Certified Pilates Instructor and Studio Owner
Charismatic, friendly and fun, Mylene Perrier is a seasoned Pilates instructor and owner of Line5 Studios. Mylene takes a positive and proactive approach that, for more than a decade, has inspired a loyal clientele to adopt healthy lifestyle changes. A certified Pilates instructor through STOTT, Mylene brings a background in dance and a well-rounded knowledge of movement through training in Gyrotonics Expansion System®, Posture and Flexibility studies, Reiki and energy work. Mylene’s passion for movement makes her studio the perfect venue to explore and deepen your connection between mind and body. She specializes in private Pilates instruction to educate and bring self-awareness to her clients – fusing a variety of techniques in one program tailored to the needs of the individual. With her diverse experience, strong intuition and positive attitude, Mylene is dedicated to helping you make healthy physical and lifestyle changes.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Johanna is a Qualified Fletcher Pilates® Teacher and independent dance artist. Her experience as a dancer gives her a keen eye for detail and a passion for movement, which she loves to share and pass on to her clients. She is a graduate of the Contemporary Dance Program at The School of Dance in Ottawa where she first developed a passion for Pilates. Experiencing how it contributed to her strength and balance in and out of the dance studio, Johanna went on to complete her studies in the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program of Study in 2009. She taught in Ottawa and then Victoria, where she gained experience at a studio specializing in rehabilitation. Johanna enhanced her Pilates knowledge in Tucson, Arizona where she became licensed in Level II Fletcher Towelwork® and Fletcher Floorwork®. She continues to hone her skills in dance and Pilates, teaching and participating in workshops across the country.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Bevin loves to teach others the mind and body balance that Pilates offers. Her classes are warm and fun, encouraging you to develop your body awareness. She helps you understand the mechanics of movement to keep you safe in your daily life and more challenging pursuits. Bevin is a Certified Pilates instructor who brings a 20-year background in dance to her knowledge of movement. She focused on Contemporary Dance and Ballet, with a degree from Simon Fraser University. Dancing professionally placed challenges on her body that often led to fatigue and injury. Upon taking her first Pilates class, Bevin quickly discovered why Pilates was an essential practice to becoming a safe, strong and connected dancer. She is currently certified in Mat and Equipment .
Certified Movement Analyst & Certified Pilates Instructor
Anita loves to move – dancing since a young age, practicing yoga since university and currently aspiring to gallop through the fields on horseback! Pilates is the slow, deep practice that provides her with equanimity and time to connect to centre. She has been teaching Pilates for over 9 years – her clients have been the best teachers in cultivating effective cuing, program development and openness to the flow of the moment. Joseph Pilates facilitated a unique movement practice with each client and it is with this spirit that Anita approaches her work as a movement educator. Pilates is the application through which she uses the Laban Movement Analysis framework and Movement Re-patterning to expand movement potential.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Vanessa Goodman is a certified PhysicalMind Institute Method Pilates instructor and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University in Dance. She is also a Vancouver based independent dance artist, educator and choreographer. Vanessa’s great love of movement and physical health influence and inspire her approach to teaching. Vanessa was drawn to pilates as a professional dancer as it provided a strong foundation in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Vanessa is passionate about sharing a deeper understanding of the body with her clients and uses a somatic approach to integrate the body. While working with Vanessa you will focus on calmly energizing, toning and strengthening the body while improving postural alignment.
Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor
Coco found Pilates about a decade ago and loved how good it made her feel long after class was over. A chronic back injury that she been trying to heal for a number of years finally recovered through a commitment to her regular Pilates practice. The changes she experienced through both Pilates and yoga are mental as well as physical, and she finds it incredibly rewarding to watch that process unfold in others. Sharing the things she loves with people who are curious about them is a passion of hers, which is why she became a teacher. Coco is a certified Pilates instructor through Carrie Macy’s 600 hour advanced teacher training in Los Angeles, and she has been teaching erotic movement for 8 years. Coco is also a YOGA-BC registered teacher, a Yoga Alliance RYT 200hr registered teacher trained by Chris Chavez in the Chris Chavez 200 hour Hatha and Anusara teacher training. She enjoys being a student just as much as she enjoys being a teacher. Warm sunshine, dark chocolate, unconditional love, sweating with friends and travel are the foundation of her very happy life. “My greatest inspiration is my 90 year old grandmother. When she’s not busy travelling the world, she still does aerobics five days a week. She is a living example that we can cultivate more flexibility in our body and mind at any age.”
Ryan loves to infuse his teaching with the energy and enthusiasm he has for the relationships that shape our movements. You can often find him geeking out to Anatomy, riding his bike on the streets of Vancouver or playing on some random monkey bars with his son. He grew up playing competitive soccer and rugby and lifting weights to find power, strength and speed within those endeavours. Those endeavours also brought a lot of injuries which have been vital in his understanding not only of the body, but of the human experience of it at its best and worst. His experience as a kinesiologist, personal trainer and a pilates teacher led him towards an alignment focused practice which focuses on bringing attention and awareness to the patterns that shape our minds, bodies and movements. He believes that clients experiencing these patterns within their own bodies is the best way to manifest change in their life.