Suffering from her own physical restraints, Gaby had always used Pilates to calm the mind, support her hypermobility and to feed her zest for training & exercise.
Her clients are the number one priority and Exhale Pilates London is more than just a place to do Pilates. It is a community & a friendship. “working with clients is incredibly rewarding. To have a gift to give back is special, I just wish there were more hours in the day to do more!” says Gaby.More about Gaby ➝
As well as being everyone’s go to woman and Gaby’s right hand lady (as if that wasn’t a big enough job!) Larissa is also an actor and dancer. Amazed by the similarities of Pilates and Dance she is thrilled to be working in an environment that is so complimentary to her passion. Working at Exhale and with Gaby has helped me on many levels, especially becoming addicted to the Classical method which has made me stronger in my body to perform better on stage. When I get the chance to jump into a class I leave the studio feeling far more grounded and balanced. “Balancing the body is so important to help prevent injury but it also gets rid of the Larissa ism’s and tensions caused by my life which aren’t useful when applying myself to another character.”
Larissa has performed at venues such as The Royal Opera House and Riverside Television Studio. She is a huge contribution to the heart and soul of Exhale and we are lucky to have her as part of the team.More about Larissa ➝
Hannah is delighted to be a part of the growing Exhale Team and to be sharing the role as studio manager with the lovely Larissa!
Hannah has an arts management degree from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and, in her spare time, is a Theatre Critic and Freelance Theatre Producer. She also has a dance training background and taught at a children’s camp in Maine for two summers. She adores how Pilates makes her feel strong, flexible and how it is a creative workout that encourages you to connect with your body. To watch clients come out of their sessions smiling and feeling the same is such a buzz too!
Working at Exhale has developed my knowledge of all aspects of running a small business, it is hugely inspiring & rewarding to work for a company I am truly passionate about. We care about everyone who walks through our door and make sure that everyone has a great experience each and every time.
“Being part of the Exhale team is such an incredible experience. I feel so lucky to work alongside excellent teachers and be surrounded by lovely clients who I meet from all over the world. I can’t wait to see where the future takes us!”
Carlie’s original background was in ballet with her introduction to Pilates coming after she completed her training at the Royal Academy of Dancing. She has over 16 years Pilates teaching experience and is passionate about its’ ability to change bodies, making them stronger, more flexible, leaner and more functional. She believes that one of the most extraordinary things about Pilates is that, no matter what level you are, there is always more to learn, refine and understand. Both your body and your brain get a workout while you reap the benefits of Pilates in the studio and in everyday life.
She has trained with Pilates Body Awareness (PBA), Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and, most recently, with Authentic Pilates Education (APE) in Sydney, Australia, where she taught for 18 months. She continues to expand her knowledge by attending workshops and Pilates conferences, continuing personal practice and lessons.More about Carlie ➝
Gemma qualified in 2012 with Power Pilates. Particularly after having two children in a short space of time, Gemma has fully experienced first hand exactly how Pilates can strengthen and rehabilitate the human body.
Gemma is inspired by the way Pilates realigns and improves the body. She loves working at Exhale Pilates London. “EPL is an amazing place to work, the clients, teachers and apparatus are the best. We are very lucky!” says Gemma.More about Gemma ➝
I’m so excited to be a part of the team here at Exhale and I’m looking forward to working with you so that you can experience for yourself how Pilates is an invaluable method of enhancing existing strengths and capabilities while moving away from limitations and towards optimal wellbeing. With over fifteen years of extensive experiences and studies in the modalities of Pilates, Yoga, Meditation, Dance and Sports, I’m passionate about movement that heals and builds awareness. I hold two Pilates certifications – both in the Classical method. I’m a graduate of the Advanced Teacher Training Program and the Master’s Certificate of The Pilates Center in Boulder CO.
I believe that having confidence and freedom in our bodies is vital to feeling healthy, recovering from injury or ill health, not just meeting but surpassing goals and rejuvenating ourselves in our own environments.
“I’ve experienced exceptional health and fitness and I’ve known terrible sickness and injury. From the culmination of knowledge and from exactly this paradox, I strive to educate, inspire and promote the possibility of finding optimal health for each individual and having lots of fun while we do it!”More about Siobhan ➝
Yarit is a certified Classical Pilates and Garuda teacher. She loves Pilates because it never ceases to amaze her! The method creates such powerful results both mentally and physically; these might shine through sooner for some than for others, but the outcome is always a happier, more confident, stronger, more balanced, and aware client. What is not to love?!More about Yarit ➝
I started off as a contemporary dancer and then later a dance teacher. I was introduced to Pilates 10 years ago by chance when I couldn’t get to a yoga class and that’s where my journey began. I was lucky enough to experience the classical work on the equipment and immediately fell in love with it.
Originally I trained as a contemporary Pilates teacher but was always intrigued by the passion of the classical teachers, working directly from the authentic original source sounded fascinating. I thought immersing myself in something was the best way to become a good teacher, it is an on-going journey.
