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

Fall MOTR


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.

Jamie Churchward

As a yoga practitioner, lifelong athlete, and lover of health & fitness, Jamie was first drawn to Pilates in 2001 after taking a class through the University of Toronto.  Years later, Jamie once again became interested in Pilates after it helped her regain core strength after the birth of her first child in 2015.  Since that time, Pilates has helped to strengthen Jamie's body and increase her stamina and flexibility.  Pilates has also helped alleviate Jamie's neck and back pain from a motor vehicle accident in 2012, and back pain from carrying her second child.  Jamie is passionate about helping people realize the potential that Pilates has to heal and strengthen the body in a safe and enjoyable way.  In addition to Pilates, Jamie loves traveling, sewing and spending time with her family.

Kara Botelho

Kara became interested in pilates in the mid 2000’s after a hip and back injury that left permanent spinal instability. When she discovered that the best way to keep her back in health was pilates, she became passionate and enthusiastic about it! A life long sports competitor and enthusiast, Kara has found that pilates has both increased her strength and stamina, as well as improved her muscle symmetry, and believes that it can do the same for everyone. Kara also works as a certified personal trainer, and as such, is dedicated to helping people achieve their true physical potential through fitness.
MOTR stands for More Than A Roller - and it is! This compact apparatus includes the pulley system of the reformers, with the balance training of the foam rollers. Alignment, Balance, Core, Agility, Cardiovascular Endurance and Functional Movement can all be improved by training on this extremely versatile apparatus.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Nov 18 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Nov 25 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Dec 02 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Tracy Stafford
  • Sun Dec 09 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Jamie Churchward
  • Sun Dec 16 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Kara Botelho