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,
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 group mat, reformer and barre classes as well private and semi-private sessions.
Pilates & Barre Instructor
Helen’s journey with Pilates started, as it does for many, with a personal success story. After going through hip surgery in 2015, Helen was put on a path to start Pilates as part of her rehabilitation process. Seeing the results on her own body, Helen fell in love with Pilates, and vowed to bring this joy and movement into other’s lives as well, and so began her journey to becoming a Pilates Instructor.
Helen found the perfect marriage with STOTT PILATES, and through Real Pilates became a STOTT PILATES certified Mat and Reformer Instructor, before completing the TOTAL BARRE course.
Helen truly believes movement is the key to slowing down the aging process. Her passion now is to educate clients on the essence of movement and instill in everyone Pilates principles they can use in their everyday lives, enabling them to move with more energy, less pain, improved endurance and strength.
Not surprisingly, her hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding and scuba diving!
Helen teaches a variety of Mat, Reformer & Barre group classes, as well as private and semi-private sessions.
Pilates & Barre Instructor
Isabel comes from beautiful Thailand. To recover from a herniated disc condition in 2008, Isabel’s then Physiotherapist suggested to engage in pilates to support the recovery process. Amazed by the remarkable results, she not only grew into a pilates enthusiast, but the desire to share this experience as a pilates instructor to help others in enjoying an improved wellbeing in a well-rounded, fully functional body had blossomed.
Having earned her degree in engineering and working in the corporate world for more than 19 years, she decided to follow her heart in turning her passion for pilates into a new career.
Apart from the love for Pilates, her other loves include skiing, aerials, and Zumba.
She is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor for Mat, Reformer and Injuries and Special Populations, as well Total Barre. At Real Pilates she teaches group mat, reformer and barre classes in addition to private and semi-private sessions.
Pilates & Yoga 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. She had never imagined she would be a Pilates Instructor but one day, as her passion grew, 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. She has continued her education over the years and became a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor in 2022.
Since becoming a mother in 2020, Maria also became passionate about supporting women through pregnancy and motherhood. She became a lactation counsellor in 2022, whilst also completing her Yoga teacher training and looks forward to exploring all these new avenues of interest.
Maria is a STOTT PILATES Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, and Barrels Instructor, and trained in Merrithew Fascial Movement as well as Injuries and Special Populations. She currently teaches Group Pilates and Yoga classes, and is available for Private Sessions.
Nasim has been fond of both calligraphy and sports since her childhood. In her early 20s', she became a Persian calligrapher and was busy holding calligraphy painting exhibitions. Simultaneously, she was attending Pilates classes and discovered how amazing the results were on her body. Despite her love for calligraphy, she chose to become a Pilates instructor because it brought her lots of positive energy as well as great physical results. She enjoys communicating with new people, helping people improve their quality of lives and loves to make an impact in her community. These desires were through teaching Pilates.
Nasim is from Iran and has been a certified Pilates instructor for Matwork since 2009. She ran her own Pilates studio for many years and taught many workshops and courses in different cities throughout Iran. Nasim’s passion and motivation led her to attend the STOTT PILATES mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels courses at Real Pilates and is now a certified STOTT PILATES instructor. In her free time, she enjoys Persian calligraphy, running, traveling and cooking.
She teaches mat and reformer as well as private and semi-private sessions.
Rachael’s love of trying new sports led her to Pilates and from day one she knew Pilates was for her. She decided she wanted to teach and share her knowledge after taking classes for over 10 years. She has trained in her beautiful native New Zealand as well as Australia, the US and now here in Dubai.
Rachael’s passion for Pilates shines through in every class. With an eye for detail, she motivates and encourages clients to get the most out of their workout with a focus on posture and technique.
Rachael has a Bachelor of Music degree and a background as a Flute Teacher and playing in orchestras. She also enjoys skiing and hiking. She has walked both the Camino Frances and Camino Portuguese, hundreds of kilometers across Spain and Portugal.
Rachael is a STOTT PILATES Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations. She has also completed a number of specialized workshops, including Pre- and Post-natal Pilates.
She teaches Mat, Reformer, Chair and Prenatal Pilates classes as well as private and semi-private sessions.
Growing up in Dubai, being active was always a large part of Rashmi's early life. She loved playing all types of sports and even trained in the art of traditional Sri Lankan Kandyan dancing. In early 2021, the opportunity to work a project with the UN called Rashmi back to her roots in Sri Lanka. During this time she found and fell in love with Pilates. While practising it was great, she found the desire to, not only learn more, but teach others as well!
