For Greater Wellbeing

Charlene Gibbons

Charlene Gibbons

My Philosophy of Pilates:

I find learning about the human body fascinating. Regular Pilates practice has improved both my physical strength and mental well-being. Pilates sessions have reduced back pain from my scoliosis and helped me develop a positive attitude towards the condition, which interfered with my dance career and quality of life. I am learning to work smarter, not harder, and to create sustainable muscle recruitment patterns.  It is a privilege to teach the Pilates method and see how people can make positive changes to their bodies that will prepare them to take on life's challenges.

Above all, I  want people to enjoy moving. I work to help people feel capable and strong with safe, biomechanically sound, mindful movement. I help them develop consistency and increased body awareness that leads to remarkable progress.

Education & Training:

​Honours BFA- Dance: Ryerson University

Pilates Mat Training: The Loft Academy at The Loft Pilates

Pilates Mat Training: Body Harmonics

Pilates Reformer Training: Body Harmonics

Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) Fitness Instructor Specialist 

Chang School of Continuing Education: Ryerson University (Faculty of Science)

Continuing Education workshops at Body Harmonics 

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Joyce Cruvinel

Joyce Cruvinel

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I fell in love with Pilates nearly 20 years ago. It helped me overcome an arm injury. It was a very powerful experience as I regained the physical strength, flexibility and range of motion I had completely lost in my arm. Amazed with my own results, I decided to become a Pilates teacher and share its benefits with others. 

Since then, I’ve explored a variety of movement and manual therapy forms with ​Rolfing® being my favorite. This is another tool to help me and my clients systematically balance and optimize the structure and function of the body, overcome injury, improve posture and reduce chronic pain. Alignment is key to success and optimizing it excites me.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Rolfing® Structural Integration 

Assessment and treatment of movement dysfunction

Rehabilitation of chronic conditions

Post rehabilitation

Postural disorder and gait analysis

Pre- and post-natal Pilates

Education & Training:

​Rolfing® Structural Integration Certification (2015)

Sivananda Yoga Teacher Certification (2012)

Myofascial Stretching and ELDOA Instructor (2011)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Stott Pilates (2009)

Pilates Mat and Reformer Certification: Stott Pilates (2008)

Master degree in Human Kinesiology (2005)

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (1990)

Full Licentiate degree in Physical Education (1986)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Rolfing Practitioner

Tatiana Calabria

Tatiana Calabria

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​From an early age, I have learned to love human movement and its different forms of expression. Through movement it is possible to find the power of cure for those who are in need, prevent injuries and achieve personal goals. 

What I love most about Pilates is the many possibilities of movements depending on what is best for each person. Pilates is for everyone! I want my clients to understand how their bodies move and what they really need. I truly believe that body awareness can help to improve quality of life. My goal is to find a functional balance in my clients' physical abilities and make them feel energized and connected. 

The philosophy of contrology as well as body and mind working together are something that inspires me. I'm grateful for the opportunity to help people by using this method.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Rehabilitation

Spinal disorders, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis

Orthopedic injuries  

Older adults  

Education & Training:

​Continuing Education Workshops at Body Harmonics 

Pilates Mat Diploma: Body Harmonics (2017) 

PMA Certified Pilates Teacher (2017) 

Full Classical Pilates Certification: Pilates Zone (2016)

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (2013)

Pilates Mat & Props Certification: Pilates Zone (2011)

Full Contemporary Pilates Certification: Pilates Zone (2011) 

Bachelor in Physical Education (2008)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Bruna Tiné

Bruna Tiné

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​When health and physical activity are put in perspective, the possibilities are endless. This is what I want to pass on when I am teaching. Each time you walk into my class or attend a private session, my goal is to make each moment purposeful, enjoyable and motivational. Through Pilates I have been able to learn how to connect body and mind, and this is what I love to share. 

