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Dana Carter is passionate about supporting you on your movement journey. Her teachers had a profound impact on her physical and mental well-being that changed the trajectory of her life. She believes movement is NOT one size fits all and wants to help you achieve your wellness goals!


Dana Carter is a professional movement educator, anatomy teacher, author of seven books, and has written over 20 courses! She has certified and mentored hundreds of instructors from all over the world in Pilates, Barre, and Yoga. Her instructor certification courses are curated to be classically informed but progressively aligned, giving you the most comprehensive trainings available.

Dana started her career by falling in love with Yoga and Pilates, practicing regularly for over 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, Barre teacher, Anatomy instructor, Yoga teacher and eventually a teacher certification trainer. She is dedicated to continuously expanding and refining her skills as both a practitioner and teacher.

Dana is currently the Program Director of the Pilates Mat, Pilates apparatus, Barre and-200 hour Yoga teacher trainings at DCME.  She also 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 movement 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.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Physiotherapy Assistant PTA - Canadian Physiotherapy Association

  • Comprehensively trained contemporary Pilates Instructor

  • Classically bridged Pilates Instructor

  • Creator and director of DCME Pilates, Barre and Yoga Courses

  • Former 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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