Basic Reformer


This class is taught by:

Shareen Woodford

Shareen is certified in Stott Pilates but has been working through the classical system with Lili Viola. She is bridging to the classical system through our Teacher Training program.

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

Formerly a dancer and gymnast, as well as a varsity competitive swimmer at the University of Toronto, Shareen has copious and various experience in the world of fitness and athletics. Her approach to teaching combines all of her areas of experience and 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.

 

Neetu White

Neetu's love for Classical Pilates began as a university student in Ottawa trying to reach for those long lean muscles with Mari Winsor and her groundbreakings DVDs. Neetu's drive for Pilates to become a major part of her life started in 2008 when she spent a year in Virginia and trained with Lilia Browning, a Romana Certified Teacher 3 times a week. Classical Pilates opened up a world of focused exercise which gave her the results she was looking for and strength she has always craved. After having her second child in 2015, Lili Viola re-ignited Neetu's love for Pilates and helped her get into the best shape of her life.
 
Helping people is Neetu's calling. Sharing the Pilates Method to help people achieve their goals puts a smile on her face. Neetu's wonderful husband Adam and her two little boys, Milo & Kai keep that smile going.

Siobhan Donnelly

Siobhan is a professionally trained ballet dancer who graduated from Canada's National Ballet School and was first introduced to Pilates while a boarding student there. Siobhan danced and trained around the world until her dance career was cut short by a hip injury. 
 
Siobhan is presently the owner and director of the York School of Dance established in 2001, where she also teaches children in the Lawrence Park Community classical ballet.
Siobhan is passionate about passing on, not only a technical dance foundation to her students, but also a joy within the movement itself. 
 
Siobhan is currently completing her Classical Pilates Teacher Training program at Lili Viola Pilates under the guidance of second generation teacher Chris Robinson and third generation teacher Lili Viola. Her time as a dancer formed a strong mind body foundation which translates well to her current path within the Joseph Pilates method. Siobhan hopes her students take away from her classes an increased confidence to move in harmony with their bodies, and that they continue to build a strong core and body connection. 
 
Siobhan is thrilled to be a part of Team LVP and work at such a vibrant studio in the neighbourhood, where she lives with her husband and two teenage children. 

Lisa Naprawa

Lisa is a skilled relationship manager and public speaker. After a successful career as an Account Executive for Fortune 500 companies she followed her passion for Pilates, health and wellness and nine years ago started her own fitness business, Positive Transformations. She is passionate about helping her client’s lead proactive healthy happy lives. She helps her clients make Positive Transformations through personalized functional fitness, boot camps and fitness classes, Pilates instruction, balance training, transformational coaching and consulting to define the steps they need to take in order to reach the heights and happiness they want to achieve. She is Stott Pilates trained in Mat Pilates and in Special Populations and Rehabilitation. She is a certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Fitness Professionals and certified as an Older Adult Specialist. She is presently completing her Classical Pilates Certification with Lili Viola Pilates.

Lisa is a skilled communicator and coach who trained with the Coaches Training Institute. She completed the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Women in Business Initiative Program. Her speaking engagements include presentations to private schools, corporate boards, banks, financial advisors and their clients and retirement communities.

Lisa is a Board Director of the Beaumaris Yacht Club and serves as Secretary of the Beaumaris Land Company. She has served as President and is currently Treasurer of the Greenwood College School Parents Association.

Jonathan Dunkelman

Jonathan is currently in our teacher-training program and is enthusiastic to begin his teaching career in classical pilates at our studio.

Jonathan is a professional artist whose work is available at the AGO Sales and Rental Gallery. He spent many years training in karate-do under Sensei Burt Konzak at the Toronto Academy of Karate and Fitness.

Through Karate-Do Jonathan has taught many people of all ages including a women’s self defense class at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre.

Learn the basic exercises on the Reformer, an apparatus outfitted with a moving carriage loaded with springs for strength and flexibility training.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Wed Oct 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Neetu White
  • Thu Oct 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Siobhan Donnelly
  • Fri Oct 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Naprawa
  • Sat Oct 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Howie Tse
  • Wed Oct 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Wed Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Neetu White
  • Thu Oct 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Fri Oct 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Naprawa
  • Sat Oct 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Neetu White
  • Mon Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Wed Oct 31 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Wed Oct 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Thu Nov 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Siobhan Donnelly
  • Fri Nov 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Naprawa