Maika has a Contemporary Dance background, graduating from the London Contemporary Dance school (BA and MA). She qualified as a Pilates instructor with the Pilates Foundation UK in 2003 and has since continued training in complimentary fields. Teaching Pilates mat classes at Triyoga since 2003, she also ran the Pilates studio at West1 Physiotherapy on Harley street for 6 years, and co-founded “Gentle movement Clinic” in 2011.
Maika’s main aim is to make Pilates understandable and functional for everyday life activities – if it is housework, running a marathon or professional athlete training. For her, Pilates is not just a series of exercises but it is a method – to develop awareness of our postures, alignment and biomechanics; to move with ease, flow and breath while maintaining centre, control and precision.