Shareen

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.



Shareen instructs the following:
  • Level 1 Circuit
  • A vigorous hour-long core workout that introduces you to the foundational movements of Joe Pilates’ entire system of contrology. Takes you through both the foundational reformer and mat sequences with some additional apparatus work.

  • Ashtanga
  • This class follows the traditional sequence of Ashtanga postures including sun salutations, standing postures and balances, seated postures and inversions. This challenging series of postures builds strength, endurance and flexibility while calming the mind and detoxifying the body through sweating and deep mindful breathing.

  • Intermediate Mat & Tower
  • This class introduces more complex exercises, and moves at a vigorous pace.

  • Level 2 Circuit
  • An hour-long workout that builds upon your knowledge of the Pilates system and incorporates more advanced exercises at a faster pace on the reformer and mat for a challenging full-body workout.

  • Basic Reformer
  • Learn the beginner sequence of exercises on the Reformer. A full body workout with emphasis on core stability and strength.

  • Intermediate Jumpboard Reformer

  • Open Gym
  • From 5pm - 7pm the studio will be open so that you can come in and work out on your own! You will have access to all of the equipment and will be able to make your own workout to practice what you’ve learned in class, or take one of our written workouts to guide you. An instructor will be present for supervision and to answer questions.

  • Yin Yang Yoga
  • The perfect balance for mind, body and spirit.

    Half of the class is Yin Yoga which focuses on flexibility, mindfulness and softness. Yin aspects of yoga focus on the deeper, denser tissues of the body - the joints, bones and connective tissues. We hold poses for longer periods, releasing into them with mindful awareness of the sensations and thoughts which arise.

    The other half of the class is Yang Yoga which focuses on strength, stamina and balance. Yang yoga is more of an active, dynamic flow of postures where the movements and breath are rhythmically connected. The poses and sequences will focus on the fitness of the muscles, skin, organs and blood.


  • Advanced Classical Mat
  • 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.

  • Intermediate Reformer
  • A dynamic and flowing workout that will challenge you from head to toe. Mastery of the basic level is a prerequisite.

  • Basic Mat & Tower
  • Beginners welcome! Slow enough to learn to do well, but challenging enough to feel the burn.