Jane Osborne

Pilates Instructor

Jane has been in a long-term relationship with Pilates for over 15years, leading to the completion of two comprehensive certifications, one from PhysicalMind, which was more contemporary, and a Classical approach through Pilates from the Center, along with an additional certification in pre/post-natal Pilates. As a professional dancer for over a decade, Jane always depended on Pilates to keep things feeling as balanced as possible in her body. When injury signaled the end of that career a few years ago, Jane took a deep dive into not only her Pilates practice, but in how other movement modalities could support the body to unwind and then repattern long-standing movement strategies. She has since completed additional training in Yamuna Body Rolling, Franklin Method, and Anatomy Trains, and is a certified level 1 Hypopressives teacher. During her last year on the coast Jane worked as a physio assistant at a pelvic health clinic and this experience further ignited her passion and curiosity to learn more about pre- and post-natal support and education, the interconnectedness of the body through the nervous system and fascia, and the importance of a trauma-informed practice in healthcare. These topics are where Jane is directing her further learning endeavours.

As a teacher Jane loves to get specific and dive into the details. She believes that if you have a strong understanding of the foundations of your support systems, that from there you can push, play, explore and challenge yourself in all aspects of your life. She believes in leaning into hard work (but not tension), staying curious, and accepting what is. In class you’ll find she talks a lot, gets pretty excited and sweats without actually doing the exercises. Joy for Jane is found outside; kiting, biking, skiing and generally getting lost in nature, and she’s unlikely to turn down a good ol’ fashioned kitchen dance party.