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

Spring Mat Level 2


This class is taught by:

Catherine Green


Catherine was introduced to Pilates at Integration in 2000 and started regular practice with Tracy Friesen following a back surgery. She certified as a Pilates instructor in 2003 through Body Balance at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and has since been an instructing at Integration. Catherine’s background in physical theatre has exposed her to various movement techniques (Alexander, Feldenkrais, Creative Impulse, and Yoga), all of which influence her Pilates instruction. Catherine continues to enhance her Pilates education through workshops and conferences.

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.

Linda Turnbull

Linda was first introduced to Pilates while studying at Grant MacEwan College and then later at Simon Fraser University (2002), where she received her BFA in Dance. After returning from Vancouver, she became heavily involved in the Edmonton dance community and began training at Integration in dance and Pilates. Since then, she received her Pilates Method Certification in 2004 under the tutelage of Tracy Friesen. Linda practices Pilates and Yoga regularly and feels that not only are they an excellent complement to each other, but both have increased her strength, flexibility and body awareness as a professional dancer. In 2010, she received her Yoga Alliance Certification under Rameen Peyrow.

Nicole Wassill

Nicole Wassill discovered Pilates when she injured her knee while working as a professional dancer, singer, and actor. After surgery and extensive rehabilitation therapy, she struggled to reach her previous level of fitness. Through Pilates, Nicole was able to rebalance her body and regain the stability, strength, and flexibility required for her profession and lifestyle. Now, Nicole is a passionate advocate for Pilates and the benefits it offers, and she is driven to help others achieve their fitness goals. Nicole brings her diverse experience with her and incorporates them into her classes. Nicole's education and certifications • Pilates mat and full-equipment certification - trained by Tracy Stafford (PMA recognized) • Mind-body and Personal Training certifications - Can Fit Pro • Theatre Arts Program - Grant MacEwan College. Nicole is committed to continually learning and growing, and from information learned at conferences and continuing education classes she regularly incorporates new work and ideas in her classes.

Jim Zerr

Jim started Pilates in Spring 2003 to improve back pain due to a combination of poor working posture and heavy work in construction. In a few months his back pain was under control and he began learning pilates with the intention to teach. In Summer 2004 Jim became a certified instructor and started teaching Pilates at Integration Pilates Studio. In Spring 2008 Jim began learning Thai Yoga massage by completing a Certification course in Traditional Thai massage and is now also offering Thai massage sessions at Integration. In Spring 2009 Jim expanded his skills to include “Gravity” training, an innovative workout style here at Integration that takes the strength and endurance of your core to the next level. In Jim’s own words, “The work and styles I have been introduced to have made my life way better than it ever could have been living with pain and fear of re-injury. Just like the teachers (In my mind all of my clients are my teachers too) here have done and continue to do for me, I hope that working at Integration I can also help others have better lives by having stronger bodies, and more focused minds. Live and Learn.”

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.

Tracy Stafford

Tracy was introduced to pilates while taking her BFA in Dance at York University in 1991. After suffering a leg break from a car accident in 1995, she began serious study in Pilates for rehabilitation. She was able to return to dancing professionally, but soon realized that Pilates was more than a personal practice for her. She originally trained and certified under Vivian Nickels at Body Matrix in Toronto in 1997 and has been teaching ever since. She has continued her training under various Pilates master teachers from around the world, and is particularly interested in the evolution of Pilates as a tool to to address today's changing bodies & souls, and to rebalance and reconnect EVERY body, regardless of injury, chronic condition, postural imbalance, or fitness level. She continues to study many forms of body work and movement, including Traditional Thai Massage, which she practices out of the studio. She also has certifications in Vinyasa Yoga from YogaWorks and Ashtanga Yoga from David Swensen. Other certifications include Therapeutic Ball release, Gyrotonics, Craniosacral Therapy, Kettlebells, Bosu, and Pfilates (Pilates for Pelvic Floor). She is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), with whom she does regular continuing education. Her Workshop Series is an opportunity to inform and give specialized rehabilitative and injury prevention exercises for specific areas of stress, or specific activities.
Level 2 is appropriate for those with some experience in Pilates or Yoga and who have a foundation of core connection already. Newcomers to pilates can come into this class provided they have no injuries or conditions that they are not comfortable working with.