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

Fall Equip Level 2


This class is taught by:

Darci Macht

From a very young age Darci was interested in Pilates from reading about the benefits for dancers.  She began taking Pilates after developing pain in her low back from pregnancy.  Darci found that Pilates re-aligned her body and helps her stay strong as a busy mom of 5.  Darci has a dance background with most experience in ballet, including Vaganova, RAD, and Cecchetti methods; and is currently teaching ballet classes for rhythmic gymnasts and stretch classes for synchronized swimmers.  She is very passionate about Pilates and is so excited to finally become a Pilates instructor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mirella Zadkovich

Mirella began practicing pilates after a workshop she attended over 10 years ago. She was immediately drawn to it and knew that it was something she needed to share with others. She became certified in 2004 through Integration Pilates Studio under the guidance of Tracy Stafford. She has been teaching at the studio and throughout Edmonton ever since. “Pilates is not only an exercise form, it becomes a lifestyle. I continue to be amazed by the transformations I see in people. I am truly blessed to share in one’s reconnection with their own body.” Mirella uses her background in dance, creative movement and yoga to guide her pilates instruction and continues to educate herself through various workshops and conferences.
Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair.This level is appropriate for those who have some experience on the equipment, but who are still developing their core connections. Also for those who have injuries that need to be managed in a controlled way.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Nov 15 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Darci Macht
  • Fri Nov 16 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Shannon Shea
  • Sat Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nicole Wassill
  • Mon Nov 19 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with Tara Berry
  • Mon Nov 19 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Tue Nov 20 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Darci Macht
  • Tue Nov 20 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Nov 21 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Wed Nov 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Nov 21 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Thu Nov 22 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Fri Nov 23 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Shannon Shea
  • Sat Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kara Botelho
  • Mon Nov 26 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with Tara Berry
  • Mon Nov 26 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Tue Nov 27 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Darci Macht
  • Tue Nov 27 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Nov 28 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Wed Nov 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Nov 28 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Shannon Shea