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

Fall Mat Level 2/3

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.

Catherine Green

Catherine was introduced to Pilates at Integration in 2000 and started regular practice with Tracy Friesen following a back surgery. She certified as a Pilates instructor in 2003 through Body Balance at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and has since been an instructing at Integration. Catherine’s background in physical theatre has exposed her to various movement techniques (Alexander, Feldenkrais, Creative Impulse, and Yoga), all of which influence her Pilates instruction. Catherine continues to enhance her Pilates education through workshops and conferences.

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.

Kate Stashko

Kate is a professional dancer who has taught Pilates since she received her full Matwork certification through STOTT PILATES® in Toronto in 2008. She taught in both Toronto and Montreal before moving to Edmonton, where she has been working and training since 2012. She came to Pilates in 2007 after a serious knee injury that required reconstructive surgery. Pilates gave her a way to regain her strength and rebalance her body as she recovered. She improved her body awareness and increased her confidence and trust in her own body. She decided she wanted to share this experience of discovery and confidence with others. She undertakes regular training and continuing education to bring fresh information to her classes, and is thrilled to be able to empower people with Pilates the way it has empowered her!

Level 2/3 is appropriate for those with a good foundation in Pilates, as the class will flow more than previous levels. This class is meant to be challenging, while still being accessable to most people.