AWAKEN BODY CENTER by Juliana Bianchi


Juliana Bianchi - Awaken Body Center

Hello and welcome to Awaken Body Center! My name is Juliana, and this is my inspiring Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® studio and wellness center.


I have been dreaming for years about creating a unique, warm and inspiring movement studio and wellness centre where people all ages and stages would love to come to look after their body, mind and health, feeling welcome, motivated and loved. Our focus is on quality education, individual attention, effective results and we are committed to offering excellence in service, team and care.

Awaken Body Center is an established Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® studio and wellness center located in Rose Bay close to the neighboring communities of Bondi, Bellevue Hill, Vaucluse, Point Piper and Double Bay.

Our studio place is modern, filled with natural light, friendly and peaceful and has a supportive environment where clients can look forward to specialised classes, services and treatment designed to suit their individual needs. Using a synthesis of Physiotherapy, Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Methods, we create your personal exercise program.

Awaken Body Center works closely with osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapist, podiatrists, obstetricians, remedial and sports massage therapist, holistic therapists and naturopaths as well as working alongside ballet school, athletes and clients who come from everywhere in the world and from all walks of life.

All the teachers at Awaken Body Center are globally experienced trainers, very highly qualified, most of them are Physiotherapist Instructors and passionate about movement, health and caring for others. They all pride themselves on seeking to ensure a personalised service that satisfies every clients individual needs and objectives.

We are specialised in Musculoskeletal Conditions, Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation, Sports, Dancers, Prenatal and Postnatal, Athletes, Chronic Pain, Neurological Conditions, Women's Health and General Fitness.


Juliana Bianchi 

Founder of Awaken Body Center, Physiotherapist, Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Instructor

I am Juliana Bianchi the founder of Awaken Body Center. Originally from the lively city of São Paulo in Brazil, I migrated to Australia 6 years ago. I first lived in Melbourne for an incredible 3 years and then moved to Sydney where I have been living since 2017.

I am physiotherapist who graduated from São Camilo University in São Paulo - Brazil in 2003, and I have been working in private and public practices for over 17 years in São Paulo, London, Melbourne and Sydney.

I completed two Post Graduate Certifications in Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy and Hospital Physiotherapy at the School of Medicine in the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

I am certified in Dry Needling Therapy by CPD Health Course in Australia and Manual Therapy Techniques Training recognised by the International Institute of Manual Concepts also in Australia, such as Physiotherapeutic Diagnoses and Neural Mobilisation with Vaidas Stalioraitis, McConnell Concept with Alfio Albasini and Maitland Concept with Erik Van Doorne.

​I am an experienced and fully qualified Pilates, Garuda, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® trainer and also specialized in the Jumping Stretching Board equipment, with experience in working in a variety of physiotherapy settings including Orthopaedics, Cardio Respiratory, Sports, Neurological Conditions, Rehabilitation, Women's Health and Prenatal and Postnatal.

I worked as a Clinical Pilates, Garuda, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Instructor at Anna Tetlow in Melbourne for 3 years and at Limitless Physiotherapy Clinic in Sydney for another 3 years before opening my own business, what is a dream come true.

I am a qualified Instructor of Progression Ballet Technique Program (PBT) by Marie Walton-Mahon in Australia and specialist in providing Pilates and GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® for dancers. I have had the pleasure of working with the rehabilitation of both aspiring ballet dancers and principal ballet dancers of the Australian Ballet and Melbourne City Ballet in Melbourne. I also worked in partnership with the famous dance schools Glen Iris School of Dance, Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and Melbourne School of Classical Dance, coaching and rehabilitating young students for their exams and overseas auditions. Tango and Latin dancers were also regular clients of mine during my time in Melbourne.

I also have a special interest in providing Pilates and GYROTONIC® for blind clients. During my time at Anna Tetlow Pilates in Melbourne, I gained experience working with blind and partially blind clients and developed the necessary modification techniques to ensure their lack of sight is not a barrier for them to practice any movement therapy.

​I love treating a variety of conditions using my Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® skills and I can help you with dance injury and performance improvements for dancers; movement therapy for patients with visual impairment; rehabilitation of any injury or post-surgery; muscular imbalance; postural assessment and reeducation; scoliosis; Prenatal and Postnatal; pelvic floor conditions; improvement of muscular efficiency and patterning and enhancing sporting performance for athletics.

When I am not changing people’s bodies and movement habits, I am spending my free time surfing, travelling, dancing or practicing Yoga, Qigong and meditation.

