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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

ZOE HODGSON

Studio Owner | Master Instructor

Established since 1992, Zoe is one of the first instructors to bring Pilates to the UK. When she started there were only a few Pilates Studios in London and only a handful of instructors. Zoe was trained personally by Michael King 1994-2008.  In 1982 he opened his own studio, Body Control, in connection with the newly formed Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden London. He is one of the greatest living Teachers in the modern day, trained by Joseph Pilates apprentice Carola Trier and Romana Kryzanowska. This provides an invaluable first-hand link back to the origins of the Pilates Method.

Zoe is a Pilates Institute and Precision Certified Advanced Instructor.  Zoe has worked for many years in back health clinics and hospitals and has studied Anatomy and Physiology at Farnborough University.  Her work and training includes the Red Arrows at Farnborough and teaching for 10 years at Surbiton High School, Claremont Fan Court School and Tolworth Girls School. Zoe trained part of the GB Mens’s Hockey team who went on to win a Medal at the Olympic Games. Zoe’s qualifications include Swiss Ball, Spin, Aqua, Advanced Gym Instruction, Personal Training, TRX & Suspension and Barre Concept.  Zoe has made it her life long work to create her unique Method using the latest research and her experience of what works safely and effectively.

Zoe Hodgson has spent 25 years of her life teaching over 33,000 hours with 27 classes per week. In 1992 Zoe had a serious car accident and lost balance on one side of her body. At the time she was told it would effect her dancing career. After one year of training in Pilates she had improved 100%! This was a life changer.

Zoe is a local Esher girl born and bred who has built up her extensive and incredibly established business via good olde fashioned word of mouth not from external companies data or social media. Her knowledge and the teams knowledge make them one of the most experienced teams in the UK.

Zoe is Lagree trained and she thinks it is the hardest reformer in the world. They call it the ice breaker and is certified to teach Lagree and spent one year teacher training in Shorditch and Guildford Trained by Largee himself. Zoe’s Motto never stop training never stop learning then your never stop being the best you can be.

LYNN HAMMOND

Pilates Instructor & Chartered Physiotherapist 

Lynn qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP, HCPC Registered) at the Middlesex Hospital London in 1986. She has gained extensive experience working within the NHS in both physical and mental health settings and is uniquely placed to meet the complex needs of her atients through a holistic approach. She is also a Fully Certified Pilates Instructor with The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI), a world leading provider of education for health professionals. She combines part time work as a specialist physiotherapist in an NHS eating disorder service alongside working as a private practitioner, providing hands on physiotherapy and Pilates.

Lynn continues to develop her knowledge and skills and her recent CPD includes:

Myofascial Release training since 2011 with John Annan, Til Luchau, Jing Advanced Massage Training Ltd and the British Fascia Symposium 2014 and 2018 (pending); extensive training in Soft Tissue Techniques and Manual Therapy; Aromatherapy Diploma; Osteoporosis, CBT and Eating Disorders courses and Conferences.

2010 Modified Pilates for Rehabilitation; 2013 Pilates for Osteoporosis; Matwork Certification series; 2017 Pilates Masterclass, Stretching for Pilates, APPI on Tour, Pilates for Scoliosis, Pilates for Spinal Surgery, Ante & Post Natal Pilates; 2018 Pilates for Hypermobility, Shoulder Rehabilitation, APPI Pilates Conference.

Lynn is passionate about making Pilates accessible to anyone at any level. Her classes are safe and effective yet challenging, where you are encouraged to work at your own level. She incorporates core stability and balance exercises in standing to make Pilates functional and carry through to everyday life.

Lynn’s 1:1 Pilates sessions offer a thorough assessment of one’s needs (including ante and post natal), teaching the Pilates principles and building confidence before joining a class or ongoing clinical rehabilitation and support for those who wish to work individually, need more specific attention, modifications or a home programme.

Lynn offers one hour physiotherapy sessions, following injury, surgery or for ongoing painful conditions. Following a clinical assessment, Lynn will discuss her findings and recommend a treatment plan to suit. Treatment may include manual therapy techniques such as passive joint mobilisation, Myofascial Release, soft tissue techniques and massage, followed by a personalised Pilates exercise programme and/or Pilates classes to support ongoing management towards recovery.

