Studio Équilibre

Our team

The Equilibre Studio team is made up of instructors from a variety of backgrounds. Our aim is to provide you with a diverse, high-quality learning experience. Discover also our staff in charge of customer service, marketing etc... On this page, you can discover each member of our proud team!

Patricia Perrier

Founder

Mat Pilates, MOTR PIlates, Reformer PIlates, Fitness Barre, Yoga.

Equilibre Studio Nun's Island, Sherbrooke, Jean-Talon & Mount-Royal

Ève Lalonde

Mat Pilates & Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal

Philippe Darveau

Customer service

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal & Vert Prana

Éric Robitaille

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Nun's Island

Isabelle Cote

Instructrice de Power Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert Prana

Marni Burbela

Instructrice de Yoga Kundalini

Studio Équilibre Vert Prana

Roberta Arguello

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Power Vinyasa, Yin, Restaurateur, Nidra, Pre-natal et Post-natal.

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal

Justine Collard

Pre-natal & Post-natal Yoga

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal

Roxane Joubert

Reformer Pilates & Mat Pilates

Equilibre Studio Sherbrooke

Peggy Davis

Mat Pilates & Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Sherbrooke

Marie Blouin

Hatha Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert-Prana

Bonnie Crawford

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Nun's Island

Audrey Debayle

Massage therapist, Naturopath, Herbalist, Yoga instructor

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal, Vert Prana, Nun's Island

Priscilla Regli

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Nun's Island

Laurie Cotton Pigeon

Hatha Yoga

Equilibre Studio Hochelaga

Instructrice - Tika Bowrin

Tika Bowrin

Hatha Yoga, Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Pre-natal Yoga

Equilibre Studio Sherbrooke & Mount-Royal

Lucile Grangeon

Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Fitness Barre & customer service

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal, Jean-Talon, Nun's Island & Sherbrooke

Caroline Mousserin

Hot Flow Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga

Equilibre Studio Hochelaga & Mount-Royal

Maudaline Simoneau

Mat Pilates, Tabletop Pilates, Reformer Pilates & Barre Fitness

Equilibre Studio Vert-Prana, Sherbrooke & Hochelaga

Lola O'Breham-Rondeau

Mat Pilates & Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon & Sherbrooke

Marie Miteul

Communications & Marketing Manager

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal

Armelle Berthier

Essentrics™

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon

Instructrice - Pauline Boisset

Pauline Boisset

Flow Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert-Prana

Instructrice - Imola Mihalecz

Imola Mihalecz

Flow Yoga

Equilibre Studio Hochelaga

Instructrice - Ava Nilson

Ava Nilson

Barre Fitness

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal & Jean-Talon

Instructeur - Philippe Edwards

Philippe Edwards

Flow & Restaurative Yoga , morning Yoga, Yin Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert-Prana

Instructrice - Josee Poisant

Josee Poisant

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Île-des-Soeurs

Instructrice - Gabrielle Parent

Gabrielle Parent-Trudeau

Flow Yoga & Gentle Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert-Prana

Instructrice - Stéphanie Fromentin

Stéphanie Fromentin

Yin Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert-Prana

Instructrice - Léa Fournier

Léa Fournier

Mat Pilates & Barre Fitness

Equilibre Studio Hochelaga

Instructrice - Salomé Marques

Salomé Marques

Yin Yoga

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Instructeur - Nicolas Wilhelm

Nicolas Wilhelm

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Instructrice - Geneviève Marin

Geneviève Marin

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon & Hochelaga

Instructrice - Calista Fong

Calista Fong

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal, Jean-Talon & Île-des-Soeurs

Instructrice - Vaiana Rouablé

Vaiana Rouablé

Essentrics™

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Instructrice Lorena Salinas

Lorena Salinas

Reformer Pilates & Barre Fitness

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon

Anabel Gagnon

Mat Pilates

Equilibre Studio Vert Prana

Anabel Gagnon

Barre Fitness & Mat Pilates

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Simon Vermeulen

Mat Pilates & Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon

Sabrina Brouri

Mat Pilates & Essentrics

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon

Carmen Kozah

Reformer Pilates

Equilibre Studio Jean-Talon

Anne-Laure Marquet

Mat Pilates, Dietician & Nutritionist

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Ève Diotte

Customer service

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Layane Duarte

Yoga & Piyo

Equilibre Studio Mont-Royal

Némia Brulé

Yoga Hatha

Equilibre Studio Vert Prana

Poliana Tancler

Yoga

Equilibre Studio Vert Prana

Lisa Baker

Pilates & Barre Fitness

Equilibre Studio Hochelaga

Virginie Manus

Fitness Barre

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal

Customer reviews

Patricia Perrier

I've always had a passion for sport and dance. In 2004, I graduated as a sports educator in Paris. I gained experience as a fitness instructor and sports coach.

In 2008, I graduated as a teacher and professional dancer in Latin and Afro-Caribbean dance in Paris. That same year, I discovered Pilates. While I'd already accumulated a wealth of experience and skills in the field of body, movement and health, with Pilates everything made more sense.

In 2010, I completed my training with the Set Pilates school in Paris, certifying me in Pilates floor, Reformer and Cadillac. Pilates is inspired by yoga, which sparked my interest in this discipline. I went on to train in Nepal and became a certified yoga teacher with the Yogi-Nomad school. Yoga postures are very closely connected with the movements and approaches of Thai massage. I then move to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, to complete my 5 levels of certification as a massage therapist.