Flavia Santon

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Flavia is a Brazilian physiotherapist who graduated from FHO/ UNIARARAS University in São Paulo - Brazil in 2006. After graduation, she did post-graduate training in Pilates and now has more than 12 years experience as a clinical Pilates instructor.

Flavia has worked in both public and private practice as well as being involved in training of new Pilates teachers in Brazil. She is a very dedicated and passionate Pilates instructor who takes great pleasure in helping others obtain a healthy body.

In 2011 Flavia moved abroad to Ireland and worked as both Pilates Studio Manager and Clinical Pilates instructor during her 3 years there. Thereafter she moved to Sydney in 2016 where she has been working in private Physiotherapy practices as a Clinical Pilates Instructor.

Flavia loves her work and truly believes that Pilates has the power to integrate the mind and body, transform your physical well-being and help you return to what the most important activities in your lifestyle.

When she is not looking after our precious clients Flavia loves being outdoor, gym, hiking, cooking, beach and meditation.

Michelle Vianna

Massage Therapist and Holistic Therapies

Michelle is an experienced massage and holistic therapist as well as life coaching. She has been working helping people release tension, pain and stress on a physical, emotional and mental level since 2004.

Over the years she has helped lots of people through her one on one sessions with remedial massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and relaxation massage. She also studied many other modalities like Reike, EFT, life coaching and she may incorporate it into her treatment when appropriate.

She is intuitive and passionate about her work and has a holistic view on life. Her mission is to help people to reconnect, release and relax so healing can take place.

When Michelle is not working with her magical hands and healing skills she loves being close to the nature, camping, retreats, having deep and meaningful conversations and studying spirituality.


Pilates Studio Equipment (Trapeze Table, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Barrel, Pilates small equipment and mat)

Reformer Pilates Group Classes (Reformer, Pilates small equipment and mat)

GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Method (Pulley Tower, stool and mat)

Remedial and Sports Massage


"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young." Joseph Pilates

Pilates was developed during the first half of the twentieth century by Joseph Pilates, who studied a range of exercise forms from Eastern and Western cultures including Yoga, body-building and various forms of martial arts.

In about 1925 Pilates emigrated to the USA from Germany and went straight to New York. In NY Pilates started teaching dance students, who later become regular clients and from there, the world of ballet actively embraced the Pilates Method.

The Pilates Method was developed with a variety of equipment designed to advance stretching, strengthening and body alignment that came from the non-equipment based mat work.

Over time a full complement of equipment was developed including Trapeze Table , Reformer, Wunda Chair, Ladder barrel and Spine Corrector.

The original Pilates has six principles: concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breathing.

Our Pilates Studio Equipment and Reformer Pilates Group Classes focus on core stability, strengthening, postural alignment, endurance, pelvic control, coordination, balance, flexibility and body awareness. This form of exercise benefits you by teaching you how to move effectively, helping to tone and strengthen your body through the use of resistance from springs, elastic bands, small weights, balls, as well as your own body weight.

Pilates is suitable for anyone in a very wide range of physical condition, and it can be modified according to the client's individual need and ability. It is strongly endorsed by a wide range of health professionals as one of the safest forms of remedial exercise.

For what condition is Pilates most successful?

General health and fitness, prenatal and postnatal, orthopaedic conditions as arthritis, osteoporosis, disc injury and scoliosis, postoperative and rehabilitation, neurological conditions as multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal injury and Parkinson, aging clients needing back and posture rehabilitation and prevention of low bone density, children with particular physical and skeletal weaknesses, professional athletes and professional dancers.


"When we find freedom and balance physically, it is easier to find these qualities emotionally"  Juliu Horvath

GYROTONIC® training was designed by ex-Hungarian dancer Juliu Horvath and it challenges your body to move in new ways. Rather than the linear movement of Pilates, the GYROTONIC® Method creates circular motions which incorporate an entire body movement. The continuous circular and rhythmical movements gently undulate the spine, lengthen muscles and creates space in the joints improving spinal flexibility, circulation and joint restriction.

The GYROTONIC® Method combines elements from dance, yoga, swimming, tai chi so that it not only promotes flexibility and coordination but also works in an organic way to strengthen the mind and body from inside out. When Juliu was creating the Method he listened to what his body was feeling internally and built the movements around this. He believes if we listen to our bodies and participate intelligently we all have an energy within our own bodies. The circular motions revitalize the body, release blockages and stimulate the nervous system. The training therefore not only makes your body look better, it actually creates an overall feeling of well being.

GYROTONIC® training is particularly helpful for dancers and athletes as the extensions are good for the spine and improve overall movement. It also helps to create the optimal lean body for dancers. Golfers and tennis players in particular have found the training improves flexibility and their swing, while their overall game is enhanced through better timing, rhythm and flow.

