Your Online Pilates Studio

Ever wanted to try a Pilates class but worried about feeling out of place?

Find it hard to fit a set class schedule into your busy lifestyle?

Or maybe you’ve explored online Pilates resources to realize they feel more like warehouses of classes than a carefully thought out, guided practice.


What if online Pilates classes could be more like taking a guided lesson at your small neighbourhood studio?

A place where …

  • your instructor helps you to move forward with your practice by providing weekly, targeted lessons instead of 100’s of random options.
  • you learn at your own pace, free from wondering if you’re doing it “right”
  • you actually learn and understand the technique like a teacher does
  • you can access shorter, bite sized classes to fit them into your busy life
  • you can connect with others that are on the same path as you and have similar goals
  • you can have your questions answered by an experienced teacher.

That place is …

Hi, I’m Bonny-Lynn Russell, owner of Embody Pilates Studio and creator and founder of Embody School of Pilates, the first accredited and licensed Classical Pilates Teacher-Training program in Canada.

Through a life long love of learning and movement, I’ve earned a degree in Kinesiology and Dance and been teaching Pilates for over 15 years.

This experience gives me unique insight into not only how to create the best possible classes for Pilates practitioners of all levels but also in how to guide you through a deepening level of body awareness, fitness and skill.

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Through Bonny-Lynn’s expert eye, her gentle encouragement, and her infectious optimism, the seed of possibility was soon sown. The possibility of being pain free. Each session brought new awareness. I would leave feeling alive and pain free. I was hooked!

Kim Nixon

Inside Pilates University, you’ll find:

Understand Core Philosophies

Core philosphies that should be at the heart of your practice

Guided Skill Development

Success path helping you identify where you are at and where you are headed within the Method

Step-By-Step Exercise Guides

complete step-by-step guides to achieving the fullest benefits of each exercise

A Studio-Like Community

Supportive community of like-minded Pilates enthusiasts that are on the same journey as you

Live Q & A Sessions

Get your individual questions answered

Classes in Various Formats

Mini classes, based on available time and level, in both video and audio formats

Learn Fundamental Skills

Deconstruction and breakdown of fundamental skills so you develop a solid foundation

Modifications for all Skill Levels

Modifications and options if you’re a beginner or recovering from an injury

Technique Workshops

Technique workshops to take your practice to the next level

Bonus Sessions

Bonus stretching and relaxation sessions

All for a monthly price that’s less than a single class

What initially attracted me to Pilates and kept me coming for 3 years is the same:
 Bonny-Lynn‘s enthusiasm and professionalism
, “no judgment” atmosphere where everyone is welcome to progress at their own pace, continual learning, actual results!

Louise Pajot-Phipps

Pilates University is not a site that contains 100’s of classes and teachers, all teaching from different points of view.

Think of this membership as an online experience of a Pilates studio, where you’ll be guided step by step in content that is easily consumable and released weekly so it’s not overwhelming.

You will not be left behind, but rather be safely guided in your journey as Joseph Pilates said, “Return to life.”


I thought Pilates was just another form of yoga….I couldn’t have been more wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever been bored in a Pilates class. There’s always something new and different to learn. It’s truly impressive to see the sheer amount of information and knowledge Bonny-Lynn has to share with us.

Tony Desmond

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