My last port of call was Montreal, Quebec - a real coup de coeur! I met Ann McMillan, a renowned Pilates trainer in Quebec and the United States. I decided to follow all her courses, which fascinated me. I then decided to fine-tune my training in Hatha yoga and anatomy with my mentor Hervé Blondon, founder of the Satyam school. I'll continue to train all my life. As Ghandi said: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever".

In Quebec, I've had the wonderful opportunity to open my Pilates and yoga studio, and to offer activities related to what I love: movement, dance, well-being, balance and health. I hope to continue sharing these passions with the people who are inspired by them for a long time to come, and to continue learning with them.

Ève Lalonde

Eve graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in dance (interpretation-creation), and has pursued a career in dance, both as a performer and as a rehearsal director. For 20 years, she worked mainly with the Danse Carpe Diem company, Emmanuel Jouthe.

In May 2006, she received her Pilates instructor certification after training with Ann McMillan. A lover of movement, her combined years of dance practice and Pilates teaching have given her a keen eye for the human body, and an ability to communicate with nuance and clarity the "art of moving" in complete safety.

Over the years, Ève has taken part in a number of Pilates workshops, constantly striving to improve her approach and share her latest discoveries with her clients.

Éric Robitaille

An avid sports and arts enthusiast, Eric first studied hotel management, then art and fitness. He first discovered Pilates and its benefits as part of his personal training.

A certified STOTT PILATES instructor in 2008, he teaches this method with dedication and dynamism, and adapts with ease to both female and male clienteles. He has also developed a personalized coaching program, tailored to each individual's specific needs. Eric pays particular attention to each participant, in order to tailor his teaching accordingly.

He is also a professional drummer/percussionist, notably in the JamesParker band, and enjoys a number of sports in his spare time, including skiing, long-distance in-line skating, climbing and scuba diving.

Isabelle Cote

For me, yoga is a vital practice and a way of life, and I have found my vocation in teaching it. A graduate of Yoga Sangha, I'm committed to remaining a student by continuing to improve and learn through ongoing training.

My primary mission is to help people reconnect with their bodies and welcome the present moment, while giving them an experience of meditation in motion.

I want to play a part in their self-discovery and help them to blossom. I love to see the sparks fly in students' eyes. I have a natural facility for developing concrete links with people. I leave more and more room for intuitive and organic movements rather than vigorous alignments, so that participants reconnect with the body in their own way, leaving room for personal exploration in complete fluidity. That said, my teaching respects the tradition and style that must be guided.

Marni Burbela

Marni has been on a journey of self-discovery and transformation for more than a decade.

In 2019, she certified as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor from the Kundalini Research Institute and has been teaching ever since.

Her goal as a teacher is to empower students to tap into their innate wisdom and intuition.

Her interest in consciousness exploration led her to studies in Transpersonal Psychology. She was certified with Grof Transpersonal Training (Holotropic Breathwork) in 2023 after 6 years of practical and experiential work. She is currently pursuing academic education in conventional psychology. Her intention is to tie together everything she has learnt and offer a holistic approach to mental health.

Creative expression, especially through music, is an important part in Marni's life. She writes, sings and produces.

Roberta Arguello

Active in the artistic community, her fields of expertise include drama, dance, singing and choreography. She has many tools at her disposal to offer you an experience tailored to your needs.

Roberta's approach is based on respect for individual limits. In her classes, she will guide you towards a more intuitive understanding of your body and invite you to explore postures in a safe space. Dare to let yourself be guided by the present moment, and you'll see both physical and energetic changes take place.

Justine Collard

A colorful, joyful, effervescent woman who loves life and wants to stimulate it particularly during the early stages of life (pregnancy, birth and infancy). childhood).

She felt this call to animate Life around the age of 35! It was reading a book on Haptonomy - the science of affectivity - that put her in touch with her mandate. It was a turning point in her life, and she left the field of international marketing to embark on her own path... that of a woman. her own path... that of birth.

She also felt the call of Quebec, to embark on her new path, and so left France in 2007. A woman who is close to nature and loves adventure.

Since 2009, Justine has been helping couples bring their child into the world in harmony and with respect for the natural human needs present during the sacred passage of birth. She has accompanied hundreds of couples at birth, both in hospitals and in birthing centers, where she assisted the midwives for 8 years. Justine has put all her energy, determination, commitment, joie de vivre, love and passion into becoming a recognized companion in her specialty, haptonomy.

Her mission is to inspire parents about the physical, emotional and energetic needs of the fetus and the newborn, in order to promote the healthy and harmonious development of their child.

Roxanne Joubert

Roxane Joubert B.Sc. Pilates instructor-trainer, certified PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Certified Pilates therapeutic apparatus instructor.

Roxane Joubert has a passion for dance and a facility for science. She completed her high school studies in the dance program at École Pierre Laporte.

In 2002, she completed a bachelor's degree in kinesiology at Université de Montréal and joined the Ann McMillan Pilates team.