Through training in the Method and the use of the Pulley Tower in conjunction with the Leg Extension Unit and Jumping Stretching Board, clients can significantly enhance their total body performance.

GYROKINESIS® is the essence of the GYROTONIC® Method and provides the foundation for the equipment work without the use of the equipment. It is a complete workout performed on stools and floor work on mats. It begins by working through the natural elements of spinal movement sitting on a stool, then progresses to floor work, connecting the upper and lower body, hip mobilisation, back extension series, and finishes on the floor with an abdominal series. The class comes to a conclusion with an unwinding series of exercises designed to reconnect back to your "seed center" and re-balance your energy.

What is the difference between Pilates and the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method?

Pilates focuses on a diagnostic approach to restructuring the musculoskeletal system and concentrates on correcting postural and muscular imbalances specific to the needs of individual clients. GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercises are designed to work the body and its system as a whole. A rotational multi-directional movements are performed to increase flexibility and strength, culminating in an organic rejuvenation and increased vitality and vigour.

"Regardless of the method you choose to do either Pilates or GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®, they are all about placement before movement. This is the key! As a physiotherapist who spends much of my time analyzing dysfunctional movement, I can attest that this focus on placement first and activating those deep stabilization muscles prior to movement is critical to creating the foundation for strong functional movement patterns and injury prevention - Juliana Bianchi"


Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm

Saturday 8am to 12pm


If it is your first session please book an Initial Assessment before any classes. 

Please read the full Studio and Cancellation Policy before purchasing and booking any of the classes.

We ask everyone to please bring a full length towel, water bottle and grip socks to the class. If you do not have socks they can be purchased in the clinic.


Only by appointment -  Contact us on 0415728011 or

Our Initial Assessment includes a full body and functional movement screening, the introductory exercises and the principles of the chosen method. During the assessment, we also discuss your current problem and/or goals you would like to achieve through Pilates or GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercises, where an individualised program will be defined to address your specific needs.

If you are new to Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method or have a few injury concerns, an Initial Assessment is a MUST and we strongly advise you undergo a 60 min assessment. If you have only done a small amount of Pilates or GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method you would benefit from being checked out by our team before getting into the classes, the 30 min Initial Assessment is the best choice for you.


Only by appointment - Contact us on 0415728011 or

At Awaken Body Centre our Private and Duo Classes are run by experienced Physiotherapist Instructors who use Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method together with their physiotherapy knowledge as a means of treating injuries, any post surgical rehabilitation, neurological conditions, any musculoskeletal conditions as lower back and neck pain, pelvic floor issues, pre and post natal exercises and to enhance sporting and dancing performance. For Private and Duo Classes we are able to mix both Pilates Studio Equipment and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods in the same class according to the client's individual needs and the program your instructor has designed for you.


Reformer Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method - Online BOOKING

The Group Classes are intimate and challenging with a maximum of 5 people per class for Reformer Pilates and 4 people per class for GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method. The smaller classes size allows for proper supervision and correction of form to ensure you get the most from your exercise and avoid injury.

All Reformer Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® classes programs are designed by qualified Physiotherapists and Instructors to ensure a balanced and safe practice. Our classes cater for all, whether you are recovering from injury or simply wanting to move and feel well.

We currently offer 2 levels of Group Classes Foundation or Open.

Open Classes are for those who have experience with Reformer Pilates or GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method, and wish to work on enhancing their technique, strength, stability and flexibility under the guidance of our talented Instructors. These classes will offer some more advanced and dynamic variations so are not much suitable for beginners or for those with very complex injuries.

Foundation Classes are ideal for those new to Reformer Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method or those after a more gentle and low impact class. These classes focus on building strong foundations in Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Method. Expect a comprehensive whole body focus, closely supervised and guided by our team. These classes are also a great option for Pre or Post Natal Mums looking for a more gentle and safe form of exercise class. Pilates is the perfect tool to maintain strength during pregnancy and regain it afterwards. These classes are designed to be safe for mums returning to exercise postnatally or for mums-to-be wanting to continue to exercise after your obstetrician advises you against general exercise classes (This usually is around >20 weeks pregnancy)

Please note all Reformer Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Group Classes are pre-paid and all Bookings and Payments must be made online through our website booking page. Please ensure you make any changes MORE THAN 24 HRS before your appointment to avoid being charged. NO Group Classes bookings, cancellations or amendments will be made through the front desk.

For more information about our Group Classes or the booking process please call the clinic on 0415728011 or drop in, say hello and check out our beautiful space!



