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GYROTONIC® System

BEATRIZ PASCUAL

GYROTONIC® System Manager

Beatriz was born and trained in Spain. After graduating at the Real Escuela de Arte Dramatico y Danza de Madrid she danced in various companies in Spain, Belgium and South Africa and as a guest artist in Japan, New York, Europe and the UK.
It was during a dance project in New York in 1996 that she first came into contact with GYROTONIC® through its inventor, Juliu Horvath. She then trained with him and came back to the UK to open the first GYROTONIC® Studio in London teaching for 7 years before joining forces with Elaine and Amanda.
Beatriz is also a dance teacher and the the founder and artistic director of ARtelier a forum for independent artists.
She is a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer giving regular trainings with Elaine in London. Beatriz also gives trainings in Spain.

ELAINE PUREN

GYROTONIC® System Manager

Elaine grew up in Buckinghamshire and completed her full time dance training at the Arts Educational School, Tring and the Central School of Ballet, London before joining Northern Ballet Theatre under Christopher Gable. Elaine then spent five years as a soloist with the NAPAC Dance Company in Durban South Africa.
On returning to London she undertook various dance projects and discovered the GYROTONIC® system. She completed her teacher training in 2000 with the help of a Lisa Ullmann Scholarship at the European GYROTONIC® Headquarters in Bad Krozingen Germany, studying with Juliu Horvath and Gina Muensterkoetter. Elaine opened Studio 74 with Amanda Menage in January 2003.
Elaine is now a Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and gives regular teacher trainings with Beatriz as well as teaching private and group classes.

LUISA LAZZARO

LUISA LAZZARO

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® practitioner

Luisa graduated with a BA in Dance Theatre from Laban in London in 1995 and returned to her native Italy to work with various dance and theatre companies. She lived and worked in France and Sweden as a performer before returning to the UK in 2007. Since then she has continued to work as a performer, started her own choreographic work and pursued her training in the Gyrotonic Expansion System. She first discovered Gyrotonic at the White Cloud in Rome and was grabbed by its concepts of internal expansion and multi dimensionality. As a result of a knee injury while dancing for the company NorrDans in Sweden she considered becoming a trainer. She completed her Gyrotonic training in London in 2010. Following this she was awarded two grants by Dancer's Career Development to further develop her training in the system. She is now a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor and teaches regularly in London.

Pilates

GERRY EDWARDS

Pilates

Gerry is certified by the Pilates Foundation UK Ltd as a Comprehensive Apparatus and Mat Pilates teacher. In addition to a broad knowledge of the Pilates Method, Gerry has extensive experience in sport injury rehabilitation and both physical and neurological conditions.
An honours graduate from the Royal Military College of Science, Gerry's interest and involvement in Pilates began several years ago during his previous career as a Management Consultant. While looking for an antidote to the stresses of corporate life, he first studied The Alexander Technique and then progressed to Pilates. His total belief in the efficacy of Pilates and its contribution to overall health, led him to the decision to leave corporate life and retrain as a Pilates Instructor.

ALEX ILIOPOULOS

Pilates

Alexandra trained as a dancer and dance teacher at the State School of Dance in Athens, Greece and that is where she first came in contact with the wonderful world of Pilates, through seminars with Alan Herdman. She was amazed at how much the body could achieve with minimum effort, compared to the strenuous training of a dancer. After completing her dance training, she went straight to London and trained with Alan Herdman and has been committed ever since to introducing people to their bodies and their abilities through movement. She also trained for two years as a midwife and has extensive knowledge in postnatal and antenatal Pilates. For the last 12 years she has taught people with a wide range of abilities and challenges and has loved every minute of it.

IAN KING

Pilates and Gyrotonic®

Ian trained in ballet and contemporary dance at the Rambert School of Ballet & the Heinz Bosel Foundation in Munich. Ian performed ballet in Germany and contemporary dance in the UK.
He decided to go to University where he gained a BA and MA in History of Art. After working for various art organizations and galleries, Ian returned to bodywork He pays particular attention to alignment and coordination, believing that movement quality is a key element in exercising effectively, whether for rehabilitative purposes or general conditioning.
Ian trained with the Pilates Foundation UK Ltd.  He also teaches Gyrotonic®.

JELICA KRICSKOVICS

JELICA KRICSKOVICS

Pilates

Jelica Kricskovics is a trained dancer and choreographer, studied at the Hungarian Dance Academy and turned to Pilates after an injury. Her growing interest led her to study the Pilates method. She rceived her diploma in 2008 and has since been teaching in Edinburgh and London. Her teaching style is influenced by her background in dance and incorporates stretching and movement exercises along with the traditional Pilates repertoire. Jelica’s main interest is to give out as much knowledge as possible through movement to people of various backgrounds in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle and increase their mind/body awareness.

MARINA RAKIC

Pilates

Having practiced Pilates and Yoga since her teens, as a side kick to her passion for contemporary dance, Marina decided to complete her yoga teacher training in 2012 after graduating in Engineering. Seeing bodies through the engineering lens turned her into a complete anatomy buff. Teaching and practicing Yoga made her realize how complementary Pilates is to her yoga and gym activities. She decided to add Pilates to her teaching skills in order to help her students find the strength and stability in their bodies while balancing it out with functional flexibility.

Marina’s teaching style is thorough and challenging, yet emphasising mindfulness and focus to promote functional movement patterns. Studying for a PhD in Neuroimaging she is eager to rave about the many benefits of mindful exercise on cognitive and neurophysiological systems in the body. The power of human mind never ceases to fascinate her

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CATHERINE LAMOUREUX

Pilates

Coming with a medical background, Catherine is aware of what a body needs. Having experience with people who suffered all kinds of injuries, she knows that preventive medicine can help minimising the risk of injuries, as well ashelp with faster recovery.

Proud mom of four children, her desire to keep healthy and strong is what initially brought her to pilates. After having taken classes as a student, she decided to qualify as an instructor, to combine her anatomical knowledge withwellness, listening, and caring.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Catherine can teach in both French and English. A Certified Polestar Pilates instructor, she offers a dynamic and well balanced experience.She continues to improve her skills and knowledge of pilatesthrough ongoing training and workshops with renowned pilates professionals. She has special expertise in pre & postnatal, as well as clients with osteoporosis issues.

Catherine believes in the importance of creating a positive movement experience for clients to encourage them to move in a pain-free and safe environment. Her classes are varied and adapted to individual needs. She wants her clients to optimise the time spent exercising, whether for rehabilitative purposes or general conditioning. Her caring and encouraging teaching style will help you improve core strength, posture,and increase your ability to lengthen and tone muscles.

EIRINI  LAIMOU

EIRINI LAIMOU

Pilates

Eirini is certified by the Pilates Foundation UK as a Comprehensive Apparatus and Mat teacher. Previously Eirini worked as a civil rights advisor for a non-profit organization before taking up Pilates that successfully treated her chronic back condition. This led her to take up the Pilates Foundation teacher training programme. Eirini is the first graduate from Studio 74's Teacher Training Programme run by Pilates Foundation trainer Sue Nash who has since emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand. As a young adult, Eirini was a passionate sports woman. Her interest and now passion for Pilates grew from an appreciation of its extensive, evolving and vital repertoire that can be adapted to individual needs.  Eirini wants to continue developing and sharing her knowledge of Pilates, and to help others to lead healthier lives.