I encourage you to learn and explore how your own body works. Putting that insight together with my expertise in functional training, I feel we can improve your quality of life.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fitness enthusiasts

Functional training

Strength training

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Diploma: Body Harmonics (2017)

Pilates Full Certification: Pilates Zone (2012)

Strength Training: YMCA (2017) 

Individual Conditioning Instructor: YMCA (2016)

Functional Training Full Certification: Core 360° (2013)

Bachelor in Physical Education (2009)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Beth Beauchemin

Beth Beauchemin

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I have worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for 20 years. While preparing for my wedding (a few years ago!), I started Pilates alongside my traditional strength workouts and loved mixing the two together. 

This started a new journey of learning to bring elements of the mind-body disciplines into a gym environment. As years went by I came to see more and more benefit from the Pilates aspects of my training, and I recently transitioned from the gym to the Pilates studio. 

My private sessions and classes incorporate the precision, focus, and control of Pilates with the strength and power of weight lifting. 

People come to Pilates for so many different reasons––strength, mobility, rehab, personal education, and I love supporting my clients and class participants as they grow and learn on their own personal journeys.   

Education & Training:

​B.Kin, University of Calgary

Pilates Mat Diploma: Body Harmonics (2009)

Pilates Reformer Diploma: Body Harmonics (2017)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics 

Motherwell Pre and Post Natal 

CanFit Pro Fitness Instructor

ACE Personal Trainer

Schwinn Cycle Instructor

Total Gym (Gravity) Personal Trainer

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Barbara Lopes de Silva

Barbara Lopes de Silva

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I believe that moving is the best way for your body to heal itself. It’s a form of self-care. Motion is lotion!​ I love Pilates for its flowing movement and its unique capacity to transform the body while building strength and flexibility. When I’m working with a client, my focus is on contemporary, intelligent, biomechanically efficient exercises that provide maximum results through precise alignment and controlled movements.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Physiotherapy

Assessment and treatment of movement dysfunction

Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions

Postural disorders

Education & Training:

​​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2017)

Pilates Full Certification: Yali Pilates (2012)

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (2012)

Continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Nila Nadarajah

Nila Nadarajah

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I love helping people feel strong, supported and at their best in their bodies. While 'aha' moments happen all the time, long–lasting results take consistent work. That kind of work can be challenging, fun and intriguing. Together, we work to help you move easier to better enjoy all the different activities in your life.  

My Areas of Expertise:

​Injury Prevention

Movement Re-education

Education & Training:

​Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2016)

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2015)

Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (2014)

BSc. Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo (2013)

CancerSmart Rehab Techniques in Oncology from Wellspring Cancer Support Center (2015)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Front Desk Supervisor

Melanie Phillipson

Melanie Phillipson

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​My journey through life as a singer/dancer/actor has gracefully led me to the wonderful world of teaching Pilates. I am and always will be a "mover"––but my body's relationship to movement altered after the birth of my two children. After an intense period of curiosity, dedication and mind/body strengthening I am now a passionate teacher dedicated to sharing my philosophy that we are ALL movers––in our very own unique ways, and deserve to have the ability to move freely and comfortably. 

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2012)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2015)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Kids Yoga Teacher Training (2009)

Graduate of Sheridan College Musical Theatre (1998)

20 years as a professional dancer

Stage Combat and Stunt Training 

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Jackie Pardy

Jackie Pardy

My Philosophy of Pilates:

There is nothing more rewarding to me than helping someone feel good about themselves. Whatever your shape or size is, whether you are conquering a physical goal or overcoming an injury, a positive relationship with your body leads to a better quality of life, both physically and mentally. When you feel good about yourself, you are empowered to be your best. You enjoy life more. You generate positivity. You inspire others to be their best. I like to think that, as a Pilates teacher, I'm a part of that chain reaction.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fitness Enthusiasts

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2016)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2016)

Pilates Mat Certification: Balanced Body (2014)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Balanced Body (2015)

Honours Bachelor of Arts, U of T (1985)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Amy Hampton

Amy Hampton

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​More than twenty years ago, a back injury brought me to Pilates and it  has had an enormous impact on my life, allowing me to continue to do the things I love. Teaching Pilates enables me to share my passion for movement and to partake in people's journeys of connecting deeply with their physical selves. My professional goal is to help others move confidently, strongly and  gracefully through their lives. 