LINDA SEGERSTAM

In House Golf & Sports Specialist

Linda set up her own company in 2014, The Intelligent Core, after 15 years as a manager at two global companies, Callaway Golf Europe ltd and the Financial Times. In 2015 Linda’s sister Jenny also joined the company as the Operational Director.

Linda worked with the Body Control Pilates team developing their Pilates for Golfers teaching programme. Body Control Pilates is the largest Pilates teaching organisation in Europe and hundreds of Pilates teachers have gone through the Pilates for Golfers programme. Linda is a Pilates coach specialised in Pilates for golfers, teaching clients how to condition and strengthen their body to improve their golf game and stay injury free. She has been a golfer all her life, has been teaching beginner’s golf for many years and also holds a PGA Level 1 qualification. She has experience teaching Pilates to the beginner non-sports person as well as the advanced golfer.

Linda currently provides private lessons to Tour professionals as well as amateur golfers; she runs classes at golf clubs, and works with corporations as part of their workplace wellness programmes. She is also involved in projects such as the Lady Golfer Magazine ‘This Girl Golfs’ events and National Golf Month supported by BGIA British Golf Industry Foundation. The Intelligent Core has been featured in several golf magazines.

SARAH BISHOP

Athlete Advanced Instructor

Running a successful Sports Massage company in and around Surrey since 2009, Sarah has had a keen interest in sport, health and fitness for many years. Growing up as a horse rider, then as a swimmer/water polo player, marathon runner, kick boxer, and now Ironman triathlete, she has had her fair share of injuries; she came to teaching Pilates following her own back injury in 2011.  Her 1-2-1 and bespoke small group classes focus on injury rehabilitation, pain management, strength and mobility.   Sarah also enjoys teaching children’s classes, and is CRB checked to work in some of the most prestigious schools in Surrey, using matwork and small equipment to enhance focus, balance and posture.  Sarah has also worked with a number of large city businesses to offer corporate wellness days, introducing Pilates to their staff.

MIRANDA WEBBER

Ballet Dancer and Advanced Instructor

Miranda has been teaching Pilates and Pilates-inspired fitness classes since 2012 first in Cambridge and then Surrey and London since she moved here two years ago. With a background in ballet, contemporary and jazz dance, Pilates was a natural progression and she continues to use dance fundamentals to complement and enhance her group classes and 1-2-1 training to focus on full body strengthening, mobility and flexibility. Whilst in Cambridge she taught at Cambridge University, Bodywork Company Dance Studios and Hills Road Sixth Form College and now teaches at gyms and health clubs in the local area as well as working during the week at Harrods providing staff with corporate Pilates classes to promote wellness, improved posture and balance.

SANDI ALSION

Advanced Instructor

From an early age Sandi’s passion in life has always been in fitness and health. A competitive gymnast for many years she learnt early that exercise can have amazing benefits on the mind and body. Sandi is a qualified Advanced Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor, Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor and Boxercise Instructor. Sandi loves to help clients learn new ways to train that are inspiring, fun and have a positive result on improving fitness, health and happiness. As one of eight children she understands it’s a personal journey and the bodies and motivations of each individual  will be different. Sandi teaches but loves and enjoys the journey to help people feel good, improve their health and achieve a much happier lifestyle. Her Mantra… Happiness is the highest form of Health.

Rebecca Horner

Master Instructor & Assessor

Rebecca established her fitness business in 1985 after previously representing her country in gymnastics. She is an internationally recognised figure in the fitness industry and has delivered training courses and master classes in Pilates and Barre Concept worldwide. Additionally, Rebecca is an expert in many styles of yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques.

 Rebecca is an experienced Master Trainer and Assessor for Multi fitness establishments. She has amazing energy and a capacity to make her knowledge resonate by giving it a real world context, always getting rave reviews from her students. She has also worked as a TV presenter for various fitness channels and numerous online interactive health and fitness websites. In short, Rebecca ROCKS!

