At Inhabit, you’re in good hands. Our dedicated, highly-trained teachers will challenge your body with care and get you where you want to go.

Julia Wyncoll – Owner, Director, Teacher

Julia has been teaching Pilates for over twenty years and is passionately interested in helping students feel strong and healthy. Constantly updating her skills, she brings a natural curiosity to each class and session, so that the work continually feels new. Her life-long learning began with dance, and has grown to include anatomy, kinesiology, Pilates, Yoga and The Franklin Method. Students benefit from her well honed eye and problem solving abilities; transforming a workout into an open invitation to create change through movement.

Julia outgrew the private practice she was running for 8 years and began Inhabit Pilates and Movement. Pulling together wonderful teachers has allowed Inhabit to run many types of classes with the commonality of reaching for health and vitality. Julia continues to work privately with students who need one-on-one training, and enjoy teaching the dynamic mat classes she is known for.

Julia is certified in the Pilates Method (mat/equipment/wunda chair, Cadillac, and full barrel repertoire) with the PhysicalMind Institute, completed her Continuing Education Certificate with 2nd generation Master Pilates Teacher Dianne Miller, and is a Franklin Method Level 2 Educator. Her ongoing studies include Certification as a Level 1 trainer in 3-D Workout, and membership in both the Pilates Method Alliance and the East End Pilates Association for which she is both a presenter and attendee.

Julia studied dance at Etobicoke School of the Arts and York University, following which she studied with Moira Merrithew and taught at Lindsay and Moira’s original Stott Pilates studio. While earning a Master’s degree in Arizona State University’s dance program, Julia taught Pilates in the exercise department. Julia danced professionally in Arizona, Montreal, and Toronto, performing in works by Kaeja d’Dance, Corpus, Maxine Moermann Dance Theatre, Montanaro Dance, and for independent choreographers. She also performed an an improvisor with the 502 Collective.  After returning to Toronto, she studied and taught at BodyMatrix and then originated the Pilates studio in the Adelaide Club downtown. In 2002 she began her own business: what began as one mat class in the Annex is now a busy studio.

Julia’s experience includes work with a wide range of ages, physical abilities and needs. She greatly enjoys promoting health in active individuals looking to hone their physical abilities, pre and post-natal women, and athletes. She has also been fortunate to work with people dealing with health challenges such as arthritis, osteopenia, Parkinson’s Disease, scoliosis, and back complaints whose lives have greatly improved due to their experience with Pilates. With the growth of her three beautiful children, Julia’s attention has also turned to helping tweens and teens come into their adult bodies with grace, strength, and good habits for life. Julia lives in Seaton Village and is proud to add her business to the offerings of the Annex, Seaton Village, Wychwood and Casa Loma neighbourhoods. Julia is available for presentations in these neighbourhoods and looks forward to being a part of the community for a long time.

See more of what Julia has to offer at juliawyncoll.com

Master Teacher: $93 per session, or 10 for $850

Inhabit Pilates Teachers

Esther Cieri


Inhabit Community

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    Sarah is a caring, experienced teacher who’s love of problem solving has inspired her throughout her 8 years of teaching. A personal injury during her 20 years of formal dance training lead her to seek out the Pilates Method in order to rehabilitate her own body. Having been a student of Pilates for over 17 years, she has a strong understanding of the power of the exercises, and what they can accomplish when properly executed in a supportive and controlled environment. Ultimately, she is dedicated to helping each client meet their personal goals and feel healthy, strong, and confident in their own bodies. Sarah teaches the Mobility and ELDOA mat at Inhabit, as well as coaching students in equipment classes, and through private training. Sarah is a Master ELDOA Instructor having been Certified in ELDOA by Guy Voyer.

