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.”
Stacy is also a certified Barre-None instructor and Zenga instructor through STOTT Pilates, and is completing her Ashtanga Teacher Training in Spring 2014.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Laura postponed her graduate education to follow her passion and study, practice, and teach ashtanga and astanga insipired yoga. She completed her yoga teachers training with Paul Dallaghan in Thailand, and taught yoga in Kelowna, BC, for several years. Laura moved to Toronto four years ago to complete a master of arts degree in Medical Anthropology, which focuses on the history and construction of yoga in a globalized world.