Joe Pilates was a part of the Influenza Epidemic in 1918. He believed that if one would move their spine they would remain healthy and free from influenza.

He was right! Science has since found that moving the spine stimulates the immune system.

During the epidemic of 1918 while in a containment camp he asked the warden if he could teach a class to anyone who wished to take it. No one who took his class got the flu! They all remained healthy while others were not. 

So during this time, no matter what, move your spine each day!

On-Line Classes!!

Choose: 15 minute; 30 minute; or 60 minute classes offered using FaceTime or Skype. Please email (below) to set one up!  Prices are: $25; $50; $100. 

About Us


Who We Are

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Who We Are

The Van de Kamp Technique is Pilates with a "twist"- a fusion of various body work modalities with Pilates work. 

Rina Van de Kamp overcame a deathbed of a coma with brain damage and paralysis that occurred in 1995. Pilates was the start of physical work that helped. Another modality that greatly influenced her healing process was Feldenkrais work. Others were a part too like: Bartinieff Fundamentals, the work of Mable Todd, Lulu Swiegard, and Irene Dowd; Neuromuscular Reprograming, PNF, and Nia Five Stages.


What We Do

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Who We Are

Van de Kamp Technique is about using this fusion of body work modalities to help you accomplish your goals. Increase rage of motion, decrease discomfort, and bring ease to your body.

This is done gently with a seemingly small amount of effort that brings great rewards.


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Can pay per session or per series. 

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Classes are in the studio or on-line via Skype or FaceTime.


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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Van de Kamp Technique at VDK Pilates, Inc

3568 Sagunto Street, Suite F, Santa Ynez, California 93460

(805) 698-9188


Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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