Online Live & Recorded Classes 
with veteran instructor Kathi Ells

Live Pilates &/or Yoga classes, plus a bonus library of
recorded classes for you to access anytime, anywhere! 

Join here for live & recorded
YOGA & PILATES classes

Join here for live & recorded
PILATES Classes

Join here for live & recorded
YOGA Classes

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."

Joseph Pilates

Hi, I'm Kathi

Welcome to my website.  I would love to see you on the mat for Pilates and/or Yoga classes. 
I have been teaching in the fitness industry for a very long time (since 1984) and still love every minute of it!
It is my passion to motivate my students to become fitter, pain free and enjoy the ride.

I believe wellness and a strong, energetic body is your birthright.  My classes will strengthen, lengthen and stretch your body to create uniform muscle development, freedom of movement and superior skeletal alignment. 


I'd love you to join me.  

Certifications 


Certified 200hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher:
Janet Stone Yoga School 2012
 
Certified Health Coach:
Institute of Integrative Nutrition 2012

Certified STOTT Pilates Teacher:
Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)), Comprehensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (CCCB) 1999

Trainer of Fitness Leaders: BCRPA 1990

What Students Have To Say

"I ended up in Kathi's Pilates class  in attempt to help my painful lower back. A pinched nerve caused a lot of agony & discomfort. I tried a variety of treatments with no success.  Kathi’s classes were exactly what I needed.  The core strength and flexibility I gained, quite quickly, got me mobile and pain-free & allowed me to do the things I love, even snow skiing, without pain.  Kathi has a way of including familiar moves with new and interesting moves to the routine and I have been a regular in her class ever since.  Her attention to detail, authenticity and humour bring me back every session."
Kevin H. Victoria
"I have known Kathi for several decades, initially as an Aerobics Instructor and for the last 15-20 years as my Pilates Instructor!  Kathi has always kept up to date with the latest information regarding Fitness, and in particular Pilates, and ensures the safety of her participants as she is aware of our personal needs.  She has an infectious sense of humour and a wonderful laugh and infuses each class with her enthusiasm for life!  I have formed lifelong friendships with many of the participants in her Classes and I will be a dedicated follower and participant forever!  I wish her continued success!!!"
Maureen T.
"Kathi has a perfect combination of experience, knowledge of anatomy, and personality, all of which make her an outstanding Pilates instructor.  Her quick wit (jokes abound), and energy, also make her classes fun -- which is why I, and many others, keep coming back year after year.  
I recommend her highly for beginners and for those with previous Pilates experience."
Heather M.
"I have been attending Pilates classes with Kathi as an instructor for over several years. The benefits I have received to my posture and general fitness have been significant.
The classes are high energy, informative, vary from session to session, tough and fun. Questions and feedback are encouraged and adaptive suggestions for everyone's health issues are discussed so participants can get the full benefit from the class.
I really enjoy Kathi's teaching style, her enthusiasm, encouragement and her knowledge of Pilates theory and human movement and how she has gotten to know each of us individually."

Heather

"Pilates as taught by Kathi Ells is challenging but FUN!!  I have been taking her classes for 10 years and my cranky lower back has never been better. Her cues are clear and well-paced, and she offers individualized solutions for specific issues such as hip replacements, osteopenia, etc.  I can’t recommend her classes more highly!"
Barbara BF. Victoria
"I met Kathi around 18 years ago when she first started teaching Pilates at a fitness studio in Oak Bay. I was looking for an exercise alternative and I was immediately drawn both to Pilates and to Kathi. I have been regularly enrolled in her classes ever since. Kathi is engaging, smart, knowledgeable, and has a devoted following. It’s hard to say whether we all show up for class because of Pilates or because of Kathi. Thank you Kathi for all you do for all of us. ."
Heather G.
"There are many who teach Pilates but not so many who are able to provide top notch instruction and guidance combined with the inspiration and humor that Kathi gives her students. I never imagined I would stick with Pilates for over 10 years and I can say unequivocally that Kathi is the reason I have persevered. She makes getting stronger fun!"
Diana

 "Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit." 

Joseph Pilates