Susan Liebowitz, OWNER/DIRECTOR

My vision for Perfect Balance has evolved from my experiences as a patient recovering from my own injuries, and as a growing practitioner.

Struggling to recover after an auto accident, I endured pain and headaches for too many years. Traditional western therapy did very little to help, and I didn't believe that drugs were the only solution. It was once suggested that I would have to stop my career in dancing in order to get better, but I had a sense that to stop moving was not the answer. As I continued to pursue a performing arts career, I was very fortunate to learn about other complementary therapies in the healing arts and somatic disciplines, and my healing process began.

My career transition started in 1997 with my graduation from the Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program in Berkeley, where I learned movement education and therapy. I then became licensed by the State Board of Florida to practice Neuromuscular Therapy and Massage, and was later certified in Pilates in California.

Because of the complementary modalities and Pilates, I now enjoy my life without constant pain. It feels like a wonderful gift was shared with me, and this learning has been the way to better health.

My joy is to share what I know to help others.

My background includes working with Healthwell Physical Therapy and Body of Work in San Francisco, as well as Frances Langley D.C. and the Center For Sports Medicine (St. Francis Hospital) in Walnut Creek.

• B.A. in Dance, University of Texas
• Certified Pilates Instructor
• Licensed Massage Therapist
• Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
• Movement Educator

Amy DeLong-Martin, PILATES

Amy DeLong-Martin is a certified Pilates instructor, Dancer and Reiki Practitioner. She was certified in Pilates by the Ellie Herman studio, and has extensive training on all of the Pilates equipment. She has also been certified in pre and post-natal Pilates instruction. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Amy holds degrees in Dance and Spanish. After college, Amy performed professionally and taught dance for many years.

In addition to Dance and Pilates, Amy has trained in Martial Arts, Yoga, and Body Mind Centering.
Amy enjoys working with all ages and abilities, and she looks forward to creating a tailored workout just for you.


Julie is a certified exercise physiologist as well as a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She has experience training clients ranging in age from 15-80. She has completed her Pilates instructor training through Balanced Body University and is currently in the process of acquiring her teaching hours for certification.

Julie became passionate about health and wellness while raising her three daughters and went back to school to complete a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise, nutrition and wellness, including stress management and behavior modification.

Julie wishes to share her passion and knowledge of what it takes to be healthy today and hopes to inspire her clients to embrace their bodies and live a healthier life.

Chelsea Tamulevich, PILATES

A graduate of UC Irvine, Chelsea holds her degree in Dance, with an emphasis in Choreography and Performance. Chelsea has been dancing for 25 years, and is currently completing her Masters in Fine Arts in Dance at St. Mary's College. In addition to Dance, she has a background in the study of dance science, including anatomy, physiology, dissection, chemistry and biology.

Her introduction to Pilates began with rehabilitation after sustaining injuries in a car accident. She then became certified in classical Pilates with her ballet professor at Studio Du Corps in Orange County. Chelsea is also certified in the Balanced Body Barre technique, and is working on her ACE personal training certification.

Chelsea is also proud to be a mom for her 3 year old son, Oliver. In her teaching, Chelsea thrives on working with small groups and individual training sessions.


A licensed Physical Therapist, Gayle holds her B.S. degree from UC San Francisco.
She whole-heartedly supports people to become their physical best and live to the fullest at all stages of life. With 30 years in her Physical Therapy career, Gayle’s experience includes:

Orthopedic and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
Sports specific physical training
Manual therapy (including soft-tissue and joint mobilization)
Pilates instruction for post-rehabilitation transitions
Balance, Gait, and Body Mechanics training

From her love of dance and her experience in ballet, Gayle has a special interest in working with dancers and athletes of all ages. She enjoys incorporating Pilates principles for post-rehab as well as general conditioning, and sports performance.


Deborah is a licensed Acupuncturist with over 25 years of experience. Starting in the medical field in 1978, she worked with Russian speaking immigrants as an interpreter/medical liason for Beth Israel Harvard teaching hospital. She subsequently studied Shiatsu at the Kushi Institute, followed by her study of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture. She has also studied in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Deborah combines acupuncture, shiatsu acupressure, natural supplements and herbal/dietary therapies to help individuals regain health and well being. She also teaches Shiatsu and Traditional Oriental Medicine workshops in the Bay Area.

Areas of special interest and expertise include women’s health (hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, and menopausal complaints), pain syndromes, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, immune system and respiratory problems (allergies, asthma, fatigue, weakened immune system and autoimmune illness).

Please contact Deborah at 925-952-9688 extension 3.