My Areas of Expertise:

​Pre and post-natal 

Dancers 

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification:  Body Harmonics (2010)

Pilates Equipment Certification:  Pilates for Life (2011)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2016)

Diploma in Dance/Ballet l Ecole Superieure de danse du Quebec/Cegep du Vieux Montreal (1999)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Melissa Colins

Melissa Colins

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​By nature I'm curious and love solving problems. When I came to Pilates, I was looking for movement that would help me develop strength. And I wanted to eliminate the need to do the lifelong 'homework' that my physiotherapist assigned me. I found that and more! What I discovered is a lifelong practice that enables me to move to the best of my ability in any situation. How amazing is that? 

My goal at BODY HARMONICS is to share the tools of Pilates with everyone who wants to build strength, so that they move with ease in all aspects of their life. My hope is that you'll have fun while we move. I draw on my creative experience as a landscape designer to build and share movement sequences that don't feel like 'homework'. But if you do want homework, I can suggest some! 

My Areas of Expertise:

​Functional movement

Maturing adults

Motorsport enthusiasts and athletes (prehab and rehab)

Education & Training:

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2016)

Pilates ​Mat Work Certification: Body Harmonics (2015)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Teacher Advisor

Suzanne Frangipane

Suzanne Frangipane

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​My Pilates journey began as a student while I was a long time member at a karate club. I quickly realized that a strong body could be achieved through mindful, precise and controlled movement.

It is fascinating and rewarding to observe clients gradually acquiring strength. I work with people dealing with a variety of movement impairments, and also love to train athletes. When you are ready, I will teach you the subtleties of refined movement mechanics, and let you experience the “feel factor.”

I recently added The ELDOA METHOD to my skills. ELDOA is for everyone! It complements Pilates beautifully.  It will create space between each articulation of the spine, free your pain, and as with Pilates, it will improve your posture. Are you ready for better posture and less pain?

My Areas of Expertise:

​Strengthening bodies

Postural alignment

Back pain

Post rehab

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Work: BODY HARMONICS (2005)

Pilates Equipment: BODY HARMONICS (2006)

Many continuing educational courses at BODY HARMONICS

ELDOA Instructor (2016)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

Pilates Teacher

ELDOA Instructor

Erin Monaghan

Erin Monaghan

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​The first experience I had with Pilates was 10 years ago and I have been passionate about it ever since.  Pilates continues to make me feel energized and ready to take on the world. It is truly inspiring to see a body progressively become stronger from the inside out - both my own body, and my clients’.

Positive energy is contagious, and I love helping others feel the same benefits that I do from Pilates. I challenge my clients to feel stronger, taller, leaner, more balanced and connected.  My reward is helping them meet and exceed their goals. 

Don’t wait, never say no – step up and feel great!

 

Education & Training:

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2015) 

Pilates Mat Certification; Body Harmonics (2014)

​Bachelor of Arts, Ryerson University (2008)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Hannah Etlin-Stein

Hannah Etlin-Stein

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​My draw to Pilates came from the feeling I had after my first Pilates class; that my body was moving in the way it was meant to. I use Pilates to help me stay strong and injury free so I am able to do the things I love most in life: dance, run, bike and play. I aim to help my clients use Pilates in a similar way, for whatever their daily needs are, whether that be running a marathon or getting through a day pain free. I aim to help my clients develop that same integrated, free and connected feeling I have every time I leave the studio.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Dancers

Athletes

Parkinson's

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Work Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics

Strength and Conditioning Specialist: NSCA

M.Sc. Dance Science, Trinity Laban

Conditioning with Imagery Certification

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Jocelyne Pelchat

Jocelyne Pelchat

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn!  I have a passion for Pilates and the way it makes me feel, and I get very excited at the thought of putting into application my new-found knowledge and sharing it. Pilates is my gateway to feeling good on the inside as well as on the outside, and my goal is to pass that feeling on to you. I have seen the miracle of movement that only Pilates can offer. I used to suffer from extreme low back pain and since I started Pilates, I have not had any issues. I am an advocate and my mission it to help you live pain-free and share my passion with you.

