Am new to the site, have been living on Long Lane for about 5 months now. Looking to start a pilates class in the area, can anyone recommend a place to go? Somewhere that holds classes or a gym where you don't have to be a member would be cool.
Alison's yoga classes tend to be a bit easier than the classes at Globe House in my experience. That said there are lots of different teachers at Globe House so I'm sure you can find a class to suit you. Both are very different but equally lovely spaces to practice yoga in.
I do one-to-one sessions of gyrotonic at Studio Seventy-Four with Sal, who is excellent and the reason I keep going despite it being a bit beyond my budget. While I'm doing my sessions, a lady called Lina teaches pilates. She's never taught me personally, but her clients seem to love her and she comes across as having a very relaxed, intuituve manner. I don't know if they do any classes at Studio Seventy-Four though. I think it may only be one-on-one/one-on-two.
There used to be a place called Pilates Works on Shad Thames that I used to do pilates mat classes at a few years ago; but I believe they've moved to a place near Waterloo now.
When looking for pilates teachers, my advice would be to look for someone who is qualified by the Pilates Foundation, rather than the Body Control Pilates qualification.