Dana Carter started her career by falling in love with Yoga and Pilates, practicing regularly for the last 20 years. Once she felt their benefits she was immediately hooked!


Her passion led her to pursue a career as a Physiotherapy Assistant, Clinical Pilates instructor, Yoga teacher and eventually a teacher trainer. She is dedicated to continuously expanding and refining her skills as both a practitioner and teacher. Her love of learning has led her to study the body extensively including human anatomy, Pilates mat and apparatus, Zenga, Barre, weight and personal training. 


Dana is currently the Program Director of Pilates Mat and apparatus trainings at Stretch Collective. She is also the program director of the 200 hour Yoga teacher training and offers continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance certified teachers.


In Dana’s classes, you can expect creative, safe and effective sequencing of exercises provided in a progressive way to encourage you to grow in your practice. Dana’s playful personality and passion for Pilates and Yoga are infectious. She meets you where you are now and inspires you to explore your full potential.


When she is not on the mat you can find Dana writing, with her nose buried in a book and spending time with her family.

  • Creator and director of Stretch Collective Pilates, Barre and Yoga Courses

  • Creator of the BACKS cueing method

  • Author of Seven Teacher Training books/manuals

  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, YACEP

  • Former Director of Pilates Teacher Training courses at Shelbourne Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) Member

  • 300hr Advanced Teacher Training w/ Christine Price Clark

  • Pilates Mat certified

  • Pilates Apparatus certified

  • Total Barre Certified (Merrithew)

  • Zenga Certified (Merrithew)

  • Making Sense of The Curve: Scoliosis PTA Course

  • Certified Trauma Yoga Therapy for Mental Health & Addictions

  • Bellyfit Live Course

  • Alive Mind Body Barre Course

  • Barre Mentorship Program

  • VIP Fitness Weight Training course

  • VIP Fitness Personal Training course

  • Total Transformation Yoga Teacher Training: Anatomy & Flow! - Sadie Nardini

  • Rockstar Teacher Training - Sadie Nardini

  • Evolution Teacher Training - Sadie Nardini

  • The Total Freedom Training for Mind/Body Professionals

  • BCRPA Fitness theory

  • St.John Ambulance CPR-ABC-AED

  • Small Business Sales Specialist Graduate


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