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Pilates with Ball

OSTARA PILATES

Natural Movement for Every Body

I teach pilates and I try to teach pilates that is as inclusive as possible, because balance has become so much more than what we try to achieve on a mat.  If we feel respected and integrated in our communities, it helps bring balance to our body and mind.  When we feel in balance in body and mind, we move through life more naturally, more freely and with a calm and confident sense of self. 


I am always striving to learn new ways to teach movement and connect with the many diverse people who may find themselves on the mat in front of me and i hope you can share this teaching process with me.  

A consistent pilates helps improve strength, flexiblity, balance, stability, coordination, concentration, posture, bone density, joint health and breath capacity.  


One of the things I most love about pilates is that it can literally change the way you hold yourself, which is directly related to how you feel about yourself; pilates promotes a healthy sense of self so as you can feel your best from the inside out and I really hope I can help you connect with your body in this way no matter who you are or what you are going through.

Pilates is recognised as a whole body movement method and I work to the 8  Body Control Principles.

If you have any questions, or if i can help you in any way, please drop me an email.

 

ABOUT JULIE ROBERTS

Life works better in balance.

My approach to movement is all about helping you find and keep your natural balance both mentally and physically.  We are all entitled to enjoy the benefits that movement can bring.

I fell in love with pilates when I started running and picked up a few injuries.  My physio at the time recommended I use it to help improve my core stability and to also help stretch and lengthen my muscles, which were a bit imbalanced.   Since then, I’ve had my own personal practise for over 15 years and in that time it has been a lifesaver for me, improving my strength, co-ordination and flexibility whilst keeping injury at bay.  It has also helped me  to connect with myself, which helped me to reduce anxiety naturally, making me feel my best from the inside out.

I trained with internationally renowned, Body Control Pilates, in their beautiful Covent Garden studios and was awarded by matwork qualification and Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3 accredation (REPS3).  I am a Scottish Mental Health First Aider, completing training through NHS Scotland and I teach Yoga and Mindfulness to Children at East of Scotland Woman's Aid in Easterhouse, where I am a volunteer.  

 

WHAT I DO

Move Well.  Feel Balanced. Lift Others.

SMALL GROUP PILATES PT AND 1:1S

I teach private small group pilates and private 1:1 classes either in the comfort of your own home or out of the gorgeous boutique studio, Trinity Fit Space.

Small group and 1:1s are a great way of building your confidence and really getting to grips with the pilates method by breaking things down into more detail like the pelvic floor muscles, the pilates breathing technique, head, scapula, ribcage and pelvis placement and different aspects of core stability.   A postural assessment is carried out and a full health questionnaire completed.

All equipment is provided.

STUDIO CLASSES

I teach pilates in North Edinburgh at a variety of studios where I try and help bring balance to mind and body.   

Classes are a mixture of holistic and conditioning, designed to strengthen, lengthen and tone the whole body.  They are also really good fun!  I am all about keeping the vibe light and the core strong!  If nothing else, we will have a laugh and that's about as good a medicine as any.

I always try and keep a positive energy in the room.  I am a Scottish Mental Health First Aider, completing training with NHS Scotland and although this does not make me a qualified counsellor or theapist, it does equip me with some tools so that I may be able to help you.  I will always have a listening ear for anyone who finds their way onto the mat in front of me.

You can also use my Mental Health Support Toolkit.

Check the Class section to join me.

PILATES WORKS (CORPORATE)

A corporate programme designed to teach you how to sit and stand correctly whilst you are at work.  It takes into account postural issues and includes exercises that can be incorporated into your working day.

The programme seeks to improve posture, mobility and strength and can be a great company or team building exercise.  

This initiative can help organisations reduce things like back, neck and shoulder problems typically associated with low staff engagement, productivity and attendance.  I know because I sat at a desk for 20 years with a sore back.  The problem is never 'sitting' - it's how we sit and how long for.  

Nutritional and Coaching partners can also be brought in to deliver a holistic programme that addresses mind, body and soul.

Please email me for further infomation.

YOUNG PEOPLE, COMMUNITY & PARTNERSHIPS

A graduate of Social Innovation Scotland's Good Ideas Incubation Programme, I am currently testing a programme for 14 - 16 year old teenagers that aims to educate them about their bodies. 


It provides young people with a positive, non-competitive movement experience (pilates), and helps them to establish healthy exercise habits as well as building a healthy sense of self by challenging cultural and social attitudes towards body image.

The programme is aligned to the Health & Wellbeing strand of the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.  

I undertook my pilates for children and young people qualifcation through Body Control.

I teach yoga and mindfulness to children and their mums at East of Scotland Woman's Aid in Glasgow.

I work part time for a charity that supports children and young adults with learning disabilities and special needs am currently learning about neurodiversity and movement.  

 
Pilates Stretches

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