OUR INSTRUCTORS

SARAH DULEY

Proprietor Sarah Duley Sarah completed her teacher’s training course with Pilates guru Alan Herdman in 1996. Previously a professional ballet dancer, Sarah had practised Pilates throughout her career, both as a strengthening routine and during times of injury. On completion of the course, Sarah went on to set up her own ‘mat work’ classes as well as teaching in other London studios. The desire to teach in semi-private situations, and the lack of such a studio outside of central London, led to the opening of the Sarah Duley Pilates Studio, from her home, in September 1999.

During this time Sarah became a founder member of the Pilates Foundation, now one of the leading bodies of the Pilates world. When pregnant with her second child the necessity to move the studio out of home increased, and Pilates Plus was opened in St Margarets in October 2001. In September 2003 Sarah qualified as a GYROTONIC® teacher, followed shortly by GYROKINESIS® qualification.

In May 2012 Sarah opened Studio 117, a dedicated GYROTONIC® Studio where she also provides GYROTONIC® Pre-Training courses.

TOMMASO DI BATTISTA

Tommaso studied dance at the prestigious Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy. During his time there he started practicing the GYROTONIC® method. Experiencing first hand the improvement to his energy and vibrancy of movement, he went on to train fully in Rotterdam and Rome. His passion for teaching has blossomed into a true vocation. He returns regularly to perfect his understanding of the method. An important part of his training philosophy is to unlock the natural forces within our bodies to allow us to function at our fullest potential. His sessions aim to create muscular resilience, agility, vitality and ease of movement, tailored to individual goals and capabilities.

CANELLE BRICOUT

Canelle studied GYROTONIC® whilst training at The Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance in NYC. She experienced first-hand the healing effects of GYROTONIC® as a result of using the method to recover from her own injuries during her dance career. She has taught a diverse range of clients, including professional dancers, musicians and those recovering from chronic injuries, personalising each session to ease pain and blockages, restore movement efficiency and structural integrity. Committed to furthering her professional development within GYROTONIC®, Canelle has received additional certifications in therapeutic applications for the pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle, pre and post hip replacement, psoas principles, dynamic trunk stabilisation and scoliosis.