Other than dance, nothing else has ever connected me to my body like Pilates and given that all over body workout. It makes you feel strong and centered both physically and mentally. I always walk away from a session feel invigorated. It challenges the body, confronts your weaknesses, that often you don’t even know you have and the continuing advancements of technique and self-practice are endless. It is the bodies secret weapon.
As a teacher I love seeing people fall in love with something I am passionate about too. The end of a session is the best time because the clients faces and bodies have changed from when they came in through the door. They have given themselves some precious time to focus on themselves and what they need that day, to be able to help with that is a blessing. I know how much Pilates can help to improve people’s lives and bodies and it doesn’t’t take long for clients to see that too. It isn’t about me as teacher, it is about me passing on Pilates to those that want to listen and practice with me and feel Pilates in their bodies. Watching them make progress is like being a parent!!More about Stacey ➝
Sabrina graduated from The Pilates Center’s Advanced Teacher Training Program in 2014. Prior to that, she danced professionally in Europe. Like many dancers, she came to Pilates injured – and was amazed by the instant pain relief Pilates provided, along with the feeling of lightness and calm it fostered.
“I am fascinated by the history of Joseph Pilates and I love the connection to nature and organic movement. It feels good to just move. I believe that Pilates holds the key to changing your mind, body and sprit if you are dedicated to embark on a journey…”More about Sabrina ➝
I’m a regular person whose life was completely changed by the Pilates method. Throughout my personal Pilates journey I have rehabilitated my own injuries (back, knee and shoulder), eliminated pain and watched my body change dramatically. I have become stronger than I ever imagined possible, such that I even find myself regularly performing athletic and acrobatic feats (and hanging upside down in my spare time)! How could I not share this powerful holistic method with others?
Teaching Pilates is endlessly fun and rewarding. I love seeing my students’ bodies change like mine has, making them feel great and enhancing the activities and sports they love to do. I firmly believe that Pilates is for everyone and I love working with all kinds of people, from athletes to the desk-bound. My teaching style is fun, meticulous and challenging, so you’ll feel the slightest adjustment making the right muscles work harder. I am forever committed (some might say obsessive!) to furthering my education, increasing my knowledge of the body and enhancing my teaching skills. This has lead me to frequently attend workshops and regularly train in USA with master teachers.
Exhale Pilates is a warm and friendly studio with passionate and talented teachers and filled with quality classical apparatus. I’m thrilled to work here!More about Nadia ➝
Lisa discovered Pilates 15 years ago through back issues and was a regular client going to different studios and teachers which she always enjoyed. However when Lisa came to Exhale did she really see the difference in teaching and the true benefit of Classical Pilates. She quickly became so passionate about the method that she signed up to Exhales Teacher Training programme and has never looked back.
Lisa has seen the way the method has strengthened her body, changed her posture and energised her soul particularly when balancing a busy event career. Lisa aims to help clients manage stress levels through the method and ultimately feel fantastic. She believes it is a miraculous way to tone and sculpt your body (and your mind!) look after your spine and is essential for good health as we grow older.More about Lisa ➝
Amanda began her Pilates journey in 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she used it to keep fit and learn Portuguese. Since then the classical method has seen her through her wedding, a move to the UK and the births of her two babies. In 2017 she took her love of Pilates to the next level by joining the inaugural APEI Teacher Training programme at Exhale with the goal of deepening her Pilates knowledge and sharing its amazing benefits more broadly.More about Amanda ➝
Ashlea is a young, passionate Pilates instructor originally from Sydney, Australia.
She made the move to London to complete her Advanced training at Exhale Pilates, and continue her career as a professional dancer.
Ashlea was first introduced to Pilates by her physiotherapist for technique, posture, and injury prevention. She realised how beneficial it was for not just her dance career, but everyday life. It was after her first session, that she knew she wanted to be an instructor and share Joseph Pilates’ system with others!
In 2017, her journey began at Authentic Pilates Studio in Sydney with Olga Tamara. During this time she was performing in Sydney and completing the basic and intermediate elements of the course. Her passion continues to grow as a teacher, as she can quickly see results from clients as they fall in love with the classical system, and the benefits it has on overall their wellness.
Pilates is a complete mind-body connection, that allows you to never stop learning and challenging yourself. These traits are what has inspired Ashlea with her teaching and own practical work.
“It’s a true honour to work at such an amazing studio that offers a truly safe space for all levels, with the best instructors in London!”
I am very excited to join the wonderfully welcoming studio at Exhale. I come from a classical dance background and danced internationally for over ten years. Towards the end of my dance career I began to struggle with bulging disks and inflammation in my lower spine, which lead me to discover the joy and benefits provided by Pilates. I tried many treatments, however, Pilates was for me the only successful method in consistently reducing the pain and returning the freedom of movement to my spine. I decided to train to be an instructor myself, so that I could learn to help others to heal and strengthen their bodies, just as my instructor had helped me.
I started my teacher training program as a distance student for the Pilates Center, Boulder, Colorado. I was lucky enough to train with a vast number of master teachers both in the USA and back here in London on my return. I am thoroughly enjoying sharing this wonderful method and its vast multitude of benefits with clients. I am a firm believer that by taking the time and care to restore our bodies we can also revitalize our mind and spirit. I look forward to working with you!