pilates : level 2


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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.


 
 
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.

Level 2 - This is for anyone who has some experience of pilates and would like a more challenging class.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 19 Aug 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 21 Aug 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Sat 26 Aug 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 28 Aug 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Sat 02 Sep 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 04 Sep 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Sat 09 Sep 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 11 Sep 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Sat 16 Sep 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 18 Sep 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Sat 23 Sep 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ivona Behalova
  • Mon 25 Sep 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brooke McConochy
  • Sat 30 Sep 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Akane Abe-Trimmer