My Areas of Expertise:

Movement Re-education

Rehabilitative Exercise

Back and SI pain

Herniated discs, Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis, Bulging Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Work Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Cadillac and Chair Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics

Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist: Body Harmonics

Yoga Teacher Training: Rishikesh Yog Peeth

Brown Belt in Kickboxing: KOR Martial Arts Fitness

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Joanna Gallen Sarner

Joanna Gallen Sarner

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​At the heart of my Pilates philosophy is a desire to create for my clients the same sense of joy, openness, and ease of movement I felt during my first experience with Pilates. I hope to support my clients as they learn to move well, feel stronger, and gain confidence in their own body's potential for growth.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fitness enthusiasts

Core strength training

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Reformer Education: The Loft Pilates

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Danielle Dodham-Wright

Danielle Dodham-Wright

My Philosophy of Pilates:

What we do in the Pilates studio spills into the rest of our life. I teach to help people move better when they walk out of class and into the rest of their day. Strength, support, ease and genuine joy in our bodies all fall out of that. Pilates makes more of our bodies available to us to enjoy, and my goal is to help people tap into the most important and long-lasting tool they own.

My Areas of Expertise:

Pre and post natal

Scoliosis

Dancers

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Equipment Certification: Stott Pilates

Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist: Body Harmonics

Bachelor of Design (OCAD)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Victoria Goncharenko

Victoria Goncharenko

My Philosophy of Pilates:

The direct and positive impact we, movement educators, make on people's quality of life is what I love most about teaching Pilates and movement. It’s very rewarding to be able to help others move with power and ease both in daily life and favourite sports. Teaching is also a unique opportunity to interact and learn from so many different people.

My Areas of Expertise:

Post rehab

Osteoporosis

Scoliosis

Pre and post natal

Teens

General fitness

Education & Training:

​Pilates Comprehensive Diploma: Body Harmonics

Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist: Body Harmonics

Post Rehab Specialist: Body Harmonics

YogaFit Level 1: YogaFit

YogaFit for Seniors: YogaFit

Zumba Level 1: Zumba Fitness

canfitpro Group Fitness Instructor

Diploma in Computer Networks Administration: George Brown College

Diploma of Professional Dancer: Virsky's Ukrainian National Academic Dance Company

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Teacher Training Coordinator

Elyse Stangl

Elyse Stangl

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Whether it’s to improve bad desk posture, achieve a personal best during triathlon season, or to recover from injury - whatever it is! - I love doing and teaching Pilates, because it gives our bodies the chance to realize how we are meant to move. When clients start to feel taller, stronger, more flexible and comfortable in their own skin, I am incredibly delighted and honoured to have had the chance to help them along the way.  Hopefully, while having some fun too!

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fitness Enthusiasts/Triathletes

Lumbar disc herniation

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2013)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2014)

canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist

B.A. (Hons) in Art History, McMaster University

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Preventing the return of back pain brought me to Pilates. It led to the ease and strength I thought I would never feel again, and gave me the tools to maintain a healthy body. This is something I would like everyone to be able to tap into. Pilates is like time lapse photography. Slowly changes occur without force, layer upon layer, providing grounding for everything we do. As a teacher, I am privileged to be able to watch as people develop strong, flexible and dynamic bodies. I am delighted when I see a client find the next level, the strength and ease that translates into feeling good from the inside out.

