BASI Qualified Pilates Instructor
Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Teacher; BA(Hons) in Ballet Education, RAD RTS
I created Live Love Pilates because l truly believe in the Pilates method and how, in my experience, it can enhance not only your body but also your life in the most positive way.
I started my Pilates journey whilst studying for a Degree in Ballet Education at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Like many dancers, my body took the toll of this career path and thus suffered countless injuries especially in the lower back region. It was during a particularly intense training period for one Vocational Ballet Exam, that l realised l was in need of some form of body conditioning to further strengthen and support me physically and mentally. I enthusiastically begun Pilates Mat work classes as a ‘guinea pig’ for a Body Arts and Science International (BASI) trainee teacher during 2008 and can happily say that l haven’t looked back since this first enlightening experience.
Continuing on into the dance world and becoming a full time ballet teacher working in and around London my interest in Pilates, both as a method and an art form, did not subside. I continued to work with the floor-based mat work exercises and introducing the Equipment aspect to my own practice only further increased my curiosity in the method as a movement practice. l trained with Amit Younger, senior teacher at Pilates Junction Studio, and made the exciting decision to apply to continue working with Amit and train as a Pilates Mat Work Instructor with the renown Body Arts and Science International organisation in 2012.
I really feel that Pilates is the kindest and most beneficial exercise l have ever done for both my body and mind to date. Pilates has transformed my body for the better, rehabilitating me during those early years as a ballet dancer and healthily supporting both my current teaching work and ongoing painful battle with scoliosis. As a fully qualified BASI Pilates Mat Work Instructor, Pilates is a true passion of mine and continually inspires and challenges my understanding of the way in which we move and compliments my daily work in the ballet world beautifully. Live Love Pilates classes delivers only the best standard of Mat Work aiming to make you feel and look your best by the end of each and every session.
For me, Pilates is much more than simply another workout method, it is a mindful movement practice perfectly fitting for both the body and soul.