Rhona Gemmell

matwork, studio sessions, reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels, pregnancy, bone health, Back4Good practioner

Rhona began practising Pilates in 1998 and realising the tremendous benefits of the method, went on to train as a teacher with Body Control and Gordon Thomson in London in 2007. She holds the Body Control Master Matwork certification, is a fully qualified equipment teacher also a supervising teacher for Body Control Pilates matwork students and reformer teachers. She teaches at the National Theatre of Scotland, holds regular back health workshops for the NHS and also runs the studio on Otago St.

[email protected] 07836 615 439

Mariana Da Silva Parreira

matwork, studio sessions, reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels, pregnancy, bone health, back4good practitioner

Mariana first came to Pilates to see if it could help with a back problem. She found she had great results and fell in love with the method, going on to train with Body Control Pilates as a teacher, completing the level 3 mat work course in May 2013 and gaining the Master Matwork certification in November 2016. She is qualified to teach pregnant and post-natal clients and also is a qualified equipment teacher and supervising teacher for Body Control Pilates. Mariana teaches once a week at the Stevenson building gym in Glasgow University. Mariana is a keen rock climber and has found that her Pilates practice has helped her improve her sport. She plans to teach Pilates classes especially for rock climbers as part of her work at the Otago Street studio.

[email protected] 07500 618 228

Lorna Cochrane

Lorna started coming to Pilates in 2013 following deteriorating back problems which had resulted in complete cessation of a previously active lifestyle and chronic pain. Pilates was recommended by her Physiotherapist and Osteopath and she was attracted to the “Body Control” description. She was greatly impressed with the initial assessment and practice thereafter and, for the first time in several years, began to make real progress to becoming pain free and active once again. It is not an overstatement to say that Pilates has completely transformed her situation and she has enthusiastically embraced the training to become a Body Control Pilates qualified teacher in level 3 matwork early in 2016.

[email protected] 07703 527 017

Nicola George

matwork, studio sessions, reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels, pregnancy

Nicola George’s love of movement started at a young age when she excelled in the equestrian field in both dressage and eventing for many years in South Africa. Her passion for sport and physical training led to her pursuing a personal training qualification with the Exercise Teachers Academy (ETA) in SA and discovering the power of Pilates.

Inspired by the profound effects Pilates has on posture, injury rehabilitation and prevention- and sport-specific strengthening, Nicola completed comprehensive training under renowned South African Pilates instructor Renee Watson of Conscious Movement Education. She furthered her studies to become Body Control Pilates® (BCP) certified, and also became a certified Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) member.Nicola is comprehensively trained in prenatal and postnatal Pilates.

Nicola has been teaching for 12 years and owned her own bustling Pilates studio in central Cape Town, Arc movement Studio, before moving to Glasgow in 2017 with her Scottish husband and their daughter. An avid runner, she continuously endeavours to remain up-to-date by upgrading her Pilates and movement education.

[email protected] 07552 110 425

Leigh Garden


After retiring from dance school, Leigh wanted to find a form of training that kept her core strong and maintained her flexibility. She found Pilates and loved it. Leigh qualified as a teacher with Polestar Pilates 13 years ago and has been teaching busy classes in and around the west end ever since, including working alongside physiotherapists at Achilles Heel specialising in rehabilitation. She teaches beginners, intermediate and advanced mat classes and is also qualified in pregnancy and post natal.

[email protected] 07929 521 463

Jenn Forbes

Jenn teaches Pilates for all bodies. From sports professionals – optimising performance and helping with injury prevention, postural improvements, post rehabilitation after physiotherapy signoff, pregnancy & post natal, and for general mobility and health.
Jenn chose to be a Pilates Professional as it is the best exercise program to ensure results in all goals and fields. Pilates should be a comfortable challenge for all participants ensuring continual improvements with increased body awareness and function. Qualified first with Balanced Body Matwork Pilates in 2013, she is currently a certified level 3 Pilates Instructor and continues training in Pilates and related fields. She teaches group classes and private sessions.

[email protected] 07713 643 693

Marge Hendrick


Marge is a Principal dancer at Scottish Ballet. She started Pilates during dance training in Paris and has not stopped practising since then. This technique has helped her a lot through her career (and still does). Marge believes it is a wonderful tool for everyone so wanted to learn how to teach so that she can pass on her love and knowledge of Pilates and movement. She has recently qualified as a Pilates teacher in Matwork Level 3 and is looking forward to welcoming you to her classes.

Instagram : @pilatesenmarge

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Anna Hodgart

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

I teach mixed level vinyasa flow with an emphasis on curiosity, fun and encouraging a deeper connection to self through mindfulness and meditation.

I also work in the arts as a programmer, producer and organiser – supporting artists to develop their practice and new ideas and in my spare time like to put on gigs, events and parties in various DIY and community contexts in Glasgow. I love to weave various parts of yoga practice into my approaches to all of this.I have experienced some of the most profound shifts and revelations of my life on the mat and my goal as a teacher is to hold that same space for transformation, power and joy for folks that attend my classes. I believe that yoga is a holistic technology for landing us deeply in the core of ourselves - allowing us to access the strength of our body-wisdom, to find spaciousness and freedom through breath, and to encounter and dismantle the boundaries we might have set up for ourselves – be those physical, mental or emotional.


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