Body Barre certificate courses. She also offers CEC workshops via Balanced Body and Independently. Visit her website to learn more.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Dance, Mills College
  • Bachelor's Degree, BFA- Dance Performance and Choreography, California State University Long Beach
  • AA, Studio Art, Cabrillo College
  • Master's Degree, Dance, Mills College
  • Bachelor's Degree, Dance, Cal State Univ. Long Beach CA
  • AA, Studio Art, Cabrillo College

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level One: Foundations
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - LEVEL THREE: Introspection
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level Two: Communication
balanced-body - Balanced Body Barre™ Training
balanced-body - Balanced Body® Pilates Faculty

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Additional Information


$85.00 / hr, price varies depending on location & packages available

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Balanced Body Master Instructor
  • Founder of College of San Mateo's Pilates Instructor Certificate Program

Languages Spoken




9 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Wally Jarman on Dec 31, 2016

    Sarah is one of the finest Pilates teachers I have ever had the pleasure to have worked with. I have had back surgery and I am trying to return to life as an active/sports person. Sarah has helped me tremendously. She has a incredible knowledge of "classical" Pilates i.e., Joeseph Pilates, but stays current on all forms of rehab and exercise.

  • by Lydia Lee on Jul 16, 2015

    Sarah is an amazing teacher, trainer & mentor!! Sarah's deep knowledge & experience with Pilates is something you highly value and thrilled to have access to. In addition to her great technical skills, Sarah is inspiring, fun, supportive, a 5+ (Super) Star sponsor, teacher, mentor :D I'm so lucky that our paths crossed!!

  • by Camilla Betteridge on Aug 03, 2011

    Can't say enough great things about Sarah!
    Most recently, she really helped me with a knee injury.
    Tried a few things for a couple months and just did not have
    any improvements until my first appointment with Sarah. She is so
    thorough and helped to stretch and strengthen my knee. After just
    under a month it is completely better.
    In the past, I have seen her for group and individual pilates sessions. Sarah really knows her stuff and can help you look and feel your best ever!
    Thanks so much for your awesome work, Sarah!

  • by cynthia mac on Aug 02, 2011

    I have taken classes w/other Pilates instructors, what a disappointment. We just went through the exercises, seemed more about repetition than actually doing them correctly. Sarah demos & explains what exercise targets what areas & the benefits of doing them. She makes sure you're thinking about all the different aspects you need to pay attention to as you do the exercise. With her, it's all about doing it correctly, being in control & concentrating on the muscles you're working on. You really begin to understand your body so much better with her. She also helps you individually with your personal issues or ailments. She accurately prescribes the right movements for pains or injuries you've sustained. Not a better instructor around!!!

  • by Erika Matos on Jul 20, 2011

    If you are looking for someone who understands anatomy, who has outstanding knowledge in different areas of fitness, and who can give you an amazing, fun workout, look no further! I'm thoroughly impressed with Sarah as a Pilates Instructor. She is personable, detail oriented, and her experience is reflected in everything she does. Take a class with her and you'll know what I mean! A+
    ~Erika Matos

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