My Areas of Expertise:

​People with neurological challenges, particularly MS or Parkinson's Disease

Back pain

Osteopenia, osteoporosis and orthopaedic health

Post rehab

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2012)

Certified Bowen Practitioner of the Bowen Therapeutic Technique: The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (2005)

Brain Gym – Educational Kinesiology Foundation (2011)

Many continuing education courses at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Bowen Therapy Practitioner

Lee Melamed

Lee Melamed

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Empowering my clients through movement education is at the heart of my teaching philosophy.  Whether the goal is rehabilitation and injury prevention or simply a new fitness routine, I believe that everyone can benefit from Pilates. I am privileged to be able to spend my days helping my clients get to where they want to be.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fitness enthusiasts

Functional strength training

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2012)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2013)

B. A. (Hons) in History and English Literature , Queen’s University

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Larisa Makuch

Larisa Makuch

My Philosophy of Pilates:

My

entire life, I've had a passion for learning, teaching and moving. I love to teach and I love to move whether in dance or exercise. Working at BODY HARMONICS combines these passions in a way that is exciting for me and helps people feel, look and move better at the same time. Each

day at the studio is exciting, intriguing and unique, with something new to work on or discover.  What I love most are those ‘Aha’ moments when clients make discoveries about their bodies and how they move that translate into more freedom, more joy and less pain in their lives.

Skills unique to me:  pole dance, Ukrainian folk dance, swing dance, photography and modeling. I also love to read business and self-help books for fun.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Post-rehab

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

Pilates/fitness for men

Scoliosis

Postural and gait analysis

Working with foot issues

Working with kids and dancers

Education & Training:

Diverse Populations Specialist-Older Adults: Body Harmonics (2013)

Post Rehab Exercise Specialist: Body Harmonics (2012)

Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist: Body Harmonics (2012)

Diverse Populations Specialist - Athletes: Body Harmonics (2012)

Ukrainian Dance

Instructor Syllabus Level 1: Shumka (2012)

Small Apparatus Specialist: BODY HARMONICS (2011)

MAT (Muscle Activation Technique): Jumpstart Certification (2011)

Pilates Floorwork

& Barrework: Fletcher Pilates (2011)

Pilates on Tour:

Balanced Body (2010)

Pilates Equipment

Certification: Body Harmonics (2009)

Pilates Mat Work

Certification: Body Harmonics (2008)

Tony Robbins Mastery

University & Leadership Academy (2012-2014)

Toastmasters

International, CTM & Area Governor (2006-2008)

B. A. Sociology, 4 year (2003)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

Managing Director

Pilates Teacher

Joan Popovic

Joan Popovic

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Joan’s passion for teaching Pilates started in 1996. Her philosophy of Pilates is to stay tuned in one's own body, to look, listen, keep moving and learn to feel taller, stronger, and amazingly flexible. Encouraging the nervous system to continue changing and recharging is the education needed to move more efficiently in a stress reduced, free flowing body.

Joan’s area of expertise is Rehabilitative Pilates, and she loves seeing the changes that happen with clients during their one-on-one sessions.  Clients have reported on how they feel so much more grounded, more focused, and even more powerful in terms of the post session results. Joan teaches a wide variety of clientele, and specializes in Essential Restorative Pilates.  Joan also assists her colleagues when called to cover off many challenging classes.

Joan brings a light-hearted sense of humour and a comfortable non-judgmental environment during her sessions, which will resonate confidence in your mind and body to take with you when you leave!