Promoted to Chief Instructor in 2006, she oversees the work of the AMP instructors. Highly versatile, she coaches a wide variety of clients, from deconditioned seniors to top athletes. She has coached the synchronized swimming team and skier Jennifer Heil.

Widely involved in instructor training, she has been leading Pilates floor, apparatus and continuing education workshops since 2005.

She successfully completed GYROTONIC® instructor training in 2007 and "Rehabilitation in the context of chronic pain" training from the Institut de kinésiologie du Québec in 2012. Since closing the AMP center in 2013, she has been coaching clients and groups in a variety of settings.

Peggy Davis

Alongside an academic career in art history, Peggy has had an established Pilates practice on floor and Reformer since 2005. Over the years, she has become familiar with various methods, including AMP, Balanced Body, Body Harmonics, Polestar, Spinal and Stott.

In addition, she continues to train with Essentrics and is an avid hiker. She has also practised Qi Gong and Yoga, and danced for some twenty years (classical ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, African, gum-boots, tap...).

As a PiIates instructor, her aim is to share her passion for Pilates as a key element of a healthy lifestyle, to promote harmony of body and mind through breathing, body awareness and quality of movement, and thus help all types of audience to develop, maintain or regain mobility, flexibility and strength.

Marie Blouin

My classes: attentive listening to the body is conducive to observing the benefits of movement and stillness. Tame discomforts and discomforts and welcome your qualities and faults to learn to accept, love and trust yourself.

My style: Alignment, humor, encouraging self-respect and knowing one's limits, not only in postures but also in life! Value presence and practice patience.

My courses: Hatha Yoga with Lyne St-Roch Yoga for seniors with Carole Morency Continuing education with Hart Lazer Pelvic Floor Yoga: Yoga, breath, and the female pelvis with Leslie Howard Therapeutic wisdom worksho with Doug KellerIt's important to me: Being inspired, organized, connected. Authenticity, simplicity. To honor my past. To be calm (and to bring myself back to calm).

What challenges me most at the moment: To look at the challenges I'm presented with and not ignore them. Remaining attentive to how I respond to them. I believe that challenges, which are also pathways, are only there to show me the way.

Bonnie Crawford

Bonnie has been teaching Pilates since 2007 and has been fully certified as a STOTT Pilates instructor since 2010.

Pilates has always been an integral part of her career as a ballerina, helping her to maintain good body balance.

Bonnie is an experienced instructor, having taught and developed training programs for a wide variety of clients with different types of injuries or limitations.

She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Concordia University, enabling her to incorporate exercise and movement in people living with chronic illnesses such as osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease or cardiovascular disease.

Her passion is helping people achieve their lifestyle goals through exercise. She is also an accredited member of the Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec.

Audrey Debayle

I have been a massage therapist since 2017
Herbalist since 2020
J’enseigne le yoga depuis 2022

I have taken several training courses:
- Massage therapy - 500 hours - Academy of Scientific Massage
- Herbalism - Flora Medicina
- Yoga 250 hours
- Luna Yoga
- Yoga Nidra and restorative yoga
- Living yoga, Sarovara Yoga, Ontario

It's important for me:
- To be grounded, calm
- To inspire human beings, to make people happy
- Giving back what therapists have given me in the past
- Humility and justice
- Respect and forgiveness

My favorite book is Goupil ou face by Lou Lubie. My favorite artist is Barbara Pravi.My favorite yoga pose is iguana or crocodile, it's very restorative...

What challenges me most at the moment: self-confidence. I'm too much of a perfectionist and I ask too much of myself... I'm working on a yoga principle: Ahimsa - Non-violence. Because you must always honor yourself and be gentle with yourself... Confidence will come later...

Priscilla Regli

In 2013, I obtained my certification as a fitness coach (Can Fit pro) and then in mat pilates.

I really discovered my passion when I started taking Reformer pilates classes. Naturally, I decided to take the Stott training for Reformer pilates.

Today, I've been teaching this method for almost 4 years. It's a discipline I recommend for a strong, balanced body at any age.

Laurie Cotton Pigeon

Laurie Cotton Pigeon has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She is a graduate of Sylvie Tremblay's professional yoga teacher training program at La Sangha. Laurie is also certified by the Yoga Alliance in 2022.

She is currently continuing her studies at the Sangha in yogatherapy with Carina Raisman. At the same time, she is training to teach mindfulness meditation with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.

Her classes are a combination of toning and dynamic sequences that include relaxation exercises. Her teaching style is open, encouraging and permissive.

She also holds a Master's degree in Art History (with honors) from UQAM, with a specialization in media and digital arts, and has many years of experience in the cultural milieu.

Tika Bowrin

Tika grew up in Ottawa and became a movement junkie at an early age. She began her yoga practice at the age of 16. Since then, movement and breathing have become a constant in her life.

In 2003, Tika trained to become a Hatha yoga teacher. She specializes in craniosacral treatments and also works on myofascial release.

In 2010, she trained with Polestar Pilates to learn more about the human body and its connection with the mind. Following this training, Tika teaches group Pilates and Pilates Reformer classes. She also works with private clients, often suffering from various physical ailments.

Tika loves to share her knowledge with her customers, enabling them to breathe well and move intelligently so that they can connect with their bodies.

Outside the studio, Tika loves to be in nature, and enjoys being creative, singing and dancing. She loves Indian food and playing with children and cats.

