Instructors

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Becky

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Becky is from the U.S. where she has been involved in the fitness industry for over 15 years. Beginning as a step, kickboxing and muscle sculpt instructor, Becky was introduced to Pilates when she suffered from chronic pain in her shoulder. Pilates strengthened her shoulder and she has remained injury free for many years. She initially fell in love with Pilates because it helped her strengthen her core and utilise muscles often overlooked by traditional exercise.

Whilst, Becky enjoys every aspect of teaching her favorite part is helping clients improve their strength and physical ability. Becky focuses strongly on form and has worked with many special populations including pre-natal and post-natal clients as well as clients struggling with multiple sclerosis, scoliosis, arthritis, disc injuries, and spinal stenosis.

Becky earned her Pilates Mat, Reformer and Apparatus certifications through PHI Pilates and Personal Best Pilates Studio. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Marketing from Michigan State University and has previously worked as a real estate consultant and market analyst. She also loves yoga as well, and is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. She has two daughters and is passionate about healthy eating and overall wellness.

She teaches Private Pilates sessions, group Pilates classes and is a Real Barre instructor.

Caroline Certified Pilates Instructor

Caroline

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Caroline began dancing at the age of three and says Pilates is like an extension of dance, aligning the body and helping make it stable. She trained in dance at The Stella Mann College of Performing Arts and, after graduating, performed around the world. Pilates was an important part of her training. Caroline uses her background in professional dance to customise your Pilates experience and ensure you have an effective, fun and graceful workout. She teaches a variety of group mat and reformer classes and runs private lessons.

After she was involved in a terrible accident two years ago, fracturing her pelvis, back, collar bone and ankle she got a first hand experience in the remarkable effects of Pilates in rehabilitation. She credits Pilates for giving her the ability and strength to recover quicker than any of her doctors has predicted.

Caroline has completed the full STOTT PILATES certification and is a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer, as well as a Total Barre Instructor Trainer. She teaches Group Pilates classes and is a Real Barre instructor.

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Csilla

Pilates Instructor

With over 10 years experience in the Fitness Industry, Csilla is a Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. She is also qualified in pre and post-natal Pilates.

Her passion for Pilates stemmed from personal experience, as she suffered an ankle injury while running the New York Marathon in 2010, and saw first-hand the remarkable effects Pilates had on her rehabilitation. Being a triathlete, Pilates soon became part of Csilla’s everyday routine in a quest to remain strong and injury free. Csilla then embarked on her journey of becoming a Pilates instructor, and has trained in London, Czech Republic, Malaysia and Dubai.

Csilla moved to the UAE in 2012, and has worked in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

She teaches private Pilates sessions and group Pilates classes,

Dana Certified Pilates Instructor

Dana

Pilates Instructor

Dana is a highly-recognised STOTT PILATES certified instructor, personal trainer, Real Barre Instructor and TRX Coach with 10 years experience in the Health & Fitness Industry. Before moving to Dubai, she taught in Paris and the Czech Republic (she speaks both French and Czech). Dana graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in Business Economics with European Economy & Language and worked briefly in the corporate world before she realised that health and changing people’s lives was more fulfilling. Dana enjoys working with all ages and fitness levels, and is passionate about helping you reach your health and fitness goals.

Dana has completed the full STOTT PILATES certification and Total Barre Foundation Course. She teaches Group Pilates classes, Body Burn classes, Private Pilates sessions and is a Real Barre instructor.

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Dana

Yoga Instructor

Dana considers yoga a gift that should be shared with others. Dana is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 500. She completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training in Dubai with YogaWorks and the yogic path lead her to India where she completed her advanced yoga training with YogaFirst. Dana has always had a love for learning and teaching. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling. An eternal student, Dana believes that one never stops learning.She is also trained in meditation and is a spinning instructor.

Practicing and teaching yoga brings a sense of peace, love and balance to her life. The contentment she feels after teaching a yoga class is unparalleled - there is a certain sort of magic to the collective consciousness of a yoga class. Music plays an integral role in Dana’s yoga classes. Her classes focus on acceptance and unconditional self-love.

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Dora

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Dora developed a passion for Pilates during her career as a professional dancer. She says Pilates helped her understand the alignment of the body and prevent injuries while dancing. Dora studied dance and theatre at the Hungarian Dance Academy, attended courses and workshops in Hungary, England and Italy, and in 2010, became a STOTT PILATES certified instructor. Her love of teaching is evident in her personalised and dynamic workouts. She brings enthusiasm and energy to her classes and is a great instructor to work with if you have knee injuries or back or neck pain.

Dora is a STOTT PILATES instructor certified in Level 1 Matwork and Injuries and Special Populations and a certified Total Barre instructor.

She teaches Private Pilates sessions, group Pilates classes, Body Burn classes and is a Real Barre instructor.

