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 . 
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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.”

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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.

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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.
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While exploring holistic health therapies for her own health, Dana rediscovered Pilates. She has a foundation as a certified Integrated Movement Therapist (IMT) combined with Pilates and Reformer certification gives her a multi-disciplined approach to movement. Drawn from numerous sources including Laban, Body-Mind Centering and Bartenieff, supports her desire to guide clients through their whole-body movement practice in a harmonious and functionally balanced way.

From Dana’s professional background as an interior designer and project manager, she brings her eye for detail, problem solving and the skills to support clients. As a visual artist she brings a sensitive, caring, and creative spirit to her teaching practice. Dana is committed to communicating this integrated approach with an emphasis on the cornerstone of her training, a mindful balance of both working and restoring the body.

The inspiration behind Lauren’s teaching is her desire to nurture the happiness, health and stability of her students. She has a passion for coaching others through support and positivity to find balance and bliss both on and off the mat! Lauren pursues her own bliss travelling and experiencing new places and activities. An avid stand up paddle boarder, hiker and nature enthusiast Lauren finds nothing feeds the soul like slowing down to experience the natural world whether in the city or on a top of a mountain.Through creative and thoughtful classes Lauren strives to bring the benefits of yoga and meditation to all ages and all abilities. Her Adventures in Yoga classes were created from the desire to deliver a class where parents and children could learn and grow together in yoga. 
From the moment she first stepped on her yoga mat, Lorraine knew she had discovered something incredibly special. As a former dancer yoga provided her with the physical activity she craved the inner peace she was hoping to find. Over the past 17 years of practicing she found her true passion in Ashtanga: a style of yoga which combines classical Hatha movement in a fluid, almost dance-like fashion. In her classes, Lorraine strives to help students achieve a balance of fluidity and strength. She believes that everyone and anyone can reap the amazing physical and mental benefits of yoga through quality instruction. Wen not on the mat, Lorraine can be found raising her two young daughters, swinging a kettlebell, gardening, playing outdoors, reading, or woodworking with her partner.
Shareen is a yoga instructor, yoga teacher trainer and Pilates mat & reformer instructor. Coming from a background of dance training, classical Pilates and competitive swimming, her style of teaching is a balanced fusion of creative sequencing, enjoyment of movement, anatomical correctness and athletic precision. Shareen has studied Ashtanga yoga in Indonesia, India and North American with some of the world’s best teachers. Her pilates mat and reformer training was taken with Stott Pilates. She holds honours degrees from U of T, is a certified Thai yoga massage therapist and is a level 2 nationally certified competitive swim coach. You can expect to have fun, learn a lot and get a great work out in Shareen’s class!
Carla has a long list of things she is passionate about, at the top is a tie for: getting sweaty and eating (separately, of course). Having grown up playing competitive sports including hockey, field hockey, gymnastics and snowboarding, yoga didn’t seem to fit at first, but after 5 classes she was hooked. Yoga complemented her lifestyle; it provided a good stretch and forced her to slow down and let her body flow in a new creative way. She continued with yoga and is now a certified Power Yoga Instructor.
Harold Tausch graduated from the New York Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 1991. As a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, he has maintained private practices over the years in Sault Ste. Marie and Hamilton as well as in Toronto. He has taught workshops and classes throughout Ontario and New England. In his hands-on work, Harold enjoys teaching people, whatever their level of ability or disability, to move with greater ease and comfort. He brings a warm, relaxing presence and a sense of fun to his workshops and classes. In addition to Feldenkrais, Harold has extensive experience with various movement related disciplines including modern dance, yoga, theatre, and contact improvisation.
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