Lucile Grangeon

French, living in Montreal for nearly 7 years, eternal optimist and sports lover. I worked for several years in project management in various companies, before starting a professional reconversion in wellness and health.

I've been practicing Pilates for many years, and have seen the benefits of this quiet strength. Pilates quickly became the perfect complement to my sports and active lifestyle. That's what prompted me to push my understanding further and become a certified Pilates teacher.

I've been giving classes since 2021 and I'm continuing to train, because for me the most important thing is that people of all ages stay fit and healthy. I see physical exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, not a constraint.

Caroline Mousserin

For Caroline, for over 6 years, yoga has been more than a form of gymnastics, it's an opportunity to live each moment consciously, to ensure her autonomy on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Caroline completes her Hatha and Vinyasa yoga teaching certification at Yoga Sangha in 2022 with Sylvie Tremblay. She continues to deepen her skills in complementary areas with advanced training in Meditation, Yogatherapy, Yin yoga and Pre- and Postnatal. All her fields are tools for developing self-awareness and discovering a path of inner transformation and healing at all levels of being.

Caroline aspires to help people relax, reconnect with their bodies and their breath, sometimes surpass themselves, but above all find themselves again, according to their needs, expectations and physical condition. Inspired by the invaluable teachings she receives, she decides to commit herself fully to her practice and to share it with as many people as possible in all simplicity and complicity.

Her teachings in Sono therapy and energy healing also enable her to combine the "medicine" of vibrations with yogic practice based on body and mind.

Maudaline Simoneau

Maudaline earns a diploma in "science of speech" at the Conservatoire Conservatory in Montreal. Following her studies and numerous dance training courses at schools such as Toronto's National Ballet School, Concordia University Concordia University, l'École de Ballet Eddy Toussaint and ADMMI, Maudaline obtained a diploma as a modern dance technician from the École de Danse Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (LADMMI at the time).

Maudaline danced professionally for ten years with several independent choreographers, including Florence Figols, Marie Pasquale Bélanger, Karina Iraola and José Navas (Cie Flak). Iraola; and participated in José Navas' choreographic seminar (Cie Flak). She has worked with several Montreal dance companies, including Van Grimde Corps secrets, Le fils d'Hadrien danse, Cirque Éloize, Le Carré des Lombes and Cie Marie Chouinard. She has danced on many North American, European and Asian stages on international tours.

In 2008, thanks to a CRTD grant, she taught the Gymnastique sur table TCP method for 7 years, before creating her own method of postural gymnastics on the floor (GPS Maudaline).

Maudaline offered contemporary dance classes at Studio 303. In addition to teaching urban dance to after-school youth. She has also taught ballet and world dance at the National Theatre School of Canada as assistant to Madame Thérèse Cadrin Petit. She also choreographs "Flashmob" formats. At 50, and still a member of the Union des Artistes, Maudaline performed a solo on stage at the Ottawa Historical Museum, choreographed by Ricardo Bureos.

During the pandemic she undertook training in "GDS muscle chains", given by kinesiologist Katia Lambert. For the moment, Maudaline is undertaking training in Pilates apparatus given by AMP, to better serve Studio Équilibre, for which she has been working since 2016. She teaches at Studio Équilibre Hochelaga, where she innovates and develops the Pilates technique on the Penchenat Tables. You'll also find her in the Pilates floor and barre fitness classes. What's more, Maudaline is a recently certified AMP Pilates Reformer.

Lola O'Breham-Rondeau

Pilates instructor, contemporary dancer and caregiver, Lola O'Breham-Rondeau has been collaborating with Studio Équilibre since its creation in 2011. Initially a passionate movement researcher, she is interested in various forms of consciousness and its relationship with the body, particularly in the context of chronic pain and sensitivity.

Lola obtained her Pilates instructor certification from Ann McMillan Pilates on the floor in 2011 and then on the reformer in 2015. Since then, she has specialized in private classes.

In fall 2022, she joins the faculty of 'École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, teaching a course in Anatomy for Dance.

In 2023, Lola will complete a master's degree in psychosocial practices at the Université du Québec à Rimouski.

Throughout her career, she has practiced various somatic techniques such as the Franklin method, yoga and Essentrics. Lola continues to marvel at the power of Qi-Gong, Gyrotonic and Vipassana meditation. She's a firm believer in listening, caring and the bit of madness that comes to life through balanced, instinctive workouts.

Marie Miteul

French, living in Montreal for 1 year, I'm in charge of communications and marketing at Studio Équilibre.

I began my school career with a Professional Baccalaureate in Sales, which then led to a BTS in Management.

I then decided to take a gap year and travelled to 10 European countries with a friend. I learned a lot about myself, and when I got back from that trip, I decided to go back to school.

During my school career, my favorite subjects were communications and marketing. I like to create visuals, draw up a strategy, a business plan, and so on.

So I decided to do a Bachelor's degree in Marketing followed by a Master's degree in Digital Communication. Once I'd graduated and the covid crisis was coming to an end, I decided to try my luck in Montreal.

