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Essentrics: Movement
for a healthy,
pain-free body!

"If strengthening is the masculine side of fitness, stretching is the feminine; they are the alpha and omega of each other... One cannot exist without the other."

— Miranda Esmonde-White


Essentrics Creators

Miranda Esmonde-White
Miranda Esmonde-WhiteMiranda is the Creator of Classical Stretch and Essentrics and the Co-Founder and Creative Director ofThe Esmonde Technique. She is one of America's greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging. She is best known for her PBS fitness show, Classical Stretch, which has been on air since 1999 and is rated the #1 fitness show on the network. Following her career as a professional ballerina, Miranda developed her own fitness technique and quickly became the flexibility trainer and consultant to professional and Olympic athletes. Miranda's first book, Aging Backwards, hits shelves in November 2014 and she has three more titles underway that will revolutionize the way we understand fitness. Based in Montreal, Miranda spends her time writing, giving workshops, developing the Essentrics Teacher Training program and continues to teach live classes at her flagship studio and in cities around the world.

Sahra Esmonde-White
Sahra Esmonde-WhiteSahra is the co-founder and president of The Esmonde Technique, host of the Essentrics workouts and Executive Producer for all The Esmonde Technique productions. Since the company's inception in 1999, Sahra has produced over 300 fitness TV shows and DVDs sold worldwide. She is passionate about helping people lead healthy lives through intelligent fitness and a thoughtful lifestyle and has been named one of the top health experts in Canada by both Fashion Magazine and Flare, two of Canada's top women's publications. Her DVDs have won "Top Workout" awards in both Canada and the UK. Sahra holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics with Master's studies in both Health Economics and Public Heath. She has worked closely with celebrities such as UK model/actress/entrepreneur Lily Cole, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, professional athletes including the NHL's Montreal Canadians, giving them the tools and understanding to create a healthy balanced body.

The Esmonde Technique
With headquarters in Montreal, The Esmonde Technique is the foundation of Essentrics and Classical Stretch. The Esmonde Technique is proud to have over 1,000 teachers worldwide, 300 Classical Stretch TV shows aired nationally in the USA and a series of successful Essentrics and Classical Stretch DVDs sold internationally. Created by former National Ballet of Canada ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White, the Technique has helped to change the lives of participants all over the world.

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  • I have experienced Essentrics to be a holistically designed workout that thoughtfully considers the whole body. It's gentle on the joints, increases flexibility while intensely toning and increases... View More..
    Melissa L.

  • When I first heard about Essentrics, I expected a good stretch, but after my first class with Dyan, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was so much more than that. From the warm-up to the... View More..
    Lisa S.

  • When I took my first Essentrics class with Dyan, I was so struck with the experience of feeling both energized and relaxed. It was gentle and also challenging. I am sometimes uncomfortable in holding... View More..
    Jaye M., NYC

  • I had seen the PBS Classical Stretch show because my wife taped the shows and did them. She suggested I try the exercises to help relieve my lower back pain. The one- hour program with Dyan was... View More..
    Victor D., Fairfield, CT

  • From a massage therapist's point of view I found Essentrics targets the whole body. This program was new to me when I started and I was pleasantly surprised at how great I felt afterward. I loved the... View More..
    Cliona B., Westport, CT

  • As a former owner of a fitness club, I know how essential strengthening and stretching is for optimum health. As we age strong muscles and flexibility become even more important. I find Essentrics a... View More..
    Diana W., Fairfield, CT