About Karen

The Pilates Reformer

The Pilates Reformer

Movement For Wellness

I have lived in North Dulwich for 20 years and love working in the local community and the variety it offers.

I am passionate about teaching movement and I believe it can help improve both physical and mental wellbeing; our bodies and minds respond very positively to movement and Pilates can help you move well!

My teaching style comes from a desire to educate, motivate and empower my clients with energising, fun and uplifting classes and private tuition, as part of a healthy & balanced lifestyle.

A running injury brought me to experience the benefits of Pilates and inspired me to further my existing Personal Trainer qualification to teach the many benefits of this method of movement. I continue to enjoy running, (injury free, with the help of Pilates and Yoga) and have participated in 5k,10k and Half-Marathon events.

I offer small group, mat based Pilates classes in and around Dulwich, 1:1 Reformer Pilates from my boutique studio in Herne Hill/North Dulwich, specialist instruction in Ante and Post Natal Pilates and monthly Pilates for Running workshops.

I am delighted to also offer Wellness Weekends at Tilton House, in the beautiful South Downs National Park in Sussex - the next one taking place is 11-13 October 2019 - no experience of Pilates or Yoga is necessary. Take a look at the Wellness Weekends page.

My qualifications have been gained through world renowned Body Control Pilates Association as well as other prestigious training organisations. Please see further details below.

I am a member of Register of Exercise Professionals- Advanced Level and Independent Yoga Network and hold current public liability insurance and first aid/CPR certification.

Have a look around and get in touch if you’d like to find out more about Pilates classes, Reformer or Wellness Weekends.

Karen is an extremely professional teacher. She really knows her stuff, and clearly explains the benefits of each Pilates movement we do, as well as showing us what not to do, and why. The classes are very enjoyable and beneficial.
— Cherry

Training & Qualifications

In addition to the the qualifications below, I am committed to CPD (continuing professional development) & attend ongoing workshops and further training.

Body Control Pilates - London

Matwork teacher training (level 3)
Pilates for osteoporosis
Pilates for low back pain (level 4)
Pilates on the physio ball
Pilates on the foam roller
Pilates on the small ball & toning circle

Movement & adaptations (level 4)

Studio equipment qualifications - Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel & Spine Corrector

The Centre for Women’s Fitness - London

Exercises for diastasis recti/pubis symphysis and c-sections


Performance Pilates For Runners

Lisa B Pilates - Academy for Teachers

High Intensity Power Pilates (HIP Pilates)

Ultimate Matwork - Classical Series

Art of Motion/Anatomy Trains

Slings Myofascial Training for Movement Therapists

Sally Parkes Yoga - London

200hr RYT - Yoga Teacher Training

YMCAfit - London

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counselling
Nutrition & Weight Management (level 3)
Ante & Post Natal Exercise (level 3)
Exercise to Music

University of East London

Human Movement in Sport & Exercise

Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.
— Joseph Pilates  

About Pilates

The aim of Pilates, is to enable complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit and restoring normal and natural movement of the body.

Natural, normal movement requires a focus on a combination of good joint and muscle activity, to enable good posture, balance, strength and flexibility.

Enhanced breathing, together with concentration, centring, control, flowing movement and precision are the principles used in the Pilates method to enhance natural and better movement patterns and good posture as well as providing a ‘feel good factor.’ 

The comprehensive anatomical Pilates training is recognised by physiotherapists and osteopaths, working with patients experiencing musculoskeletal conditions.

Pilates uses mat based exercises and studio equipment, both of which are suitable for all levels of fitness and Pilates experience.