Instructors

As the founder of Serendipity Yoga and Pilates (SYP), Meaghan puts her heart and soul into the studio. The opening of SYP was the culmination of a lot of hard work and her passion for helping others. Meaghan began practicing Yoga and Pilates after she retired from competitive figure skating. Looking for a spiritual and physical outlet, you could say that Yoga and Pilates found her and it was a perfect fit. Soon after, she received her certification in Pilates and Reformer at Second Wind in 2007. While working full time at Second Wind She received her yoga training through Downward dog Yoga Centre in Toronto . 
SYP Master Instructor

Vanessa is “in her element” when working with bodies. In her gentle and positive manner Vanessa has helped hundreds of people improve their quality of life. A full-time pilates instructor for over 10 years, she is fully certified in the Stott and Body Harmonics methods and has become an authority on movement and bio-mechanics.Vanessa gains tremendous satisfaction in seeing clients reach their fitness goals. Those clients include people recovering from an injury or ailment through a customized, rehab-designed program; those wishing to reach or maintain fitness by incorporating pilates into their lives; and athletes aiming to improve core strength or gain awareness of deeper muscle functions.

A continuous learner, she has taken countless classes and workshops and enjoys discovering new workout styles. She finds her network of trainers invaluable and credits her colleagues at Serendipity Yoga & Pilates, in particular, for being a constant source of learning, fun and inspiration.

In her spare time, Vanessa loves to dance and rollerskate and practices what she preaches: “Try different things and just keep moving.”

SYP Master Instructor

 

 

Stacy is a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor, and has been practicing Pilates since 2005. Stacy has always enjoyed challenging her body and after gymnastics Pilates seemed to be a perfect outlet for that physical challenge. It wasn’t until after experiencing first-hand the benefits of mindful movement and control that her pastime turned into a career. Stacy enjoys working with clients of all skill levels, and always provides a safe, challenging, and fun class.

Stacy is also a certified Barre-None instructor and Zenga instructor through STOTT Pilates, and is completing her Ashtanga Teacher Training in Spring 2014.

SYP Master Instructor

Neve recently graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in Physical Education & Health. Neve has been involved in an active lifestyle for many years and has been trained in ballet, swimming and tennis. With movement-based activities being a part of Neve’s childhood, Pilates seemed to fit perfectly into her life and career choice. Neve is currently completing her full certification at STOTT Pilates Studios in Toronto. She is truly passionate about Pilates and believes that by instilling the principles of Pilates during class, we are instilling life-changing benefits as well. In an hour-long class, Neve’s focus is on breathing, concentrating, becoming centered and finding control, which are all valuable life lessons that she believes can transfer into ones life outside of class.
SYP Master Instructor
Holly has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching since 2011. She is trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and Prenatal Yoga, as well as Pilates Mat and Reformer, and Thai Massage.  Holly believes that Yoga and Pilates are the perfect ingredients to achieve an ideal balance of strength and flexibility; key to warding off disease, preventing injury and maintaining happiness and freedom within the body. Holly’s classes are light hearted, challenging, and focus on finding unity of mind, body, and breath.
Justine is an experienced instructor with over 7 years in Pilates instructing after being initially certified at Michael King's Pilates Institute in London. She continues to teach at all levels, from the athlete to the elderly. She had a very active youth as a runner, gymnast and high jumper, but suffered from periodic back spasms where she was unable to stand. Through Pilates, Justine learned to stand, breathe and move with more intention, which in itself gave her a back pain free life! She is passionate to share her passion for Pilates through her classes focusing on breath & posture while building strength and flexibility in the body.
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