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, MOTR instructor, and Post Natal Core Restore Exercise Programmer.
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.
Debbie Dillon Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
I am a highly experienced physiotherapist, and have worked in the area of male and female pelvic health since 2002.
After a 7 year career in nursing I retrained to become a physiotherapist. I opted to take an elective in Women’s Health and it was during this training that I became increasingly interested in improving pelvic health. I have extensive experience working both within the NHS and the private sector for the last 16 years.
I am 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. My philosophy is that practicing prevention is the key to long term health benefits. I strongly believe that it is possible to lead a fulfilling and enjoyable life if you have the tools to achieve self-care.
I offer bespoke physiotherapy programmes for a range of conditions including:
•pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and post-delivery
•rectus diastasis abdominis (tummy gap)
•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
I am 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.
I am 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. I am very committed to the specialist care of new mothers and this is a key area to her practice.
My other expert interest is treating both male and female coccyx and pelvic pain. A growing part of my clinical caseload is men’s pelvic health as some patients have found there is limited provision for men.
I am always seeking to increase my knowledge and skills and I continuously keep up to date with changes in techniques and research advances, through frequent course attendance. I am currently studying to become a member of the Institute of Psycho-Sexual Medicine and will offer psycho-sexual counselling sessions in the future.
In my free time I loves the great outdoors, most recently completing a National 3 Peaks Challenge, and is an avid support of Munster Rugby Club.
Kate White (IDTA ABt) Adult Ballet Teacher
I qualified as a dance teacher at the Bristol College of Dancing, where, as well as professionally performing in both stage and TV productions, I studied dance and musical theatre and earned my teaching qualifications.
During my career I have not only performed in many shows, but I have also produced and choreographed more than 20 productions.
After ten years running the Glastonbury School of Dancing, I have started on a new venture and started up Small Steps Dance and Theatre Arts, teaching not only private classes, but also teaching dance in schools and nurseries.
Small Steps currently runs classes in Ballet, Modern dance, Tap and Musical Theatre, with new classes being started all the time. Due to an ethos of high standards of teaching, a relaxed atmosphere and small class sizes ensuring lots of individual attention, spaces are always in high demand.
I believes that dance should be accessible to everyone, it is a wonderful way to keep both adults and children fit and healthy, not just in body, but mind too! I am delighted to be offering adult Ballet classes at the beautiful Pilates Body Aligned studio and look forward to sharing my love of ballet and dance technique to a new audience.
Claire Widdall - Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Teacher
I first discovered Tai Chi Shibashi out of curiosity, and quickly fell in love with the gentle, meditative movements, slow breathing and positive visualisations. Initially I trained and qualified under Somerset Skills and Learning and later supported this knowledge by qualifying with the Tai Chi, Qigong & Feng Shui Institute. I have also been trained on other Tai Chi forms under Master Jesse Tsao.
Tai Chi Shibashi really is accessible to all. It comprises of 18 gentle, easily to learn, meditative movements which rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. These slow movements improve flexibility, circulation and muscular development, whilst increasing energetic vitality. Controlled breathing calms the mind, relaxes the body and aids respiratory conditions. Positive visualisations cultivate positive emotions, develops a sense of happiness, contentment and peace.
You don’t have to believe in Qi (energy) to participate (although you may very well find this comes later!), but I’m sure we can all identify with the importance and benefits of relaxing both body and mind.
In my lessons I encourage all participants to give themselves permission to relax, recharge and renew. It’s amazing to realise how good it feels just to let go…
Birgitte Hoff - Pilates Teacher & Chartered Physiotherapist
I have personally practiced Pilates for many years but it was experience using the Pilates equipment which allowed me to see what an amazing rehabilitation tool the Pilates equipment offers. My training with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) and with Polestar Pilates has further shaped my excitement for using the Pilates method as a rehabilitation tool, both Matwork, and the larger equipment.
As a Chartered Physiotherapist I have a wealth of experience treating people with movement impairments and I am passionate about helping people move better. I believe that Pilates is a wonderful form of mind-body exercise suitable for anyone of any age.
My particular area of interest is working with small groups using the studio equipment and working with clients on a 1-to-1 basis if they are recovering from an injury or surgery or if they just feel they require more guidance with Pilates exercises.