Born in Canada, Emma trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and is a certified Pilates Foundation instructor. On moving to the UK, she has danced with the English National Ballet, The National Ballet of Ireland and English Youth Ballet.
Emma’s approach to Pilates adheres to the classical principles, but welcomes contemporary ideas, twists and modifications. She believes that with consistent, precise practice Pilates can increase perception, alignment, flexibility and overall strength— regardless of age, fitness or experience.
Eleonora Ramsby Herrera
Eleonora Ramsby Herrera
Eleonora has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School, is a Pilates teacher and a Senior Yoga Teacher and yoga Teacher Trainer with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK developing and running 200-hour YTT in both London and Stockholm. Eleonora is dedicated to integrating yoga into communities beyond the walls of studios. She has directed and collaborated on projects with London Contemporary Dance School; The Big Creative Academy; Solace Women’s Aid and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service to name a few.
Ellie’s classes are slow-paced and incorporate the depth and breadth of her technical and anatomical training, with attention on the breath being a vehicle whereby students are encouraged towards a steady focus on the internal experiences that unfold throughout the practice. She brings creativity and understanding of movement to her classes. This preceded a Masters from the Institute of Education University College of London (UCL), where she gained extensive knowledge on non-authoritarian teaching and autonomous learning methods which has informed her teaching practice in how to hold space for students with focussed compassion, she is especially passionate about the teachings and theories of Vygotsky and Rogers and their emphasis on student centred learning. Eleonora continues this depth of study through a recently commenced PhD at The Department of Education, Society and Practice at the Institute of Education UCL.
Emily is a Stott-certified Pilates instructor and yoga teacher. With extensive professional experience in counseling and yoga, Emily has specialized in Pilates since 2011, having studied prenatal Pilates with Lynne Robinson, postnatal Pilates with Rachael Rafier, and Pilates for Scoliosis with Karena Thek.
Emily trained as a yoga instructor in 1994 at the Integral Yoga Institute in Yogaville, Virginia and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. She then embarked on a 9-year career as a clinical social worker in New York City, where she taught and practiced yoga in addition to working as a counselor. Since moving to London in 2009 and raising two young children she has focused on teaching and exploring the effects physical and behavioral practices have on emotional health and wellbeing. Emily has also completed Triyoga’s Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training and Hypnobirthing Training with Katharine Graves.
Todd has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years. The last 2 and a half years have been at prestigious studios in London that focus on both fitness and rehab based Pilates. Prior to that he had been teaching in San Francisco since 2007. In addition to working with clients on a 1 to 1 basis and teaching group classes he’s also worked with the Brentford Bees Championship League professional football club teaching Pilates Mat classes infused with vinyasa yoga movement. Todd was a featured presenter at the UK Pilates Conference in November of 2016 teaching chartered physiotherapists and Pilates instructors the application of yoga techniques within the Pilates realm.
Anna studied Pilates with Balanced Body (the largest Pilates organisation in the world) and regularly attends workshops to keep her teaching fresh and varied.
Anna was introduced to Pilates by a physiotherapist after having a knee and hip injury. Having experienced the benefits first hand not just to the injury, but also for posture, strength and alignment, Anna was hooked and went on to train. She truly believes it is an intelligent way to exercise which can benefit everyone. Her aim is to help students of all levels and abilities to become stronger and more confident in their own bodies so they move more freely and easily as well as look and feel better.
Jessica comes from a dance background and has been teaching Pilates since 2011. Her classes are focused on moving with consciousness, body awareness and understanding individual anatomy. Jessica is passionate about encouraging her clients to live healthy lifestyles and understand the benefits that exercise can bring. She believes that Pilates helps to be in control of your body to relax and handle stress more efficiently.