Advanced Classical Mat


This class is taught by:

Shareen Woodford

Shareen is a fully certified Pilates teacher trained at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on the mat, reformer, cadillac, stability chair, barrels and small props. She has additional training in injuries and special populations.

Shareen is also a renowned yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer. She has led retreats and Yoga Teacher Training programs both locally and internationally. She travels regularly to India to study yoga asana, pranayama, philosophy, sanskrit and chanting with the world's best teachers and gurus.

She was a former dancer and gymnast, as well as a varsity competitive swimmer at the University of Toronto. She has copious and various experience in the world of fitness and athletics including over 18 years as a competitive swim coach (NCCP Level 3), swimming instructor, lifeguard and aquafitness instructor.

Her approach to teaching combines all of her areas of expertise. She shares with her students a genuine enjoyment of breath and movement, mind-body connection and always encourages safe and correct technique and athletic precision.

Lili Viola

Lili has been a Pilates teacher for the past 15 years. She holds two certifications, her first one through Stott Pilates, and the second one through the award winning re:AB Authentic Pilates Teacher Training Program in New York City under the tutelage of 2nd Generation Teacher Brooke Siler. Lili is a 3rd Generation Teacher through the Romana Kryzanowska lineage.

Lili continues to take private lessons from, and participate in workshops with, some of the best teachers in the world, incuding 1st generation Master Teacher Jay Grimes, who studied directly under Joseph Pilates, 2nd generation teachers Peter Fiasca, David Freeman, Chris Robinson, Sean Gallagher, Sam Cotrone and Benjamin Degenhardt.

Lili is a wife, and mom to 3 kids and 1 dog.

 
This is an advanced level class for experienced Pilates practitioners. It teaches the traditional 34 exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in his 1945 published book Return to Life. It may also throw in some Romana variations and use of the Magic Circle, hand weights, and small barrels to add variety and fun as well as to increase the challenge to the Powerhouse muscles. The pace is fast. Control and concentration are prerequisites to ensure proper form and safety. Do not attend if you have a neck injury.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Nov 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Nov 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 01 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola