Cat (Adv. Dip. Pilates) is a Level 4 instructor (Pilates Alliance Australasia) who has been teaching studio & mat Pilates for over 15 years. Cat has worked in London, Melbourne, Hawaii & Central Victoria, teaching Pilates Studio & mat classes for both rehabilitation & fitness, including working for Physiotherapists in Harley St. London & in Melbourne. She has studied with esteemed instructors and is particularly inspired by Elizabeth Larkam, Sally Anderson & Blossom Leilani Crawford. Cat regularly attends ongoing education workshops, and has been mentoring Pilates instructors for many years.
Cat enjoys working with elite & competitive sports clients & dancers (past & present), & has an interest in women's health & pre/ post natal care (including rectus diastasis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction & pelvic instability- supporting women through pregnancy & beyond), optimising wellness, hip health, & post operative care. She has worked with many & varied conditions & injuries and will liaise with your practitioner(s).
Cat is personally interested in fascia, ideokinesis & the value of both traditional & contemporary Pilates applications. She has found an inspirational mentor (Marg Peck of Healing Well), in Castlemaine. Cat has taught people from 13-91yrs young, of all fitness levels and goals, and lives in Castlemaine with her husband and two daughters. She brings a rare dedication & joy to her work & loves watching bodies change & learn to move better, & the transformation that comes from breath & movement!!
Helen is an experienced Pilates instructor who has been teaching studio & mat work Pilates in both rehabilitation & fitness settings for over 14 years in Melbourne & Central Victoria. She trained with the Australian Pilates Method Association and upgraded to Diploma at Aligned for Life in Melbourne.
Helen has worked with a wide variety of clients & conditions. She has a special interest in postural assessment, bio mechanics, bone health & injury prevention, & in 2016 completed pre & postnatal training in South Africa.
Helen will liaise with your practitioner & support you through injury or rehabilitation. Before her Pilates career, she was an advertising art director. Helen started Pilates after suffering from chronic lower back pain & has enjoyed it ever since! She has been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years (starting as a child in Johannesburg), & her interests include mountain biking, painting, drawing & printmaking.
Zoey's passion for moving began with dance in her primary school years, she went on to study at The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School from years 7 - 10, and completed a further three years full time at the Australian Ballet School. Zoe moved straight into the Australian Ballet Company as a Corps de Ballet dancer. During her 4 year tenure with the Company, she had many wonderful opportunities & experienced some wonderful repertoire. However, after acquiring a chronic knee injury during this period in the company, Zoey's motivation and inspiration changed.
Leaving the dancing world, her direction shifted toward Pilates and rehabilitation of the body. Zoey became a qualified Pilates Instructor with the Australian Pilates Method Association and subsequently managed, owned and taught at a Pilates Studio in East Melbourne for 6 years.Zoey has attended many workshops & conferences in Pilates specific ongoing education, which has provided her with a broad experience of techniques, styles & applications.
Zoey's teaching style is highly focused on technique with importance given to flow & the client's own understanding of movement. Her classes are designed to functionally 'free up' the body and mobilise areas of stiffness, whilst learning to stabilise & gain strength where needed. Her aim is for everyone to enjoy their class, to feel relaxed enough to be themselves, & to have confidence in their teacher knowing their personal preferences & necessary limitations. This allows the client to feel supported through their movement experience with attentive guidance & individually catered programming.