Basic Reformer


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Stephanie Birtig

Originally from Ontario, Stephanie has been practicing Pilates for many years. She has recently moved back to Toronto from New York City to attend Chiropractic school. With her background in dance and kinesiology she has integrated her passion for movement into her Pilates teaching. She sees Pilates as a way to build a strong foundation to excel at any movement and has used Pilates herself to prevent and recover from injuries. With her Classical Pilates training, Stephanie uses the system of Pilates with her clients to adapt to each unique body to ensure a safe and effective workout. Stephanie hopes her sessions are fun, safe, and work toward individual goals. She feels accomplished when her clients leave feeling sweaty!

Stephanie has a BA degree in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario; she is a graduate of Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates Teacher Training in NYC.

 

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

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Naprawa
  • Sat Dec 15 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Neetu White
  • Mon Dec 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Wed Dec 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Wed Dec 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Thu Dec 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Siobhan Donnelly
  • Fri Dec 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Naprawa
  • Sat Dec 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Neetu White
  • Thu Dec 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Siobhan Donnelly
  • Fri Dec 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Naprawa
  • Sat Dec 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Neetu White