Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between Yoga & Pilates?
Yoga is an entire Philosophy, and it’s beginnings were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilisation in Northern India over 5, 000 years ago. The word Yoga was mentioned in the oldest sacred texts; The Rig Veda
Pilates (originally called “Contrology”) was developed nearly 100 years ago by a man called Joseph Pilates who had a number of health issues as a child, including Asthma & Rickets. Originally comprised of 34 precise & controlled movements, Joseph Pilates was able to overcome his health issues & became an accomplished gymnast, skier & boxer by the time he was an adult
What is POP Pilates?
POP Pilates is an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to upbeat pop music. This intense, mat-based workout challenges you to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. This format takes Classical Pilates to the next level like you've never seen before
While POP Pilates moves all originate from Classical Pilates, the class design, relationship with music, sequencing and reps, differ from Reformer and traditional mat classes. The fundamentals of breathing, core engagement and powerhouse-based movements are shared. However, the emphasis on moving to the beat of pop music is what makes POP Pilates so unique
What style of Yoga & Pilates are you qualified to teach?
I am qualified to teach the following styles of Pilates:
Classical Mat based Pilates
I am qualified to teach the following styles of Yoga:
All Yoga classes will include a guided Pranayama (breath work) & / or Meditation as well as Savasana
What do I need to wear / bring to your classes?
YOU & your smile - this is the most important!
Please wear clothing you're comfortable in. I personally prefer to wear gym clothes
A bottle of water
Morning Power classes:
A block or brick - I like to use props A LOT in my Yoga classes!
Pilates / POP Pilates clasess:
Your favourite Pilates / Yoga mat
A bottle of water
Evening Chill-out classes*:
2 x bed pillows
Slippers / cozy socks (optional)
Eye mask (optional)
* Evening classes will take place from the comfort of your bed so you don't need your mat for this one.
What is your cancellation / refund policy?
All in person & Zoom classes must be paid for up front at the time of booking to secure your spot
I operate a 48hr cancellation policy in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this time will not receive a refund. Class bookings are not transferrable
There are payment plans available for all POP Pilates & Yoga classes & full details are given during the booking process. These classes are to be taken consecutively and will not roll over if you miss a week or need to cancel. If I cancel a class then it will roll over
Can anyone attend your classes?
YES!! In the words of Belgin Aksoy, Founder of Global Wellness Day "Wellness is the inherent right of us all". I believe with my entire heart & soul that Yoga & Pilates is for absolutely everybody
Whether you're male or femxle, trans or non-binary, disabled or enabled and everything else inbetween please know that you are welcome & I hope I succeed in making you feel welcomed, included, safe & secure in my classes
Should you have feedback following my classes please do speak to me, or by all means email me if you'd prefer. Your feedback is invaluable to me & I appreciate it massively!