At EPWC, our group classes are small and comfortable so that we can, as much as possible, address many different needs of our clientele. We take the time to teach through the various layers, modifications and options of a movement in the hopes of capturing as much of the important ‘issues’ as possible (SI joint tightness, sore hip, tight neck and shoulders). A group setting is a great economical way to address some basic issues whereas a private session is where we get to dig deeper and discover a whole other layer of specificity. Where the one on one private session really shines is when we can work specifically on your need that day and then address old movement habits and challenges/injuries of the past. One of my favourite parts is when Wellness Coaching becomes an integral part of the Pilates session! It is a beautiful thing when it all comes together. When a deeper understanding of perhaps why the breath or movement has become restricted….but that is a whole other topic of discussion!
Deana Tsiapalis has worked in the banana fields in Australia, trekked up the Chieftain in Squamish, B.C. and has helped her daughter transition from a Hip Hop dancer to Swan Lake in point shoes in less than 1 min, 30 secs flat! She has an impossibly difficult last name to pronounce but has embraced it appreciatively with her family of 5. Deana has been in the fitness and wellness business for 25 years. As a certified Wellness Coach and a movement specialist, Deana pulls it all together with Extension Pilates & Wellness Coaching