Miranda Esmonde-White 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 airing since 1999 and is rated the #1 fitness show on the network, and for creating Essentrics - the technique which Classical Stretch is based on. She has filmed over 300 episodes of Classical Stretch workouts, most of them distributed worldwide on DVD. Following her career as a professional ballerina, Miranda developed Essentrics®, and became a flexibility trainer and consultant to numerous professional and Olympic athletes, celebrities and other notable clients.

Esmonde-White’s bestselling book, Aging Backwards (Harper Collins/Random House) is revolutionizing the way we understand the role fitness plays in slowing down the aging process while keeping our bodies young, attractive, strong and healthy. Based in Montreal, Miranda spends her time developing the technique, writing and training new instructors. She also travels extensively giving lectures, leading weeklong teacher training sessions and hosting fitness retreats.


Sahra Esmonde-White is co-owner and CEO of Essentrics and host of the Essentrics DVD Series. She 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, and her DVDs have won "Top Workout" awards in both Canada and the UK. She works closely with celebrities such as UK model/actress/entrepreneur Lily Cole, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, and professional athletes including the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. With a Master's degree in Economics and graduate studies in Public Health, Sahra has made her life’s mission to help people lead healthy lives through intelligent fitness and a thoughtful lifestyle.