Our Team

Stephanie Leslie

Pilates and Rehabilitation Coordinator
Pilates & Yoga Instructor

We are pleased to welcome Stephanie to the studio!

Stephanie enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle; Pilates, yoga, running, hiking, swimming, volleyball and strength training are just a few of her many hobbies. Stephanie believes that health and balance is the greatest goal to strive for. Stephanie is looking forward to assisting in all health and wellness goals here at Shelbourne Pilates and Rehabilitation.

To contact Stephanie please call the studio at 250-598-9828 ext 2 or drop by to say hello!

Jacqueline Sloan

Stott Certified Pilates Instructor

Physiotherapy Assistant

Jacqueline Sloan is a Physiotherapy Assistant; a fully Certified Stott Pilates Instructor (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP) and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She enjoys working with all kinds of clients from athletes and dancers;  people with injuries; to people trying to get in shape for the first time.

Jacqueline works with many clients with Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Spinal pathologies helping them to exercise and strengthen without pain, and recently Jacqueline has focused on developing a program of restorative and corrective exercises for clients for all ages with Scoliosis. Jacqueline also teaches a Pilates for Golfers class.

Jacqueline started Pilates in New York in 1983 as a dancer and went on to dance with of the National Ballet of Canada.  Jacqueline studied Pilates in London, Toronto and Montreal, using Pilates exercises as part of her training for conditioning and injury prevention.

Jacqueline moved to Victoria in 1999, opening one of the first Pilates studios in Victoria in 2000; then founded Ballet Victoria in 2003; and has been working at Shelbourne Physiotherapy since 2009.

Jacqueline continues to expand her knowledge base through contact with specialists at the clinic and beyond. Jacqueline recently attended a seminar with Dr L.J. Lee,  “Thoracic Ring Approach” and the significance of a dysfunctional thorax in relation to a healthy body; and Tom Meyers, author of “Anatomy Trains”, who has developed a revolutionary approach to soft tissues patterning through myo-fascial integration.

Holly Newton

Holly Newton Pilates Victoria BCCertified Pilates Instructor

Holly has been part of the fitness industry since her teens, first catching interest in providing
Personal Training and group fitness classes. Her passion grew and she expanded her roots into
yoga, where she completed her teacher training in Bali, Indonesia.
Yoga led to the discovery and love of Pilates, where she trained and certified in Victoria, BC.
Reformer Pilates and Total Barre came as a natural progression of modalities she added to her
expertise.
Holly’s passion for anatomy, alignment and dynamic movement are expressed in her classes
where participants feel safe yet challenged.
she has a contagious zest for life, and is excited to share her knowledge, passion and purpose!

 

Sharon McAuley

Stott Certified Pilates Instructor

Certified Personal Trainer

Physiotherapy Assistant

Sharon McAuley is a Stott Pilates Certified mat work and reformer instructor. Sharon has been working in the fitness industry for over twenty years. In addition to teaching Pilates she is a Certified Personal Trainer, Mind Body Specialist and Nutritional Wellness Specialist (Can Fit Pro). Sharon McAuley is also a Certified BCRPA (British Columbia Parks & Recreation Association) registered fitness leader with specialties in Pilates, yoga, group fitness, weight training, third age and aquatic fitness. As a graduate of Recreation Facilitation for Older Adults, Sharon’s passion is to help older adults maintain a happy healthy active lifestyle. Sharon teaches fitness and rehabilitation classes as well as clinical Pilates and private fitness training.

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Certified Pilates Mat, Reformer and Chair Instructor

Certified Yoga Instructor

Certified Zenga Mat Instructor

 Dana Carter started her career by falling in love with Yoga and practicing regularly for the last 18 years. She discovered Pilates after moving from her hometown of Barrie, Ontario to Victoria, BC. Once she discovered Pilates and felt its benefits she was immediately hooked!

Her passion led her to pursue a career as a teacher and eventually a teacher trainer in both Pilates and Yoga. She is dedicated to continuously expanding and refining her skills as both a practitioner and teacher.

Her love of learning has led her to study human anatomy, Pilates mat, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Chair, Zenga, Barre, weight and personal training.

Dana is currently the head teacher of Pilates Mat level 2, Pilates Reformer and a 200 hour Yoga teacher training as well as being on the faculty in other trainings.

In Dana’s classes, you can expect creative, safe and effective sequencing of exercises provided in a progressive way to encourage you to grow in your practice. Dana’s playful personality and passion for Yoga and Pilates are infectious. She meets you where you are now and inspires you to explore your full potential.

When she is not on the mat you can find Dana writing, making jewellery, with her nose buried in a book and spending time with her family.

 

Heidi Nottelman

Practising Kinesiologist

Medical Exercise Specialist

Certified Exercise Physiologist

Physiotherapy Assistant

Functional Movement Systems Certified

Heidi brings 12 years experience in the rehabilitation industry, with expertise in the area of functional rehabilitative exercise to assist clients to return to daily activities, work, or sport in a safe manner. She brings experience in occupational rehabilitation with WCB clients, and has taught a variety of back health and wellness work site courses as well as academic courses at the college level. Heidi will work to design a customized program that is unique to her clients specific needs and personal goals. She is continually upgrading her education to incorporate new research in exercise assessment and prescription. Heidi will work closely with physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physiatrists, medical doctors, and occupational therapists to fully achieve her clients and conjoining therapists’ goals. She has worked with adolescents to seniors, and clients with varying disabilities (including downs syndrome, brain injury, CP, MS, vertigo/balance) as well as clients with various post-operative recovery treatment programs. Heidi has completed the Functional Movement Screening training. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), developed by Physical Therapist Gray Cook, is a systematic approach to assessing overall body mechanics. During the FMS, Kinesiologists will  assess seven specific movement patterns that are necessary in order to perform efficient human movement. The movements are able to expose our weaknesses and imbalances. Even at basic levels of movement significant compensations can exist.

Kinesiologist Victoria BC

Heidi Nottelman in action

Heidi says… “My goal is for clients to develop an exercise based health management strategy that will keep them not only functionally and physically strong but emotionally and mentally strong; to give them confidence in being committed to a healthy exercise habit that is both preventative and proactive. Whether they come to see me for an exercise program to lose weight or because they have been in a motor vehicle accident, I want my clients to feel internally motivated that they can make a difference when they are committed to an exercise program.”

Heidi strives to positively educate, encourage and empower her clients and aims to provide the necessary tools to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Kinesiology Victoria BCHeidi Nottelman is proud to be one of the select few Kinesiologists in Victoria who is an active member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).