Intermediate 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.

 

Lili Viola

Lili has been a Pilates teacher for the past 15 years. Her first certification was through Stott Pilates, a contemporary derivative of the traditional system. In 2013 she was introduced to Classical Pilates and instantly felt the difference. She spent the next 18 months apprenticing under 2nd Generation Teacher, and best-selling author, Brooke Siler at her award-winning studio, re:AB Pilates, in NYC. In the spring of 2014 Lili became a 3rd Generation Certified Authentic Pilates Teacher. She also completed a 9-month intensive program with 2nd Generation Teacher Chris Robinson at his studio S6 Fitness in San Diego, CA. Lili continues to deepen her understanding of the work through lessons and workshops with some of the industry's most renown teachers, among these: Peter Fiasca, Sean Gallagher, Sam Cotrone, Benjamin Degenhardt, Saul Choza, and 1st Generation Teacher Jay Grimes, who studied under Joseph Pilates himself.

At the time Lili opened her studio in January 2014, it was the only studio in Toronto teaching Classical Pilates on Gratz apparatus. In June 2015 the studio moved to its current location to gain more space, and in September 2016 the studio expanded to occupy the full building, spanning 3 floors. Lili is in high demand, and even Hollywood celebrities have sought her out while filming in Toronto.

When not at the studio, Lili enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and dog. She loves to travel and experience the great outdoors.

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.

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.

Abby Gibbons

Abby has been teaching the Pilates method for over ten years. A former dancer, Abby began her Pilates teacher training in 2004 through Power Pilates in New York City under the tutelage of 2nd generation teachers Bob Liekens, and Susan Moran, and received her certification in 2005. In 2014, she completed her 2nd certification through the United States Pilates Association under the direction of 2nd Generation Teacher Brett Howard. Abby also completed a 9-month intensive with 2nd Generation Teacher Chris Robinson at S6 Fitness in San Diego, CA. Abby is a 3rd Generation Authentic Pilates Teacher.

Abby enjoys being creative with her lessons while challenging her clients to do and be their best. Outside her love of Pilates, Abby enjoys, fashion and make-up artistry.

A very challenging workout on the Reformer that introduces balancing exercises coupled with strength and flexibility training.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Oct 19 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Sat Oct 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Sun Oct 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Mon Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Mon Oct 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Tue Oct 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Neetu White
  • Wed Oct 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Oct 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Oct 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Neetu White
  • Sun Oct 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Mon Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Oct 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Tue Oct 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Neetu White
  • Wed Oct 31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Sat Nov 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sun Nov 04 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Mon Nov 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Nov 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford