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

Fall Mat Level 2


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Shannon Shea
  • Mon Oct 23 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Tue Oct 24 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Oct 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tara Berry
  • Sat Oct 28 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Tara Berry
  • Mon Oct 30 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Tue Oct 31 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Nov 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tara Berry
  • Sat Nov 04 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Shannon Shea
  • Mon Nov 06 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Tue Nov 07 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Nov 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tara Berry
  • Sat Nov 11 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Tara Berry
  • Mon Nov 13 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Tue Nov 14 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Nov 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tara Berry
  • Sat Nov 18 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Tara Berry
  • Mon Nov 20 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Tue Nov 21 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Tracy Stafford
  • Wed Nov 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Tara Berry