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

Summer Equip Level 2


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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:

  • Mon Aug 20 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with Tara Berry
  • Mon Aug 20 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Tue Aug 21 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Tara Berry
  • Wed Aug 22 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Tara Berry
  • Wed Aug 22 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Thu Aug 23 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Fri Aug 24 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Shannon Shea
  • Sat Aug 25 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Mon Aug 27 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with Tara Berry
  • Mon Aug 27 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jamie Churchward