What’s New

Shelbourne Pilates & Dana Carter offer Spring Pilates Teacher Training

Join Dana Carter and Shelbourne Pilates for Pilates Teacher Training Mat level 1 this Spring.  For more information or to apply click here or contact our studio coordinators to inquire at 250-598-9828 ext. 2

Registration for our new Spring 1 Session opens February 11th!

Check out our new schedule, contact the studio with any questions or concerns, and register in the classes you want in person, by phone, or email.  Don’t forget that to ensure you maintain your spot in current classes next session you must register and make payment by February 25th.

February 13th, 2017 Shelbourne Pilates Studio will be closed for Family Day.

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Check out our new blog posts from instructors at Shelbourne Pilates

Read through blog posts from our fabulous instructors in our new Blog page under the whats new tab.  Check back often!



The Mind Body Connection: What you can do for you and How Pilates help

With a change in weather and the holiday season approaching, now is a great time of year to slow down and bring your attention to balancing the connection between your body and mind.

Two of the main principles in Pilates are breath and concentration.  Being aware of your breath in Pilates allows you to maximise your exercises.  The breath can also be a reflection of one’s state of mind. When we are nervous or anxious, the breath shallows and speeds up making it difficult to focus. When we come into the habit of recognising our breath we can reverse the symptoms of stress by consciously slowing the breath and inhaling fully into the body. Try taking the Pilates foundations into your everyday routine with this easy mind body morning routine…

When you wake in the morning remain in bed for a few moments to give yourself the opportunity to breathe mindfully and connect to your body. Keep your eyes closed and take a deep inhale through your nose, allowing your rib cage to expand to in all directions. Hold your breath for a few moments, then exhale through your mouth, focusing on engaging your abdominal muscles, drawing your navel in towards your spine to push the stale air out. As you take breath in focus on feeling air filling the sides and back of your body. Remembering that your core includes muscles in your waist and back, think about tightly squeezing the sides of your abdominals as well as the front as you exhale.  After you are comfortable with your deep breathing and core engagement, take a mental scan of the rest of your body. Become aware of any sensations, pleasant or unpleasant, as you scan from the crown of your head down to your toes.  Remembering that your thoughts have a physical effect on your body, use your final relaxed moments to intentionally bring a positive mantra for you day into your mind and repeat it several times.

Building awareness of your core will give you better posture and balance throughout your day to come and will help you improve your performance in your Pilates & Yoga classes.  Your deep focused breathing will oxygenate your blood, increase overall circulation ensuring that enough oxygen is flowing to the muscles you are using, and help to prevent unnecessary tension in the day to come.

Have you noticed how animals always stretch after they wake up? If you have a pet you might see this around your home daily. Your pet might flex their back and extend their legs before they begin to walk around after sleeping. Complete this practice with some gentle stretching and movement.  Hug your knees into your chest, perhaps twist side to side. Your mind might be awake, but make sure your body is too before rolling out of bed and engaging the day with a clear, positive, and relaxed mind.


Mykaela Lemke

Certified Pilates Matt Instructor


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Athletic conditioning on the reformer will help you to sharpen agility, boost strength and endurance and prevent injury. Our instructors will educate you on how to isolate muscles and increase movement efficiency while emphasizing core stability in a sport-specific Reformer-based workout.

This class is now being offered Saturdays at 8am with Pilates instructor Sharon.


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The studio will be open Saturday May 21st & closed Monday May 23rd for Victoria Day. Have a great long weekend!




Spring into Summer Registration! Spring into Summer Registration is open

Registration is now open for our Spring into Summer session! Come into the studio, give us a call, or e-mail us to register into some of our classes. Look at our Spring into Summer 2016 schedule to find the perfect class for you!



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Join us on Saturdays at 8am for our Athletic Training Reformer class with Sharon McAuley. This class is a great option for anyone looking to add cross-training into their weekly routine. With a focus on stretching and strengthening this class will be great for a wide array of athletes including; runners, cyclists, swimmers, and many more!

Call the studio to book your spot in the upcoming session! 250-598-9828 Ext. 2


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Just a reminder that we are closed this Monday, February 8th for Family Day! Have a wonderful weekend from all of us at Shelbourne Pilates and Rehab!



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Whether you are recovering from an injury, suffering from aches and pains, or simply just in need of some relaxation, Restorative Yoga is the class for you!
Join instructor Debby on Wednesday evenings at 5pm for Restorative Yoga at Shelbourne Pilates.
Call the studio to hold a space and try your first class for free! 250-598-9828 Ext. 2



 Winter 2016 Pilates RegistrationWinter-trees-winter-22173860-1920-1200

Registration for our Winter 2016 session (Jan 2 – Feb 29) opens up to current clients on Monday December 7th 2015.
Current clients have until Monday December 14th to hold their spot, then registration opens up to the public.


Welcome Kinesiologist Kira!

Kira_Graham_Headshot_optWelcome kinesiologist, Kira Graham to the Pilates Studio!
Kira has been working with us for a few years out of our Gordon Head Recreation Center location and has now extended her hours to accept clients out of the Shelbourne Pilates location as well.
She will be working on Friday afternoons beginning November 6th, 2015.

Call the studio to book your appointment! 250-598-9828 Ext 2.



 Winter 2015 Pilates Registrationdownload

Registration for our Winter 2015 session (Nov 2 – Dec 24) opens up to current clients on Monday October 19th 2015.
Current clients have until Monday October 26th to hold their spot, then registration opens up to the public. Check out our new Pilates schedule and call the studio to save your spot in your favorite classes!


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The studio will be closed Monday October 12th, 2015 for Thanksgiving
Enjoy the weekend with your loved ones!




