Piano & Pilates Studio / Pilates
WHO AM I?
Hi, my name is Nadine André and I am a professional pianist and Pilates instructor.
I offer foundation mat Pilates classes at Ewell Hall, and private one to one Pilates sessions at my home studio in east Ewell. I’ve been teaching the piano professionally for years, but this directory listing is in my capacity as a Pilates instructor.
WHAT DO I OFFER?
Mat classes are on Monday evenings at 8.30pm in Ewell Hall. You can either contact me to book in advance or drop in, but please note that I accept a maximum of 10 people per class. This is so that I can pay attention to everyone, and give individual attention and corrections where needed. Classes focus on working with a sound technique, building a powerhouse (your core), and flow.
Private 55 minute sessions are bookable by contacting me directly. My studio houses apparatus by Gratz, including a reformer, cadillac, Wunda chair, spine corrector and foot corrector.
The method I teach is called Romana’s Pilates. It’s a classical method, meaning the training I’ve had is as close to Joseph Pilates’ original teaching as you can get, involving over 1000 hours of apprenticeship and examination with some of the world’s most renowned teachers. I trained at Kinetic Pilates in London with Rebecca Convey and was examined and mentored by Marjorie Oron. I use the same exercises that Pilates did and focus as much on the spine as I do on the abdominal core work.
When done correctly, Pilates will leave you feeling much better after every session. You’ll feel taller, lighter, and internally stronger.
WHO DO I TEACH?
Pilates is for everyone, and if you come to me for a private session, you can be a beginner, intermediate or advanced level, and be someone who has never done any exercise, or a professional athlete.
My mat classes are for people who are new to Pilates, who have either never tried it or have had a few sessions on and off over the years.
I do teach people with injury, but if you have had recent surgery or are in acute pain, please check with your doctor first and find out how long your recovery period is before you can continue exercising.
Pilates is about movement with concentration. Its purpose is to realign the body and address imbalances in our muscles and joints so that we move better and without pain.
Our bodies are clever and develop subtle ways of coping with issues that are potentially created from the day we are born. They do this without us noticing, until one day perhaps, we feel pain, extreme tightness, or a limitation in our movement. Pilates works to centre the body, align it by squaring our pelvis and ribcage, and give stretch and strength where needed so that we become aware of all the muscles we are using in our day to day lives.
Joseph Pilates called his method Contrology: the art of developing strength and flexibility with control.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
I’m currently having a website built so bear with me, but check out my Facebook page or blog site to read more.
Please call me or email to find out about my prices.