After many years of suffering with back and neck pain, a physiotherapist suggested Pilates to me. At the time, I worked in an office, spending many hours sitting at a desk, and my poor posture only made my condition worse. I enjoyed Pilates, so it wasn’t a chore for me to practise it regularly. I then decided that I would train to teach others, as it had benefitted me so much.
In July 2009 I gained my certificate in Pre and Post Natal Pilates with Rachel Rafiefar of The Thoughtful Body™, and then continued with the full apparatus training with Gordon Thomson and Ellie Ioannidou in South Kensington.
I also completed a series of Pilates Teacher Intensives in 2016, with Shari Berkowitz of The Vertical Workshop, which has deepened my knowledge of anatomy and Physiology and encompasses the science that is being developed continually.
In 2018 I completed a nine module course of Pilates Therapy, bridging the gap between Pilates and Therapy for Pilates teachers.
My latest adventure is into the world of NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) which is a tool used to assess dysfunctional movement patterns and reprogram the motor control centre.
A more complete list of workshops and courses completed can be found below.
The New Studio
I am fortunate enough to have a beautiful studio at the end of my garden which was built in March 2019. It is a light & airy space. The studio also has underfloor heating and is fully air conditioned.
The studio comprises of a Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Springboard alongside all the small equipment one would expect to find in a Pilates setting.
It is perfect for Private sessions, duets and Matwork classes for up to 6 people.