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Through Pilates, women can stay strong and fit throughout their pregnancies. At Shelbourne Physiotherapy our Pilates instructors are knowledgeable about the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, and have a clear understanding of how pregnancy affects the abdominal muscles. Core strengthening is critical during pregnancy to help support the growing uterus, decrease lumbar compression and reduce pelvic pressure. Women who practice safe abdominal strengthening during pregnancy have decreased lower back pain, less pelvic pain, better mobility, easier deliveries and faster recoveries. Pilates will also aid in helping women stay connected to their changing body, improving posture and reducing pregnancy aches and pains. Pilates is also famous for helping new moms get their figures back, so check out this class for a fast bounce-back after your baby is born!

*No Pilates experience necessary*
This class is offered Tuesday evenings at 6pm


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NEW beginner Pilates classes just added to our Fall schedule!
Monday & Wednesday at 11am combo foundations
Thursday 6pm combo foundations
Friday 5pm combo foundations
* we are always looking to build new classes- call the studio with the days and times that work best for you and we will try to build a class around your schedule.



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September Long Weekend Studio Closure

The Pilates studio will be closed Monday September 7th, 2015 for Labour Day.
Enjoy the long weekend!



Pelvic Floor Pilates

Women’s Health Pilates for Pelvic floor Pfilates is intended to be preventative but also a therapeutic alternative for those already experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. For patients that have already had surgery, Pelvic Floor Pilates can help protect the investment and reduce the chance for recurrent symptoms.  We are now incorporating Pelvic Floor into all of our Pilates classes.




 Fall 2015 Registration

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Registration for our Fall 2015 session (September 1st – October 31st) begins Monday August 17th, 2015 for current clients.

Current clients have until Monday August  24th  to reserve their space and then registration opens up to the public.

Call the studio today to reserve your spot in your favorite classes! 250 -598-9828 ext 2



FREE FalFallWalkl Walking Clinic

Breathe in the cool, crisp air this fall with Pilates instructor Sharon as you walk around beautiful Victoria, BC!
Date: Sunday September 27th @ 10:00am
Location: Ogden Point – Meet out front of the Cafe
Contact Studio Coordinators Jackie & Caity to sign up at the desk!


Pilates for Scoliosis

pilates for scoliosisPilates can be a very effective tool in rehabilitating the imbalanced spine and associated  musculature in scoliosis. Our Pilates for scoliosis class is designed to help strengthen and stabilize core and back muscles to support the spine for more optimal alignment. A variety of exercises are used to stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine to relieve pain, improve alignment and balance.

This class is offered Tuesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 1pm


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Just a kind reminder, the studio will be closed Monday August 3rd, 2015 for BC Day.

Enjoy the long weekend!


Restorative Flow Pilates (Reformer)

You are invited to experience a deep level of relaxation in a gentle Pilates Flow Class.maxresdefault

As your body flows with ease on the Pilates reformer, you will learn to feel waves of relaxation with each exhalation. The stress reducing effects of the class will help to improve your physical and mental well-being.

This class is offered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 2:00pm

Please contact our Studio Coordinators to reserve your space!

Registration for August 2015

Registrationesher-mat-pilates-surrey for our Summer 2 2015 session (August 1st – August 31st) begins Monday July 20th, 2015 for current clients.

Current clients have until Monday July 27th  to reserve their space and then registration opens up to the public.

Call the studio today to reserve your spot in your favorite classes! 250 -598-9828 ext 2


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Just a reminder to our wonderful clients, the studio will be CLOSED Wednesday July 1st, 2015 for Canada Day.

Enjoy the day with your families!


Join instructor Nicole Sheldrake for free evening classes on Tuesday, June 23 & 30 

Tuesday 5pm Combo Foundations
Tuesday 6pm Mat Foundations
Tuesday 7pm Yoga for Sleep 

Come learn the basic principles of Pilates or enjoy a yoga class! 

These classes are suitable for beginners.

Call the studio to reserve your space, as space is limited!

NEW 20/20/20 Pilates Class

Experience this fun, mixed equipment workout as you enjoy 20 minutes of mat work, 20 minutes of stability chair, and 20 minutes of reformer.

Call the studio today to find out more! 250-598-9828 Ext. 2


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Join Sharon for walking tips and a guided warm up & cool down while seeing our beautiful city!

Stay tuned – More details to come! 

Call the studio for more info! 250-598-9828 ext. 2


July Registration

Registration for our Summer 1 2015 session (July 2nd – July 31st) begins Monday June 8th, 2015 for current cpilates mat classes victoria bclients.

Current clients have until Monday June 15th  to reserve their space and then registration opens up to the public.

Call the studio today to reserve your spot in your favorite classes! 250 -598-9828 ext 2


Come join our wonderful Pilates and Yoga Instructor Nicole for Hatha Yoga!

Hatha yoga brings tohatha-yoga-posegether the balance of the body with traditional yoga postures that concentrate on alignment, breath, relaxation and the balance of the opposites in the body. This class will contain postures that slowly flow together in alignment, static strength, breath and gentle inversions. This class features hands on adjustments and props to aid alignment of the body so this class is appropriate for all levels including those with injuries.

Hatha Yoga is offered Tuesdays at 6pm… a great way to finish off your day!
Call the studio for more information and to reserve your space.

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women’s health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, HydrotherapyAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Physiocanhelp.ca. Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation. We are proud members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy(CAMPT), Sport Physiotherapy Canada, SportmedBC, British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) We have a clinic located in the Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich

Shelbourne Physiotherapy staff provide clinical instruction at our Victoria Clinic for students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. We are an accredited facility for UBC Dept. of Physical Therapy Student Practicums.