I've always been a sportswoman, practicing a variety of sports from childhood to adulthood: athletics, tennis, hip-hop, fitness, pilates and so on. I was seduced by the Studio Équilibre concept, so it was only natural for me to apply to be in charge of communications and marketing :)

Armelle Berthier

Armelle continues her quest to achieve the maximum in her Essentrics™ practice as well as in her teaching. She felt an immediate affinity with the discipline and challenge that is Essentrics™. In 2013, she didn't hesitate for a moment when the opportunity arose to take the trainings with the method's creator: Miranda Esmonde-White. Armelle completed the Level 1 and 2 trainings to become a certified teacher of this discipline, which she had already been practicing for 4 years.

She is particularly interested in the human body through movement. She wants to contribute to students' well-being and guide them towards a better quality of life. She enjoys sharing all aspects of practice that encourage and promote well-being in the body.

In the heart of a bubble of serenity and well-being, you'll leave with a renewed sense of vitality... and the desire to do it all over again!

Let yourself be surprised by the body movement and power of the Essentrics™ technique!

Pauline Boisset

Originally from the South of France, I've been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Dancing, handball, tennis, running, surfing... every occasion is an opportunity for me to get moving and stay active.

While preparing for a sports competition, yoga presented itself to me as a "recovery" practice. After major injuries forced me to rest, I took the path of yoga and never left it.

Curious to go further in my practice and having just arrived in Canada, I decided in 2021 to train alongside Sylvie Tremblay at the Sangha Yoga Studio, Montreal. I quickly felt the urge to pass on my passion through teaching and to help my students feel better in body and mind.

My aim is to share the warmth, lightness and benefits of yoga through my ocean-like flows (and above all, in a friendly atmosphere). Convinced that yoga is accessible to everyone, whatever their age or background, my greatest reward is to see my students feeling good at the end of a class. The students who attend my classes are a real source of learning and inspiration for me.

Imola Mihalecz

My journey with yoga began in 2017 when I discovered a whole new universe. After enduring heel inflammation for years, yoga helped me get back on my feet. Since then, yoga has become a part of my daily life. It has taught me patience, self-respect, and self-acceptance. Yoga is an endless opportunity for self-improvement, which I've chosen to introduce to others.

In 2018, I completed the Mandala studio training with a specialization in Ashtanga. Since then, I've taught yoga in Hungary and France, enriched by the numerous experiences I've gained from fellow yogis around the world. Subsequently, I moved to Canada in 2022 to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology and to share my knowledge as a yoga instructor on this side of the world as well.

As a future psychologist, maintaining physical and mental well-being is equally important to me. During my classes, I guide you through a flowing practice to find joy and harmony within yourself. By incorporating elements of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, we discover our inner strength through a series of movements. Breath techniques, dynamic flows, and a guided meditation await you if you join my classes.

Ava Nilsson

I've been a dancer for 17 years and I love moving my body in a comfortable, accessible and challenging way without causing discomfort.

I use my barre training every day in every aspect of my life, and I can't imagine what life was like before!

Both my parents love pilates and barre, and it's an honor to share my knowledge with my clients and friends!

When I go to a training class, I want something that challenges me mentally and, of course, physically. With the barre, I've seen results in as little as 4 weeks, and I love being able to share the magic of the barre at Studio Equilibre!

Philippe Edwards

Yoga teacher and musician Philippe is passionate about the correlation between sound, meditation and consciousness. He learned traditional yoga under the wing of Yogacharya Prahaladji at the Sivananda Ashram, where he was formally initiated into the Vedanta tradition.

He broadens his range by learning Yin Yoga with Mélanie Richards as part of a teacher training program. A lover of Indian classical music, Philippe has been taking classical Hindustani singing classes since 2012. He is now pursuing his studies in classical music and sound yoga with the Gundecha brothers, maestros of Dhrupad, a musical style renowned for its deep, meditative aspect.

In addition to teaching at several centers since 2013, Philippe leads Kirtans and chanting circles, meditation workshops, sound yoga and Hatha yoga on the island of Montreal.

Josee Poisant

For over 15 years, Josée's varied career has taken her into many artistic and sporting fields. After the arrival of her children, she fell in love with Pilates, which enabled her to re-establish the desired balance.

Since then, she has chosen to focus all her energy on this discipline and has undertaken her training to become a STOTT Pilates floor and Reformer instructor, as well as her certification as a Total Barre instructor.

Pilates allows her to combine her passions for teaching and physical well-being, and pass them on to her clients in a dynamic, positive and enthusiastic way.

Gabrielle Parent-Trudeau

With a bachelor's degree in psychology, Gabrielle set out in 2021 to integrate more consciousness and light into her career path. consciousness and light into her career path.

Having cultivated a personal for nearly 6 years, she has gradually applied the philosophical principles philosophical principles off the mat until she began to deepen her knowledge with training that proved transformative. She holds a 380h diploma in Hatha and Vinyasa from Sylvie Tremblay at Yoga Sangha, Gabrielle offers a deep, experiential practice where breath and postures in harmony to gently journey within.

Integrating psycho-corporal and psycho-social principles, it advocates an approach centered on connection to one's inner world. It offers a space where all beings are welcome recognized and appreciated for their willingness to practice. Her style, blending invites the practitioner to observe, reveal and love him or herself, in a practice practice based on benevolence and pleasure.

