We have a brilliant selection of mat Pilates teachers suitable for all – from complete beginners to advanced students
Clarisse trained in London and New York and is a certified Pilates Mat I and Mat II Instructor [Pilates Academy International within Pilates on Fifth in New York]. As a former professional dancer she has a keen awareness of the body, a great understanding of movement and a solid foundation on technique to ensure her students enjoy the workout in a safe environment. Clarisse teaches a dynamic Mat Pilates class based on a mindful approach to any level of experience. She will guide you to improve your strength and flexibility, giving you a space to connect with your own body.
Her teaching credits include Peridance Capezio Center (New York, USA), Atelier Corps et Mouvement (Geneva, CH), Pineapple (London, UK).
Anna is a truly dedicated teacher. After practicing Pilates for several years, the birth of her first daughter in 2010 inspired her to train to do something that she loved and she became a qualified matwork Pilates teacher. Anna believes in having a comprehensive knowledge in areas complimentary to her teaching and is also a personal trainer and holds qualifications in pre and post natal exercise and nutrition. As well as teaching group classes Anna works with a variety of individuals from desk bound office workers to dancers. Anna believes that Pilates will strengthen your mind and your body and can be adapted to suit everyone.
Pilates has been part of Robin’s life for over 30 years. She discovered the benefits of Pilates – as a complementary practice to the sports she loved whilst growing up – and how it made her feel strong and centred both physically and mentally. For her, Pilates is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and invaluable for maintaining wellbeing
Robin’s classes are dynamic and challenging, with a strong focus on alignment, technique, control and achieving the mind/body connection through breath. She employs a mix of Classical and Contemporary moves that will strengthen both body and core; improve posture, co-ordination and balance; increasing flexibility, mental focus; and providing unparalleled mobilisation of spine and joints. Furthermore, Robin has an excellent understanding of physiology and injury and is able to identify the right modifications to make sure her clients get the most out of their Pilates practice.
Rebecca Faith Wield
Rebecca is a Royal Ballet School trained dancer and has been teaching Pilates for 16 years, she qualified with Suzanne Scott and the Pilates Foundation UK. Ballet injuries led her to focus on movement therapy and clinical Pilates. She consults for top physio James Moore (former GB Olympic team head of performance) to integrate a holistic and mindful approach to recovery. Rebecca is qualified in Pre/Post natal Pilates and is an advocate for women’s health. She is also a classically trained actor bringing Laban Technique, Breath Work and Movement Psychology to her practices. She is passionate about the transformative effect of conscious, expressive and playful movement on mental health, physical health and self-confidence.
Emily is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor and a mental health counsellor. She 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 clinical social worker. She completed a two-year course on infant mental health and extended her practice to helping families with young children with a specialisation in families of children with autism. Since moving to London in 2009 and raising two young children she has focused on teaching and exploring the overlap that physical and behavioural practices share with emotional health and wellbeing. In 2011 she completed Triyoga’s Pregnancy Teacher Training, and in 2013 she completed Hypnobirthing Training with Katharine Graves. She is also a certified Stott Pilates teacher.
Louise trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and went on to establish herself as a professional dancer, choreographer and a Certified Level 3 Pilates matwork instructor, delivering group and 1:1 sessions to all ages.
Louise is fascinated by the many different movement possibilities of the human body. The concept of deriving movement through somatic practice, whilst employing both creative visualisation and the anatomy, is the basis for her classes and choreography.
Within her sessions you can expect energising and explorative release based movement, combining classical Pilates mat exercises with creative flowing variations and dynamic standing technique, to encourage balance, strength and clarity within the moving body. Louise invites you to be curious and spark some joy in moving your body with freedom and ease.
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.
Olivia believes that mindful movement is beneficial for not only your physical body but also mental health. She is continually learning and expanding her knowledge on this subject with elements falling into her practice and classes.
Olivia trained in London but a lot of her inspiration comes from Western Australia where her practice really flourished. Olivia is a truly dedicated teacher, and believes Pilates is for everyone. Her classes are technical, dynamic and strength based with a positive and lively attitude towards all individuals who take her class.
Jay is an Advanced STOTT Pilates instructor based in East London, offering group
and private lessons. He comes from a strong dance background and has worked
internationally in Musical Theatre since 2003.
Jay was introduced to STOTT Pilates whilst training as a circus aerialist in London
and New York and found it to be an effective practice for developing core
strength, flexibility, coordination and good postural alignment.
He works with men and women of all body types, ages and abilities: from
complete beginners wishing to improve their core strength through to advanced
Pilates practitioners, pre- and postnatal clients, dancers, fitness trainers and
stage performers. The focus is on a well-balanced, versatile and progressive
program to condition and rehabilitate the body whilst obtaining optimal strength