Vanessa Basson

Advanced Instructor

Vanessa, a mum to triplets and recently a new mum again with Fetcher, has always been into sport. Vanessa was a gymnast as a child and played sport for Middlesex.  She followed her dream to be cabin crew but realised sport was a big part of her life. In 1998, she trained as a fitness instructor and in 2000 started attending Zoe Hodgson Pilates and from this found her love of Pilates. In 2002 Vanessa qualified as a personal/gym instructor and is trained in kettle ball and TRX suspension. In 2005 she trained at the Pilates Institute and also gave birth to her triplets, Ashton, Ethan and Lottie, so 2005 was a very busy year for her! In 2009 Vanessa trained with Pilates small equipment. She also worked with Kingston Chiropractic and for the renowned Mr Onsy Morris consultant gynaecologist at the New Vic. In 2012 she qualified as a barre concept teacher and continues to run mat work and equipment based Pilates for local health clubs and bespoke studios.

 

Victoria Lamm

Ballerina & West End Performer

Victoria studied and trained to be a fully qualified Pilates instructor whilst also attending one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the country. She graduated with a first class degree honours in Theatre Dance in 2013 and has been working as a professional dancer non stop. Victoria has been fortunate enough to have a very successful dance career. She performed in fashion shows, music videos, UK tours, TV/internet adverts, clothing campaigns and most recently performed in the West End Musical Thriller Live for nearly two years. Her interest in Pilates began when she was training as a professional dancer, strengthening and lengthening the muscles in a way different to any other form of exercise. Victoria’s passion remains loyal to Pilates, she has worked at various establishments in private and group sessions. Her clientele has varied from rehabilitation clients to the pregnant, elderly, teenagers, dancers, models, sports professionals and children. Victoria’s has a natural flare when it comes to instructing Pilates, her ability to be associated with such a vastly experienced team is a testament not only to her teaching skills but also her willingness to continue growing as an instructor. In her sessions she has become renown for not only improving clients physical state but also mentally, she is a strong believer that Pilates is the most rewarding mind and body workout which is shown through her sessions.

Chetna Lad

Holistic Therapist and Gong Master

Chetna is a fully trained holistic therapist and a master teacher in many modalities of Reiki (including Usui, Celtic, Karuna, Angelic and Lightarian). Chetna is a Moon Mother and practitioner in Reiki Drum, Crystal & Sound/Gong Healing. Chetna has been leading meditation classes for a number of years and has a busy Reiki practice in East Twickenham and teaches relaxation techniques to clients from all walks of life including lawyers, journalists and teachers.

Chetna has a corporate background having worked as a city lawyer. 20 years of experience as a therapist and is gentle, compassionate and open minded in her approach to meditations and healing where she offers non-judgemental support to her clients.

For further details or to book click here.
Contact Chetna directly at:   info@reiki-jewels.com  |  07828 905309

Sam Weerasinghe

Mindfulness Coach

Sam worked for 15 years as a senior Manager within the Arts and Museum sector.
SamMantra – my mantra, to a healthier, happier me’.
Sam, Trained to teach the MBSR programme, Sam runs regular mindfulness-based intervention courses and classes in a public or workplace setting. Sam setup a wellbeing programme at the Medicine Garden in Cobham, offering stress management classes and wellbeing workshops that blend creativity and everyday mindfulness practices together.

Sam is passionate about helping to eliminate the growing disease of stress in society today and works with families and individuals suffering from the constant busyness and stress of life. She teaches regular mindful parenting courses and developed a wellbeing stress management programme for Nuffield Health, in Surrey. In addition, she runs bespoke workshops for Kingston Carers and offers parent and teacher mindfulness sessions within schools. Sam also recently presented at the national Mindful Living Show in London at its inaugural show last year.

Sam has been taught by a number of inspirational teachers and is influenced by the spiritual teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Insight Meditation. She has a strong interest in mindful self-compassion practices and mindful movement, having practiced yoga for 25 years. She likes to teach mindfulness with a soft and creative touch. Mindfulness is often referred to as heart-full-ness and it is this open-hearted awareness that has allowed Sam to deepen her own personal meditation practice.