Stéphanie Fromentin

Stéphanie is a choreographer, performer and teacher of contemporary dance. She graduated with distinction from Concordia University with a BFA in contemporary dance in 2004, and from UQÀM with a Master's degree in dance in 2014, where she was honoured as the recipient of a scholarship for academic excellence.

When she completed her studies, she deepened her interest in yoga by completing her 500hr certification training at Naada Yoga in 2015.

Whether it's yoga or dance, her classes aim to break down body habits and push each individual's potential, safely and with humility. Stéphanie has taught in Montreal, in her native United States, and around Paris, where she lived for five years. She has presented her choreographic work in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris and Grenoble, and works as a performer for various Montreal choreographers.

Léa Fournier

I started dancing at the age of 12. It was a real eye-opener, a revelation. I decided to make it my profession! I took a professional training course at Ballet Divertimento, where I obtained my diploma.

In 2021, I decided to leave ballet and turn to Latin dance. I'm now a member of the Alliance Dance Company, with whom I take part in national and international competitions.

My passion for movement and injury rehabilitation has always been present. It was while looking for ways to improve my sporting performance and prevent injury that I discovered Pilates. It was another revelation! I decided to follow Ann McMillan's training in 2023, and I now hold this diploma.

Thanks to this training, I had the opportunity to discover the Équilibre studio and its exceptional team, which I adore!

My wish is to continue learning and training so that I can share my knowledge and passion through my classes :)

Salomé Marques

I've been practicing yoga for about 8 years. I discovered this practice in Paris in a tiny, overheated studio where the mats were stacked on top of each other. At the time, I didn't yet know the whole philosophy of yoga, and I practiced for the good it did me.

It was when I moved here in 2018 that my practice developed and I started training to learn more about the world of yoga. Today, it's an integral part of my daily life. I trained in Vinyasa Yoga in 2021 to deepen my knowledge, then in Yin and Nidra in 2023 to bring another, gentler approach to my teaching.My classes combine fluidity of movement, body awareness and breath in creative flows that navigate between Yin and Yang.

Outside of yoga, I am trained in natural cosmetics creation and am a certified aromatherapist. I give product creation classes and advice on essential oils, which I sometimes like to include in my yoga classes.

Nicolas Wilhelm

A STOTT Pilates graduate since 2016, specializing in reformer, Nicolas is passionate about postural analysis, seeing Pilates as the mathematics of movement.

A jack-of-all-trades when it comes to sport, it was in France that Nicolas discovered Pilates over ten years ago, at the Authentic Pilates Studio in Metz, founded and run by his father, a former top-level sportsman.

Involved in the Quebec sports community, notably with the Association sportive des aveugles du Québec, the Regroupement pour la trisomie 21 and AlterGo Montréal, Nicolas is convinced that Pilates contributes to the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals. For him, health is not just the absence of disease, but a complete state of well-being.

As Joseph Pilates himself said, "Change of condition comes from movement; it is movement that heals." With this in mind, whatever your level of fitness or commitment to sport, Controllogy - the original term for Pilates - opens the doors to a higher level. In this respect, the reformer, an extraordinary machine, has a remarkable effect on the body.

Geneviève Marin

Passionate about sports and movement since childhood, Geneviève started out in artistic gymnastics for several years before turning to swimming. After the Quebec Games, she put an end to her competitive career, but has maintained her training in various ways over the years. Her encounter with Pilates in her early twenties was a turning point, and she fell in love with it.

In 2009, she took her first instructor training course, with the classic Peak Pilates school, covering all apparatus. Her insatiable thirst for knowledge about the body and movement led her to undertake a second training course in 2011, this time with Polestar Pilates. In 2012, she obtained her TRX instructor certification, then in 2013, she followed up with further training in Yoga Hatha, under the tutelage of Marie-Daphné Roy and David Flewelling. As a result, she began teaching Pilates, Yoga, Yogalates and TRX, both in group and private classes.

A few years later, eager to offer a service of excellence and to continue deepening her skills, in 2014 she completed an advanced yoga training with Hart Lazer. This training introduced her to a more therapeutic approach to yoga, perfectly in line with Pilates principles.

Whether in group classes or individual sessions, Geneviève pays particular attention to each student, ensuring that everyone feels well cared for and supported throughout their practice. She considers it a privilege to help awaken body awareness and breath control in individuals. Her intention is to continue sharing her passion for many years to come, while constantly keeping abreast of new discoveries and knowledge about how the human body works.

Calista Fong

Calista is a fully certified Polarstar / NPCP Pilates instructor (Pilates floor & Pilates reformer) Looking for a cure for her chronic back pain, resulting from a sedentary job, she tried everything - but it was Pilates that truly transformed her physically and provided her with mental satisfaction.

In 2017, she completed the ''Polestar Pilates Instructor'' training course in Hong Kong and became a certified Pilates instructor. After these years of teaching, she found her interest in offering a wide variety of exercises to make the course more complete for students to practice at home.

During her three years volunteering in retirement homes in Ottawa, Calista learned how to be a good listener to the "golden population" (Baby Boomers) and how to respond precisely to their needs.

By the end of the ISP (Injuries & Special Population) course by STOTT Pilates, Calista is more confident and better equipped to care for clients in their post-rehabilitation phase.

Calista is convinced that Pilates exercises strengthen the deeper intrinsic muscles of the core and improve body balance. She wants to share her passion for Pilates with her students.

