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MY CLASSES

I am offering group mat classes, private sessions and pre- and postnatal classes for all ages and levels in Ealing. My classes have derived from a diverse background in dance, Pilates and Yoga.

When teaching, I like to pass on my experience I have gathered as professional dancer. Coming from a dance background I enjoy dynamic fluent moves in my own practice which I draw on for my teaching. Both my Pilates and Yoga training inform, affect and feed into each other. Yet I like to clearly differentiate between them unless I choose to mix them. I focus on finding a balance between strengthening core muscle groups, developing long lean muscles and stretching these to achieve relaxation in tight body areas and creating space in the joints. Movements are linked to the breath hence creating a fluent class, in which each exercise flows into the next. I place emphasis on coordination, movement quality, balance, breath awareness as well as stress management and relaxation. I like people to understand their bodies better to improve their physical health as well as their mental and spiritual wellbeing. I am very motivated and love people to learn and understand when to challenge themselves or when perhaps it is better to back off. I hope for the class to work as a great stress reliever and confidence booster. Above all I wish for my students to enjoy the class and exploration of movement.

Group Classes

These classes are suitable for everyone wanting to improve their general fitness, health and well-being. If you are enjoying exercise in a group, these sessions will be right for you. My classes can accommodate all levels, if you have never done Pilates before or if you are an experienced practitioner.

Private Tuition

Individual sessions are recommended to help with injuries or medical conditions. A tailored programme aids to specifically address your needs and assists with re-educating muscles and recovering safely from an injury. Private classes are also an effective way of progressing quickly and building confidence before joining a group class. If you are interested in deepen your practice, private tuition might be the right choice for you. Private Sessions will take place at your home and can be arranged to your convenience.

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Classes

During pregnancy Pilates can help you to maintain healthy posture and to keep your muscles strong and well functioning. Good postural alignment can aid your baby to move into the optimal foetal position in the later stages of pregnancy. Releasing tension and relaxing the mind helps to keep calm and to reduce any fears or anxiety. During class you have time to concentrate fully on yourself and strengthen the bond with your baby thus helping to prepare both of you for a positive birthing experience. After giving birth, Pilates can help to re-balance and re-align your body. The exercises aid you to get back your pre-pregnancy figure safely and effectively.

Mother & Baby class

This class can be a great way of returning to exercise after having done pregnancy Pilates and / or Yoga or starting afresh after having your baby. Bringing your baby with you, the class will incorporate exercises that will help your postnatal body recover, strengthen and tone, exercises and massage for your baby as well as purposeful appropriate lifting, carrying, playing and relaxing with your baby. The class is suitable for babies from 6 weeks up to crawling.

Workshops

Please contact me for information on my workshops...

Current Timetable

My group classes are taking place in the Christadelphian Hall, 65A Dorset Road, Ealing W5 4HX (click to load). The hall is close to South Ealing and Northfields tube stations.

On THURSDAYS there are:

  • 6-7pm Pilates for beginners and improvers
  • 7-8pm Pilates general class - all welcome
  • 8-9pm Pregnancy Pilates and Yoga - all welcome
On SATURDAYS there are following classes:
  • 9-10am Pilates for intermediate and experienced practitioners
  • 10-11am Pilates for beginners and improvers
  • 11:15-12:15pm Yoga flow class - all welcome
  • 12:30-1.30pm Pilates general class - all welcome
Please note, at present there is no Mother & Baby class. Pls contact me about future dates for this class. I am offering blocks of 10 classes for £90 valid for 6 months or 5 classes for £55 valid for 3 months. You can attend both Pilates and Yoga using your pre-paid classes. You can also join on a drop-in basis costing £13 each class. Please bring a mat.

Private sessions take place at your home. The first class lasts for 1:15hrs which includes a postural assessment and consultation following which I set out a personal programme most suitable for your needs and goals. All following classes last for an hour. Please contact me for further information on availability and prices.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME BY PHONE (07776120696) OR EMAIL


What to wear?

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes. Socks or bare feet are fine.

Here are some of my students comments:

Katja has taught me for 2 years and made me fall in love with Pilates to such an extent that I am training to be a teacher. Her teaching manner is fantastic – calming, clear, and addictive! My body has transformed since being under her guidance and all aspects of my life have improved.
Daisy Armstrong

Katja combines a deep understanding of Pilates teaching with a delightful personality. She varies the programme so that it never becomes boring, while concentrating on any weaknesses of balance and control. I warmly recommend her.
David Wyatt

I took up Pilates with Katja a year or so after an operation for a new hip. Now, aged 70, entirely thanks to Katja's sensitive and targetted remedial training, my balance, strength and mobility are better than at any time over the past ten years.
Wendy Baron

Katja has such infectious enthusiasm and I love the way that no two lessons are ever the same. She has helped me tremendously both physically and emotionally. I had struggled with pains in my arms, back and neck for years and Katja’s teaching has made that a thing of the past and she has also helped me to understand that it is OK to do some things slowly and gently!
Gale Bellerby

