Yvonne Bray, Pilates Specialist and Pilates Instructor

Yvonne Bray

Yvonne Bray is a Pilates Specialist in Clinical Pilates and a Pilates Instructor in Pilates for strength training and sports with many years of experience.

Yvonne has experience working privately with clients for fitness and with various issues including but not limited to:

  • Core strengthening
  • Postural correction
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Improving balance
  • Low back pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia
  • Designing Home Programs
  • Apparent Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Knee and Shoulder and Neck issues
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Foot, ankle and arch issues, including plantar fasciitis
  • Postural deviations and compensation patterns
  • Rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation issues
  • Releasing pain  in hips and shoulders

EDUCATION

Yvonne Bray completed her teacher training certifications with Margot McKinnon, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed and the faculty of Body Harmonics Pilates, an internationally recognized Pilates Teacher Training Centre in Toronto, ON. Yvonne chose to train with Body Harmonics Pilates after extensive research into Pilates teacher training options. Body Harmonics website speaks for itself.

Body Harmonics    Living Well Pilates

Yvonne completed private Pilates instruction and anatomy study with Mary German, Living Well Pilates, Body Harmonics Affiliate Teacher Training Studio, Oakville and with Andra Wochesen, B.Phys Ed, Body Harmonics Pilates, Toronto.

HISTORY

Yvonne’s teaching background includes teaching Pilates in a Physio and Massage Therapy Clinic and various studios as well as privately. She has fulfilled a dream in returning to Vancouver.

She found her passion in the practice of Pilates, but what impressed her most was what an in-depth program Pilates provided for everyone and the scope of its potential for rehabilitation. To that end, Yvonne completed numerous continuing education workshops and seminars in the areas of ANATOMY, BIOMECHANICS & SPECIAL POPULATIONS and in PILATES AND SPORT following completion of her training in ANATOMY, MAT WORK and EQUIPMENT. These include but are not limited to: Posture & Gait Analysis, Handedness & Scoliosis. Core Integrity (Spine Stabilization, Pelvic Girdle, Shoulder Complex), Equipment Rehabilitative Protocols, Pilates For Runners, Pilates For Golfers.

Yvonne’s study of ballet, figure skating and yoga in her youth was a natural progression to her interest in Pilates. Yvonne spent several years practising various types of fitness and in more recent years: personal training and group classes at Four-Forty Fitness in Burlington, ON. Her training included: weights (Fitlinxx and free weights), stability ball, cardio training and Pilates group mat, semi-private and private reformer and cadillac training with Linda Lehner.