pregnancy pilates : all levels


This class is taught by:

Jen Painter

Jen Painter is a CYQ, Body Control & Stott trained Pilates instructor based in Hackney, East London.
 
She has a background in dance, yoga and nutrition and uses this knowledge to inform the way she teaches Pilates.

Specialising in pre & postnatal Pilates and as a mother herself, Jen can vouch for the practise as a safe and efficient way to aid the body throughout pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal recovery.

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).

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.


Pregnancy Pilates is a specialist pilates class that will help you manage the physical and physiological changes of pregnancy and prepare for life with a little one.

Some of the many benefits of Pilates in Pregnancy include:

* an increase in body awareness, well being and confidence
* improves postural and muscular support for pregnancy, labour, birth and life with a little one
* increases energy levels, core stability and strength
* improves breathing and abdominal support harmoniously with each other
* provides relaxation, mindfulness and calm
* increases awareness of the pelvic floor and it's role in support but also release during pregnancy, birth and beyond
* is suitable for any type of birth you hope for
* will help set you up for a speedier postnatal recovery

Pilates can help with many common symptoms of pregnancy such as:
Backache, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pelvic Floor weakness or related injury.

We welcome you to this specialist group class once you have had your 12 week scan and have been approved to exercise by your doctor or midwife.

This class is suitable at any stage during your second and third trimester, right up to birth.

About the teacher:

Anja is a Pilates Foundation teacher and has been a specialist teacher in Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates since 2009.

She is an active member of the Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors and the Assistant Director and Guest Lecturer for Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates for the Pilates Foundation Matwork Teacher Training Programme of Mindful Pilates.

Anja has also a little one herself.


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri 21 Dec 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 23 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Roula Andari
  • Sun 30 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 04 Jan 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 06 Jan 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 11 Jan 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 13 Jan 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 18 Jan 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 20 Jan 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 25 Jan 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 27 Jan 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 01 Feb 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 03 Feb 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 08 Feb 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 10 Feb 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 15 Feb 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 17 Feb 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 22 Feb 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 24 Feb 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 01 Mar 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter