pilates : all levels


This class is taught by:

Anja Schall

Anja's classes are explorative, slow-paced, gentle but deeply effective, with great attention to detail and a light-hearted approach.

 

Initially interested in physiotherapy, Anja found a love for Pilates during her Contemporary dance career. She completed the Pilates Foundation matwork teacher training at London Contemporary Dance School in 2008, and the Studio Equipment Bridging course at Trinity Laban in 2010.

 

Anja qualified as a Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates teacher in 2009 and is now Assistant Director and guest lecturer in Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates on the teacher training with Mindful Pilates. Anja is also a member of the Guild for Instructors of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise and a proud mama herself.

 

Akane Abe-Trimmer

Akane is a Pilates and contemporary dance teacher. Her Pilates classes incorporate movement for spinal release and are always refreshing and fun!

Akane completed a BA in Sport Science at Chukyo University in Japan and taught aerobic and jazz dance before moving to Europe and training in mime theatre and contemporary dance. In 2003 she completed the Pilates Foundation UK's Matwork Teaching qualification, and in 2012 she was awarded an MA in contemporary dance from the London Contemporary Dance School. She has been teaching Pilates and contemporary dance both in England and Japan for thirteen years.


 

Symeon Kyriakopoulos

Symeon teaches dynamic yet detailed Pilates classes, with emphasis on practicing safely and accurately while encouraging the mind-body connection. Expect focus on fundamental biomechanic principles and on the breath, and feedback so that everyone can master the exercises and make effective choices for their bodies inside and outside of class.

Symeon is a London based choreographer and a Certified Stott Pilates instructor. His background includes training at the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, completing an ITEC diploma in Holistic Massage, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Science (LABAN). He draws from these various areas of knowledge (exercise science, biomechanics, dance, massage) to deliver Pilates classes where everyone can master the exercises and benefit fully from them.

Ivona Behalova

 

Ivona's Pilates classes have a relaxed and steady pace, where you feel supported in addressing any postural issues and discomforts.


As a musician, Ivona developed a bad posture and repetitive strain injury. After 5 years of practising Pilates to strengthen and rebalance her body, she trained as a teacher. She is passionate about helping people to improve their quality of life by improving their posture and getting rid of any pain.

Brooke McConochy


Brooke is a fitness teacher with a foundation in Pilates and a love of dance. Expect a strong workout in her Pilates classes, with an hour packed full of exercises.

Having straightened the hunched shoulders of journalists from the NY Times, the LA Times, the Financial Times, The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, AP, and AFP, Brooke is proud to say many of the journalists of the world stand a little taller thanks to her! She also taught Pilates extensively across Beijing for 5 years, strengthening the core of China’s diplomatic corps and students from various embassies.

Brooke has completed the Network Pilates Fundamental and Intermediate Mat work courses, Remedial work course, and Personal Training course. She has also trained in the Xtend Barre Basic Repertoire.

Alessandra Margarito

Alessandra is a Pilates teacher with a clear and dynamic teaching style. Her studies of anatomy as well as creative and intuitive approach, give her an understanding of how to ease bodies of all shapes and sizes into feeling energised, relaxed and finding greater freedom of movement.

 

Alessandra is a qualified Pilates Foundation teacher, and also holds a British Wheel of Yoga accreditation.

 

 

Pilates is a technique for strengthening and toning the core postural muscles, especially in the abdominal area. Using small focused movements, core awareness is increased improving strength, flexibility and posture.

All levels - Open to all, no experience necessary.


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri 23 Jun 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Anja Schall
  • Sat 24 Jun 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Akane Abe-Trimmer
  • Sun 25 Jun 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Anja Schall
  • Sun 25 Jun 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Mon 26 Jun 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Tue 27 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Brooke McConochy
  • Tue 27 Jun 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Akane Abe-Trimmer
  • Wed 28 Jun 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Alessandra Margarito
  • Thu 29 Jun 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Akane Abe-Trimmer
  • Thu 29 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Fri 30 Jun 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Anja Schall
  • Sat 01 Jul 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Akane Abe-Trimmer
  • Sun 02 Jul 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Sun 02 Jul 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Mon 03 Jul 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Tue 04 Jul 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Brooke McConochy
  • Tue 04 Jul 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Akane Abe-Trimmer
  • Wed 05 Jul 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Alessandra Margarito