Beginners Pilates at The Shore, Leith

Woman in Pilates class.

***This block has 1 space remaining, due to a cancelation. Click here to book***

My Pilates mat classes are held down in The Shore, Leith, in the yoga room at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre, 25 Bernard Street, Edinburgh EH6 6SH.

Saturday mornings 10am-11am, the next block starts on Saturday 1 April 2017 – a 4 week block.

£32 per 4 week block
£64 per 8 week block
(length of blocks vary)

What to expect
This beginners block is suitable for all ages, abilities and levels (even if you have attended Pilates classes before, it can be valuable to go back to basics from time to time). I will introduce the basic principles of Pilates, providing you with a solid basis of technique and understanding. I will teach you how to move safely, how to use your breathing to aid movement, how to align your body in various different positions, how to challenge (strengthen) your core muscles and improve your posture. All of these important aspects help to prevent injury and reduce pain from injury by reducing stress on the body, as well as counter-acting the negative affects of remaining static or seated all day.

If it’s your first class, please arrive 10 mins early if you can in order to fill in a registration form and so we can have a chat about any injuries or health issues you may have.

Class is performed mainly on Pilates mats, there is some standing involved. Throughout the block, you will perform a mixture of standing, lying on your back, lying on your side and lying on your tummy exercises. Please do let me know if any of these are difficult for you and I will tailor the moves as appropriate.

What to wear
Something comfortable, jogging trousers and a t-shirt is perfect.  Layers are a good idea.

Other info
Mats are provided but feel free to bring your own mat if you would prefer.  Bring some water with you, it’s thirsty work!  There are toilets and areas where you can change.

After class
You might be surprised to find how quickly your body will adjust to the postural changes that Pilates teaches you. You may feel taller, lighter, stronger or all 3 after class!

How to book
Please go to my online booking page here to book your place on any of my classes. Payment by credit or debit card will secure your booking. There is no need to create an account in order to book and pay, simply follow the instructions on my booking page to select your preferred class and enter your card details when prompted.

Please get in touch using my ‘Contact me’ page, if you would like to find out more about my classes, wish to discuss any injuries you have or if need help making your booking. Alternatively you can email me at

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