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New Athletic Therapist at Pilates Manitoba – Carly Appler

Carly Graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and obtained her Athletic Therapy Certification in 2011 from the Canadian Athletic Therapist’s Association. She has more than 4 years of clinical experience working with a variety of patients as well as working in the field with numerous sports teams. She enjoys working with all populations and inspiring others to improve their physical health and fitness. Being a gymnast growing up gave her the curiosity to learn about the human body and ultimately Athletic Therapy. Carly is passionate about teaching others about Athletic Therapy and that it is for everyone – prevention and care for your muscles, bones, and joints.

Joan’s Story – On Pilates and Osteoporosis

Thanks to our awesome client Joan for sharing her story and her advocacy of Pilates for osteoporosis as mentioned by Osteoporosis Canada.  Not all exercise is created equal.  We have small classes so you get lots of attention and personalized instruction…that is where alot of risk is… when you are left alone in a large group.  We have small group classes and private lessons and when you take your Pilates with our licensed physiotherapists, your Pilates is covered under your physio insurance.  Call 204.487.2287 or text 204.999.9984.  Make 2019 the year of not living dangerously.  Question exercising that is too fast,too hard, too much pressure and too big.  Pilates is the only adaptive and modified program.

Read The Winnipeg Free Press’ “The Slipping Season“.

Unshovelled sidewalks add to the risk of falling for pedestrians of all ages.

Upcoming MFC Workshops at Pilates Manitoba

2019 brings multiple MFC Workshops hosted at Pilates Manitoba!

Exercise Theory
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Date: January 25 – 27 / 2019
Time: Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm

YogaFit  – 3 Options!
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Date: Feb 23 – 24 / 2019 and March 9 – 10 / 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm, each day

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Date:  May 11 – 12 / 2019  and 25 – 26 / 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm each day

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Date:  Sept 21 – 22 / 2019 and Oct 5 – 6 / 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm each day

Visit our MFC Workshop page for more details!

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Training Certification


When: Friday, Mar 15th / 2019 to Sunday, Mar 17th / 2019
Friday: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm
Where: This event will take place at Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Road, 204.487.2287 (studio) or 204.999.9984 (text) on  Fri March 15, 2019  6-9 pm, Sat March 16 11:30 a.m – 5 p.m and Sunday March 17 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch & snacks & yoga mat  (there are a few to use). There is a small fridge, coffee maker, kettle and microwave.
Cost: Early bird before Feb 1 / 2019 $325+ tax, $425 + tax after that date
Instructor:  Kellie Dearman

This weekend training is for anyone who works with talk therapy and wants to introduce mindfulness into your practice, such as therapists, mental health practitioners, clinicians, social workers, psychologists. It is also for yoga teachers and Yoga in Schools program. It will give you the knowledge, skills, and practice you need to confidently share trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness practices with those you serve.

For yoga teachers – learn more about trauma and and how you can make simple adaptions to your offering to make it more accessible to those living with a trauma or stress related disorder.

For therapists, mental health professionals, and trauma caregivers. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to share mindful movement and breath with your clients. Learn a somatic modality that you can use to help clients learn to self-regulate and tolerate present moment experience.

Workshop Objectives
• Understand the fundamental principles of yoga and appreciate why yoga is so well
suited to address the trauma condition.
• Learn a trauma sensitive yoga framework that can easily be adapted to help you
meet the individual needs of the people you work with.
• Learn and practice a trauma sensitive approach to any yoga pose or movement.
• Learn and practice a simple sequence of poses that you can share with your clients.
• Understand what makes a yoga session trauma sensitive and learn and practice how
to conduct a safe offering.
• Experience, learn, and practice a number of other techniques you can employ to
help clients self-regulate, including Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation and meditation
• Understand the rationale for, and an approach to, forming and working with small

At the conclusion of this course, you may opt to purchase a $20 hard copy of “Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga- A Practical Guide” by Brendon Abram, published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin

If you do not have the space in your practice to teach clients but are still interested in this training, Pilates Manitoba has a mind-body room.

