Instructors

A passion for dance and movement ultimately led Shannon Micol to obtain her mat certification from Body Harmonics. Shannon considers Pilates to be not only the most intelligent form of exercise, but ultimately, the most effective for both mind and body. A trained dancer, she employs techniques from both disciplines into her class for an all encompassing, total body workout.
Joseanne's sincere love of helping others inspired her to teach yoga since 2000. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor from The Yoga Studio of Toronto, a Yoga Therapist from the Millennium Concept in Pune, India, and a certified Yoga for Seniors Instructor from The Yoga Sanctuary. She feels blessed to have studied with local and internationally known teachers including Margot Kitchen, David McAmmond, Judith Lasater, Shirley Daventry French, Jane Orton and Nivedita Pingle. She is honored to instruct beginners and more advanced students in hatha, pre-natal, and restorative yoga and yoga for seniors. Her teaching style is concise and focused, providing a safe and challenging environment for novice and experienced students alike. An eternal student, she continually takes courses and workshops to deepen her practice and teaching.

Joseanne also works with seniors with dementia as a Recreation Therapist at a local hospital as well as in her own private practice. As a mother of four young children, Joseanne truly appreciates how yoga gives us permission to let go of the busyness of everyday life and take the time we need to catch our breath.

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 The Urban Athlete, 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.”

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.
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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