I teach both mat Pilates and studio sessions. Many of my clients are in perfect physical health and I also have extensive experience of working with clients who have specific clinical needs including: pre and post natal, injury rehabilitation, back pain, hip replacements, cerebral palsy, hypermobility, arthritis and breast cancer rehabilitation.
I am one of a small handful of teachers in the UK who has completed Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries, an industry leading certification which focuses on the medical aspect of Pilates and movement therapies.
I am grateful to all of my teachers, past and present, who continue to inspire me to teach: Cary Perkins, Lisa Bradshaw and Rolf Naujokat.
I’ve had a passion for movement for as long as I can remember. I spent my teens studying ballet, danced in musicals at university and eventually came to Pilates via a career in law. This passion led me to qualify as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2015.
I teach Pilates to everyone: women, men, athletes, children, children who are athletes – there is not a single person who does not benefit from what Pilates can do for the body. It transforms how you move, how you feel and how you look. One of the best things about what I do is watching this transformative power work its magic on clients.
My teaching style and approach is heavily influenced by a more classical style of Pilates. I focus on taking the traditional exercises and applying a thoughtful and bespoke approach to their execution. I honor the original system and layer it with a more anatomical approach to ensure the needs of each individual are met.
My own Pilates story goes back over a decade. I was introduced to it whilst working as a lawyer in the City. I fell in love with it instantly. I clicked with the precision, control and technical demands of the practice. It was total respite from the demands of my day job. It was an hour away from the madness to focus on my body and my mind. I became leaner, stronger and calmer. The effects of Pilates were life-changing.
I am also a dedicated Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga practitioner. In 2010 I spent six months studying the discipline in India with the world’s leading teachers. My yoga practice has a huge influence on how I teach Pilates and I believe that the two disciplines complement each other.