Mieko Tanaka

Mieko Tanaka (she/her)

Mieko Tanaka (she/her)


Mieko has been teaching Pilates and yoga since 2011; having completed training in mat, reformer and apparatus through Balanced Body and PhysicalMind Institute Pilates Training. She loves helping people find strength, energy, balance and peace through mindful movements and breath, which will allow them to continue living a healthy, active lifestyle.



"I have been practicing Pilates Reformer with Mieko since 2017. I originally started to ease a sore hip but have continued to practice to stay strong and flexible. Mieko provides excellent instruction both verbally and by demonstration. The sessions are always a bit different which makes them interesting and challenging."

"I have taken several years of private (single-person) classes with Mieko. She is an excellent instructor. I have derived significant benefit in terms of both new and long-term bilateral inequities, as well as for both new and old physical injury-related issues. Mieko customizes, to great benefit, the many-varied Pilates-reformer set of systems available to the issues at hand for an individual."

"If you are lucky enough to have a session with Mieko - you are in for a treat! I started to do Pilates Reformer to work on my flexibility and my core and I cannot believe my improvement - I am doing exercises that I couldn't even do 6 months ago. You will feel stronger and taller after a session. No session is exactly the same - I am never bored. You are in a safe and professional environment with someone who is highly skilled and is always attentive to your body position. Mieko's knowledge about tiny adjustments that make the exercise or stretch just that much better is amazing. I feel so incredibly lucky that someone recommended Mieko to me and now I can't imagine Saturday without a session with her."

Areas of Expertise
  • Pilates mat, reformer and apparatus
  • BCRPA: Pilates and Yoga Fitness leader
  • PhysicalMind Institute: Pilates Mat and Reformer and Apparatus, Sliding (glider) Pilates
  • Balanced Body: Movement Principles
  • Small Ball Magic
  • Resist and Reform with Elastic Bands
  • Mariska Breland: Pilates for MS and Neurological Conditions (including Stroke and Parkinson's)
  • BASI Institute: Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies, advanced Education
  • Pilates for mature students, men, and athletic performance
  • Centre for Women's fitness: Pre & Post Natal Pilates
  • Yoga Alliance (RYT 200)
  • Member $70/hour
  • Non-member $76/hour
Book Your Session


  • Monday 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Currently, Mieko only accepts new clients who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and willing to wear a mask during every session.

To book your session, complete our consultation form.