Yoga and Pilates instructors

Natasha Colter

Natasha is constantly looking for fun, innovative ways to help participants gain maximum strength, flexibility and body awareness. Her enthusiasm and love of Pilates is contagious.

Natasha’s classes are designed to help participants achieve results through proper alignment and controlled movement. Natasha consistently challenges participants to move in new ways.

Natasha teaches a wide range of classes, such as:

  • Total Barre Pilates
  • Pilates Power & Flow
  • Pilates Reformer
  • Pilates Mat/Reformer

Certifications

  • Body Harmonics
  • Pilates Reformer & Mat
  • Hatha Vinyasa Yoga YYT 200 hr, Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio
  • Total Barre®, STOTT Pilates
  • Indoor Cycling, C.O.R.E.
  • Resistance Training Certificate, Fitness NB

Education

Natasha has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University.

Wendy Hamelin

For the past 20 years, Wendy has inspired and motivated individuals to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Wendy creates an environment where participants feel empowered and encouraged. Her classes are fun and diverse, but also educational and challenging.

Wendy is known for integrating her knowledge of movement, anatomy and biomechanics to offer the safest, most effective modern Yoga and Pilates experience. Her classes are tailored to meet each participants’ needs, body type, strengths and weaknesses.

Wendy instructs a variety of classes, including:

  • Pilates Express
  • Silver Pilates
  • Hot Yoga
  • Happy Hearts Fitness

Certifications

  • Sivananda Yoga Teacher
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training, Shiva Rea
  • Certified/Authorized International Warrior Yoga Teacher
  • Yoga for Fitness, Fitness NB
  • Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA
  • Certified Fitness Consultant
  • American Academy of Post Rehab Professionals
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Trainer
  • Fitness NB
    • Portable Equipment
    • Resistance Training Leader
    • Exercise Theory
    • Course Conductor

Education

Wendy completed a Bachelor of Physical Education at UNB.

Lindsey Laidlaw

Throughout her 30+ year career, Lindsey Laidlaw has inspired others through her deep understanding of human movement and her caring and intuitive nature.

Lindsey’s dance studies have given her a deeper appreciation of movement refinement. Her background in visual arts has allowed her to gain a profound understanding of the physical shape and form within the body, as well as the dynamic relationship of balance that exists throughout the entire structure.

Reiki has become a strong underpinning to Lindsey’s instructional methods. Her teaching has evolved from a biomechanical based style to an energetic-therapy based approach.

Lindsey teaches

  • Pilates Reformer

Certifications

  • Senior Teacher/Teacher Trainer, Pilates PhyscialMind Canada
  • The VOILA Method-Structural Joint Balancing Certified Practitioner
  • Neurokinetic Therapy® Certified Practitioner
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Yamuna® Body Rolling, Foot Fitness and Table Treatment
  • Brain-Move with Stephen Braybrook
  • Reiki 2nd Degree Usui Tradition

Education

Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) from Simon Fraser University.

Garda Milne

Garda is an internationally recognized and sought-after Pilates and Yoga instructor. She takes a therapeutic approach to teaching; she skillfully guides participants to find more physical confidence as they learn how their bodies work.

Garda is a leader and mentor in Fredericton’s Pilates community. Since opening Fredericton’s first fully equipped Pilates studio in 1999, she has accumulated thousands of training and instructional hours. Garda’s love of Yoga evolved from her Pilates practice. She strives to make Yoga accessible for everybody, regardless of age or ability.

Garda maintains an insatiable thirst for knowledge and her teaching style continues to evolve as the science of movement demands.

Garda instructs many of URec’s fee-based programs, including:

  • Pilates Reformer
  • Pilates Mat/Reformer
  • Silver Pilates
  • Silver Yoga
  • Power Yoga (Advanced)
  • Yoga for Power & Grace

Certifications:

  • PhysicialMind Institute
  • Body Harmonics
  • Professional Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor, 2000 hr
  • Certified Personal Trainer

She has also studied with David Swenson, Father Je Pereira, Manju Jois and Hart Lazer. Garda has over 3000 hours of professional Pilates and related subjects.

Shasta Stairs

Shasta has a unique ability to seamlessly weave movement and mindfulness together. Class participants leave each class feeling strong, happy, relaxed and in charge of their body.

Shasta inspires others to develop a deeper appreciation for their bodies’ capabilities. She takes care to move the body efficiently to build supportive, strong and functional muscles.

For the past seven years, Shasta has instructed class participants from all walks of life. She is motivated by class participants who seek to move and work their bodies in new ways.

You will find Shasta teaching:

  • Trim &Tone Mat Pilates
  • Pilates Reformer

Certifications

  • Pilates Mat Work
  • Pilates Reformer apprenticeship
  • Yoga Teacher Training 200 hr

Continuing education

  • Anatomy in Motion
  • Core Integrity
  • Movement & Exercise for Pregnancy
  • Post-natal & Abdominal Reconditioning
  • Moving Towards a Healthy Pelvic Floor
  • Pilates Vertical Repertoire
  • Pilates Ultimate Mat: Repertoire Plus