About Us

We are the only Movement studio in Canada to offer the three methodologies PILATES® , GYROTONIC®, and GARUDA®.

True Movement, originally titled True Pilates, started out solely as a Pilates Studio, focusing on body awareness and stabilization training. Throughout my years in the Pilates world,  I learned about GYROTONIC® . I loved that it incorporated three dimensional movement, as well as several other elements, and I certified in Gyrotonic levels 1 & 2, and Gyrokinesis.

I love teaching both Gyro and Pilates, they are quite different methods, and each have their benefits, as discussed in detail in the Training section. In 2011, while continuing my Gyro training, I was introduced to James D’Silva, and was completely inspired! I felt that Garuda was the perfect combination of Pilates,  Gyrotonic, and several other methods, leaving the body strengthened, lengthened, worked, and open, all at the same time! After certifying in both Matwork and Apparatus, I was excited to start teaching this in the Red Deer studio. The feedback was amazing, and the clients loved the familiarity of pilates, with the addition of fluidity and spirals. Shortly after, we brought James to our Red Deer location, certifying all our instructors in Garuda Matwork and Apparatus. With the rapidly growing success of the studio, I soon realized a second location would be needed in Edmonton, where we could spread more awareness and others could reap the rewards of these combined methods.

We have a great working relationship with Chiropractors and Physiotherapists, who also realized quickly that our movement methodologies can help their patients, as seen in the testimonials section. We draw from all methods so that our clients receive the most beneficial, innovative knowledge to help them achieve a strong, pain free, open body. Regardless of age, and fitness level, our studio is for everyone. When we can create more space in your body, it allows you to move more at ease, taking the compression off your spine. It lets you perform your favorite tasks more efficiently, whether that be a professional sport, or regular day to day activities. The body responds extremely well and results are seen quickly.

Our instructors share a strong passion for movement, and are continuously educating themselves so they are using only the most favourable exercises to help achieve success for their clients . I’ve been continuously working with James, and am thrilled to be The Canadian Master Trainer for both Garuda Matwork and Garuda Apparatus, with the first course being offered in Spring 2014.


Erin Baker, Founder True MovementErin Baker
Owner and founder