Vaiana Rouablé

Passionate about dance, Vaiana began a dance-study program at college in France. However, three years later, her studies had to be interrupted due to scoliosis. She then devoted herself entirely to her studies and obtained a master's degree in tourism management. She subsequently worked in the hotel industry in California, French Polynesia and Paris.

In 2013, she decided to move to Montreal, where two years after her arrival, she discovered the Essentrics technique. She instantly fell in love with this therapeutic discipline, created by Miranda Esmonde White, a former Toronto Ballet ballerina who has evolved as a sports coach. Essentrics rebalances the whole body through dynamic stretching. The fluid movements help to lengthen and strengthen muscles. This method plays an essential role in relieving pain, improving posture and freeing up joints.

Vaiana began distance learning to become an Essentrics instructor and achieved Level 3 certification in 2020. After returning to school in 2021, she now works in the translation industry. She enjoys the balance of practicing Essentrics alongside her translation career.

Lorena Salinas

Coming from a background in figure skating, Lorena began her dance studies at Francisco José de Caldas University in Bogota, Colombia, in 2012. In order to continue her progress, she was accepted to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, where she had the opportunity to participate in the semi-professional program during the years 2014-2015.

Driven by her passion for movement and physical activity, Lorena arrived in Montreal in 2016 to pursue her studies and earn her degree at the Montreal Temporal Dance School. It was during her dance studies that she discovered a strong connection with the Pilates Reformer, leading her to obtain her certification as a Pilates mat instructor in 2019, and on apparatus in 2022 through Ann McMillan Pilates.

Currently a kinesiology student at UQAM, Lorena is further specializing in the development of body awareness, posture, balance, and strength. Her approach is centered around motivation and support, aiming to achieve goals effectively and sustainably. She wholeheartedly believes in physical activity as a celebration of all that the body is capable of accomplishing.

Anabel Gagnon

Passionate about anatomy and movement for as long as she can remember, it was after a career in dance that Anabel reoriented herself towards the health field and completed her studies in osteopathy at the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal.

Since graduating in 2021, she has completed several post-graduate osteopathic courses on subjects ranging from women's health to fascial chain treatment. She also attends prosection workshops led by anatomist and osteopath Gabriel Venne at McGill's anatomy laboratory. She practices osteopathy at Spinal Mouvement and Clinique 801.

Seeking new tools to help her clientele, she obtained her Pilates floor instructor certification in 2023 from Ann Mcmillan and joined the Équilibre studio team. She believes pilates is a wonderful approach to relieving musculoskeletal pain and relearning how to move more effectively.

Méhérine Afshari

A sportswoman since childhood through horse-riding and ballet, it was after suffering from scoliosis that I discovered Pilates. Interested in well-being and understanding the body in relation to the mind, I developed a passion for this discipline.

After a few years of practice, it was when I moved to Montreal 2 years ago that I decided to make it my profession. I obtained my Pilates floor and accessory instructor certification from Ann McMillan Pilates in 2023. That's how I discovered the studio équilibre, its great atmosphere, its wonderful team and how I came to learn Barre fitness. A superb discipline, complementary to Pilates, in which I take great pleasure!

My aim now is to pass on my knowledge and help you develop your body awareness, strength and flexibility. Having different passions, I now find my balance through movement, travel and acting.

Simon Vermeulen

A lover of the art of movement, Simon Vermeulen became a dance professional at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, where Pilates is taught to enhance performance and prevent injury. With the aim of sharing his passion for the constant search for balance between strength and flexibility, he certified with Ann McMillan Pilates on floor and apparatus, then with Spinal Mouvement. © Sophie B. Jacques

Sabrina Brouri

A national-level figure skating career for over 16 years. Trained as a figure skating coach, essentrics, Pilates and deep stretching. Currently studying medicine.

Carmen Kozah

I studied Kinesiology (B.Sc) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) and continued continued with a second B.Sc. in Nutrition (UdeM). The two fields complemented each other well. But when discovered pilates, I fell in love with this pilates, I fell in love with the technique technique: a fusion of advanced biomechanics with an in-depth knowledge of the human body, a psychological psychological component, all combined with with a precision and fluidity approaching art. So it's been been working in this field for over 12 working in this field. I hold a certification in both floor and apparatus pilates equipment, in addition to a Master's degree in Kinesiology completed in 2014, with a focus on pilates. pilates.Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

I'm passionate, patient, I love people and people and, above all, I like to help them take care of themselves and their bodies body, that fabulous tool essential to health health and well-being. With the knowledge I've I've accumulated over the years, and the ongoing ongoing training in global health and conscious movement, I am a member of the Association de Naturopathie du Association.

Anne-Laure Marquet

A dietician-nutritionist specializing in sport and pediatrics since 2014, I chose to combine nutrition and sport, which for me are highly complementary fields.

That's why I became a sports coach in 2016 in Bordeaux, where I developed my fitness classes, while continuing my dietetic consultations in private practice. I then discovered Pilates in 2018, and decided to train to become a Pilates teacher for sports associations, Pilates studios and companies.

I then worked as a dietician-nutritionist and Pilates teacher at Médical Stadium, which is a sports and health center dedicated to all patients, whether or not they practice a sporting activity, whether amateur or professional.

