Our Teachers

Lucy first started doing Pilates in the late 1980s when she was doing her professional dance training.

Scroll forward nearly twenty years, she had had four children and her lower back was starting to suffer.
She did some Pilates classes, could see the improvement in her back and general posture and core strength and fell in love with it all over again.

Lucy completed her Matwork training in 2004 and has been teaching ever since.

She is trained to teach pregnancy Pilates, small ball and band work and has recently completed her Reformer training.

Her favourite exercise is spine curls as it it is great for all levels and is a great exercise for starting off the class and reminding everyone to re-connect to their bodies.

"As my body has changed over the last 20 years, Pilates helps me to stay connected and strong and alive!! Best thing about teaching is my clients. I learn so much from them every single class."

Eva Perdiki Pilates Teacher reCentre Health Balham

Eva Perdiki is qualified to teach both Matwork and Pilates Apparatus by the Pilates Foundation; a highly respected organisation committed to maintaining the highest standards of teaching.

To retain her affiliation with the Pilates Foundation, Eva is dedicated to continuing her education and learning by undertaking several Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses each year, keeping her professional outlook up-to-date and fresh. Her approach is always appropriate for each individual client’s needs, and she values their individuality. She has considerable experience of rehabilitation and her teaching ranges from beginners to advanced level.

For her own practice, she follows advanced Gyrotonic, Yoga and Ballet training. Eva is also a Royal Academy of Dance qualified ballet teacher.

Eva currently offers private sessions as well as group classes.

Cat began practicing Pilates whilst completing a BA hons Degree in Theatre Dance at the London Studio Centre. Finding it was the key component to sustain her body during her dance training, she decided in 2007 to undertake her Mat and Full studio equipment qualification at the Pilates Centre SA, going on to become a trainer at a studio in Johannesburg.

Cat has continued to work as a freelance performer working both internationally and in the West End whilst continuing with her Pilates career. Her passion for sharing her knowledge by helping others to gain pain free movement and to strengthen and condition clients is always growing.

Now based in South London, Cat has teaches Matwork, Reformer, full equipment Pilates, Barre and Dance both privately and at a number of studios across London. Having gained experience in Rehab Pilates, Cat is also always eager to work with clients with challenges, as well as with dancers and athletes to help them regain freedom of movement. Expect a dynamic and challenging class that always keeps focus on correct form and detail in the movement to really get the most out of your body. Cat aims to keep her classes creative and fun and she loves to give hands on corrections and interact with her students, pushing them to achieve their personal goals.

Having qualified in 1992 as an Aerobic Instructor, DB spent the following 10 years choreographing step routines for teachers. After receiving several injuries from teaching step, she decided that she wanted to be in an injury free environment. This decision led her to train with the well-reputed organisation, Stott Pilates.

DB has been teaching Pilates since 2008 and is very passionate about it. She believes that if you want change to your mind and body, Pilates provides the recipe for both.

DB's classes cater for all levels and take a more classical route in terms of her teaching style. She always ensures that every body part is worked and you will leave her classes feel supple yet strong.

Theresa is our Yoga teacher and has been a student of yoga since 1999. The transformative effects of yoga had such a strong and positive impact on her life that she decided on a career change to become a yoga teacher, qualifying as a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in 2012, training at Yogacampus in Islington.

Theresa teaches hatha yoga, a mindful and nurturing practice working on the physical postures (asanas) to develop strength and correct alignment, with a strong focus on breathing exercises (pranayama) to help to induce clarity of thought, tranquility and concentration. Theresa's classes also include meditation and relaxation to turn attention inward and help to calm the mind and reduce stress. Theresa's classes have a strong emphasis on awareness rather than just technique, and she helps guide students to discover their inner teacher. Her classes are accessible to everyone.

Hannah teaches one of our Physio-led Rehab Pilates class.

Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiology with Sports Biomedicine before completing an MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2013. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over seven years experience, working in Sports and Orthopaedic medicine in a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Hannah’s underlying philosophy is that “exercise is medicine”, whilst maintaining the traditional hands-on approach. Hannah works holistically to treat the body as a whole in order to resolve pain, and restore movement, strength, and function. This may include a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, taping, electrotherapy, education, and exercise prescription. Hannah will be teaching our Physio-led Pilates class to support patients with their rehabilitation.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys Yoga, walking her dog, and is a bit of a health and fitness fanatic! She thrives off empowering others, loves being by the sea, and spending time with family and friends.

Charlotte began her training as a Barre Instructor with Barreworks in Richmond, run by Vicki Anstey who trained in the original Lotte Berk technique and with NYC Ballet. It’s there she fell in love with teaching and went on to train as a Pilates Instructor with HFE where she gained a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates and Pilates for Pre and Postnatal clients.

Sibylla is currently away acting on the West End stage. We hope to welcome her back to the studio in spring 2022.

Sibylla, originally from Switzerland, was a keen figure skater, competing at national level. Upon leaving the competitive figure skating world, Sibylla moved to London to pursue an acting career. During her time at drama school she was introduced to Pilates, discovering its benefits for herself. She trained with Pilates International (now Sampson Pilates) and has been teaching across London for many years.

Sibylla enjoys teaching a wide variety of clients, finds it extremely rewarding when clients are able to perform exercises or movements that they once struggled with and, having worked alongside Physiotherapists for many years, believes that movement is a healer.

Sibylla teaches both matwork and reformer Pilates, offering private sessions as well as group classes.

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