pilates : all levels


This class is taught by:

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.

 

Danai Pappa

Danai teaches Pilates with a focus on fluidity, achieving better control, awareness and precision of movement. She also encourages students to have fun while improving their physical well being.
 
Danai is a dancer and choreographer, practised in a range of physical techniques, and qualified in Pilates matwork with Body Control Pilates.
 

Roula Andari

Roula was introduced to Pilates years ago after suffering a knee and hip injury. Feeling the benefits not just to the injuries but also to her posture, strength and mobility she was so hooked that she decided to train as a Pilates teacher to share those benefits with others.

Roula is passionate about the Pilates method and how its effectiveness lasts beyond class, in every day life and activities. She teaches functional and accessible Pilates, encouraging mind-body connection and awareness to promote a better alignment for ease of movement in and out of class.

She qualified in level 3 Matwork with Body Control Pilates and is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA).

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.

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 also offers teacher training courses in this area. Since Summer 2017 Anja is certified to teach the Centre Method for Diastasis Recovery by Carolyne Anthony, The Centre for Women's Fitness, and also attended her courses 'Support your Floor' and 'Pilates for Menopause Programme'.

 

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.
 

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.

Each teacher has their own approach so if you need a slow and detailed class we recommend Anja and Symeon, but if you want a tough workout go to Brooke. Ivona keeps her classes at a steady but relaxed pace, and if you like creative teachers try Akane, Alessandra and Danai!


All levels - Open to all, no experience necessary.

If you have a history of injuries or any other issues, we recommend our Level 1 class and teachers with a slower approach (see above).


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed 15 Aug 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Alessandra Margarito
  • Wed 15 Aug 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Danai Pappa
  • Thu 16 Aug 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Roula Andari
  • Thu 16 Aug 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Roula Andari
  • Thu 16 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Fri 17 Aug 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Danai Pappa
  • Fri 17 Aug 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Anja Schall
  • Sat 18 Aug 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Sun 19 Aug 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Anja Schall
  • Sun 19 Aug 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 20 Aug 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 20 Aug 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Tue 21 Aug 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Tue 21 Aug 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Brooke McConochy
  • Tue 21 Aug 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Ivona Behalova
  • Wed 22 Aug 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Alessandra Margarito
  • Wed 22 Aug 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Danai Pappa
  • Thu 23 Aug 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Thu 23 Aug 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Roula Andari
  • Thu 23 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Ivona Behalova