WFCC TRAINER

Teaches:

Irma Koch-Blackman

Pilates Mat Instructor Training (PMI) and Part I – Yoga Exercise Specialist

Areas of Practice

A compassionate instructor with high levels of energy, Irma has a great appreciation for the adaptability of Pilates exercises, allowing her to meet the clients wherever they are at the moment, inspiring them to safely progress and tremendously change their bodies over time.

Experience

She wanted to share this experience with others and received Part I - Pilates Mat Instructor Training (PMI) and Part I – Yoga Exercise Specialist (YES) from East to West Yoga in 2005. She subsequently completed YES – Part II in 2007 and PMI – Part II in 2013 (East to West Yoga), a 200-hr Yoga certification (Sivanada, Bahamas) in 2015 and a 100-hr Yoga certification (Siddhant School of Yoga, Rishikesh) in 2018.

Certifications & Achievements

She wanted to share this experience with others and received Part I - Pilates Mat Instructor Training (PMI) and Part I – Yoga Exercise Specialist (YES) from East to West Yoga in 2005. She subsequently completed YES – Part II in 2007 and PMI – Part II in 2013 (East to West Yoga), a 200-hr Yoga certification (Sivanada, Bahamas) in 2015 and a 100-hr Yoga certification (Siddhant School of Yoga, Rishikesh) in 2018.

What Our Members Say

Irma has been actively involved in fitness for nearly 30 years and started teaching fitness classes as a passionate volunteer at the Scarborough YMCA from January 2000. To help balance the high-stress and sedentary nature of her full-time career at the time, she taught multiple fitness classes (Cycling, Core Stability, Kettle-bell) each week.