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).



Roula Andari instructs the following:
  • pilates : all levels
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    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).


  • pregnancy pilates : all levels

  • 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.


  • pilates : level 2
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    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.