My Areas of Expertise:

​Rehabilitative exercise

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics

Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist: Body Harmonics

Post Rehab Specialist: Body Harmonics

canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist

Pilates & Integrated Movement Instructor, Second Wind Pilates

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Jillian Hodgins

Jillian Hodgins

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​My love for the integrative practice of Pilates began when a dear friend introduced me years ago. Now, feeling taller, stronger and connected, Pilates has dramatically improved my life. It awakens my body while challenging my mind, helping me in my everyday life. Nothing brings me quite the same joy as sharing my knowledge and practice of Pilates with clients and witnessing its positive impact on their strength, coordination, and wellbeing.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Precision of movement

Injury prevention

Teenagers and children

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2008)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2011)

Master of Education, Western University (2014)

Autism and Behavioural Science Certification, St. Clair College (2011)

Bachelor of Education, University of Windsor (2010)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Kate Selleck

Kate Selleck

My Philosophy of Pilates:

I have been practicing Pilates for almost half of my life, and was first introduced to it by my mom at age 15. I realize now what my body knew then - movement IS life, and we MUST get our move on! I enjoy helping others move with power and grace. I am grateful to BODY HARMONICS for making Pilates accessible to everyone. Whether it is your first or your hundredth class, let’s get on the bus to happiness, pain-free living, and breathe a little easier together. If not now, then when? Onward!

Kate draws on her past experiences in Theatre and Film to devise creative class plans, and judo-chop through obstacles with out-of-the-box thinking.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Pre and post natal

Integrated movement therapies

Fitness enthusiasts

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Second Wind Pilates Plus

Pilates Reformer Certification: Second Wind Pilates Plus

Pilates Cadillac and Chair Certification: Body Harmonics

Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist: Body Harmonics

Post Rehab Specialist: Body Harmonics

Diverse Populations Specialist (Older Adult): Body Harmonics

Integrated Movement Therapies: Second Wind Pilates Plus

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

Pilates Teacher

Nancy McKinnon

Nancy McKinnon

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​What I love most about this work is guiding people to learn about their body and have them leave feeling better than when they arrived. My teaching is inspired from tuning into what a person needs, observing their movements attentively, and using creative methods to elicit positive changes.

I have played a decisive role in mentoring teachers at all stages of their professional development. Over the last twelve years I have spearheaded the co-ordination and instruction of the three-level Neuro program, which exists to make Pilates accessible to people with varied physical challenges and aids in their quality of life and well-being.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Rehabilitation

​People with neurological challenges, particularly MS or Parkinson's Disease

Teacher training

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Physical Mind Institute (1999)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2001)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

Pilates Teacher

Teacher Trainer

Teacher Mentor​

Roselby Rodriguez

Roselby Rodriguez

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I have a background in classical ballet, which I studied for years in Venezuela. Once I started Pilates I quickly realized the positive changes in my body, including the slow subsiding of my low back pain. From there my journey into the world of Pilates has been amazing.

I use movement within the Pilates repertoire to create a better mindset and better body awareness in my clients. I love what I do and I am blessed to draw inspiration from seeing positive changes in my clients.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Rehabilitation

Athletes

Dancers. especially classical ballet

Breast cancer survivors

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Movement for Health

Pilates Reformer Certification: Riverdale Pilates

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics

Fascial Stretch Therapist Certification

Pilates for Breast Cancer Certificate​

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

FST Practitioner

Pamela Robinson

Pamela Robinson

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I teach Pilates because it satisfies my lifelong curiosity about the body in motion. My quest is to discover how to move with power and grace with the absolute minimum of effort. I thoroughly enjoy sharing this passion with my clients, and I especially love to teach those who have been "away from exercise for a while" or who have never found it fun.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Rehabilitation

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Physical Mind Institute (2000)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2008)

canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist (2005)

Bachelor of Arts in Drama (1976)

Bachelor of Education (1977)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Teacher Mentor

Kristen Carrington

Kristen Carrington

My Philosophy of Pilates:

A time to move, a time to learn and a time to socialize. Pilates is not just about getting into shape, it touches on each quality of wellness. Making Pilates a part of your lifestyle keeps every aspect healthy and happy. Just ask my seniors!

