Pilates and Dance Instructor
Certified to teach Pilates Mat and Reformer with Merrithew Stott
Meet Izumi, one of our wonderful Pilates Instructors at Peridot Wellness. Izumi began her training in Tokyo, focusing on classical dance. She then moved to Toronto, where she completed a Performing Arts Diploma with George Brown College.
Finding her passion for teaching movement and anatomy, Izumi pursued a career as a dance instructor, working at various studios and companies for several years, including the world-renowned Opera Atelier.
Through her extensive dance career, Izumi discovered the power of pilates for herself, finding it to be an excellent form of exercise that strengthens your muscles and increases awareness of your body. Her love for pilates lead Izumi to her training at Merrithew Stott Pilates, founded in Toronto, famous for its quality education. Izumi was certified for mat and reformer training, completing a full CCB course.
Izumi's extensive knowledge of dance and pilates makes her a strong trainer in fluid and controlled movement. Her ultimate goal with Peridot wellness is to bring her passion and knowledge of pilates to explore the possibility of your body movements. When she's not at the studio, you can find Izumi in dance class somewhere downtown or playing with cats all day on the couch.