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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.

The Complete Pilates Tutor

Alan’s latest book is a fully illustrated step-by-step complete course of Pilates matwork exercises, suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Instructions for adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs are included along with clear information on anatomy and physiology so you understand how the body works. The Complete Pilates Tutor was published on September 1st and is available in print or Kindle editions.

Alan Elected Chair of PMA UK Chapter

Pilates Method Alliance – the worldwide association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers – has elected Alan Herdman Chair of the UK Chapter. Formed in 2001, the PMA’s mission is to foster community, integrity, and respect for diversity; establish certification and continuing education standards; and promote the Pilates method of exercise. The Alliance originated in the US but as the Method increases in reach, it now has Chapters in Mexico, Southern Africa, China and the UK. More information on the Pilates Method Alliance website.

Pilates Workshops in Shanghai

Autumn 2014 saw Alan’s first workshops in China for teachers of Pilates. Held at China’s first Pilates studio – Synapse Pilates – both workshops were a great success.

Teaching Pilates Internationally

Alan Herdman travels extensively to to teach and lecture on short workshops for trainee Pilates teachers worldwide. Over the past year he has lectured in America, Greece, Estonia and Italy, with further engagements booked.

Train to teach Pilates with Alan Herdman

Applications are being taken for Alan Herdman’s Teacher Training Course, starting in autumn 2015. This intensive one year course is run by Alan and his team to ensure that graduates are educated to the highest standard. Graduates are now teaching in Pilates studios, gyms and health clubs around the world.

Extra classes added at AHP Canary Wharf

We’ve added extra classes and extended opening hours at our studio at Canary Wharf. Reformer Classes take place every day and are ideal for starting your Pilates journey, or keeping the core muscles strong if you’re a regular. Please check our studio contact page for class times and details.