SamMantra’s mission is simple: to offer wellbeing mindfulness programmes that allow individuals to consciously find their own sense of stillness in their lives; express their inner creativity; nurture their minds and bodies and learn to ‘just be in the moment’.

Sam adheres to the good practice guidelines for mindfulness-based teachers in the UK.

Courses: Sam offers a number of 8 week mindfulness courses for health and wellbeing. MBSR – An 8 week Mindful Based Stress Reduction Programme ( 2hours per week with a Silent Retreat day)
Finding Peace in a Frantic World – An 8 week beginners course in Mindfulness for wellbeing and health ( 90minutes per week)

I will also be offering taster classes every term for each course plus top up workshop sessions for all students that have attended by courses before. These will always be on Sundays as it seems to be the best day the studio is free. Silent Retreat day rom 10-3pm This is not part of a course this summer but will be open to all students that have attended my courses before.

Jasmin Tucker

dōTERRA Workshops

Jasmin is an Emotional Freedom Coach and practises a no. of modalities to help her clients with general anxiety issues , fears and phobias. She is a regular at ZH Pilates and has been attending classes for many years. Jasmin in trained in NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Matrix Reimprinting. She practises from the comfort of her home in Esher and has clients world wide whom she coaches via skype.

Jasmin is also associated with dōTERRA essential oils and is a wellness advocate (an independent product consultant) for
dōTERRA. dōTERRA make 100% chemical free, certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils which are not topped with fillers or carrier oils. They have ethical/chemical-free growing and processing techniques, including using third party testing to bring us the highest grade essential oils.

Jasmin has a real passion for essential oils and for educating and sharing what these oils can do for our health and wellbeing. Apart from their lovely aromas, these oils have major health benefits when applied topically and even ingested responsibly.
In these one hour essential oil education classes, Jasmin will share with you:

Some handy tips for best uses of these oils
How you can replace your basic medical cabinet with pure plant based medicine and look after your family’s well-being.
Where best to buy these oils at discounted prices
The business opportunity with dōTERRA (for those who are interested)

As a thank you for coming to the class, you will receive a goody bag of some samples and home made perfumes to take away along with a dōTERRA product guide, all worth more than £7.

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

ZOE HODGSON

Studio Owner | Master Instructor

Established since 1992, Zoe is one of the first instructors to bring Pilates to the UK. When she started there were only a few Pilates Studios in London and only a handful of instructors. Zoe was trained personally by Michael King 1994-2008.  In 1982 he opened his own studio, Body Control, in connection with the newly formed Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden London. He is one of the greatest living Teachers in the modern day, trained by Joseph Pilates apprentice Carola Trier and Romana Kryzanowska. This provides an invaluable first-hand link back to the origins of the Pilates Method.

Zoe is a Pilates Institute and Precision Certified Advanced Instructor.  Zoe has worked for many years in back health clinics and hospitals and has studied Anatomy and Physiology at Farnborough University.  Her work and training includes the Red Arrows at Farnborough and teaching for 10 years at Surbiton High School, Claremont Fan Court School and Tolworth Girls School. Zoe trained part of the GB Mens’s Hockey team who went on to win a Medal at the Olympic Games. Zoe’s qualifications include Swiss Ball, Spin, Aqua, Advanced Gym Instruction, Personal Training, TRX & Suspension and Barre Concept.  Zoe has made it her life long work to create her unique Method using the latest research and her experience of what works safely and effectively.

Zoe Hodgson has spent 25 years of her life teaching over 33,000 hours with 27 classes per week. In 1992 Zoe had a serious car accident and lost balance on one side of her body. At the time she was told it would effect her dancing career. After one year of training in Pilates she had improved 100%! This was a life changer.

LYNN HAMMOND

Pilates Instructor & Chartered Physiotherapist 

Lynn qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist at the Middlesex Hospital London in 1986. She has gained extensive experience working within the NHS in both physical and mental health settings and is uniquely placed to meet the complex needs of her patients through a holistic approach. She combines part time work as a specialist physiotherapist in an NHS eating disorder service with private hands on physiotherapy and Pilates for rehabilitation.

