About my Pilates journey
You’re on this page to find out about me, so here you go…
Just like many, I first discovered Pilates as a way to combat back problems. I loved the feeling that it gave me afterwards, so I attended as many classes as I could to try to help. Back then, I didn’t really know what I was doing, so pushed myself to my limit. This meant that my back didn’t actually get better! It was eventually a wonderful lesson which helped me learn just how intricate Pilates is and the importance of exercising safely. Discovering this kickstarted my thirst for knowledge on the subject.
I started focussing on discovering my own body and getting as deep as possible within it. This focus and use of breath not only helped improve my body, but additionally had a meditative effect that is usually more associated with yoga. I really hope to enable everyone to find this whilst improving themselves as a whole. You can find out more about Pilates here.
The instant I visited the city I knew I had to live here and 1 year later made the move. I had been practising Pilates for 7 years when I moved to Brighton. It is the perfect place for photography (another passion & profession) and for well-being. Moving here gave me beautiful visions of Pilates classes in the sun on Hove lawns. I always wanted to teach- mainly to share with as many as possible all the aspects Pilates can bring into your life- and being in Brighton gave even more inspiration to do so.
About my training
The amazingly knowledgeable Allison Swan at Pilates Matwork Teacher Training trained me for a year, helping me quickly discover how vast Pilates is. The more I learnt, the more I wanted and felt I needed to learn. Many a day & night is spent down a rabbit-hole researching all about the body. With this enjoyment of learning, Pilates rapidly took over my life. Friends are now bored senseless by my ramblings on so I need to share this with as many others as possible before they can’t hear anymore!
- PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) membership
- YMCA Level 3 Pilates Matwork Teaching
- YMCA Level 2 & 3 Anatomy & Physiology
- Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
- Reiki Usui System Certified Healer
- Reiki, Seichem & Violet Flame Certified Practitioner
- Full insurance for your own peace of mind.
Pilates is a life-long study so I am continually attending workshops to further my knowledge inside and outside of the exercise system.