    Sarah completed the Dianne Miller Teacher Training Program in 2006, followed by an extensive apprenticeship with Rucsandra Mitrea. She has continued to study Pilates and other specialized forms of body work including the Franklin Method with Morten Dithmer (Thorax, Psoas, Neck – 2012), Pilates Plus Psyche with Mary Bowen, Jungian Psychologist/Pilates Elder (2008 & 2006), ELDOA with Guy Voyer (2009), Myofascial Stretching with Carla Delange (2009), Auxiliary Ron Fletcher Towel Work (2001). Learn more about Sarah.

    E-mail sarah[@]inhabitpilates.com

    Senior Teacher: $85 per session, or 10 for $825

  • sachaSacha is passionate about sharing the many insights into mind/body awareness that she has garnered over a lifetime of professional study across a broad spectrum of physical disciplines. In addition to 16 years as a Pilates instructor, she has been teaching Ballet for the Royal Academy of Dance for 18 years, and has been coaching indoor rock climbing for 3 years.

    Sacha was drawn to Pilates in 1994 while studying Theatre Dance at Ryerson University. After earning her degree in Fine Arts she enrolled in the STOTT PILATES Teacher-Training program, with further training at the Dianne Miller Studio in Vancouver. She is also certified as a Level 1 Franklin Method Educator. Sacha has continued her professional Pilates development by attending workshops with master teachers from across North America & Europe, and is an active member of the East End Pilates Association.

    Sacha applies an interactive teaching approach to customize a practice that will develop advanced physical awareness, and help keep people moving vigorously throughout their lives.

    franklinE-mail sacha[@]inhabitpilates.com

    Sacha is Level 2 ELDOA Certified

  • Emilie McCabe’s first encounter with Pilates was in her early 20s at dance school. She was initially drawn to Pilates as a way to lessen back pain but was quickly impressed by the strength and mobility that accompanied that pain relief.

    She certified as a Pilates Instructor in 2000 and has been continually educating herself in order to bring the best to her clients. In 2002, she certified as a Therapeutic Instructor and in 2007 became an Instructor Trainer.

    In addition to her Pilates training, in 2015 she became a certified Franklin Method Educator.

    As a teacher, she wants to help her clients to learn about their bodies through Pilates training in order to enrich the rest of their life. Her goal as a Pilates instructor is to teach her clients skills that they can use to get the most out of their Pilates experience, to enhance the other physical activities in which they participate, and to promote pain-free living in their everyday life.

    Senior Teacher: $85 per session, or 10 for $825

  • Sarah Fregeau came to Pilates in 2007 as a professional dance student at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She found that the method helped to rebalance her muscular patterns and realign her structure in a way that provided deeper strength and protected against overuse and muscular imbalance injuries.

    Sarah completed her Pilates teacher training in reformer and mat work at Inhabit Pilates & Movement. She brings with her an intuitive understanding of the body from a ten year career as a professional dancer and dance teacher which took her across Canada and Europe. Sarah continues to dance professionally, regularly creating and performing work as a member of Peggy Baker Dance Projects, as well as freelancing with various other choreographers.

    She hopes to bring to her clients healthy, efficient, movement as well as a better understanding of the body.

    Sarah is also a certified ELDOA Level 1 instructor.

    Certified Teacher: $82.5 per session, or 10 for $800.00

  • Sheri grew up dancing competitively in Calgary, AB. After a year in the Kinesiology program at the University of Calgary in 1999, she was invited to train at the Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts in Toronto. She graduated from RAPA in 2002, and in the years following she continued to perform and teach dance in both Hamilton and Toronto. Sheri’s communication skills led her to a corporate position in online advertising which lasted 15 years. During her time in the corporate world, Sheri taught dance in the evenings, studied Eastern Medical Theory at the Shiatsu School of Canada, and discovered the wonderful sport of rock climbing.

    In 2017, a good friend introduced Sheri to Pilates and ELDOA™. Sheri was so impressed with these modalities that she decided to change careers and focus full-time on helping people to move well, without pain. She completed her classical Pilates training with Julia Wyncoll and Cindy Willems in Toronto, ON, and continues to train with Elaine Biagi Turner. Since 2017, Sheri has become certified in ELDOA Levels 1-4, making her one of 106 ELDOA Trainers worldwide. She also holds a certification in Myofascial Stretching from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).

