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.
Tara Berry instructs the following:
Summer 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.
Summer Equip Level 1
Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair.This level is appropriate for those who have never used the equipment before and/or who have injuries/conditions that they need to be mindful of and move at a pace that allows the body to learn a new way of moving. Please refer to our website or contact the studio for more information.
Summer 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.
Summer 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.
Summer 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.