group classes

Group Classes

We offer group classes for beginners as prepaid blocks of 6 – 10 weeks and as 10-week blocks for ongoing classes. Unless specified, all options are open to all genders aged 18 years+

Pilates is primarily a floor-based exercise form; you should be able to get on and off the floor without assistance. If you have any doubts about your suitability, please get in touch with us for advice.

If you have any health problems or injuries that prevent you from leading an everyday life. Or taking part in regular exercise, you should only book into a group class if you have been checked by a health professional first. Or book an individual (1:1) assessment to ensure our classes meet your needs.

We are experienced in running private groups, corporate classes (live and virtual), and wellbeing and stress reduction retreats; please get in touch to discuss your needs.

New morning and evening Zoom classes coming soon

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COVID-19

Secure measures are in place and numbers are strictly limited.

COURSES & CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS

NEW THIS WINTER-SPRING; scroll for details and booking links.

TUESDAY MORNING BEGINNERS+

TThis class is open to individuals with some Pilates experience. Ideally, you should have attended at least 10 group or individual sessions and have a basic understanding of the Pilates method. The focus of these small group sessions is to improve movement quality and enhance dynamic stability, which in turn will help you build a strong foundation for the more challenging Pilates exercises.

If you’re interested in joining, please email us for booking information. Please note that you must be able to get on and off a mat on the floor without any assistance. Additionally, this course is not recommended for individuals with acute injuries or pain.

Please note: This course is not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BEGINNERS - PILATES EASE

Pilates Ease is an adapted programme for those needing a slower, gentler, more therapeutic approach to mat-based movement and exercise. I developed these shorter (45 mins) classes for those feeling a little off-kilter or seeking wellbeing support after a long-standing injury, illness or life shock.

You’ll learn all the fundamentals of the Pilates method in a friendly and safe environment, explore your body’s possibilities for a greater range of motion not used in most folks’ daily lives, and let go of habituated tension to find more movement freedom and ease in your everyday life.

This is the pilates option if you;

  • Are looking for a gentler supportive therapeutic way to move and exercise your body.
  • Live with a long-standing injury or illness.
  • Need more support for your ageing body.
  • Are recovering from injury or surgery.
  • Feel a bit off-kilter, or have low energy.               

Pilates Ease is also ideal for an ageing body and a beneficial way to build strength and resilience, reduce stress, and become more curious about how you move.

Please note: This course is not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain, and you must be able to get on and off the floor unaided​.

THURSDAY EVENING TASTER

This 4-week taster course is for you if:

  • You are fed up with waking up with aches and pains.
  • Are confused about how to look after your sore back or achy shoulders
  • You have been advised to strengthen your core, but you still need to figure out where to start.

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of Pilates in a small group, friendly and safe environment. Classes are small to ensure personal attention and practitioner-led; by a certified Pilates teacher and registered Osteopath with extensive rehabilitation experience.

Please note: This course is not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BEGINNERS

Does this describe you?

  • Are you feeling old before your time and missing out on the joys of life?
  • Feel pressured or stressed by work or life and struggle to relax.
  • Or want to feel more comfortable in your body and thrive.

This class will introduce the fundamentals of Pilates exercises in a friendly and safe environment. It is also a good option for people returning after a long break or looking to explore Pilates as a method of rehabilitation, injury prevention, or merely seeking ways to be more comfortable in their daily activities. Classes are small to ensure personal attention and are led by a certified Pilates teacher and registered Osteopath with extensive rehabilitation experience.

Please note: This course is not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain.

SATURDAY MORNING BEGINNERS

This class will introduce the fundamentals of Pilates exercises in a friendly and safe environment. They are a good option for beginners and those returning to Pilates after a long break. Or folks seeking therapeutic ways to be more comfortable in their daily activities or sports.


Important: This class is not currently offered as a regular weekly option; there are 5 themed classes, which can be booked as single standalone sessions or as a whole series.

Dates, themes and descriptions

Saturday, January 27th, 2024 – The fundamentals. This session will focus on the fundamentals to ensure you get a safe and effective pilates class.

Saturday, February 10th, 2024 – Backs & hips: if you experience back or stiffness, soreness, or feel you lack strength, this class will help you discover the connection between your back and hips and wake up the muscles of your torso (the “core”); while you learn the Pilates exercises to address these increasingly common problems.

Saturday, February 24th, 2024 – Shoulders and necks. Tense, tight, grumpy muscles are the bane of many folks’ lives. This class will focus on developing a curious awareness of held muscular tension and how to let it go with Pilates-based movement to find ease in movement and deepen your practice to get dynamically strong.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 – Strong and long; following the fundamentals session, let’s build a whole body class: on the mat, sitting, and getting vertical.

Saturday, March 9th, 2024 – Progressions and challenges: some physical, others mental to build endurance. We will use flowing combinations and small equipment.

Please note: These classes are not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain.

PILATES FOR HEALTH AND STRESS MANAGEMENT; 4 - week taster

Discover the basics of pilates for joint health and stress management in a safe supportive class.

This is the options if you;

  • Are you fed up with waking up with aches and pains and spending your days feeling irritable or grumpy?
  • Are you looking for options to manage a chronic condition but not sure where to start.
  • Would you like support to return to fitness, sport, or a hobby after injury but are time-poor?
Please note: You must be able to get on and off the floor unaided.

ONLINE BEGINNERS PILATES

  • Your space, your convenience 
  • Delivered live via Zoom (not recorded)

Does this describe you?

  • Are you feeling old before your time and missing out on the joys of life?
  • Feel pressured or stressed by work or life and struggle to relax.
  • Or want to feel more comfortable in your body and thrive.

If you answered YES to any of the above questions and struggled to find the time and space to “support your well-being,” you’re not alone! – And you are in the right place.

Designed for beginners, this class will introduce the fundamentals of Pilates exercises in a friendly and safe environment. It’s also a good option for those with previous experience who need to refresh the basics, return after a long break, explore Pilates as a follow-on rehabilitation method or seek ways to be more comfortable in their daily activities. Classes are small to ensure personal attention and lead by an Osteopath with extensive Pilates and rehabilitation experience.

Please note: This course is not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES

Currently intermediate and advanced classes are full of committed regular clients, and the waitlist is often long. Still, spaces do come up occasionally, so please do get in contact for an update on availability or to join the waitlist.

INTERMEDIATE MAT CLASSES

Intermediate classes introduce more demanding exercises and Pilates equipment, such as the magic circle, to build endurance and stamina. These classes also incorporate bands, hand weights, small balls, Sitfits and rollers to offer variety and challenge.

Please note: You need 6 -12 months of regular attendance in a small group class or private tuition to join these classes.

ADVANCED MAT CLASSES

Our advanced classes are designed to offer the maximum Pilates mat challenge to enhance your endurance, technique, precision and flow. You must be injury-free and ready to work smarter, not harder, to join these classes. Please note an individual session is usually required to join an advanced-level class.

Please note: Places are subject to pre-screening which may also involve an individual assessment.

PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES​

BESPOKE GROUP CLASSES

We have a long history of running in-person private group classes as standalone single events or a series for wellbeing or stress reduction. These are also available virtually. Details and costs are below; please get in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: Private group class are not suitable for people with acute injuries or pain.