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

Fall Mat Level 1


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Sat Sep 22 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Sep 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Sep 27 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Sat Sep 29 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Wed Oct 03 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Oct 04 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Sat Oct 06 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Oct 10 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Oct 11 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Sat Oct 13 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Wed Oct 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Oct 18 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Sat Oct 20 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Oct 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Oct 25 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Sat Oct 27 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Wed Oct 31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Nov 01 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Sat Nov 03 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Nov 07 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nicole Pellizzari