“I passionately believe that a great pilates class/session is simply about movement health. Finding ease in daily or sports-related movement starts with awareness and alignment, enhanced movement and alignment help build balanced strong, flexible bodies. Why the fuss? Mindful movement along with efficient breathing mechanics and increased awareness can (& do) positively transform lives, making the difference between pain and restriction, between tension and discomfort, and for some limitation and living a fuller life. Improving your movement health can change not just how you move but how you feel mentally and emotionally.”
Sandie is a creative, resourceful, person-centred practitioner, with a proven track record of providing excellent levels of care to a diverse group of people. Equally adept as an educator with experience of creating and delivering a broad range of clinical teaching, health education, and rehabilitation. Committed to personal development, she has a particular interest in movement rehabilitation and complex multifactorial health issues.
Many movement and mind disciplines inspire me; Pilates, Feldenkrais, Awareness through movement, Gyrotonics, Gyrokinesis, Hanna Somatics, Chi Gung. Also, developmental movement, the work of Mabel Todd, Lulu Sweigard, Ido Portal and many more. I completed my UK training and certification with Body Control Pilates (BCP) in 2000, BCP is one of the leading education providers for Pilates teacher training and the most significant professional Pilates organisation outside the USA. I established Pilates in Dulwich in the same year. Committed to my ongoing development, I also undertook advanced studies at Kane School of Core Integration in New York under the tutelage and mentorship of Kelly Kane, one of the most highly regarded and experienced pilates educators and therapists in the USA. I qualified as an osteopath in 2009, followed by extensive postgraduate studies including cranial and classical osteopathy, women’s health and training in paediatrics at the world famous foundation for paediatric osteopathy in London (aka osteopathic centre for children – OCC).
My extended clinical work is influenced by all of these factors some of which have organically integrated into my current evolving non-purist practice, which is underpinned by comprehensive training and certification, and lifelong professional development. I currently divide my time between private osteopathic practice, teaching Pilates, running community-based first aid training, clinical tutoring, developing, writing and delivering specialist lectures/workshops/courses in the UK and overseas and completing heaps of continual professional development (CPD) each year.
I specialise in rehabilitation offering both individual tuition or small group classes
I work primarily in the cranial field, with two mains areas of interest complex multifactorial complaints including back and spinal care and the treatment of babies and children.
General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) Reg no. 7371
Institute of Osteopathy (iO)
Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) registered from 2000 mat-work, studio equipment (stepped down Feb 2018)
Kane School of Core Integration New York 2001- 2003
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) 2000 – ongoing
Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS Level 4)
Back4Good® Practitioner Level 4
Somatic Education Coach
First Aid Instructor and Assessor
Paediatric First Aid Instructor
Nordic walking instructor
DBS (formally CRB) adult & child enhanced updated 2015