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.
Abby enjoys being creative with her lessons while challenging her clients to push themselves. Outside her love of Pilates, Abby is also pursuing a career as a make-up artist.
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.
Her Hatha and Kripalu Yoga classes are accessible but challenging. Her training in Mindfulness has brought her benefits she's eager to share, and she especially enjoys helping beginners find joy and competence in their own minds and bodies.
Stephanie has a BA degree in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and has finished a 600 hour Classical Pilates teacher training program with Real Pilates in New York City.
Deirdre consistently draws upon and stays true to the original method developed by Joseph Pilates and strives to demonstrate that Pilates can complement other forms of exercise and prevent injury. Clients leave Deirdre's Pilates sessions feeling energized and invigorated.
In addition to teaching Pilates, Deirdre is a volunteer at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a cooking enthusiast, a writer, a wife, and mother to three college-age students.
Yulia was born in Russia, came to Canada after University and fell in love with yoga. She was attracted to yoga as a way to help her settle into her new life and her new home. She practiced different styles of yoga through the years and really enjoyed them.
In 2009 she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, she searched for ways to try and cope with the disease and found that yoga and mindfulness, are extremely beneficial to help manage the condition. At this point she started her journey of learning more about yoga and mindfulness. She took Toronto based Mindfulness courses and in 2012 enrolled in a two year intensive teacher training program at Esther Myers studio in Toronto.
She began to teach as she wanted to share these practices to help people and to make them feel better. Her approach is that yoga should be practiced with the understanding of every individuals anatomy and respect to their natural body alignment.