Meet Hannah

Hannah Feltham was born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. She began training in dance at the three years old under the tutelage of Kathleen Hicks. After her family moved to Ontario, she trained for six years at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. In 2014 she graduated from the School of Alberta Ballet. Hannah graduated from the Certificate Program at The Ailey School in 2017. While at The Ailey School she had the opportunity to perform Mr. Ailey’s ballet “Memoria” with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during their 2016 season at New York City Center. Her background is primarily in dance, however, it was while she was training at the The Ailey School in New York City that her passion for Pilates and Yoga began.

When she experienced low back pain for a short period of time, she sought physiotherapy in NYC and they told her that her core needed strengthening and to give Pilates a go. She had done some Pilates growing up as a dancer but never knew how much enjoyment she would get through exploring new studios and teachers. Understanding the mechanics and the benefits it had on her body, assisted her dancing immensely. She wanted to dive deeper into the method and received her Pilates Mat Certification through Linda Farrell in NYC.

After graduating from the The Ailey School, she began teaching in NYC with New York Optimum Performance as an Independent Contractor. She also taught at the Savitri Studio on the Upper East Side run by Jessica Cadden Osborne. It was a highlight to sub at Yoga Works after being inspired by the beautiful studio through a friend and mentor Erin Wilson. She loved teaching in NYC and she auditioned for many dance opportunities, landing one in Osaka Japan at Universal Studios. While she performed there for two years, she taught Pilates to many coworkers,as well as, having appearances as a guest teacher with lululemon in Osaka. In her second year, she became interested in getting her 200 RYT Yoga Certification through the Vancouver Sky Studio under the guidance of Yu Slater. She has discovered an amazing appreciation for both Pilates and Yoga, as the two methods have benefited her as a professional dancer. She has found that they have become an integral part of her cross training and have given her peace of mind in her hustle life.

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The time to get started on your fitness journey is now. 
At Feltham Vibes, we are offering 2 classes a day, 7 days a week.

The time to get started on your fitness journey is now.  At Feltham Vibes, we are offering 2 classes a day, 7 days a week.

Yoga - Feltham Vibes

YOGA Class

Classes are 55 minutes long. Times are flexible, so please email me and we can coordinate a time for your class.

Pilates - Feltham Vibes

Pilates Class

Classes are 55 minutes long. Times are flexible, so please email me and we can coordinate a time for your class.

History of the Methods

Yoga and Pilates are often talked about together.
How different are they?

Yoga and Pilates are often talked about together. How different are they?

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates who was born, 1883, in Mönchengladbach, Germany. He had asthma as a child and became interested in exercise as strategy to better health. As a young man, interned in the Isle of Man during World War One, he worked with fellow internees to develop an concept of exercise that looked to balance mind, spirit and body. It was this system that included both Pilates Mat, and then his personalized reformer equipment that became popular with the dancing community. Legendary dancers, Martha Graham and George Balanchine devoted their time to learning the Pilates method after Joe Pilates emigrated to the United States.

Pilates has grown into a worldwide phenomenon focusing on the process of stretching, strengthening the body alignment and core strength all in the pursuit of balance that Joseph Pilates sought as an ideal

Yoga’s history stretches back millennia and is woven into the cultural history of Northern India. Tradition has it that Shiva, the deity of deities in Hinduism, was the originator of Yoga. The ancient Sanskrit texts of the Vedas offer the first written reference to Yoga over 3500 years ago. Later, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita further elaborated on the practice of Yoga.  

The practice of Yoga was formalized during the Classical period by Patanjali into his famous Yoga Sutras.  His eight limbed path to enlightenment underwent further transformation in the post classical period to Tantric Yoga which has now evolved into Hatha Yoga.  The focus on the physical postures or asanas in Hatha Yoga represent what we most commonly understand as Yoga in the modern Western world.

I believe both methods are equally beneficial and complement each other extremely well.

For me, pilates is an excellent way to target those low abdominal muscles and strengthen our bodies in a low impact method. Those who have low back pain, listen up! This method has proven to protect the low back by strengthening weak low abdominal muscles. A strong core is so important for all aspects of life. Whether you are doing heavy lifting, or simply want to stand up without feeling pain, pilates is the method for you!

Yoga, is a beautiful combination of strengthening and lengthening. It requires upper body strength and flexibility! It is a wonderful cross training for dancers to increase their body strength that often does not get targeted. It would be an amazing cross training for runners as well to lengthen hamstrings and provide a great stretch for overused muscles.