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

Winter Stretch Breath & Meditation


This class is taught by:

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.
The power trio that truly refuels the body, mind and spirit, and lets you live to your best! This 1-hour class starts with 15-20 minutes of meditation designed to relax and simultaneously sharpen the mind, and connect to your deepest self. We will also sometimes include practicing different yogic breathing techniques (Pranayama) that will strengthen the heart, lungs, core, cleanse the body of toxins, and increase vitality. The body is then completely prepared for mindful stretching. Each week we will have a different focus for stretching but all of the body's common hot spots of tension will be addressed. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jan 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Jan 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Feb 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Feb 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Feb 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Feb 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Mar 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Mar 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Mar 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tracy Stafford