My Areas of Expertise:

​Older adults

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics ( 2009)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2013)

Pilates Cadillac and Chair Certification: Body Harmonics (2015)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Studio Supervisor

Jane Aronovitch

Jane Aronovitch

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​Move

Move smart

Move more

Feel good

Have fun

My philosophy comes from my experience first as a client at Body Harmonics and then ongoing as an instructor, teacher trainer and mentor. It’s all about moving and learning to move well. We were built to move. When we use our parts well, we move well. When we move well, we feel good. My goal is to help others move well, feel good and have fun.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Making movement make sense. For anyone—people new to moving, those who want to go to the next level, people with injuries, and aspiring and experienced teachers.

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2008)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2009)

All continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Certification: 2008 to present (Level 1, Level 2, all specialized equipment, all rehab, osteoporosis and related courses)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Master Teacher Trainer

Teacher Mentor

Public Workshop Presenter

Jacquelyn Laurenda

Jacquelyn Laurenda

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​Our only vehicle for getting through life is the human body. The countless benefits of Pilates allow people to make the most of their lives by teaching them how to keep that vehicle tuned up and ready to function at its best.  Consequently, they're able to "do the most good" in the world— and that is why I teach Pilates.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Pre and post natal

Dancers, especially classical ballet

Education & Training:

Pilates ​Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2011)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Stott Pilates (1999)

R.A.D. Ballet (1991)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Gina Pasold

Gina Pasold

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Pilates encourages the freedom to move with greater ease, strength, and flexibility for all different ages, sizes, and abilities. I’ve seen firsthand and am always excited about the positive transformations it brings, leading to an overall better quality of life. The most fulfilling part of teaching Pilates is helping to empower clients to achieve a real awareness of how they move, discover, and be proud of what their bodies can do.

My Areas of Expertise:

Core strength training

Fitness enthusiasts

Injury prevention

Post Rehab

Education & Training:

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2012)

Reformer Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2013)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Elizabeth Crawford

Elizabeth Crawford

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​My approach promotes healthy movement by combining the clinical expertise of physiotherapy with the holistic approach of Pilates. I focus on functional movement and whole body integration. I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology to facilitate body awareness and wellness.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Physiotherapy

Assessment and treatment of movement dysfunction

Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions

Rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries

Education & Training:

​Master of Science Physical Therapy: University of Toronto (2008)

Master of Arts, Kinesiology and Health Science: York University (2006)

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education: University of Toronto (2003)

Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2011)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2012)

Additional training in NDT/Bobath, myofascial release, and neuroproprioceptive taping

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Physiotherapist

Pilates Teacher

Fahmida Bhabha

Fahmida Bhabha

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I teach Pilates to help people move better, get out of pain, rehab injuries, and have a better quality of life. I focus on improving posture and educating clients on their own physical needs and restrictions, so they can gain functional mobility and functional strength for everyday life.

As a Holistic Lifestyle Coach I try to help people attain optimal health from the inside out. My approach works on mobility, stability, strength and then finally POWER!

My Areas of Expertise:

​Strength training

Pre and post natal

Diastasis recti rehabilitation

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Second Wind Pilates Plus

Pilates Reformer Certification: Second Wind Pilates Plus

Fascial Stretch Therapist Training

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification

Exercise Coach Certification

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​​Pilates Teacher

Teacher Trainer

FST Practitioner

Pre and Post Natal Conditioning Coach

MELT Practitioner

Elaina Morin

Elaina Morin

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I have been a part of the Body Harmonics team since 2007, when I quickly realized that Pilates helps bring a level of awareness and physical support that can allow one to enjoy all that life has to offer. As a Pilates Teacher and Holistic Nutritionist, I inspire people to make important daily changes to help transition to a healthier lifestyle.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Holistic nutrition

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2009)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2013)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Roles at Body Harmonics:

Pilates Teacher

Holistic Nutritionist

Diane Armstrong

Diane Armstrong

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I work to enhance body awareness and ease of movement by improving strength and flexibility and, ultimately, to integrate the entire body and mind to achieve balance and harmony. Over the years I have studied new theories and approaches to health and wellness, with the goal of developing exercise formats which would remain interesting for everyone, but could also be modified to meet the needs, goals and objectives of each individual.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Challenging, high-energy classes

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2007)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Body Harmonics (2010)

Spin Instructor Certification (1996)

Kundalini Yoga: 400 hr Teacher Training

Registered Nurse

Roles at Body Harmonics:

Pilates Teacher

Deena Osborne

Deena Osborne

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I fell in love with Pilates several years ago on my search to find strength and alignment in my own movements…and I have never looked back. A backpacking adventure in Africa led to running alongside a world class long distance runner through Sudan and an exciting career change. 

