About Jyoti Pilates

JS Pilates 0265 black webI don’t come from a dance or sports background, and originally trained as a textile designer.  I still design, so now combine my love of printed pattern, with my fascination with people’s movement patterns. 

So I’m no stranger to what sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen does to your body.  And how I long to stretch and move after a day of that.

I first came across Pilates about 16 years ago in my late 20’s, when I felt it was about time I started exercise of some sort, never having been ‘sporty’ or a fan of the gym.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first class, but I did like the sound of improved muscle tone and length.  I soon discovered there was a whole lot more to it than that.  Although there are many physical benefits, the reason I returned after that first class, and keep returning to my mat after all these years is simply how great it makes me feel.  Energised and relaxed at the same time, and definitely walking taller (a bonus when you are only 5’ 4”!)

I’m certain that doing Pilates has kept the niggling aches and pains of age at bay; has allowed me to do all the other things I love with ease and grace, and has left me feeling stronger and healthier now than I did when I first started.

I completed my teacher training with Body Control Pilates in 2008, and since then have loved watching the changes in my client’s bodies and their enthusiasm as they learn, and I have also learnt so much from them in return.

I am a supervising teacher for BCPA in Edinburgh, helping to train new teachers, so there may be a student teacher and an extra pair of eyes to assist you in your class!

body controlTraining and Qualifications

  • Master Matwork Teacher (BCP’s highest matwork teaching qualification)
  • Body Control Pilates Matwork Instructor Level 3
  • Reformer Equipment Qualified
  • Level 3 Register of Exercise Professionals