Our Pilates training is powerful, professional and always in service of you living the best life you can.

About

Sharon Dow

          There is a moment in teaching Pilates when the exercises transform from a messy soup of choreography and rules to well being and vitality. This magical switch allows me to contribute to someone’s health and mood simply by teaching them Pilates.My strong belief in the benefits of the Pilates method allows me to be a cheerleader for people who have tried all other manner of fitness or medical treatments and are still looking for a way to care for their physical health. Clients that train at our studio get first-rate modern movement skills, but more importantly education; education that supports everyday activities and a life you love.

Mark Issott

          Mark Issott is fascinated by human movement and its potential. His study of diverse movement systems has led him to believe human movement looks less like a glossy magazine photo and more organic and flowing. His work with clients focuses on helping them recapture and develop their natural movement capabilities, more caveman like abilities.Mark’s study with many famous Pilates teachers brought him into contact with Shari Berkowitz whose Yoda like guidance has helped him develop his Pilates teaching into a clear system of instructions that’s suitable for all levels of strength and ability.

OUR STUDIO ADDRESS

Englishwren Pilates Studio,
95 Nightingale Lane,
London,
SW12 8NX
07879 816 514

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TESTIMONIALS

  • I booked a private session with Mark after chatting to a friend whose neck pain had really reduced through weekly pilates sessions. I've had back problems for years, and I'm generally a bit apprehensive about working with people as my body has a tendency to go wrong, but Mark's breadth of knowledge, patience, and willingness to listen have made it easy to relax and trust. Over the past year and a half, I've been learning about my body, finding ways to cope when bits of me act up, and I've been getting stronger. I've also had lots of fun, and pilates sessions are now an absolute weekly highlight.
    Isla K.
  • I began Yamuna classes whilst waiting for a delayed hip replacement. My hip joint was arthritic, painful, and with limited movement. After each class the hip felt a little more mobile and the pain had lessened. The ball rolling also helped realign my body and stance, which had been affected by my hip. Following the operation I was able to walk with 2 crutches immediately, with one after about 2 weeks and without any at around 5 weeks. The hospital physios were impressed with how well I could walk and move after the operation and I’m sure the ball work really helped my recovery.
    Susan H.
  • I have been having individual Pilates sessions with Mark for nearly 2 years; he is a wonderful teacher and I cannot rate him high enough. Some of my earlier sessions were rehabilitative after surgery and he shows incredible thoughtfulness whilst planning an individual programme, one that is holistic and that takes into consideration the fears associated with movement. Mark is extremely motivating and with my progression has demonstrated how adept he is at setting more challenging programmes, whilst remembering any bodily limitations. At times I am astounded by his perceptiveness regarding the body. His other trainings clearly support his Pilates work. Finally, one could not meet a more genuine person, enthusiastic and always welcoming.
    Michelle J.
  • I’ve been doing Pilates with Sharon for years and love the way she approaches each class with such energy and care. There’s no such thing as a standard class – every one is fresh and builds on your fitness and ability. The classes are small which means you get a lot of personal attention and feedback. The studio is spotlessly clean, with great equipment and a simple, relaxed feel that helps everyone feel right at home.
    Siobhan J.

OUR STUDIO ADDRESS

Englishwren Pilates Studio,
95 Nightingale Lane,
London,
SW12 8NX
07879 816 514

FIND US

  • I booked a private session with Mark after chatting to a friend whose neck pain had really reduced through weekly pilates sessions. I've had back problems for years, and I'm generally a bit apprehensive about working with people as my body has a tendency to go wrong, but Mark's breadth of knowledge, patience, and willingness to listen have made it easy to relax and trust. Over the past year and a half, I've been learning about my body, finding ways to cope when bits of me act up, and I've been getting stronger. I've also had lots of fun, and pilates sessions are now an absolute weekly highlight.
    Isla K.
  • I began Yamuna classes whilst waiting for a delayed hip replacement. My hip joint was arthritic, painful, and with limited movement. After each class the hip felt a little more mobile and the pain had lessened. The ball rolling also helped realign my body and stance, which had been affected by my hip. Following the operation I was able to walk with 2 crutches immediately, with one after about 2 weeks and without any at around 5 weeks. The hospital physios were impressed with how well I could walk and move after the operation and I’m sure the ball work really helped my recovery.
    Susan H.
  • I have been having individual Pilates sessions with Mark for nearly 2 years; he is a wonderful teacher and I cannot rate him high enough. Some of my earlier sessions were rehabilitative after surgery and he shows incredible thoughtfulness whilst planning an individual programme, one that is holistic and that takes into consideration the fears associated with movement. Mark is extremely motivating and with my progression has demonstrated how adept he is at setting more challenging programmes, whilst remembering any bodily limitations. At times I am astounded by his perceptiveness regarding the body. His other trainings clearly support his Pilates work. Finally, one could not meet a more genuine person, enthusiastic and always welcoming.
    Michelle J.
  • I’ve been doing Pilates with Sharon for years and love the way she approaches each class with such energy and care. There’s no such thing as a standard class – every one is fresh and builds on your fitness and ability. The classes are small which means you get a lot of personal attention and feedback. The studio is spotlessly clean, with great equipment and a simple, relaxed feel that helps everyone feel right at home.
    Siobhan J.
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