Pilates challenges mind and body and allows people to truly move to their fullest potential. My imaginative, fresh approach to Pilates draws on my creative design background and helps people find strength inside and out.

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fitness enthusiasts

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2010)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2011)

canfitpro Personal Training Specialist (2011)

Group Fitness Certification: YMCA (2009)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Clarissa Pena

Clarissa Pena

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​I use Pilates to help clients improve health and search for well-being and better quality of life. My goal in teaching Pilates is to help clients become more aware of their own sensations, show people that they can gain a deeper control over their own body, and learn how to alleviate discomfort. Pilates allows the recovery of flexibility, strength and harmony of movement and the body.

My Areas of Expertise:

Disc herniation, spinal disorders, postural disorders

Neurological disorders

Post rehabilitation​

Education & Training:

​Pilates Mat Certification: Stott Pilates (2008)

Pilates Reformer Certification: Stott Pilates (2008)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2010)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (1996)

Post-graduate studies and research in neurological disorders (2003)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Teacher Trainer

Bonnie Jeng

Bonnie Jeng

My Philosophy of Pilates:

I have a strong passion and appreciation for working with a spectrum of movement dysfunctions in both able-bodied and injured clients. I specialize in neurological physiotherapy, with extensive experience working with various neurological injuries, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. Incorporating Pilates into my physical therapy practice enables me to promote conscious awareness of the body, and empower people to become better movers.​

My Areas of Expertise:

Physiotherapy

Advanced training in the Bobath Concept

Graston Technique

Neurological physiotherapy​

Education & Training:

Pilates ​Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2005)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2006)

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (2003)

Honours Bachelor of Science (1999)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Physiotherapist

Pilates Teacher

Teacher Trainer

Andrea Palen

Andrea Palen

My Philosophy of Pilates:

​My main goal is to leave people feeling open, activated, and energized. I focus on keeping my clients' attitudes positive, and like to make people feel good physically, mentally and emotionally.

Education & Training:

​​Pilates Mat Work Certification: Body Harmonics

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics

Nutritional Practitioner Certification

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Nutritionist

Andra Wochesen

Andra Wochesen

My Philosophy of Pilates:

I love this work, and feel that the relationships that we develop and the progressive building of the body are both equally important. The one-on-one setting makes each session unique so that people get what they want and need, whether it's strength or mobility, larger challenging exercises or smaller, more precise movements. ​

My Areas of Expertise:

​Fine-tuning, detailed work

Shoulder and neck issues

Education & Training:

Pilates ​Mat Certification: Body Harmonics (2002)

Pilates Equipment Certification: Body Harmonics (2004)

Many continuing education workshops at Body Harmonics

Bachelor of Physical Education (1994)

Bachelor of Education (1995)

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Pilates Teacher

Margot McKinnon

Margot McKinnon

My Philosophy of Pilates:

Body Harmonics has always been about helping people transform their lives through movement. We have been at it for almost 20 years and the miracles I've witnessed have been awe inspiring. I love what I do more now than when I started and the group of teachers and support staff around me make work seem like play. 

My Areas of Expertise:

Movement re-education

Post Rehab

Creative choreography for functional outcomes

Education & Training:

Pilates ​Mat Certification: Pilates Downtown

Pilates Equipment Certification: Pilates Downtown

B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Roles at Body Harmonics:

​Studio Founder

Director of Education

Teacher Trainer

Pilates Teacher

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