Carlie Skan


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.

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Q&A with Carlie

Tell us one non-Pilates fact about you?

I have an MA in the History of Medicine.

What is your favourite food?

Anything from the Ottolenghi cook books

What is your favourite Pilates apparatus?

Cadillac! I love its symmetry and there are some wicked exercises to challenge and strenghten

Which three words describe your personality?

Upbeat, empathetic and calm

Which three words describe your teaching style?

Hands-on, passionate, encouraging and precise (ooops, sorry that’s 4!)

Why do you love Exhale?

The energy of the place, the enthusiastic teachers, lovely clients and the fact that it’s a true Classical studio. Always leave Exhale with a spring in my step!


The mind, when housed within a healthy body, possesses a glorious sense of power.Joseph Pilates