About Classes

I offer 1:1 or 2:1 classes in my home or at yours and group classes at the venues shown below. To find out my availability for my 1:1 or 2:1 classes, please call or message me, or use the Contact Me page.

Descriptions of classes shown below this table.

Day Time Location & type
Mon 9.30
am
Hermitage Road SE19
Healthy Back
– Beginners
Mon6.30
pm
St Stephen’s SE21
Healthy Back
Mon7.30
pm
St Stephen’s SE21
– Mixed Ability
Tue9.00
am
Camber Tennis
club SE21

– Mixed Ability
Tue10.30
am
Dulwich Golf Club
SE21

Healthy Back
Tue7.30
pm
Camber Tennis
club SE21

– Beginners to
Intermediate
Wed6.00
pm
Vita Health
Group SE19

– Mixed Ability
Wed7.00
pm
Vita Health
Group SE19

– Mixed Ability
Thu9.30
am
St Stephen’s SE21
– Intermediate
Thu10.30
am
St Stephen’s SE21
– Gentle Pilates
Fri10.00
am
St Stephen’s SE21
Healthy Back
Sat10.00
am
Dulwich Golf Club
SE21

– Mixed Ability

N.B. Vita Health Group classes cannot be booked through this website or Sophie, you need to call the Physiotherapy clinic on 020 8778 9050 and select 1 for Private services, then select 1 again for making an appointment. Request to book at the Crystal Palace clinic. They have various booking options.

Group classes are in SE19 and SE21 currently. I also do 1:1 or 2:1 at my home near Crystal Palace, SE19 or at your home.

If you are a tennis player or a golf player please let me know, as I can help put together a selection of exercises that can help you improve your game.

Healthy Back/Beginners session – I am a qualified Back4Good® practitioner. If you want an effective way to strengthen your back or to prevent back pain, the ‘Healthy Back’ group class is the perfect option (due to content, it’s also suitable for Beginners). Based on the world-renowned Body Control Pilates programme, these classes will give you a gentle balanced workout with the focus on strengthening the core abdominals that do so much for your posture and for supporting your back. Class sizes are small so that you get maximum attention and support. One-to-one sessions are also available.

Beginners to Intermediate session – You may have just done 5+ pilates sessions (or online sessions). The classes are small so there is time for corrections. Exercises will be progressed or regressed depending on what you’re able to do that day.

Mixed Ability session – Not for total beginners, you need to be familiar with some of the basic classical matwork exercises like roll downs, curl ups, spine curls, cobra, cat, but again, exercises can be progressed or regressed depending on your level.

Intermediate session – You will have done around 20+ in person classes and be familiar with all the basic classical matwork exercises. Through your practice you will have built some stamina to enable you to do the exercises with less rest breaks.

I provide a space where…

  • you can spend an hour being kind to yourself
  • your needs will be listened to and you’ll feel recognized
  • you’ll be encouraged to reach your personal goals (or goals related to your tennis or golf game)
  • you can steadily improve week on week
  • you can join a community

Above all, my classes are inclusive. They are for everybody and I mean every body.  I encourage representation and participation of diverse groups of people, including people of different genders, races and ethnicities, abilities, religions, cultures, ages and sexual orientations and people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and expertise.

Testimonials

“Sophie’s class is amazing! Very clear instructions and she’s always on hand to help and adjust. She is great at highlighting problem areas and a working out a way to improve them” Gabriella C

Sophie “She also brings her lovely kind and genuine personality to her teaching, meaning I felt really comfortable and taken care of. Her passion for self care, mental health and her philosophy on mindfully looking after the body through movement comes through in everything she teaches. Highly recommended.” Elizabeth R

“Sophie’s class works for a range of pilates experience – complete new comers to those who have done it before. She manages to tailor her responses to people’s individual needs – from ‘this will be good for your tennis’ to correcting my imbalanced standing poses.” Carole M

I had wanted to get back into Pilates but found it difficult to find the right class after knee surgery. In our small class, Sophie is aware of my limitations and gives me great alternatives whilst also giving personal attention to beginners in the class. She explains every move and the benefits while keeping it fun.” Marion D

“Sophie is an amazing teacher, very patient and explains every exercise and move very well. She is very calm so you feel very at ease and after a few minutes into the lesson you feel the stress of the day quickly evaporating. It really helped with my back pain – and with my general wellbeing and mental health. I highly recommend her lessons.” Marta C