Workshops and Events


Pilates Intensive for Dancers w/Sarah & guest teachers

Monday Aug 26 - Friday Aug 30, 2019

2pm - 3:30pm

Start your summer right with our Pilates for Dancers intensive, a series of Pilates workshops at the Mindful Movement Centre exclusively offered to dance artists. Join us for a week of intensive Pilates classes designed to strengthen and tone, develop your sense of pelvic alignment, and increase mindfulness in your dance practice. All of the instructors involved in the program are certified Pilates instructors as well as dance artists in the community. We are extremely excited to present Pilates as a cross training tool for dancers looking to enhance their movement practice through self-care.

The Pilates for Dancers program is dedicated to making Pilates accessible to dance artists, and is offered at a discounted rate to practicing artists ages 18+.

Sign up: pre-registration required in advance for all 5 sessions at the start of the series

Investment: $110 + HST
Early Bird Rate : $100 + HST (before Aug 15) 


Functional Anatomy Course

Part 1 - Friday, September 27, 2019 : 5pm - 8:30pm

Part 2 - Friday, October 4, 2019 : 5pm - 8:30pm

The Mindful Movement Functional Anatomy course is an overview of anatomical movement through a kinesiological lens. Put simply, that means looking beyond where bones, muscles, and joint tissues are and what they do, and instead focusing on the fundamentals of how and why those structures work together to produce movement. Students will gain an understanding of how joint shapes allow or limit anatomical actions and how muscles pull on bones to produce those actions. The basic functions of connective tissues and the organization of muscle groups into fascial chains will be introduced to promote an integrated approach to movement. Read more…

Investment $245 + HST


Comprehensive 30 hours Anatomy Course w/Sam Booker

12 Week Course beginning in the fall

Thursdays 2:30pm - 5pm : September 26 - December 12

Calling all potential Pilates, Yoga and movement teachers! If you don’t have any prior anatomy background and are thinking of going into a teacher training program, this course is for you! Interested in learning more about anatomy to satisfy your own curiosity - this is for you too!

This 30 hour comprehensive anatomy course is for the complete beginner anatomist and those feeling the need to hone their prior knowledge; it is equivalent to the 100 level musculoskeletal anatomy course Samantha teaches at Ryerson University. Best thought of as the study of anatomy through a kinesiological lens; the course will enable students to identify, locate and describe the actions of the major muscles and bones of the musculoskeletal system; they will also develop an understanding of how these structures work together to produce movement. Understanding concepts such as stability and mobility, muscle synergy, muscle contraction, movement analysis, and exertion and recuperation will facilitate the students’ ability to make decisions about class sequencing, how best to prevent injury based on individual needs, as well as when to seek/refer out for professional care. As students become more adept at using anatomical language they will be able to communicate clearly with other health professionals when necessary.

Investment : $699 + HST