Lynn has continued to develop her knowledge and skills and her post graduate CPD includes: Diploma in Aromatherapy; CBT courses; Myofascial Release training with John Annan, Til Luchau and Jing Advanced Massage Training Ltd; extensive training in Soft Tissue Techniques; Pilates for physiotherapists with The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI), to name but a few.

Lynn has developed a special interest in osteoporosis. She keeps up to date with current research, lectures and has written patient leaflets. She is a professional member of the National Osteoporosis society (NOS) and attended the 2016 NOS conference. Lynn has helped many, young and old in managing osteoporosis, optimising bone health and reducing the likelihood of osteoporotic fragility fractures, through education, posture improvement, exercise and modified Pilates as well as hands on pain relieving treatment.

Lynn offers one hour treatment sessions to those suffering pain or following an injury. After a clinical assessment Lynn will discuss her findings with you and recommend a treatment plan to suit you. Treatment may include manual therapy techniques such as passive joint mobilisation, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Techniques and massage. A personalised exercise plan or a group Pilates programme would follow to support ongoing management towards recovery.

LINDA SEGERSTAM

In House Golf & Sports Specialist

Linda set up her own company in 2014, The Intelligent Core, after 15 years as a manager at two global companies, Callaway Golf Europe ltd and the Financial Times. In 2015 Linda’s sister Jenny also joined the company as the Operational Director.

Linda worked with the Body Control Pilates team developing their Pilates for Golfers teaching programme. Body Control Pilates is the largest Pilates teaching organisation in Europe and hundreds of Pilates teachers have gone through the Pilates for Golfers programme. Linda is a Pilates coach specialised in Pilates for golfers, teaching clients how to condition and strengthen their body to improve their golf game and stay injury free. She has been a golfer all her life, has been teaching beginner’s golf for many years and also holds a PGA Level 1 qualification. She has experience teaching Pilates to the beginner non-sports person as well as the advanced golfer.

Linda currently provides private lessons to Tour professionals as well as amateur golfers; she runs classes at golf clubs, and works with corporations as part of their workplace wellness programmes. She is also involved in projects such as the Lady Golfer Magazine ‘This Girl Golfs’ events and National Golf Month supported by BGIA British Golf Industry Foundation. The Intelligent Core has been featured in several golf magazines.

SARAH BISHOP

Athlete Advanced Instructor

Running a successful Sports Massage company in and around Surrey since 2009, Sarah has had a keen interest in sport, health and fitness for many years. Growing up as a horse rider, then as a swimmer/water polo player, marathon runner, kick boxer, and now Ironman triathlete, she has had her fair share of injuries; she came to teaching Pilates following her own back injury in 2011.  Her 1-2-1 and bespoke small group classes focus on injury rehabilitation, pain management, strength and mobility.   Sarah also enjoys teaching children’s classes, and is CRB checked to work in some of the most prestigious schools in Surrey, using matwork and small equipment to enhance focus, balance and posture.  Sarah has also worked with a number of large city businesses to offer corporate wellness days, introducing Pilates to their staff.

MIRANDA WEBBER

Ballet Dancer and Advanced Instructor

Miranda has been teaching Pilates and Pilates-inspired fitness classes since 2012 first in Cambridge and then Surrey and London since she moved here two years ago. With a background in ballet, contemporary and jazz dance, Pilates was a natural progression and she continues to use dance fundamentals to complement and enhance her group classes and 1-2-1 training to focus on full body strengthening, mobility and flexibility. Whilst in Cambridge she taught at Cambridge University, Bodywork Company Dance Studios and Hills Road Sixth Form College and now teaches at gyms and health clubs in the local area as well as working during the week at Harrods providing staff with corporate Pilates classes to promote wellness, improved posture and balance.

