10565-114 Street  |  Edmonton, AB T5H 3J6  | 780) 421-9853

Summer Mat Level 1


This class is taught by:

Nicole Pellizzari

Nicole grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan and has been active from the start, enjoying as many activities as were available to her.  She enjoyed several school sports, dance, gymnastics, music, and drama.  As an adult she joined karate, achieving a second degree black belt.  Over the years she has also enjoyed the stretching elements of yoga and the calming environment it evokes.
In an effort to reduce back issues due to scoliosis and other injuries, Nicole tried a few private Pilates classes.  Soon after this introduction to Pilates she was hooked!  She noticed an increase of strength, balance, flexibility, and a greater range of movement in her everyday life.
The positive effects on posture have also helped her with her career as a hairstylist, minimizing the fatigue of constant standing with arms raised.
After 11 years of taking Pilates classes and being passionate about health and wellness, Nicole decided it was time to share her knowledge and help others in their journeys.
She took her instructor course on Mat Pilates under Tracy Stafford (PMA recognized), owner of Integration Pilates Studio, in the winter of 2016. Then in winter of 2018 she completed the Equipment Pilates instruction course.  Nicole is looking forward to this exciting career of helping others move and feel better.

Tara Berry

Tara’s interest in Pilates stemmed from a need to strengthen her back due to chronic pain. Her subsequent passion for Pilates grew as a result of her physical improvements and the fantastic way it made her feel. She holds a deep love for both the transformative and therapeutic aspects of Pilates.
Tara certified as a Pilates Mat Instructor in 2000 through the Physical Mind Institute and then in 2001 completed her Pilates Equipment certification at Body Harmonics in Toronto. Her love of movement and teaching started even earlier with her earning a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Physical Education. During this period she was an active member of the University of Alberta Pandas Gymnastics Team. She also is certified in Yoga (RYT-200), Pfilates( Pilates for pelvic floor), Therapeutic Ball Release, TRX, and Post-natal Pilates.
In Tara's classes you will benefit from her emphasis on form and technique and her attention to detail. She creates engaging, safe, and motivating classes while incorporating flow and variety into her instruction. Fifteen years later, Tara still feels passionate about sharing with others the wonderful benefits of Pilates, core strength, flexibility and an overall feeling of good. When Tara is not teaching Pilates she can be found spending time with her husband and two children that she feels very blessed to have.

Shannon Shea

Shannon was first introduced to Pilates in 2000 whilst studying at the Melbourne college of natural medicine. Having suffered chronic back pain for years with no avail , until Pilates.
Shannon is trained in both mat and equipment. She also has her 200 and 500 hr yoga teacher trainings. She actively teaches both Pilates and yoga and guest teaches on several yoga teacher trainings.
She loves being a mother , travelling the world and all things health and well being.
Level 1 classes are appropriate for those new to Pilates or Yoga, and who may have imbalances in the body that are best suited to working methodically from the foundation upwards. Start a brand new way of being in your body! Refer to our website or contact the studio for more information.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 22 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Aug 23 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Sat Aug 25 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Shannon Shea