pregnancy pilates : all levels


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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 26 Oct 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Sun 28 Oct 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 02 Nov 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 04 Nov 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 09 Nov 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 11 Nov 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 16 Nov 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 18 Nov 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 23 Nov 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 25 Nov 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 30 Nov 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 02 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 07 Dec 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 09 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 14 Dec 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 16 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 21 Dec 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter
  • Sun 23 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Sun 30 Dec 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Symeon Kyriakopoulos
  • Fri 04 Jan 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jen Painter