SANDI ALSION

Advanced Instructor

From an early age Sandi’s passion in life has always been in fitness and health. A competitive gymnast for many years she learnt early that exercise can have amazing benefits on the mind and body. Sandi is a qualified Advanced Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor, Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor and Boxercise Instructor. Sandi loves to help clients learn new ways to train that are inspiring, fun and have a positive result on improving fitness, health and happiness. As one of eight children she understands it’s a personal journey and the bodies and motivations of each individual  will be different. Sandi teaches but loves and enjoys the journey to help people feel good, improve their health and achieve a much happier lifestyle. Her Mantra… Happiness is the highest form of Health.

Rebecca Horner

Master Instructor & Assessor

Rebecca established her fitness business in 1985 after previously representing her country in gymnastics. She is an internationally recognised figure in the fitness industry and has delivered training courses and master classes in Pilates and Barre Concept worldwide. Additionally, Rebecca is an expert in many styles of yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques.

 Rebecca is an experienced Master Trainer and Assessor for Multi fitness establishments. She has amazing energy and a capacity to make her knowledge resonate by giving it a real world context, always getting rave reviews from her students. She has also worked as a TV presenter for various fitness channels and numerous online interactive health and fitness websites. In short, Rebecca ROCKS!

Vanessa Basson

Advanced Instructor

Vanessa, a mum to triplets and recently a new mum again with Fetcher, has always been into sport. Vanessa was a gymnast as a child and played sport for Middlesex.  She followed her dream to be cabin crew but realised sport was a big part of her life. In 1998, she trained as a fitness instructor and in 2000 started attending Zoe Hodgson Pilates and from this found her love of Pilates. In 2002 Vanessa qualified as a personal/gym instructor and is trained in kettle ball and TRX suspension. In 2005 she trained at the Pilates Institute and also gave birth to her triplets, Ashton, Ethan and Lottie, so 2005 was a very busy year for her! In 2009 Vanessa trained with Pilates small equipment. She also worked with Kingston Chiropractic and for the renowned Mr Onsy Morris consultant gynaecologist at the New Vic. In 2012 she qualified as a barre concept teacher and continues to run mat work and equipment based Pilates for local health clubs and bespoke studios.

 

Victoria Lamm

Ballerina & West End Performer

Victoria studied and trained to be a fully qualified Pilates instructor whilst also attending one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the country. She graduated with a first class degree honours in Theatre Dance in 2013 and has been working as a professional dancer non stop. Victoria has been fortunate enough to have a very successful dance career. She performed in fashion shows, music videos, UK tours, TV/internet adverts, clothing campaigns and most recently performed lead role for two years in the West End Musical Thriller Live. Victoria once again will be performing in the new musical Heaven of Earth, when she in not performing in the West End Victoria will be making star appearances at Zoe Hodgson Pilates. Her interest in Pilates began when she was training as a professional dancer, strengthening and lengthening the muscles in a way different to any other form of exercise. Victoria’s passion remains loyal to Pilates, she has worked at various establishments in private and group sessions. Her clientele has varied from rehabilitation clients to the pregnant, elderly, teenagers, dancers, models, sports professionals and children. Victoria’s has a natural flare when it comes to instructing Pilates, her ability to be associated with such a vastly experienced team is a testament not only to her teaching skills but also her willingness to continue growing as an instructor. In her sessions she has become renown for not only improving clients physical state but also mentally, she is a strong believer that Pilates is the most rewarding mind and body workout which is shown through her sessions.

Chetna Lad

Holistic Therapist and Gong Master

Chetna is a fully trained holistic therapist and a master teacher in many modalities of Reiki (including Usui, Celtic, Karuna, Angelic and Lightarian). Chetna is a Moon Mother and practitioner in Reiki Drum, Crystal & Sound/Gong Healing. Chetna has been leading meditation classes for a number of years and has a busy Reiki practice in East Twickenham and teaches relaxation techniques to clients from all walks of life including lawyers, journalists and teachers.

Chetna has a corporate background having worked as a city lawyer. 20 years of experience as a therapist and is gentle, compassionate and open minded in her approach to meditations and healing where she offers non-judgemental support to her clients.

For further details or to book click here.
Contact Chetna directly at:   info@reiki-jewels.com  |  07828 905309

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