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About The Event
Pilates Fest North is Canada’s first ever Pilates Conference, bringing enthusiasts from all over the country into one place! This is an exclusive event where experience, quality and connection matter. We aim to make this 3 day event not only the first of it's kind but environmentally sustainable by making sure that we put all our efforts into reducing the carbon footprint.
Le Germain - 899 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB
April 30th to May 2nd, 2020
Thursday to Saturday
Pilates is a movement and a lifestyle that connects people from all walks of life.
Pilates with a Heart Scholarship by ARC Pilates
Thank you to all who applied for the scholarship. We are reviewing the applicants now to select the recipient!
We aim to bring together Pilates lovers, teachers, students, and movement enthusiasts from all over the globe...
"Pilates is a life source. It is my livelihood, my passion, my healthcare, and my community... Pilates has taught me to lead with my heart and share from the humility of my own experiences"
"Pilates means kindness to your body, mind and spirit. It's soothing and a way to be calm in this high paced world... I love going to Pilates and am grateful for the inspiring teacher that I have. The knowledge, the creative and fun instructor makes going so worthwhile."
For me, Pilates (classical or contemporary) is about dignity, balance and alignment. Our length is our dignity, our balance is about how we experience our world and alignment is about that connection with head and heart."
Karen Copeland - Pilates Instructor
"I am excited to be a part of this Canadian celebration of Pilates, Pilates Fest North. I became a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor in 2016, although I have been a student for many years. That same year I opened my home studio just outside of Calgary, AB. Health and wellness has been a focus of mine for decades. I also have a passion for running and I believe my Pilates practice kept me injuryfree. Now my love of Pilates has taken a front seat to my running. I never thought I would say that. I am so excited for this event and look forward to making many more connections at Pilates Fest North!!"
Connect with Karen @pilatesplaceyyc
Jenna Zaffino - Pilates Expert
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this inaugural event and share my work with the community in Canada. My past trips to Canada have always resulted in meaningful connections and great clarity of purpose. I intend to use these themes as a guide from which to inspire my teaching at Pilates Fest North."
Connect with Jenna @Jennazaffino
James Crader - Pilates Expert
James Crader is a Movement Coach specializing in Pilates and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy, a CoreAlign Faculty Member, and owner of EvolvedBody in Sacramento, CA. Growing up he'd never thought anything fitness would be his calling. What he was good at was experiencing and storytelling. He loved to listen, explore, play with the shapes he could make while rolling around on the ground, and he even practiced writing with his toes (just in case). All that made fora weird kid, but an innovative movement educator. James began his Pilates training with Balanced Body, but has gone on to study with numerous teachers from many lineages of Pilates and beyond. He's hosted podcasts, written blogs, and taught workshops on movement and culture. You can find out more about James and EBStudio atwww.EvolvedBodyStudio.com
Connect with James @james_crader
Marsha Vanwynsberghe — Author, Speaker and Business Coach, Kinesiologist and Pilates Instructor
"I absolutely said YES to Amy when she asked me to be a presenter at Pilates Fest North!I love the work that Amy is doing in this world and I’ve had a love of Pilates for years. This is a great opportunity to support her on her mission and impact, serve and support others with how they continue to show up in this world. Looking forward to this incredible event!"
Connect with Marsha @marshavanw
Lesley Logan — Pilates Instructor
"I am so excited to teach at Pilates Fest North because I am all about getting together IRL with other Pilates lovers and doing more of what we love-Pilates. When you get out of your routine, go somewhere that's not familiar and allow yourself to meet new people you learn more than another way to do the 100! You learn more about yourself, others and you will create friendships that will last a lifetime. I think it's so important that we connect with other teachers from all over because we can learn more when we are together than when we are apart. AND!! I've never seen Calgary so Pilates Canada I can't wait for you to show me what you got!"
Connect with Lesley @lesley.logan
Karen Frischmann - Pilates Instructor
Karen Frischmann is a mentor for Pilates teachers looking for a deeper understanding
of the system and philosophy behind classical Pilates.
In her 24 years of teaching, Karen has worked with a wide range of clients including
Pilates instructors, athletes, circus performers, and students recovering from injury.
Her fascination with the work began with Mari Winsor in 1992. It quickly became such a
passion, she left her career in film and acquired her first certification through a local,
classical program in 1996.
Karen continued her education with first-generation teacher Jay Grimes 20+ years ago.
She attributes her unique understanding of Pilates and deep investigation into the
system and underlying philosophy to Jay’s work. Under his encouragement, she
obtained her second certification at Drago’s gym under Romana Kryzanowska with Sari
Mejia Santos in 2003.
Karen has dedicated the last 10 years to helping Pilates teachers refine their craft and
build their businesses. First, as the co-founder of Vintage Pilates and its graduate
program “The Work” and now through her educational programs at
A true teacher’s teacher, she applies her extensive knowledge of the body, keen eye and sharp attention to detail in creating programs and workshops that nurture and develop teachers around the world.
Please note, all tickets for Pilates Fest North are non-refundable and we are not able to guarantee the attendance of all presenters given current global situations.
Le Germain Hotel - 899 Centre Street SW,
Nestled at the foot of the Calgary Tower in Calgary’s downtown area, the hotel features 143 boldly designed hotel rooms in a state-of-the-art complex fully outfitted with eco-friendly technologies for your utmost comfort.
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About The Event Organizer
Meet Amy Rost, a Mom of 4, Founder of ARC Pilates and the creator behind Pilates Fest North. Amy uses Pilates to empower and heal people so that they can lead a healthy and happy life!
With over 10 years of Pilates experience, Amy brings passion, tenacity, and experience to the table for her clients and community. Canadian Woman Podcast, for her community work and Pilates expertise.
She is a woman on a mission and Pilates North Fest is Amy’s newest adventure. Her unshakable commitment to growing Pilates culture in Canada has been the driving force for this event.