B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor
Movement and the study of the human body have always been important to Jana. As a child, Jana was passionate about dance and she trained and performed with the DancEast Young Company in Moncton, New Brunswick. After high school, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Anatomical Sciences at McGill University and continued her dance studies in the professional training program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. After completing her training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Jana worked professionally with independent choreographers and dance companies in Toronto including DesRosiers Dance Theatre and the Danny Grossman Dance Company. Jana was introduced to STOTT PILATES® while attending The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She noticed that she felt stronger and more in control and aware of her body when practicing Pilates. To complement her dance training, Jana decided to train to become a pilates instructor as well, and in 2000 she was certified by Stott Pilates in Matwork and Reformer.
Jana is now a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor having completed the training in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, and Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations. Jana is also a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer for Matwork and Reformer. Additionally, Jana is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training and has completed training in the Garuda Method. Additionally, Jana has a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Inclusive Education.