No previous Yoga certification needed. All information & poses modified and adapted for any yoga teacher, clinician, social worker, psychologist or therapist to be able to introduce mindfulness into their own practice. If you are already a Yoga instructor, you will get 20 hours CEC’s with Yoga Alliance. If you are interested taking this certification but have no space to practice it with your clients, Pilates Manitoba has a beautiful room for you to use to start building your mindfulness practice. Talk to us at 204.487.2287.
There is 8 hours of self-study to prepare yourself prior to the first day of the course.

Pilates Manitoba Celebrates the 6th Year of Being a Shoebox Drop-off Point #lovewhosheis

Pilates Manitoba is a dropoff point for The Shoebox Project between Nov 13th – Dec 10th.  Some suggested shoebox gift  items include:

– something warm (mitts, socks)
– something sweet (nut-free chocolate and candy)
– something luxuriating(hand lotion, soaps, bath bubbles)
– something beautiful and special (earrings?)
– a loving message of encouragement & support welcome!

Manitoba Drop-off Locations, printable sheet

About The Shoebox Project, printable sheet

Tips in Making a Shoebox, printable sheet


New Boot Camp with Johnny Augustine!

Boot Camp with Blue Bomber Johnny Augustine. Johnny is a running back, #35, with the Blue Bombers and also a certified Pilates instructor. 

Starts October 1st and will run in October and November.  Only $120 for the Month of October!  

Every Mon/Wed/Fri for October and November
6:30am – 7:30 am. No class Mon Oct 8. 

Some floor-based work, some Reformer, some body-weight training and some TRX. 

What an opportunity to train with a Blue Bomber!!

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MBSR Workshop

Peter is a Recognized Teacher and Mentor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR); he is also a certified Teacher-in-Training of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Less formally, Mindfulness roots, deeply influences, and steadies most aspects of his life; that is, in Relationship; in his way of conceiving Psychotherapy; in his way of Martial Moving; and in his profound appreciation for Nature and all that it is to be alive. Lastly, in terms of teaching style, expect from Peter: Enthusiasm; Playfulness, and Deep Respect; Challenge; Experience; and Compassion.

Spanning a career, Linda has been teaching and integrating the concepts and practice of Mindfulness into her Psychotherapy work with youth, adults, couples, families and groups. She attends annual Mindfulness Retreats (Zen Sesshins) hosted by the Empty Cloud Sangha for Human Service Professionals where Dr. Marsha Linehan, Roshi presides and teaches. Linda has had a dedicated Mindfulness practice for now over 18 years which permeates into her intent to live life more presently.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

Join us for an 8 week commitment, a renewed lifelong intention or a compassionately curious way to learn, explore and integrate the concepts and practice of Mindful Movement and Meditations. Modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic in the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, learn to focus awareness on sensations, thoughts and emotions while letting go of judgments, attachments, the past or future worries. Embrace the opportunity to explore internal experiences of mind, body and psychological resources while embarking on a path of improved self care and living more fully in the present.


Sundays, 9:00 am start to 12:00pm (noon) finish.

2018 Dates:

October 21st – Orientation/Week 1
October 28th – Week 2
November 4th – Week 3
November 18th Week 4
November 25th – Week 5
December 2nd – Week 6 – Full Day Of Mindfulness – *9:00am – 4:00 pm this day only*
December 9th – Week 7
December 16th – Week 8

*Light refreshments and beverages provided.

** Cushions/Mats/Chairs as well as all other materials provided to all participants.

***Personal meditation cushions or yoga mats welcomed if preferred.

Cost: $499.00

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Feldenkrais – Try Something New This Fall!

Try something new this fall: Feldenkrais®, Awareness Through Movement® classes and private lessons.

Fall fitness has started…get into tip-top shape, on Saturday mornings, with this out-of-the-norm mind-body training.

Feldenkrais is a mat-based class that uses movement to teach you how to function with greater power, efficiency and ease.  Take this refreshing re-start to your regular workout and wellness routine to make the impossible possible, the difficult easy, and the easy elegant!

Celebrate a more vibrant fall with this special offer: register for 10 Feldenkrais classes and receive a free one-hour private lesson with Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher™, Colin Mehmel. 

Non-transferable; no monetary value; some medical conditions may apply.

Call now 204.487.2287 or RSVP at the Open House Thurs Sept 27

Feldenkrais®, Awareness Though Movement®, and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher™ are service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.

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