After many years of hiring studio spaces and working in health clubs, I now teach from my home studio in north London. This means that the classes are smaller however I enjoy creating a community feel that comes with the smaller size. I currently teach 12 classes online which has resulted in half of my studio being taken up with sound and lighting equipment! I certainly did not not forsee this!
I always tell my attendees that they are not just learning to do Pilates within a class each week and to think about incorporating the Pilates principles into their everyday movement throughout the week. For example being aware of their posture and movement whilst carrying out everyday tasks.
My favourite is the bridge. This is because it is both a strength and flexibility exercise but also opens the chest which allows more space for breathing which in turn enhances the feeling of relaxation.
I have enjoyed teaching in various teaching environments, working in some of London's leading health clubs. Homes place Chelsea, Neils Yard in Covent Garden and the Laboratory N10. I called my home studio urban calm with the aim of creating a tranquil environment within the hustle and bustle of a large city. I hope to continue some of my work in schools where I also teach teen yoga. I enjoy continuing my training every year with well known and inspiring teachers.
I am happy teaching my regular classes, spending time with my clients and hope that this continues for the next 5 years.
I have been teaching Studio Pilates for 15 years in Farnham Surrey. I got into Pilates from a dancing background, when I was at dance school you were only allowed to use the reformers as part of rehabilitation after an injury - how Pilates has changed! The best part of my job is meeting people and hearing them say how much better they feel after a session of Pilates!View instructor >
I began my practice as a holistic therapist in 1993. Many of my massage clients would come regularly for treatment for back and neck pain often caused by their posture. This led me to explore and train as a Pilates teacher as I strongly believe that preventative measures are much more effective than cure . I aim to bring fun and enjoyment to my class as not everyone naturally enjoys exercising. This helps people to incorporate Pilates exercise into their lives in the long term.View instructor >