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

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.

Tracy Stafford instructs the following:
  • Fall Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • This style of yoga flows through its sequences and postures It is designed to heat the body through linking the movement from one posture to the next. Sun Salutations are a major vehicle of movement. Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga are its influences. This rejuvenating body-mind practice cultivates inner and outer strength.This class is open to all levels, keeping in mind that it is designed to flow and challenge the body and mind.

  • Fall Equip Level 2/3
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair.This level is meant to be more of a physical challenge, while still being accessible to most people. The class will flow more than lower levels, challenging endurance, coordination, and core connection. Previous experience on the equipment is a must.

  • Fall Equip Level 3
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair. This level is appropriate for those who have strong experience on the equipment, as the class will have more flow, challenge strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in all ways. Challenging physically and mentally.

  • Fall Gravity Strap / Kettlebar
  • Our unique design in suspension exercise! The gravity straps allow you to work with your own body weight to create functional, overall fitness and power. Kettlebars put the core into a high velocity environment, building explosive power and whole body coordination. This class is designed to challenge your overall strength, balance and endurance.

  • Stretch, Breathe, Meditate
  • The power trio that everyone needs to do, but doesn't take the time to do! This 1-hour class starts with 30 minutes of stretching, and then dives into practicing different yogic breathing techniques (Pranayama) that will strengthen the heart, lungs, core, cleanse the body of toxins, increase vitality, and sharpen the mind. The body is then completely prepared for meditation. Each week will have a different style of practice, but for all, the purpose is to give time and space for increased presence and connection to self. This class will refuel your body, mind, and spirit in every way.

  • Fall MOTR
  • MOTR stands for More Than A Roller - and it is! This compact apparatus includes the pulley system of the reformers, with the balance training of the foam rollers. Alignment, Balance, Core, Agility, Cardiovascular Endurance and Functional Movement can all be improved by training on this extremely versatile apparatus.

  • Connect to Your Pelvic Floor
  • This class is beneficial and informative for everyone who wants to be more connected to the foundation of their core energy and all that it encompasses, but is of particular help to pre- and post-natal moms (of ANY age) who need even more connection to their pelvic floor. If you suffer from stress or urge incontinence, or do not feel able to engage the muscles of the pelvic floor optimally, then this workshop is for you! Learn the anatomy and the top 10 exercises proven to strengthen your pelvic floor. 

  • Fall Mat Level 3
  • Level 3 is meant to challenge you in every way - building strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and endurance, while still focusing from the inside out. This level is appropriate for those with a solid foundation of Pilates and who want to be challenged.

  • Fall Mat Level 2/3
  • 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.

  • Fall Equip Level 4
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair.This is our most challenging level, appropriate for those who have strong experience on the equipment, as the class will have more flow, will challenge strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. A definite challenge for the body and mind!

  • Fall Mat Level 2
  • 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.

  • Fall Equip Level 2
  • 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.

  • Happy Hips
  • Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are making our hips stiffer and stiffer. This can lead to a whole parade of issues such as lower back pain, knee misalignment, IT band and pirifomis syndrome, sciatica, and a weak core (including weak pelvic floor), to name but a few. Come spend 2 hours stretching and rebalancing the body. You will leave with happy hips that move with greater ease and flow. Just in time for gardening season.