About Me

I have been a fitness professional for over 25 years and initially trained as a pilates instructor with Michael King at the Pilates Institute, London. My passion led me to re-certify as a Level 3 instructor several years later. I am also a Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Pilates Instructor and welcome both pre and post natal students into my classes.

My belief is that we are forever learning and I believe in the importance of continually updating my training to give the best experience to all of my students.
As an instructor my aim is to help my students increase body awareness, to understand the importance of good technique and to improve alignment and posture. I reference the Original 34 Moves but I actively encourage my students to experiment with modifications and variations to help them as individuals to achieve their goals. I have a passionate interest in the concept of Pilates re-balancing us, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally.

What is Pilates?

How does it work?

Pilates is an holistic form of exercise that in recent years has gained widespread support from the worlds of sport and medicine. It is a body-conditioning method that works in different ways to other fitness techniques. Targeting the deep postural muscles, it works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct postural alignment.

Pilates is also the ultimate mind-body workout. Fitness of mind and body belong together, each one having the power to affect the other.
This method of stretching and strengthening in a precise and natural rhythm produces profound results for people of all ages and abilities.
With regular sessions, you gain a valuable insight into how your body works. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body which spills over into other areas of one’s life. This is one of the best ways to invest in yourself and your well-being.

The Principles of Pilates
Joseph Pilates based his work on three principles: Breath, whole-body health and whole-body commitment; with the whole-body encompassing mind, body and spirit.
It is in the honouring of the Pilates Principles that the depth of the work is achieved.
These Principles are traditionally cited as:

  • Breath
  • Concentration
  • Centring
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Flow

‘Above all, learn how to breathe correctly’  – Joseph Pilates

My Classes

I teach Mat based Pilates classes, with the focus on posture, alignment and good technique.

My online Pilates classes are now on my TV screen which is making it even easier to see you all you lovely lot!!

All you have to do is download zoom.us and message me which sessions you would like to join. I will then send you payment details and the invitation links.

Make sure you have a safe space to work in and roll out your Pilates mat.

Beginner Pilates Online Course

(Dates/times to be confirmed)  

This 6 week course will introduce you to the principles of Pilates and help you to establish good movement patterns and breathing techniques.  This will then enable you to safely and confidently join in any class on my online timetable and come along to workshops and retreats.

£42 per person.
Please contact me for more information and to book your place.

 

Timetable

  • Monday – 9:30 am + 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday – 9:30 am + 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday – 9:30 am + 5:30 pm
  • Thursday – 9:30 am
  • Friday – 9:30 am – Pilates Workshops
  • Saturday – 9:30 am – Saturday Stretch

Events

Upcoming “Live” Events
Pilates Workshops at the Shedfield Study Centre

Saturday 5th September 2020  2.30-4.30pm 
Saturday 26th September 2020  2.30-4.30pm 
Saturday 17th October 2020  2.30-4.30pm 

These 2 hour workshops will include light refreshments and relaxation.  £20 per person
Maximum 8 students
 
Please contact me on:

Mobile: 07737445198   Email: ward.angi@yahoo.co.uk


Pilates Day Retreats at Rownhams House in Romsey

Saturday 14th November 2020  
Sunday 15th November 2020 

Our Day Retreat includes Pilates, Relaxation, lunch and afternoon tea. 
£85 per person
Maximum 15 students
 

In 2012 I teamed up with Kirsten Harder to bring Pilates Day Retreats to lovely venues in Hampshire. The days give us an opportunity to explore different avenues of Pilates and to be really creative, enhancing the principles and techniques taught in our regular classes. Combined with workshops, delicious lunches and afternoon tea and cake for a truly indulgent day. This has become a twice yearly event and we run 2 separate days over a weekend to accommodate growing numbers.

Rownhams House Nr Southampton
Rownhams House in Romsey

3 Day Pilates Day Retreat at Domaine De Pignoulet,
Midi-Pyrenees, SW France

Wednesday 9th – Saturday 12th June 2021  – 3 rooms available  

Sunday 13th – Wednesday 16th June 2021  – 2 rooms available  


£550 per person based on 2/3 people sharing
Includes 6 Pilates classes, breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine. 
Flights NOT included  

Please contact me

Pilates retreat at Pignoulet, France
Pilates retreat at Pignoulet, France