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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!!

Sign Up Today!

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.

Sign Up Today!


Become an Adaptive Fitness Specialist!

Adaptive Fitness Specialist Certification

Sign Up Now:

Our AFS certification is available for support workers, fitness professionals, family members and/or volunteers to work in the area of health and wellness with persons with disabilities. Our manual covers many physical disabilities as well as mental health issues.

Whether you are:

1. An existing Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC) instructor and want 5 CEC’s;
2. Someone who wants to take this special course but is not a MFC instructor and wants to become one (the Manitoba Fitness Council have lots of awesome fitness leadership development courses including ones for seniors and Yoga and everything! ) …you will need to do Exercise Theory first and that course offered online or Sept 21-23 for a real live course; or
3. A care / support worker who just wants to take this special course and not be MFC certified (you will still get a Hutton House certification).

This course is for you!!

Course name: Adaptive Fitness Specialist Certification
Instructor: Kristy Hoornick
Date: Nov 17 & 18
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Location: Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cost: Early bird registration (before Oct 1) $400 + $50 for the manual, otherwise $450 + $50 for the manual
Contact To Register: Pilates Manitoba @ 204.487.2287

The purpose of the course is to:
· provide training to develop skills to respond and support the fitness and wellness needs of persons with disabilities.
– to teach adults 18+ years
-to raise awareness and build inclusivity
-to get more persons trained in a variety of fitness and wellness experiences that build community and compressive, safe,portable, modifiable, adaptable programs for all.
– if you are interested and not currently an MFC certified instructor, contact me so you can take the Exercise Theory course first to get your MFC start and then take this course
– Approved for 5 MFC CECs

You will learn how to:
· provide a personalized program, to be used in the group or individual setting, for the disabilities specified within the training and a safe environment that meets the needs and lifestyle of each individual looking for your assistance to meet their fitness and wellness goals.

This program focuses on the fitness and wellness for adults 18 years of age and older.

– Level 2 is the mind-body, pilates and yoga portion
– Coaching and motivation; communicating and correcting errors; goal setting
– Basic sport skills, motor program, how athletes learn, learning models, levels of instruction
– Physical disabilities i.e arthritis, brain injuries, fibromyalgia, M.S
– Intellectual disabilities i.e Down’s syndrome
– Mental health i.e anxiety, ADHD, OCD
– Other conditions such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, osteoporosis
– Wheelchair fitness
– Accessibility
– Level 2 is the mind-body, pilates and yoga portion that will follow in 2019.

Note: You will need to take Exercise Theory first, to become an MFC Certified Adaptive Fitness Specialist Instructor. You will receive certification from Hutton House for taking this course.

Psychology of Eating

Come join us to learn about the Psychology of Eating, offered at Pilates Manitoba. Come to the studio on Sept 24th from 7pm to 8:30pm. Use your class pass to pay or drop in for $21!

Become A YogaFit Instructor!

Become A YogaFit Instructor!

Do you want to become a Fitness Instructor OR
are you already a Fitness Instructor and want to become a Yoga Instructor. Did you take Exercise Theory and are now ready to specialize! If the answer is YES, come to Pilates Manitoba to take the YogaFit certification course!

Course Name: YogaFit Certification
Instructor: Lisa Poetker, Physiotherapist and MFC Trainer
Date: Oct 19 – 21, Oct 26 – 28
Time: Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm
Location: Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cost: Early bird registration (before Oct 10) $410 + $50 for the manual, otherwise $450 + $50 for the manual
Contact To Register: Pilates Manitoba @ 204.487.2287