Welcome to Sofia Santarelli Pilates. Please join me on my adventure within the world of Body Control Pilates and help me to create a practice that works for you as an individual, one that will make you feel better no matter what your goal is, so that you can live a healthy and pain-free life, feeling toned, powerful and confident.
All private matwork pilates classes are tailored to your body and level of ability. I consider your personal goals, as well as any pre-existing health conditions or injuries and create a bespoke body control pilates session plan just for you.
One-to-one, Duets or small group classes
You may wish for the privacy of a one-to-one session or share with a partner or friends. With a private pilates class, the exercises you learn are tailored to your body and your personalised goals. I will help you develop your Pilates techniques so you can fully capitalise on all of its benefits.
Private Sessions are available in the comfort of your own home, in a studio, office or wherever is convenient and comfortable for you. All you need is space to lay a mat.
1 hour Private Session – £50
1 hour Duet – £60
Please contact me if you would like to discuss your needs or book directly using the booking form below.
During these unprecedented times it is important to keep both the mind and body active. My private online matwork pilates classes, delivered via the Zoom video conferencing interface, will help you to keep active, reduce stress and improve your mental wellbeing during this somewhat difficult period.
Each class will be tailored to you and/or your “isolation bubble members” through a free pre-consultation to consider your personal goals, body type and ability levels; as well as any pre-existing health conditions or injuries. This allows me to create the best bespoke body control pilates session/programme to support you.
1 hour Private Session | One-to-one | £ 30
1 hour Private Session |Small Group | £ 40
Please contact me if you would like to discuss your needs and schedule your private online pilates session..
Most organisations and employees recognise the benefits associated with workplace well-being. Pilates in the workplace can help :
- increase employee well-being
- relieve stress
- improve posture and muscles tone
- cultivate engagement and team building
- people who spend a lot of time behind a desk or on their feet
- people who work manually or repetitively
Pilates can be done almost anywhere, space permitting. A meeting room where furniture can be moved will easily suffice. The only real requirement is comfortable clothing, everything else I supply depending on the session planned, including mats, balls, stretch bands, exercise rings and any other necessary equipment.
Workplace classes are priced £70 – £90 per session and have a maximum of 12 attendees (and are dependent on available space).
This can either be paid by the organisation for its employees, or by a collective of interested employees taking responsibility for the cost, or as often happens, a combination of both, where the company subsidises the cost and staff pay a nominal fee.
There are many differing options and variations available, so please contact me if you would like to discuss your needs further and we can work together on options that would be best suited to your company or organisation.
Running every Tuesday at 8:30PM until 9:30PM at St. Peter’s Church, Southfields road, W4.
My Matwork classes focus on a series of movements incorporating strength, flexibility and mobility.
The exercises are progressive and safe, allowing you to work at your own pace with an emphasis on technique and individual progress, integrating the mind and body resulting in increased energy and relaxation
Mum and Baby Pilates Classes are designed with you in mind and is a lovely way to meet other like minded mums.
Each class is kept small to ensure you get personal attention and that your technique is correct.
I will carefully work to develop your core, regain your strength, improve posture and muscle tone and quite simply get your body back or even improve it!
You can bring your baby so you don’t have to worry about childcare or about trying to fit ‘you’ time into your baby’s busy and demanding schedule.
My aim is to create a warm and friendly space to enable mums to work on themselves whilst offering an alternative to a baby focused class.
It is a very relaxed environment so if you need to tend to your baby in any way during the class this is absolutely fine.
Babies are welcome from 6 weeks* until they are crawling, however if you have a new crawler who would be happy to stay still with some toys then just let me know.
Currently there are no Mum and Baby classes scheduled, but please get in touch if you have a postnatal group of mums that’d like to start!
I am a fully qualified Body Control Pilates Instructor, but do you know what this means?
A body control teacher is required to follow a strict code of practice including the following guiding principles:
– Maximum 12 clients per class
– Continuing their personal Pilates education
– Gives full attention to the comfort and safety of clients at all times.
– Only prescribes exercises suitable for the age, experience and physical condition of the client. Clients are assessed upon enrolment.
– Treats all information received from a client as wholly confidential.
– Hold a current certificate in CPR (Basic Life Support) and have adequate and valid insurance cover.
By drawing on the latest sports and medical research, Body Control Pilates is safe and effective.
Many of Joesph Pilates original classical exercises are broken down so they can be taught progressively to all. Each exercise will teach you a new movement skill, gradually developing your body awareness, increasing your strength and flexibility and improving your posture and co-ordination.
By working on the deep architectural structure of the body, ‘core stability’ is achieved, and then maintained, through increasingly complex movement sequences. Specific problem-areas can be targeted by an exercise, but always in relation to the rest of one’s body.
Your body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body – Body Control Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.
The Body Control Pilates Method can work for everyone, regardless of fitness level!
Exercises can be mat or machine based, but mat-work exercises have a great attraction in that they need no special equipment, and are particularly safe for those with back problems (and don’t forget that 95% of the UK population has, or has had, backache). Its consistent success rate in solving such problems has brought it to the attention of osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and homeopathic doctors.
Pilates is suitable for any age group and, in fact it plays a key role in many injury rehabilitation programmes in dance, sport and general practice. It also:
– Relieves unwanted stress and tension
– Targets the deep postural muscles, by building strength from inside out
Reshapes your body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned
– Improves posture, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility
If you are a beginner, improver or advanced, and interested to know more please contact me.
BODY CONTROL PILATES – LEVEL 3
My Pilates journey begun in 2014, after I had my first baby and a difficult delivery.
I needed something to stay active, but also something that is safe and would help me with my regeneration as a new mum. That is when I first discovered Pilates.
I fell in love with it after my first session and it wasn’t long until I had a second baby and moved from Italy to the UK in 2016.
Being a stay home mum I kept practicing the Pilates method and in 2018 decided that I would not go back into advertising, where I used to work before, and change my life, becoming a fully qualified Body Control Pilates teacher.
Since then I haven’t stopped developing my knowledge and have been attending different courses, classes and workshops on a regular basis so that I continue to provide my clients with the best service possible.