Anna Villadolid – Naturopath

My long career as a full-time professional ballet dancer sharpened my awareness and consciousness of a strong body-and-mind connection in bringing about healthy changes.

I was a principal dancer of the Bavarian State Ballet for almost two decades. International guesting engagements took me to stages in  London, Berlin and Manila.  I am grateful for the recognitions I received, particularly the most popular Performing Artist Award of the Münchner Merkur and the National Artists´ Award of the City of Manila, Philippines. 

Now, I am passionate about helping everyone with their rehabilitation, pain and stress management through my therapeutic services.

My vision is to promote Health by enhancing inner strength and stability, quality of breath, centering of Energies and gaining confidence in the body and mind´s intuitive wisdom and capacities to self-heal. –
Anna Villadolid

Since 2019

Pilates and Craniosacral Osteopathy

Practice Dr. Hummelsberger, Hackenstrasse 7, Munich


Pilates and Spiral dynamik ® movement trainer (among others for dancers of the Bavarian State Ballet)

Practice for Osteopathy and Physiotherapy, Pöhlmann & Götz, Munich


Classical ballet pedagogue and Pilates trainer

Tanz Projekt Munich


Seminar management

Ballet school Tanzwerkstatt Burghausen


Workshop Leader

Body Control Pilates Teachers Development Congress, London


Pilates trainer

Center Circle Pilates Studio®, Munich


Craniosacral Therapy Education

HP Rainer Kern, Munich


Structural Osteopathy

Heilpraktikerverband Bayern e. V.


Mikrokinese Therapy


License to practice Alternative Medicine

Naturopathy License


Education as Alternative Medical Practitioner

Zentrum für Naturheilkunde, Munich


Zapchen Somatics-Seminar

Pavlina v. Metzler


Certification Spiraldynamik®-intelligent movement Basic


Certification "Pilates Application in Rehabilitation"

Pilates Education and Training Center


"Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT®) - Strain/Counterstrain Techniques and Postural Reflexes"


Training as a certified Pilates trainer

Center Circle Pilates Studio®, Munich


Participation in Congresses

by Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V. and International Dance Medicine and Sciences, USA

Anna Villadolid combines her in-depth knowledge of the body with most precise and targeted work in training sessions that combine Pilates and Osteopathy. With her keen sense and empathy for one’s individual needs, she offers customised strengthening, stretching, and stabilising Pilates Mat and Reformer Work as well as manual therapeutic techniques that effectively address structural blockages and facilitate a new awareness for one’s body and movement patterns.

Barbara Burgdorf
Concert Master, Bavarian State Opera, Munich

The combination of dance experience at the highest level with outstanding skills in the field of Pilates and osteopathy, makes Anna a unique trainer. Her extensive understanding of anatomy makes it possible to detect small inconsistencies in the body and correct them in a targeted manner. The impact of this specific training on my everyday life, as a dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet, is enormous. For this reason, I have been working with Anna for many years and consider the training with her as equivalent to my daily exercise.

Florian Ulrich Sollfrank
Member of the Bavarian State Ballet

Anna Villadolid is possessed of a unique amalgam of talents and instincts. As a former ballerina, she understands the stresses, strains, strengths and weaknesses of the human body: what it can achieve, when it is in danger and why. Rigorously trained and continuously studying, her talents as a Pilates trainer, osteopath and therapist are combined with her extraordinary hands and her instinctive talent for healing.

Sir Peter Jonas († April 2020)
CBE, General and Artistic Director AD of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich and the English National Opera, London

After only a few months working with Anna, I have experienced a profound change. I am much stronger and can access muscles and muscle groups I previously had no knowledge of. I have a greater understanding of my body and how it moves, as well as how to judge and address my weaknesses. Anna's work with me on my turnout and stability through the principles of spiral dynamics in particular has really helped me with my work. I feel like a completely different dancer, and I feel much safer in the studio knowing that I now have greater control over my body. Not only has her Pilates instruction helped me, but also her osteopathic treatment. She is able to alleviate physical and mental stress very effectively, which has truly propelled me towards a healthier physical condition and better mental health. Anna is professional, kind and generous with her work. Her wealth of knowledge - particularly in applying Pilates and osteopathy to the specific needs of dancers - is incredible and unmatched. I would fully recommend her for anyone seeking Pilates instruction or osteopathy, but particularly for dancers. The only bad thing I could say about Anna is that she currently works in Munich (and I work in Helsinki) so I am unable to train with her anymore.

Henry Grey
First soloist, Finnish National Ballet

I have been taking Pilates with Anna Villadolid since mid-November 2019. Upon my first appointment, she immediately began addressing my slight scoliosis that causes alignment issues I knew I had but did not know how to fix on my own. Each session, we work on different muscle groups, my weaknesses, and movements to address how Pilates can be transferred into class and rehearsals. She has helped me greatly in finding better alignment, strengthening my weaker areas, and using my breath to engage, hold and control movements. Even in the last two months, I have felt a significant improvement in the muscular and skeletal connections throughout my body. Because Anna is a former ballet dancer, she has a very keen knowledge of the body, especially pertaining to ballet and she is very intuitive to each persons’ needs. The combination of Pilates and craniosacral osteopathy allows a full range to be done in each session, because she can allocate time to both active and passive work. I have benefitted extensively from having Pilates with Anna; moreover, I am thoroughly excited to continue working with her to further the understanding of my own body.

Margaret Whyte
Member of the Bavarian State Ballet

Working with Anna Villadolid has completely transformed my understanding of my body. Even after only a few months of her coaching through Pilates and craniosacral osteopathy, I already feel a much deeper connection between my mind and body. The combination of these two techniques to address weaknesses or pain has helped me realize the influence of my mental states on my body and my movements, and moreover to unlock the full potential of my body through my mind. As a ballet dancer there is constant high pressure and stress which can have negative physical impacts, and Anna provides techniques for counteracting and resetting the body with craniosacral osteopathy. A former principal dancer herself, Anna possesses a deep knowledge of ballet and helps dancers to harness these principles in ballet technique. She has a special talent for transferring her knowledge to clients in a way that is easily understood and applied, and takes the time to treat each individual with a personalized approach.

Emma Knowlsen
Member Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Pilates and Osteopathy with Anna are the best things you can treat your body and soul to. Pilates got me back on my feet after my spinal disc surgery. And now, when I’m struggling with pain on my shoulders and neck, one or two treatments with Anna really work wonders. Apart from this, Anna is a balsam for the soul.

Anja Wilde

I can highly recommend Ms. Villadolid´s body therapy ( Pilates and Craniosacral Osteopathy). The treatments have helped me a lot to relax and achieve physical and mental balance. The therapy sessions have shown positive effects on my health and well-being. Her expertise and compassionate care are impressive. I am very satisfied and grateful for the positive results I get from her treatments.

Sarah Keller

Anna is a wonderful therapist and a very pleasant person to be with. She supports my healing processes and works at improving my coordination. I can recommend her wholeheartedly.

Birgit Hennig