Pilates is a health-sport tool that strengthens all the body's muscle groups, perfectly complementing other sporting disciplines.

As a sports enthusiast who runs, swims and surfs, I regularly combine Pilates with other sports as a wellness and health therapy for healthy aging.

In 2024, my husband and I decided to embark on a Canadian adventure and settle in Montreal, where I hope to continue my Pilates training and practice, while sharing my passions and my knowledge of nutrition.

Ève Diotte

Ève has been a competitive swimmer from an early age, but was forced to stop due to a hip injury. Following an operation in 2017, during her recovery she became interested in yoga and pilates for their general benefits. .

Ève fell in love with her practice and became an avid follower. Thanks to her university studies in administration and marketing, she joined the team of a private sports center promoting wellness through the practice of yoga and pilates in her native Outaouais region, in order to get closer to her new passion.

A few years later, Ève moved to Montreal to go back to school. Thanks to her background, she joined the Studio Équilibre team and continues to spread her love of mental and physical well-being!

Layane Duarte

Introduced to yoga nearly 10 years ago, in 2019 Layane completed a 200h training at Angie Yoga in Montreal, simply out of a desire to deepen her personal practice. Passionate about the experience, she became a part-time yoga teacher during her doctoral studies in molecular biology at the Université de Montréal.

In 2023, Layane embarked on an in-depth 300h training in Hatha yoga, followed by an immersion in Ashtanga with master Chidananda in India. In addition, she also trained in pranayama with the great guru BNS Iyengar, the last living disciple of Sri Krishnamacharya, and in sound healing with master Siddha.

Passionate about lifelong learning and the development of body and mind, Layane trained in PiYo with Caroline Rollin in Montreal. Today, she shares her expertise and passion through classes where she puts her know-how and dedication at everyone's disposal!

Némia Brulé

Némia has a long history in public education and demonstrates a heightened sensitivity to everything related to mental and physical well-being, the art of movement, and its initiation through breathing.

Trained in Hatha yoga, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, and Yoga Nidra, along with a background in amateur contemporary dance, she has extensive experience in terms of the styles of classes offered.

Also, through her many years of experience in special education, she knows how to adapt her classes to the needs of the targeted individuals. Starting from the principle that each body has its own story and that it is guided by breath, she offers classes with kindness that allow reconnecting to this breath of life, here and now.

To allow the breath to circulate within one's physical and mental body, to permit oneself to create space within oneself to better savor what is happening there, with the aim of finding balance and inner peace... these are the main principles of the classes she offers.

With a jovial, empathetic, dynamic, and compassionate nature, she joyfully, lovingly, and gratefully joins the team at Studio Vert Prana.

See you soon on the mat! Namaste.

Poliana Tancler

My name is Poliana, I'm Brazilian, passionate about self-knowledge and self-care, and I bring in my blood the energy of a tropical country full of dance, music, smiles and good energy.

I've been practicing yoga for over 14 years, having already taken courses in my country and in the United States. In Brazil, I've had my own Yoga and Massage studio for over 8 years, and I'm also trained in Reiki and Radionic Therapy.

I build my path with every step, with every experience, and I truly see life as a gift.

Lisa Baker

Lisa is a qualified physiotherapist from the UK, with over 15 years of experience. She has extensive experience in exercise and rehabilitation. Lisa has worked across various physiotherapy disciplines in the national health service in the UK before specialising in performance medicine. This led her to working with professional dance companies in the UK before spending over 10 years working all over the world with Cirque du Soleil. This diverse experience has equipped Lisa with the ability to understand and address the specific needs of individuals with different backgrounds and physical capabilities.

Lisa is a qualified mat Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. Her background in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, complements her decade long experience in instructing exercise and Pilates.

In addition to her professional roles, she is also a mother of two. Lisa’s experience of motherhood inspired her to further her knowledge in women's health and led her to pursue specialized training in women’s health and fitness, Pilates for pelvic floor health and pre/ post natal pilates.

Her background as a physiotherapist brings a deep understanding of human anatomy, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. She is passionate about health and wellbeing and helping others at any life stage. She has a keen eye for biomechanics and woks on encouraging others to have better body awareness and correct movement.

Lisa is currently learning French so classes will be taught in English with a mix of French – Franglish! A perfect time to practice her French😊

Virginie Manus

Virginie put on her first pink slippers at the age of three at the Salle Pleyel studios in Paris. She began with classical ballet (Stanlova, Tessa Beaumont's classes) before turning to modern jazz at the Jazz Dance Academy.

In her early twenties, she assisted her godfather (a choreographer and dancer) by giving jazz classes to teenagers and choreographing a few pieces for various shows.

She arrived in Quebec at the age of 27 to work with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Her role is to help develop the activities of the national dance therapy center.

Virginie then resumed her studies in bioethics at the Université de Montréal's School of Public Health. During her studies, she again became a student at various dance studios, including Studio Équilibre. When Virginie discovered Patricia's barre fitness classes, it was love at first sight! She found the perfect opportunity to combine ballet and barre training techniques with muscle strengthening and work on coordination, mobility and flexibility... with a touch of grace! She then decided to teach this discipline. Attentive to her students, she emphasizes posture and precision of movement, with an added touch of good humor.