Teacher, Owner & Pilates Lover
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Lovely to virtually meet you, Ashleigh here, personally typing and providing you with some information that you may be interested in
(that's me on the right hand-side of the screen).
I am the owner of Pilates Guru, which is a brand based within County Durham, with a physical Pilates studio in Newton Aycliffe. Although, I do offer a full Online Pilates platform, with over 400+ videos too.
I am a 'one-woman-band' ...I personally deliver Studio Group Classes, Private 1:2:1 Pilates, 'Pilates with Friends', Prenatal Pilates, Workshops and Online Sessions.
I absolutely LOVE Pilates for many reasons, and in each session that I deliver, I really do try to articulate the benefits and advantages that the method can provide (if you practice regularly).
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Movement [of the body] has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I started training in dance from under the age of 3, attending dance schools, studying BTEC & A-Level Dance and then I continued my technical development at De Montfort University (Leicester), where I studied Dance & Choreography. It was within that time frame, in 2010, when I started practicing Pilates.
Pilates totally made sense to me, and was complete logic. I began to apply the Pilates principles to how I danced, and also my life in general, from walking, at home and at the gym.
In 2016 I decided to enhance my education relating to the mind & body and began training as a Pilates Teacher, which has been my best decision yet!
VTCT Level 3 Diploma - Mat-based Pilates
Specialisation - Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
Specialisation - Pre and Post Natal
BA (Hons) Dance (First-Class achieved)
Educated within The Alexander Technique (studied throughout university)