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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Sarah Jean Donkers

Sarah Donkers

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

IT qualifications
Rehab Mat and Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BSc, MSc (Physical Therapy), PhD (cand) Neuroscience


Sarah has a passion for movement. Having been a competitive athlete, Pilates helped her overcome several injuries and fuelled her desire to further understand movement. Sarah’s enthusiastic and energetic nature can be seen in the clinic and classroom, helping others move better, studying how the nervous system controls movement and sharing this knowledge. Sarah is currently a teacher and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, and carries a clinical load focusing on motor control in pediatrics, neurology and sport. She is a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES Rehab. Interested in complex movement disorders, as well as injury prevention, Sarah loves Pilates for the mind body awareness it creates and the ability to use this to restore balance in the body.