Welcome to Black Star Pilates

Empowering Mind, Body, & Soul

Black Star Pilates is the home of holistic wellness where we fuse physical conditioning with spiritual connection, creating a nurturing and empowering environment for women of color. Join us for private or small group sessions that engage, challenge, and reward.


Black Star Pilates

Connecting Body & Soul

Each of our Pilates sessions begins with a moment of spiritual and devotional connection, grounding our mind, body, and soul for the journey ahead. Arrive with a reflection or prayer, or choose one when you arrive.

Your instructor

Meet Adwoa

Adwoa, a former NCAA athlete, and an experienced practitioner of Pilates, olympic weightlifting, and various forms of conditioning, brings a wealth of knowledge to Black Star Pilates. Starting her Pilates journey during her second pregnancy, she has experienced first-hand the transformative effects of this practice. Adwoa is passionate about creating spaces that welcome and celebrate diversity, making Black Star Pilates the perfect hub for your functional fitness journey.

Photo credit: Phyllis Iller and hair: Roselee Mathu and Dreamy Hair Daze

Discover the Power of Pilates

Pilates is a versatile and impactful form of exercise that offers a plethora of benefits. Some of what you can expect from Black Star Pilates includes:

  • Improved Physical Fitness: Enhance your strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance with our specialized Mat & Pilates offerings.
  • Prenatal & Postnatal Support: Customized Pilates workouts to support you during and after pregnancy.
  • Injury Rehabilitation: Aid recovery with low-impact Pilates exercises, ideal for injury rehabilitation.
  • Stress Relief: Reduce stress and promote mental well-being through our mindful movement Pilates sessions.
  • Posture Improvement: Correct and improve your posture, reducing risk of future musculoskeletal issues.
  • Community Building: Join our vibrant, diverse, Atlanta-based community of Black women committed to health, community, and wellness.
  • Culturally Inclusive Environment: Experience a culturally responsive and welcoming atmosphere in a Pilates studio owned and operated by a Black female instructor.
  • Personalized Attention: Receive personalized attention with our private or small group classes.
  • Affordable Access: Experience the benefits of Pilates with some pay-what-you-can classes available.
  • Holistic Wellness: Engage in holistic wellness practices that nurture the mind, body, and soul.

Pilates for All

We believe in the universality of Pilates. With healthcare provider approval, anyone can enjoy the benefits of this practice. At Black Star Pilates, we strive to bring more color, curls, and curves into the Pilates community, increasing opportunities for Black and Brown mothers and mothers-to-be.


Reformer & Mat

Private Sessions

by Appointment ONLY

Designed to help you meet your fitness and wellness needs. Private sessions offer you the opportunity to reap the full benefits of Pilates with personal attention from your instructor who will design your practice to help meet your goals.

Session Packages Cost Expiration
Single Session $90 N/A
5 Sessions Package $400 90 Day expiration
10 Sessions Package $720 120 Day expiration


Semi-Private Sessions

by Appointment ONLY

Perfect for the student who enjoys the personal attention of their instructor and also likes to work-out with a friend or partner. These sessions offer the opportunity to use the full range of Pilates equipment and to set your own individual fitness and wellness goals. Prices are per person.

Session Packages Cost Expiration
Single Session $60 N/A
5 Sessions Package $250 90 Day expiration
10 Sessions Package $420 120 Day expiration


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50 mins|$40

Discounted private Pilates for participants in spanDNA Mothers’ Mutual Support & Assistance (MSA) program.

Community Impact

At Black Star Pilates, we are dedicated to making Pilates accessible to all. Stay tuned for our BSP pop-up pay-what-you-can classes, designed to bring the benefits of Pilates to individuals who have historically not had access to such resources.

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Our Brands

Collectively, these brands exemplify our commitment to fostering individual and collective growth, empowerment, and wellness. We warmly invite you to explore each brand and join us on a journey of self-discovery and enriching communities.

Human Temple Therapeutics

Our premier brand offers expert coaching services with a mission to support your journey towards holistic well-being–increased physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.


Our genealogy arm integrates traditional genealogy with advanced DNA research, guided by our professional genealogist who specializes in communities of African descent. We operate in a spirit of cultural humility, extending respect and understanding to diverse cultural perspectives, experiences, and beliefs.

Black Star Pilates

A haven of wellness, where coaching meets Pilates under the guidance of a Balanced Body trained instructor. Our unique approach intertwines physical conditioning with spiritual connection, creating an environment that’s both nurturing and empowering.

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Join us at Black Star Pilates and be part of a vibrant, inclusive, and empowering Pilates community!


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