I started Pilates lessons with Katja 7 months ago because I have a back injury and wanted to work on my core stability. Katja is an excellent teacher - professional while being warm and supportive, and clearly very knowledgeable. I started with private sessions and they've been great for my strength and flexibility. The nice surprise is that I've also found them very relaxing even though I always feel I've worked hard - I put this down to Katja's wonderful soothing manner. I now also go to one of her group classes so I can enjoy two sessions a week.
Julia King, Feb 2009

I have found Katja’s classes extremely useful and enjoyable throughout my pregnancy and beyond. I especially enjoy the mother and baby class where Katja manages to create a relaxing and stress free environment. I have found her to be a creative and attentive tutor whose class is expertly tailored to suit all abilities.
Emma Sherborn

I first came to Katja’s Pilates class as an ageing runner looking to try to prolong sporting activities into future years. Katja has a real, deep understanding of movement, posture and flexibility which has been of immense value and benefit to me. Through her Pilates and yoga classes, Katja has taught me about correct alignment and the importance of core stability and strength which comes with regular practice. The most wonderful thing about Katja’s classes is her caring and enthusiastic style of teaching.

No matter whether beginner or someone more experienced, Katja is attentive to everyone’s ability and progress in a class which makes all the hard work so enjoyable for all! I very much look forward to Katja’s classes which now play a key role for an older sportsman! Couldn’t recommend them more!
Nick Vanson

I was first introduced to Katja through my physiotherapist in January 2008. I had 3 slipped discs; 2 small ones & one larger which were causing me continual pain and I had had a series of operations for another condition which had weakened me considerably I started off with one to one sessions and eventually progressed to Katja’s group classes. She is the most wonderful and natural teacher and understands exactly which level she needs to work on with you. I felt that there was very little I could attempt when we first started working together, but she always made me feel that I could and would get there in the end. I now can’t believe some of the things that I can try to do which would have terrified me previously.

I have been working with Katja regularly now for nearly three years and I cannot imagine not seeing her every week. She literally makes me walk a little taller. I will never be “cured”, but my back pain has receded considerably and through her guidance and support I have been able to find the confidence to move forward in my life. Her classes are quite simply my lifeline and make me a nicer person to be around!
Samantha Fremantle

I first joined Katja's group Pilates sessions about 3 years ago in search of relief from back pain and I absolutely love it! An accident in 2000 resulted in 2 broken vertebrae and problems with my hips and pelvis. I have done many different Pilates classes over the years since my accident and no teacher has remotely compared to Katja. Her affinity with the muscular skeletal form is born of natural talent as well as serious amounts of training.

Her attention to detail shows us that she really cares. She calls everyone by name and remembers all of our individual issues in acute detail. About 6 months ago I progressed into her pregnancy pilates classes. With an already complicated back, the help that Katja has given me has changed the shape of my pregnancy. I dread to think what a mess I would be in now without Katja's help.
Anna Gilson, Nov 2010

Katja has been teaching me for almost 2 years now & in this time I have seen a huge difference in my core strength & posture. Katja is a wonderful teacher who tailors classes to my specific needs while still making classes interesting & fun. She is very well organized & prepared ensuring lots of variety in the routines. Katja is such a warm & lovely person you can't help but enjoy her classes
Sarah Butterell

I really value Katja's dedication as a teacher and the way she both presents the classes but also how she responds to people and makes each one of us feel welcome and important.
Sheila King

Thank you again, Katja, for the (pregnancy) classes. I have really looked forward to them each week and found them really relaxing and helping in feeling a sense of strength as I prepare for this birth. Katja is so clear in her instruction and creates such lovely atmosphere by her thoughtful manner.
Philippa Peverley

I have come to Pilates rather late in life and under Katja's guidance I have found it a revelation. The best teaching in any subject combines thorough knowledge with excellent communication. Katja clearly has a deep understanding of human physique but wears her knowledge very lightly. Her instructions to students are notably clear and economical and the programme of exercises in each class flows in a logical sequence with abundant variation between one session and the next. Katja knows all her students individually and modifies exercises for those with physical constraints with the minimum fuss and the maximum tact. She manages to create an atmosphere in her classes which is both concentrated and at the same time relaxed, and the number of regular students attending week after week attests to the success of her methods and the deep sense of wellbeing which each class creates. Best of all is the warmth and enthusiasm which Katja brings to each session and the quiet enjoyment she obviously derives from teaching us. It is the mark of a delightful personality whose talents we are all fortunate to enjoy.
G.G. June 2016

Thanks so much for the classes over the years, it's the most tranquil hour of my week and the difference it has made to my back is impossible to overstate, at the moment I am virtually symptom free and I'm sure that's in large part due to Katja's Pilates class. Katja is an excellent teacher and I think the whole class appreciates the enthusiasm and the attention to detail that she brings to every class, it can't be easy to simultaneously push people to achieve more whilst at the same time making sure that they enjoy the hour that they spend with for the class. Katja's teaching is consistently excellent - Thank you!
D.McG. May 2016

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