Arcus Training With Mauro Ossola in China

Bodyworks Shanghai ran a successful programme in late November with AHP Studio Manager and instructor Mauro Ossola training Pilates teachers on the techniques of the Arcus.


First UK Guillotine Tower at AHP, Central London

composite-gullotine2Alan Herdman Pilates is delighted to announce that our Seymour Street studio is the first in the UK to have the brand new Guillotine Tower. One of the original pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, the Guillotine has been redesigned for the modern studio by Balanced Body, and offers multiple levels of exercise. Alan explains: “The Guillotine works with whole body movement, as well as promoting more in-depth leg work. There are many exercises available that you can’t do on other equipment. It’s brilliant!”


The video clip
FB_IMG_1458711703132 on the home page gives a taste of the versatility of the Guillotine, and shows Alan working with Kiria Sabin of Fletcher Pilates. Video courtesy of Balanced Body.

Left: An early photograph shows Eve Gentry – a student of Joseph Pilates and now considered one of the “elders” – using the original Guillotine.

Arcus Master Workshop with Mauro Ossola

arcusFind freedom of movement, add exercises to your practise and create more space in your body at this new Arcus apparatus Master Workshop with Mauro Ossola. The workshop takes place on Saturday November 12th, 2.00-5.30pm at BodyMap studios at Lower Marsh, London SE1, and places are £50. To book your place or for more information visit the website or email.

Alan to Lecture at PIA Convention, Seoul October 1-3

PIAwebsiteAlan will be teaching 5 separate workshops at the Pilates in Asia Convention, with topics ranging from Pilates for the Mature Client to Cadillac for Every Body. The Convention, which takes place in Seoul, Korea over the three days Saturday-Monday October 1-3, includes workshops and seminars, discussion forum and a trade show with 30+ exhibitors. Alan is one of a distinguished line-up of international presenters from Europe, Asia and the USA.
For more information on the Convention and Alan’s workshops, please visit the Pilates In Asia website.

Celebration of Movement London Conference

Alan will teach workshops on both days of the inspiring Celebration of Movement conference on 10th-11th September 2016 at The Radisson Blu Hotel, London – an action packed weekend of dynamic classes & workshops for professional Yoga and Pilates practitioners. More information about the event and booking details can be found at the Garuda website.

PMA Round Robin Studio Pilates Class, Sunday June 5th

Alan Herdman (Alan Herdman Pilates), Nikki Chrysostomou (Balanced Body), Ronnie Green (Fletcher Pilates) and Tatiana Novaes will be teaching a 90 minute Round Robin Studio Pilates Class.

There will be 1 teacher on each piece of the Pilates equipment (reformer, trapeze, chair and barrels). You will get to work out with each teacher for around 20-30 minutes, before moving on to the next station.

This is a great way to
• try out different Pilates equipment if your not familiar with them.
• work out with your favourite teacher
• meet other Pilates enthusiasts
• join us for Q&A afterwards along with refreshments.

Date: Sunday 5th June 2016
Time: 2.30pm – 5pm
Cost: £25 members / £35 non members

Alan Herdman Studio, 63-79 Seymour St, London W2 2HF

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Masters of Movement, Istanbul, May 21-22

Alan Herdman will be teaching at the Masters of Movement workshop on the weekend of May 21-22nd in Istanbul. The workshop runs from 9.00-16.00 on both days, with Alan, Suzanne Scott and James D’Silva each leading four of the sessions. Please email for more information and details.

3 Day Workshops with Alan in Rome, May 13th-15th

Fisicamente Pilates in Rome is hosting a 3-day Educational Conference for Teachers of Pilates led by Alan Herdman and Anna Maria Vitali. The event will focus on the evolution and practice of Matwork, and includes a total of 22 hours of study divided between presentations and practical sessions. Workout classes will be held each day. The event takes place at the Visconti Palace Hotel in Rome and runs from Friday May 13th – Sunday May 15th. Please email for booking details, or visit their website (in Italian and English) for more information about the event.

Mat Work Master Class in Bristol, October 17th

Alan will be teaching his Mat Work Master Class at Bristol Pilates on Saturday 17th October 2015. This is a unique opportunity for teachers of Pilates to come and spend the day learning from one of the world’s foremost experts on Pilates, and offers you a full day’s workshop covering all aspects of mat work instruction from client assessment, pre Pilates, to an advanced workout.

The workshop runs from 10am until 5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch. We are situated on Bath Road close to Bristol Temple Meads Station and the M32/M4. There is free parking on site.

Price: £120
Alan Herdman Affiliates: £90
Please email or call the studio to book your place now on 01179 711499 or email

A Celebration of Movement with Alan Herdman & James D’Silva

A symposium created by Alan Herdman and James D’Silva of The Garuda Studio – will be held at London’s Radisson Blu Edwardian on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of September. A full programme of workshops using Pilates as their base note, but bringing in other influences and their functionality, will combine with time spent getting to know each other, exchanging ideas and most importantly creating a sense of camaraderie.
Delegate passes are available for one or both days, and the full timetable of workshops can be seen here with workshops by Alan on both days. Spaces are limited and places must be booked in advance.