7am Reformer Pilates Foundation

8am Reformer Pilates Foundation

9am Reformer Pilates Open

10am Reformer Pilates Open


8am Reformer Pilates Open


6pm Reformer Pilates Foundation


7am Reformer Pilates Foundation

8am Reformer Pilates Foundation

9am Reformer Pilates Open


10am Reformer Pilates Open



8am Reformer Pilates Foundation


10am Reformer Pilates Open



8am Reformer Pilates Foundation

9am Reformer Pilates Open

10am Reformer Pilates Open

* Further classes available upon request.


Please see Studio and Cancellation Policy prior to making your purchase and bookings, so you are aware of the terms and conditions related to them.

Initial Assessment 

1 hour $140

30 min $70

Only by appointment. Please contact or call 0415728011 to book.


Casual Session $130
10 package $1200, 3 month expiry ($120 per class)

Only by appointment. Please contact or call 0415728011 to book.


Casual Session $150
10 package $1400, 3 month expiry ($140 per class)

Only by appointment. Please contact or call 0415728011 to book.

Group Classes (Quad or Quintet)

Casual Session $50
10 package $450, 3 month expiry ($45 per class)


Remedial & Sports Massage 

Individual session (1 hour) $130

Only by appointment. Please contact or call 0415728011 to book.


Enquiries: Please contact and provide your name, telephone number and class preference or call 0415728011.


All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All bookings must be paid for in advance.

Before joining any classes an Initial Assessment is required.

All Initial Assessment, Private or Duo Classes and Massage are only by appointment.

All Reformer Pilates and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Group Classes are pre-paid and all Bookings and Payments must be made online through our website booking page. Please ensure you make any changes MORE THAN 24 HRS before your appointment to avoid being charged. NO Group Classes bookings or amendments will be made through the front desk.

Pilates and GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Group Classes require a minimum of 2 participants to proceed with the class.

Expire dates for the Group Classes - 10 class passes expire 3 months from the date of purchasing.

We ask everyone to please bring a full length towel, water bottle and grip socks to the class. If you do not have socks they can be purchased in the clinic.


Please note we have a CANCELLATION POLICY and an ACTIVE WAITING LIST. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice so that another client on the waiting list can be treated or fill your spot.

All bookings must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 24 hours prior or full payment will be incurred or result in losing a session from your pack. You can cancel or reschedule your classes any time by contacting Awaken Body Center by phone 0415728011 or via email to

Please note all Group Classes scheduling is self-managed through the Acuity App on our web page. Please ensure you make any changes more than 24 hours before your appointment to avoid being charged. NO Group Classes cancellations, bookings or amendments will be made through the front desk.


Awaken Body Center will not disclose your email address or any other private information to any other party without your prior consent.


On a lovely street with easy parking, at Awaken Body Center we offer a beautiful and modern studio, filled with a natural light, and a calm and relaxed environment for you to teach your clients or host your course and workshop. The studio consists of a reception room with lockers, a small room, a large room with and an additional treatment area (for Massage and Physio).

Casual studio hire is available and commitment free, simply reserve the equipment you need.

Please enquire for availability and rates.

Conditions: You will need to provide a copy of your first aid and insurance cover.

Available Equipment:

5 Balance Body Allegro 2 Reformers

1 Full Trapeze Table Combo with Reformer

2 Wunda Chairs

5  Pilates Arc

5 Pilates Balance Poles

4 GYROTONIC® Pulley Towers

1 Leg Extension Unit

Small equipment such as Pilates balls, Bosu, step, balance disc, magic circles, foam rollers, spikey balls, thera-bands, yoga straps, hand weights, yoga blocks etc.






"I could not only feel but visibly see the difference in my body after only a few session with Juliana. Using a combination of Pilates, Gyrotonic and Garuda methods, I really enjoyed seeing the results through the benefits of the combined methods tailor-made for what I wanted to achieve. Juliana knew exactly how to get the most out of me, and I always came away from the sessions revitalized and with pointers that I could continue working on at home. I highly recommend working with Juliana with her sunny and kind nature, to get great results for your mind, body and spirit" - Rina Sawaya, Professional Tango Dancer, Melbourne

"Melbourne's loss is Sydney's gain! I used to be a real Pilates-sceptic, but after only a few classes with Juliana I saw the light and after 2 years I'm still going. There was some really hard work in the studio, but Ju is friendly and encouraging approach made every class something to look forward to. As someone who works in I.T. sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day, my posture and complete lack of core muscles made me very susceptible to back injuries, strains and pains. Juliana's careful and patient instruction has dramatically improved my fitness, flexibility, posture and co-ordination and I recommend her classes to everyone. Thanks Ju!" - Gavin Palmer, Melbourne

