Meet the team:

Corali Sacerdote : Studio co-owner, Pilates Teacher, Applied Kinesiologist, Sports and Pregnancy Massage Therapist, Healthy Bone Instructor, High Intensity Power Pilates Instructor.

Teaching Pilates for me is a passion! My knowledge is based on University level Anatomy and Physiology and a Human Movement Degree. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages and capabilities. For many years I worked with cardiac rehabilitation patients, and those with lower back pain problems.

More recently I have been working with clients who have had hip and knee replacements, shoulder injuries and back pain.

I believe that learning to help yourself is the most powerful tool you can have. Finding the time to commit to your own practice and self discovery is vital to achieving change in your own body. 

I will make your class experience fun and precise, leaving you feeling energised, stronger, longer and free of tension and/pain. 

In 2011 I qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher in London. Together with a 25 year long experience in Sports Massage and Applied Kinesiology, I bring a deep knowledge of the body, nutrition, fitness, and ways to achieve increased well being through precise and gentle movement.

I have also completed An Advanced Certification in The Jenny Burrell Post Natal Core Restore Exercise Programming to help Pre and Post Natal women find their pelvic floor, help with prolapses, c-section recovery, and incontinence issues.

 

Zoisa Holder : Studio co-owner, Pilates teacher, Healthy Bone Instructor, Reiki Practicioner, Massage Therapist

I love movement and have been working in Dance, Massage, Reiki, Fitness and Pilates for over 18 Years.  Since 2013 I have also become a Supervising Teacher with Body Control Pilates, an International Ugi Master Instructor & Peak Pilates MVe Master Instructor Candidate which allows me to share my knowledge and experience to help educate others. I have been successfully teaching and instructing a wide variety of age groups, abilities and backgrounds in the UK, Europe and Internationally, including pre and post hip rehabilitation, pregnancy and work with people with Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and lower back pain.

I enjoy delivering one-to-one, small or large group instruction as well as designing a range of courses and programs to help people feel energized, pain free, happy, and confident. I love sharing my passion and skills gained within these different areas and being able to help others to live happier and healthier lives.

Anne Tully : Pilates Teacher

As with so many of us, I came to Pilates through injury and a general desire to feel stronger, leaner and pain free. 

I was fortunate to have been trained in affiliation with the world renowned, Alan Herdman Pilates, London. Here, I learned in depth anatomy and physiology of the body and studied many of the various conditions which effect so many of us. As well as teaching mat work, I am trained to teach equipment Pilates which offers clients a more precise and focused workout. 

My teaching is focused on precision of movement. Even in a larger class, I will always try to look after each person as an individual. Whether you attend a class or a one to one session with me, you will not only be strengthening your body, but I hope you will be having fun - switching off from the pressures we all face on a daily basis.

I also have a special interest in working with the following: Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke Patients and those with poor balance and mobility.

Berit Lindholm (Vinyasa Krama Yoga)

My name is Berit Lindholm and I have been practising Lyengar and Hatha yoga for the last 20 years and my first introduction of Vinyasa Krama was in winter 2012 when Steve Brandon led an introductory Vinyasa Krama Yoga course. I immediately fell in love with the logical, intelligent system of Vinyasa Krama Yoga and I have thoroughly enjoyed the teacher training course. 

I have completed training on the Teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and Yoga Therapy with Srivatsa Ramaswami and Vinyasa Krama Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate Course.

Your yoga class will be taught in the Vinyasa Krama tradition. You will learn to master essential parameters & sequences including posture modifications appropriate for your individual needs.

Martha Gittens MRSS (Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Shiatsu Practitioner, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Therapist, Baby Massage Teacher)

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I feel incredibly fortunate to have trained with some truly inspiring people who have given me the passion to explore, master and share effective bodywork practices and the potential that they offer.  My treatments reflect each client’s needs, hopes and preferences and I always aim to support my clients in achieving their own well-being goals.

My clinical time is focused on relieving the causes of soft tissue (muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments) pain and tension which can produce symptoms such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain and headaches. Helping to balance stress through deeply nourishing and relaxing treatments and support important life changes. This could be each family’s unique transformation through pregnancy and post birth or changes which have an impact on a client’s physical, mental or emotional health and well-being.

If you have any questions or would like to book a treatment then I would love to hear from you. 

 

Debbie Dillon Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Debbie Dillon is a highly experienced physiotherapist, who has worked in the area of male and female pelvic health since 2002. 

After a 7 year career in nursing Debbie retrained to become a physiotherapist. She opted to take an elective in Women’s Health and it was during this training that she became increasingly interested in improving pelvic health. She has extensive experience working both within the NHS and the private sector for the last 16 years.

Debbie is passionate about providing clients with the tools they need to look after their own health, and educating them to feel equipped and empowered to improve their quality of life. Her philosophy is that practicing prevention is the key to long term health benefits. She strongly believes that it is possible to lead a fulfilling and enjoyable life if you have the tools to achieve  self-care. 

Debbie offers bespoke physiotherapy programmes for a range of conditions including:

•pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and post-delivery

•rectus diastasis abdominis (tummy gap)

•urinary incontinence

•pelvic organ prolapse

•pre- and post-gynaecological surgery

•Male and female pelvic pain - including CPPS , prostatitis and vulvodynia

•bowel issues and bowel cancer 

•sexual dysfunction/ painful sex

•pre- and post-prostate surgery

•coccydynia

Debbie is also fully trained to deliver acupuncture and can use this as an adjunct to any of her treatments, including the management of pelvic and low back pain in pregnancy.

Debbie is one of a few specialist practitioners in the South West to offer a “Mummy MOT”. These are suitable for any woman following childbirth, and can be carried out at any time. A new mother can attend a Mummy MOT as early as 6 weeks post-delivery. The assessment focuses on pelvic floor and lower back function, a tummy gap assessment, breathing and posture. Any mother would benefit from having the assessment. Debbie is very committed to the specialist care of new mothers and this is a key area to her practice.

Debbie’s other expert interest is treating both male and female coccyx and pelvic pain. A growing part of her clinical caseload is men’s pelvic health as some patients have found there is limited provision for men.  

Debbie is always seeking to increase her knowledge and skills and she continuously keeps up to date with changes in techniques and research advances, through frequent course attendance.  Debbie is currently studying to become a member of the Institute of Psycho-Sexual Medicine and will offer psycho-sexual counselling sessions in the future. 

In her free time Debbie loves the great outdoors, most recently completing a National 3 Peaks Challenge, and is an avid support of Munster Rugby Club.