    Sheri continues to teach dance and coach rock climbing. Teaching youth is close to her heart; she is proud to be a trained member of the Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) program.

    Certified Teacher: $82.5 per session, or 10 for $800.00

  • Jillian Bothwell is a senior teacher, fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor, and ELDOA level 2 student practitioner. As a former contemporary dancer, she practiced Pilates throughout her dance training. She is a Ryerson Dance program graduate; studying dance, anatomy, kinesiology and also teaching dance during her time there. She was fully certified in Pilates in 2007 and has been teaching full time since, while always upgrading and enriching her education in movement, fitness and restorative techniques. She is passionate about the power of these techniques and how they promote positive change, and she is so excited and honoured to be part of the Inhabit team.

    Senior Teacher: $85 per session, or 10 for $825

  • Michelle is a PMA certified Pilates Instructor, with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her acute eye for detail, and dedication to help people move with ease and efficiency, make her Toronto’s “go to” professional for post/rehab support and athletic conditioning. She specializes in Neurological Disorders and Scoliosis.
    Michelle inspires people to live their lives to the fullest. She is committed to educating people to move with strength, stability and power.
    Master Teacher: $93 per session, or 10 for $850


    Kirsten Boorman is a Master Pilates Instructor, movement enthusiast, health educator, and explorer and lover of Pilates. Sne is deeply committed to helping you feel better.

    For over 20 years, Kirsten has been living her passion of helping others to live in better health. As a former gymnast, competitive sailor, and lover of extreme movement, Kirsten brings humor and authenticity, as well as a depth of knowledge to her contemporary approach to Pilates.

    Kirsten’s teaching focuses on biomechanically efficient exercises that provide maximum results through precise alignment and controlled movements. She has achieved extraordinary results with a wide range of clients including elite athletes, and individuals recovering from injury, surgery and neurological disorders. Kirsten works closely with health practitioners in the community. Kirsten is a PMA Certified Pilates Instructor having received her original certification from Vivian Nichols of Pilates Downtown in 1997. Kirsten has trained in Pilates, Ashtanga Yoga, Yamuna Ball Rolling, The Roll Method, Nutritious Movement, and other therapeutic movement modalities with master teachers from around the world. She holds an AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design.

    Master Teacher: $93 per session, or 10 for $850

  • Mandy is a certified and licensed Pilates Instructor and Thai Massage Practitioner, with 20 years experience working hands-on with people from all walks of life.  Mandy Mintz is fully certified in both the Stott Pilates (2001) method and the Fletcher Pilates (2007) method. She continues to take courses to stay current and to keep her knowledge fresh.

    While Mandy was a professional dancer she became aware of the many benefits of Pilates. She now understands the need for everyone, including dancers and other athletes, to obtain a healthier approach to strengthening their bodies completely with Pilates. Her goal is to help people by aiding in preventing injuries and by giving them the tools to gain and then maintain strength, and to correct hazardous habits by checking their basic postural, habitual and movement techniques.

    Mandy’s clients have praised her exceptional sense of touch, and enjoy the safe, relaxing and healing environment that she creates. Each client is individually assessed to determine which combination of modalities, such as Pilates, Thai Massage, Stretch and/or Ballet coaching would be most appropriate.

    Mandy’s passion for helping people obtain their full potential creates a motivating environment for students who work with her. Her patience and compassion encourage people to comfortably express themselves and ask for whatever help they may need. She uses her knowledge, experience and strong sense of intuition to serve her students in a dynamic and creative way. In addition, if she feels their needs require further attention by seeking advice from other professionals, she does not hesitate to refer them and then consult with them afterwards.

    Mandy works with clients of all kinds; from the injured office worker, to dancers of the National Ballet of Canada, and seniors who just want to manage every day tasks with better balance and strength.