"As an IT professional who spends her week glued to a screen with mouse in hand, I view my weekly sessions with Juliana over the last two years as essential. Our weekly sessions have ensured my core strength has improved and that my historic back injuries do not reoccur. Juliana's comprehensive knowledge of both Pilates and physiotherapy have been invaluable dealing with my physical limitations due to old injuries" - Judy Thompson, Melbourne

"Juliana provides skilled and professional instruction in the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. Her service is provided with warmth and care, and as a client you feel safe and supported at all times. Highly recommended!" - Lucy Barton, Melbourne

"Juliana skilfully builds on her physiotherapist background and her thorough knowledge of movement to deliver classes that are very dynamic, effective and fun! Her positivity and warmth are other attributes that make her stand apart!" - Nicholas Roost, Osteopath, Melbourne

"Juliana is fantastic. Not only she is a gyro teacher, but she is also physio - and a fantastic one at that!  I have a neck problem and she has really helped with that as well as stretching and looking after my entire body. My husband also is a client of Juliana and he can’t believe how she has helped his back problem and his balance - he always tries to take my appointments for extra attention! I have never looked forward to exercising, but having been under Juliana’s care I now look forward to it and feel so good when I finish - and an extra bonus is that she has a great personality and is a great person" - Vivian Green, Sydney

"I can thoroughly recommend both Pilates and Gryrotonic classes at Awaken Body Centre. Juliana is an extremely professional and caring teacher, with a great sense of humour, always making the classes fun and diverse, as well as inspiring! With her technical expertise, she has a really good sense of what exercises work for the individual and how to adapt exercises for those that are restricted through injury or other reasons. Her caring nature always comes through and she clearly loves what she is doing. Juliana is extremely loyal to her clients and has continued to offer Pilates sessions during Covid-19, online through Zoom sessions. It has been very successful and enjoyable and has kept us all encouraged and motivated to keep active through these hard times" - Rachel Ooi, Sydney

"I cannot speak highly enough of Juliana. We are very fortunate to have her at the studio. Juliana has a huge knowledge of our anatomy and makes the workouts fun and varied. I am 73 years old and have been doing Pilates for more than 20 years. Juliana is ever mindful of everyone’s “current” sore spots but at the same time always gives a good and varied class. And I love not being treated as a geriatric!!! I always walk out of the class feeling straighter and energised. On a personal level she is warm interesting and a lot fun and I have the highest regard for her" - Chrisanthy Atgemis, Sydney

"I cannot stress enough how much I admire and commend Juliana, as a Pilates teacher, as a physiotherapist and as an individual. As a doctor, I have encountered many physiotherapists, and what makes her such an incredible Pilates teacher is the breadth of her knowledge acquired through both undergraduate and postgraduate education. Her attention to detail comes from a thorough understanding of the entire musculoskeletal system. Her approach to Pilates is clinical rather than a traditional “workout” and she is able to diagnose and treat a range of “faults” in the system resulting from incorrect or overuse of muscles and joints.  During sessions, she keeps an eagle eye on one’s posture, positioning and technique and is quick to pick up any movements that may lead or contribute to subsequent problems. She runs her private practice with a high level of professionalism and dedication. The fact that I have been fortunate to have Juliana as a Pilates teacher, with sessions twice a week for some years, means that I have been able to maintain a high level of fitness, including frequent tennis, well into my 70s! In addition to her professional expertise, Juliana is a delightful person, charming, positive, and good fun. If you are lucky enough to get an appointment with her you will never regret it and you will never want to relinquish it! I would rate Juliana as ****** with 5 stars as the maximum!" - Professor Judith Black, Sydney

"Juliana is the most fantastic, caring, patient and knowledgeable Physio, Pilates and Gyrotonic Instructor. I have a neurological condition that impacted my muscle strength, balance and functionality, and I have  been benefiting immensely from her instructions and exercises. I wish her continued success with her studio and helpful attitude. Best wishes!" - Sylvia Eisman, Sydney

"I have been training with Juliana for over two years. She is a skilled professional Gyrotonic and Pilates Instructor.  Her sessions are always balanced - sometimes quite challenging, always fulfilling. Her emphasis on internal alignment is most important as this approach, plus her clients’ willingness to accept and experience her directions can lead to positive internal changes, as well as an increased fitness level. For me, this is a delight" - Ferne Lander, Sydney


We would love to hear from you!

M: 0415728011


Address: 105/91 O’Sullivan Road
Rose Bay, Sydney - NSW, 2029

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