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Hayley

Pilates & Barre Instructor

With more than 20 years experience in dance, Hayley has been involved in movement and wellbeing for as long as she can remember. Her passion for all things fitness-related led her to complete a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and become a Level 3 Personal Trainer. She discovered Pilates many years ago as part of her dance training and chose to complete a Diploma in Pilates as well undertaking additional training in Pilates Reformer and barre work. Originally from Scotland, Hayley has worked as an instructor in the UK and most recently Abu Dhabi. Hayley likes to bring high energy and fun to her classes and push her clients to their full potential in a safe and effective way.

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Jessica

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Jessica fell in love with Pilates and Barre whilst working as a product developer for British sportswear boutique Sweaty Betty. She loved the way that it made her body move and feel. Jessica began her training with STOTT PILATES in London and began to juggle full time work and part time teaching. A move to Hong Kong in 2016 saw Jessica transition into life as a full time instructor, where she added to her qualifications by completing her Xtend Barre and reformer Pilates certifications. We are now lucky that Jessica has made Dubai her home.

Jessica is a nutrition nerd and is studying for her combined Masters and Diploma in Personalised Nutrition through CNELM, Middlesex University in the UK.

With Jessica's diverse qualifications, she likes to get creative and always bring a dynamic touch to her workouts.

Jessica teaches Private Pilates, group Pilates classes, Body Burn classes and is a Real Barre instructor.

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Jessie

Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Since her childhood in Brazil, Jessie has been passionate about sports, salsa and other Brazilian dancing styles. Jessie earned a degree in business management, but after some time in the corporate world, she decided to pursue her passion for movement. Since then, she has found real fulfillment.

When she took her first Pilates class over five years ago, she was amazed by how it made her body feel and how much it improved her strength and posture. She embarked on her education with Real Pilates: she trained in STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer, as well as TOTAL BARRE.

Yoga is the other love of Jessie's life. She is a RYT 500 Yoga Alliance teacher. When she discovered yoga for the first time, it was life changing. it gave her clarity, balance and inner peace. To her yoga is more than a series of movements, it is a way of life.

Jessie's classes are focused on technique and alignment with a systematic approach to building strength and balance, all with a nice hint of fun.

She teaches Group Pilates and Yoga classes, as well as Private Sessions.

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Ketija

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Born in Riga, Latvia, Ketija spent two years studying in London where she successfully completed her Extended Diploma with distinction in Sports and Exercise Science.

To further her education and to follow her true passion, Ketija moved to Dubai in 2015 since when she has become a certified STOTT PILATES instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair & Barrels. Ketija is also qualified in Pre & Post Natal Pilates, Injuries and Special Populations as well as being a fully certified REPs UK & UAE Personal Trainer.

Ketija's focus in life is on a healthy body and mind, and when not teaching or training in Pilates, she enjoys swimming, spinning, yoga, boxing, circuit training and snowboarding.

Ketija, with her amazing and fun attitude, brings a wealth of passion, expertise and motivation to her classes. She is the proud Winner of the 2017 Rising Star of the Year award at the Sport 360 Fit Awards.

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Maria

Pilates Instructor

Maria first fell in love with Pilates when she was a university student, undertaking a business degree in her hometown of Santiago, Chile. When she moved to Dubai and found Real Pilates, it was love at first sight. One day the idea of changing careers crossed her mind and she decided to go for it, signing up for her first course in 2014. Maria enjoys the precision of the movement and attention to alignment. She enjoys the satisfaction of helping people feel and move better and aims to educate her clients in the same way she learned when was one.

Maria is passionate about life, loves animals, travelling, nature, meditation and trying new experiences every time she gets a chance.

Maria is a STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer Instructor, Total Barre instructor and trained in Merrithew Fascial Movement. She currently teaches Group Pilates classes.

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Sanam

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Sanam grew up in Iran and was introduced to Pilates when she moved to Canada. She quickly turned a love of Pilates into a new career. She became a certified mat instructor with the Physical Mind Institute of Canada, and completed her STOTT PILATES mat and reformer certification in Dubai. Sanam has skied from a young age and has a love of dance. She also has a BA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Criminology. She teaches a variety of mat and reformer group classes as well as prenatal and private and semi-private personal training sessions.

Sanam is a STOTT PILATES instructor certified in Level 1 Matwork, Reformer and Injuries and Special Populations and a certified Total Barre instructor.

She teaches Private Pilates sessions, group Pilates classes, Body Burn classes and is a Real Barre instructor.

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Vicki

Pilates Instructor

Vicki brings much knowledge and experience of teaching pilates to our studio. She was a medical negligence solicitor in the UK, but when she was injured she discovered the fantastic healing ability of pilates and loved the way it complemented her active lifestyle.

Training originally in the UK and then in Australia, Vicki believes that movement is lotion for the body and correct posture is essential for a high quality of life. She has been lucky enough to train with the best instructors internationally in the UK, Australia and throughout Europe. She loves applying her knowledge and personal experience to help clients improve their strength, mobility and flexibility, working with injured people up to elite athletes. You will find Vicki's positive attitude a great source of motivation.

Vicki is trained in matwork, cadillac, reformer and chair. She is also a STOTT PILATES and Total Barre trained instructor.

She teaches Private Pilates sessions and group Pilates classes.