  • Esther began her career in movement education at the age of five in ballet class. Since then, she has had several expert teachers, the best of whom have been her students. She finds inspiration helping people rehabilitate and believe in themselves. She knows that, with the right guidance, they have within themselves a tremendous power to heal.


    Esther’s unique approach to teaching Pilates is grounded in her training as a Certified Alexander Technique teacher. In her classes and workshops, she helps you gain an understanding of fundamental movement principles so you recover your natural ability to enjoy moving with ease and lightness—just like when you were a kid.

    Her classes meet you “where you’re at” and help you learn ways of moving and thinking that improve your health and well being.

  • deniseheadshotcolourDenise started dancing at the age of 8 and went on to study at the National Ballet school of Canada. Upon graduating Denise joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, where she danced professionally for 16 years, dancing in Holland and touring throughout Europe. Denise then returned to Canada and began training to become a Pilates instructor. Her many years of dancing and staying in tune with her body (sometimes working through injuries and rehabilitation) made this a very natural transition for Denise.

    She is very passionate about helping and guiding others to achieve a better mind body connection, bringing attention to their bodies to have a deeper understanding as to what it is telling them. Denise has taught at various institutes including the STOTT PILATES training centre, The Granite Club and the Toronto Athletic Club. Denise is also a Thai massage Practitioner. She completed her training at TMT (Thai Massage Toronto) and is fully licensed and N.H.P.C (National Health Care Practitioners of Canada) insured. Learn more about Denise.

    franklinE-mail denise[@]inhabitpilates.com

  • jonescolour2015Jones Henry began teaching Pilates in 2008 in Vancouver at the Dianne Miller Pilates Center while he was still a dancer at Ballet British Columbia. Since moving to Toronto, he has continued teaching while dancing for Coleman Lemieux and Co. His interests lie in giving his clients a whole body workout and helping them to continue a vigorous life without pain.

    Senior Teacher: $85 per session, or 10 for $825

  • Tiffany spent her younger years training in dance and gymnastics as a competitive Rhythmic gymnast. When an injury kept her from continuing in competitions, she began performing and then turned to teaching children for the next few years.
    After 20 years on her feet working in the retail industry and the birth of two children, Pilates was introduced to her in order to help with severe back pain. The results were immediate and with her dance background she fell in love with the Pilates Method.
    Having worked in the Health & Wellness field for three years, she recently decided it was time to help others as she had been helped, Tiffany took her Mat Teacher Training with Body Harmonics and received her Certification last year. She is currently in the process of getting her Reformer Certification.
    She is excited about this new chapter in her life, returning to the world of teaching and sharing her love of Pilates with others.

  • christinaheadshotcolourChristina has had an interest in health and exercise for as long as she can remember indicated by her grade 5 speech on health and nutrition. Her interest in these areas brought her to the University of Toronto where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health, as well as a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. Christina was introduced to Pilates in 2002 at the University of Toronto and was inspired to continue exploring how it benefits people from all walks of life. She began formally training as an instructor in 2007 with Body Harmonics in Toronto and completed her training with Master teacher Dianne Miller and the Vancouver Pilates Centre. Christina was certified by Dianne Miller in the Pilates mat and reformer repertoire in October 2010.Christina believes in promoting a healthy and holistic lifestyle and feels that the Pilates method plays an integral role in developing a well rounded physical and emotional well-being. Read more about Christina.

    E-mail christina[@]inhabitpilates.com


  • Having been a gymnast in her youth, Jacqui felt that Pilates was the perfect exercise for her to begin after the birth of her children. Becoming a long time and passionate student of Pilates led Jacqui to get her certification from Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio. Jacqui’s background as a teacher for the TDSB for 27 years provided a natural segue into teaching Pilates. She is skilled at clear, concise verbal cuing, hands on corrections, and adapting exercises based on the needs of the clients. Her rich and velvety voice along with her passion for both teaching and learning shine through in all her classes.