Upon moving back to Dubai in late 2022, Rashmi decided to go full steam ahead and work towards her true passion of teaching Pilates fulltime. This meant making the big move away from the corporate world and shifting into the health and wellness industry. After finding Real Pilates, she dove head first into Functional Anatomy 2 and fell in love with STOTT PILATES completing both Mat and Reformer courses!
She loves working with various individuals and aims to focus on functional movements that benefit and complement her client’s lifestyle. Her goal is to always make sure that her clients connect inwards while strengthening both their mind and body simultaneously.
You can find Rashmi teaching challenging and fun classes both on the mat and reformer. Her classes are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and stronger, and her bubbly personality will leave you with a big smile as well.
At Real Pilates, Rashmi teaches group mat and reformer classes, as well as private and semi-private sessions.
Robin has been teaching Yoga as professional instructor for over 16 year, but his journey and deep relationship with Yoga started more 25 years ago in his beautiful native India.
In 1997 he started competing in various Yoga Competitions in India till 2002. After a few years of competitive break, in 2014, he started participating in international professional competitions this time. That same year he became also officially became an International Yoga Referee.
Robin has a Master’s in Physical Education and has been living in Dubai since 2003 with his wife Bhama who is also a highly skilled Yoga teacher. They have been sharing their knowledge and experience with healthy lifestyle enthusiasts and yogis from all walks of life. Robin believes Yoga has a real message for humanity – a holistic message of physical, mental and spiritual wellness. To Robin, Yoga is so much more than just an exercise form or a profession. His motto is: "practice Yoga and experience the changes in you".
At Real Pilates, Robin teaches Hatha Yoga group classes as well as private sessions on demand.
Pilates & Barre Instructor
Salome has gained an interest in body power and movement during her childhood, when she was practicing gymnastics. This interest developed into a passion throughout the years and she has been dedicated to understanding her body and the most effective way to be strong and healthy through training and fitness.
Her professional journey began to change direction when she started to deepen her knowledge in mind-body practices like Yoga and Pilates. She was a big yoga enthusiast but after learning about the STOTT PILATES method, she decided to complete her education as a Pilates instructor.
Salome started to combine Pilates into Barre, TRX and strength training classes. She also began to enjoy combining Yoga and Pilates in Yogalates classes. As an instructor, she loves to see her clients confident and motivated to be their best and strongest version of themselves while moving safely.
Salome is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys cycling, walking, mountain climbing and travelling. She moved to Dubai with her family after living 8 beautiful years in China. She loves the sunshine and beach in Dubai.
She is a great listener, convivial, loyal friend, strict mother, and big foodie who loves eating and cooking.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Zimbabwe, having recently moved to Dubai in September 2021. She holds a diploma in Hotel Management and has a strong background in customer service as she has been trained and specialized in front office for two years. Prior to this, she had the pleasure of working in the dental industry.
Elizabeth has a passion for fashion so you will see her at the front desk always looking chic and dashing wearing the newest trends. Elizabeth is very family oriented and when she is not around her loved ones, you will find her reading books from her favorite author, Dan Brown. She is always keen to learn whatever she can to keep growing and improving. Solving problems, and making sure clients are well looked after is something she takes to heart.
Born and raised in the beautiful state of Goa (India), Tanya is all about being a true Goan: all fun, caring and friendly. Tanya holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and for the past 9 years, she has been working in different customer facing roles. In the UAE since 2018, she has worked with people of more than 180 nationalities.
Tanya is committed to use all her gained knowledge to help clients have the best experience as soon as they walk through the door. She loves to sing, dance, read, cook, paint, and travel while exploring different places, and trying their cuisines. Tanya is a positive, genuine person who is all about Balance in life.
Born in Manila, Tipin has always had a great fondness for math and being around people and so she did both and joined industries focusing on these principles, now holding a Bachelor’s Degree with honours in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a minor in Accountancy.
Tipin carries with her nearly two-decades of experience in banking, hospitality, and government office. Her fondness to meet and collaborate with people landed her in leading customer experience jobs, with major companies but when she saw the opportunity with Real Pilates in Dubai, she knew it was time to make a change from the large corporate world to one focused on health and wellbeing.
What most people don’t know is that she has a long history when it comes to performing arts - this passion has brought her numerous opportunities representing her country, in theatrical and interpretative dance in different events in her country and overseas. After graduating from university, she decided to prioritize her corporate job but she still finds herself channeling and recharging her energy through physical movements, no longer through dance, instead via daily practice of either yoga or Pilates.
One thing is for sure, when you are greeted by Tipin, there is never a dull moment! She fills the room with positivity, beaming with joy and laughter. It’s impossible to miss the energy that she brings in any room she enters!