Our Staff: Chantelle Shah-Poulin
Certified Pilates Instructor
Mat & Reformer Pilates Teacher
Certified Yoga Instructor
Chantelle Shah-Poulin is a woman of Vancouver Island, born and raised, spending the majority of her years here in Victoria since 1990. In 2005 she sustained injuries from two car accidents both within close proximity to one another and these were the incidents that led her to discover Pilates. She started her road to recovery at Shelbourne Physiotherapy and began rehabilitation treatment along with Mat & Reformer Pilates classes.
She soon realised the true benefits of the Pilates exercises and the breathing techniques and how they improved her overall quality of life by aiding in the healing of her body, building strength and speeding up recovery.
This experience was the foundation of her teaching career as her interest and passion for movement had only just blossomed. Curious to try other movement practices she added a Yoga practice to her Pilates routine. In 2010 she became a Yoga instructor and continued advanced studies in Costa Rica acquiring RYT-500 accreditation. Chantelle has come full circle in her teaching career with becoming a Barre instructor, Health and Fitness coach and certified Pilates Mat and Reformer instructor.
Chantelle is a professional multidisciplinary movement teacher. For over a decade now she has been immersed in trainings and has over 3000hrs teaching experience. Her love for the practice of Pilates shines through in her teachings as her classes are fun, creatively sequenced and balanced. In a class with Chantelle you can expect clear coaching with a focus on safety and functional movement. Chantelle really provides the care and attention that you want in an instructor.