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All our instructors are certifed in Garuda Matwork and Apparatus, and are continuously educating themselves so they are using only the most favourable exercises to help achieve success for their clients. Founder Erin Baker is continuously working with Garuda® founder James D’Silva, and is the Canadian Master Trainer for the GARUDA®Method.  Erin offers several teacher training courses per year.

Erin Baker
Erin Baker

After participating in STOTT PILATES® for years, Erin decided that she wanted to help create awareness and help others to realize the potential and see the results that Pilates brings to the body.

Erin has completed her STOTT PILATES® training in various places, including Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON and Calgary, AB. With her Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Ladder Barrel training, she is able to give you a fun, balanced and challenging workout, specifically designed for your body. She has a very energetic teaching style and loves to motivate clients to reach...

Raena Waddell
Raena Waddell

Fascinated with the human body communicating through movement, Raena has built a 17 year career as a dance artist, choreographer and movement instructor. She has premiered 12 choreographic works in Alberta receiving the Brian Webb Dance Company Award in 2000 and the Edmonton Artists Trust Fund Award in 2012. In 2004 Raena completed her Pilates Method Certification in Mat, Small Props and Equipment as Pilates had dramatically increased her power and resiliency as a dancer. 

Raena has trained in exercise methods including Keller Method Body Rolling, Reflexology and Yin Yoga. She is...

Morgan Thiessen

Morgans STOTT PILATES® career began with her passion for dance. As a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school, throughout her training and performing she found that Pilates was the most excellent and targeted way to prevent injuries and strengthen her body. She is currently dancing with Edmonton’s own Citie Ballet.

After six years of training in with Pilates Trainer Center owner Monique Lavoie, she decided to take her passion for Pilates to the next level, and become a certified instructor. Morgan completed her mat and reformer STOTT PILATES® courses....

Tamara Bliss

Tamara Bliss is originally from Washington State, and for 18 years, danced and taught professionally throughout the United States. Dance companies she worked with included Metro Theatre Circus of St. Louis, Lynne Wimmer and Dancers of Salt Lake City & Philadelphia, Waves Jazz Dance of Philadelphia. In New York City, she danced with Peter Pucci Plus, Ed Henry, Matthew Diamond Dance and Rachel Lampert and Dancers.

Ms. Bliss taught in the faculties of Marymount Manhattan College and the 92nd Street YM/YWHA, (both NYC) and the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia. From...

Maura Sutherland

Maura O. Sutherland, BA(Hon), LLB, has been dancing for over 30 years with a focus on various modern contemporary techniques. She attended Victoria High School (now Victoria School of the Arts) and the Grant MacEwan Dance Program. She was a long-term member of the Orchesis Dance Group at the University of Alberta during and after the completion of her Arts and Law degrees. Through that group, Maura has had numerous performance and choreographic opportunities.

Today, while Maura spends most of her time practicing law, she continues to stay connected with the Edmonton dance...