As a dancer, Pilates was an important part of my practise, helping me stay strong and injury free. After then spending years in an office, sitting at a desk and the birth of my two sons, I was delighted to be re-introduced to Pilates by a local Body Control Pilates ® teacher.
My love of Pilates was re-ignited and I was keen to share this passion with others. After a few years, I decided to train to teach and I am now a qualified Level 3 Body Control Pilates ® instructor and hold Level 3 REPS – Register of Exercise Professionals.
I really enjoy helping people, with different experiences and of all ages, to see how Pilates can transform the way they move and feel. Being able to help other people understand and have more awareness of their own bodies is one of the wonderful things about teaching Pilates.
‘If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If, at 60, you are supple and strong then you are young’
– Joseph Pilates
Pilates is a great form of body conditioning which is suitable for everyone whatever your age or level of fitness. Whether you are recovering from an injury, training to run a marathon or simply wanting to stay mobile and strong.
‘In ten sessions, you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you will have a whole new body.’ – Joseph Pilates
‘‘Change happens through movement and movement heal". – Joseph Pilates
Group Matwork Classes I run group classes from my home studio with a maximum of 6 clients per session. This enables me to ensure that every client receives support and more 1:1 attention. My style of teaching is particularly hands on and correctional helping my clients get the most out of their practise. My classes are set at various levels so I can cater for a range of needs and abilities. To enhance the session, we also use small equipment including resistance bands, small balls, toning circles, foam rollers and light weights. These will help to challenge you in as many ways as possible.
Private sessions I also offer 1:1 sessions for clients that prefer a more personal session that is specifically designed to meet their needs. If you would like to share the session with a friend or family member I offer 2:1 sessions.
I run courses on a half termly basis, usually consisting of either 6 or 7 weeks. Each class runs for 60 minutes at a cost of £10 per class.
A session tailored to your specific needs costs 1:1 at £45 per hour, or if you prefer to share your session with a friend/family member, 2:1 at £50 per hour. *
*For 2:1 sessions it would be helpful if both participants have a similar level of Pilates experience.
All classes are paid for at the beginning of each course. Discounts or refunds cannot be given for missed classes. However, you are always welcome to make up a class on the other days, depending on the spaces available. This is run on a first come, first serve basis.
Private bookings run monthly and payments are made at the beginning of each month. If you need to reschedule a private booking, please contact me with at least 24 hours notice and I will arrange an alternative date for you.
Pilates is an exercise method which, not only conditions your body but stretches and lengthens your muscles.
It strengthens the core postural muscles, building control and strength from the inside out. It tones the body, protects your spine and corrects your posture. Focussing on correct alignment and posture facilitates a wider range of movement in joints, ensures the correct muscles are being utilised for movement and addresses faulty movement patterns.
Pilates promotes healthy joints and helps to avoid muscle and ligament damage, sometimes associated with other fitness regimes.
Pilates also encourages you to focus on your body increasing your awareness of how it feels and moves. It relieves stress and tension providing you with a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Pilates is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.
Body Control teachers are widely regarded as the benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest standard. Body Control Pilates ® is Europe’s largest professional Pilates organisation. Its teachers work to a Code of Practice which governs teaching standards, professional ethics and continued education ensuring that we continue to build our skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis.
REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provide a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards.
REPs provide assurance and confidence to the public that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively and safely.
Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. If you are happy to wear something fitted like leggings and a T-shirt this makes it easier to see your alignment and movement. No shoes or trainers are needed, just bare feet or socks.
Mats and small equipment are provided for you. Just bring yourself and a bottle of water.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit – Joseph Pilates
Please feel free to contact me –
Emma Nasta on 07903 318873
All classes and 1:1 sessions are held at my home studio at Hillview Cottage, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6HA.