Pilates Mat Beg/Int l 6 week course

This class is taught by:

Louisa Ford

Born and raised in the UK, Louisa moved to Sydney in 2004. As a naturally active person, both in classical dance and competitive swimming, she began practicing Pilates as a way to complement her other pursuits.


Quickly feeling the benefits in her body, as well as to her overall health and wellbeing, Louisa continued to practice Pilates regularly over the next eight years at various studios in Sydney, including classes at Yoga To Go Studio.


Keen to deepen her knowledge and understanding of the discipline, in 2012 Louisa began private lessons with Grand Master Teacher Trainer, Cynthia Lochard, at the Pilates Method Studio in Surry Hills. Inspired and invigorated by the authenticity of this true Pilates practice, she decided to study as an instructor. Under the guidance of her teacher and mentor, Cynthia Lochard, Louisa began her Independent Instructor Training in 2013 and completed over 1000 hours of individual study and practical training to certify as a LV Romana’s Pilates Instructor.


She continues to work alongside Cynthia and other senior Romana’s Pilates Instructors at the Pilates Method Studio and believes this connection is vital to her ongoing professional and personal development, both as a Pilates instructor and practitioner.


Louisa is excited, after over three years away, to be returning to Yoga To Go Studio, this time as a certified Pilates instructor.

Melissa Cooper - Findlay

Mel is passionate and a dedicated Dance and Pilates educator, with 10 years experience teaching Dance, Drama and PDHPE in the secondary school sector and is also a qualified Pilates Instructor in mat and reformer methods.

She believes a regular practice is essential to maintaining health, well being and balance in this demanding modern world. Her classes are designed to promote core strength fitness and anatomical awareness whilst providing participants with valuable breathing space in their busy schedules to nourish and revive.

Pip Johnson

Throughout her life, Pip has been trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance, completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts Dance at the Wesley Institute in 2005. This lead to a career in dance teaching, prior to her becoming a Certified Stott Pilates instructor in 2010. Over the last couple of years Pip has also developed her skills by teaching specialty groups of pre-natal pilates and mums and bubs pilates.

For Pip, Pilates was an integral part of her dance training as it helped her to achieve good postural alignment and overall strength. She believes that Pilates is a complimentary addition to any fitness program and is fantastic for injury management and prevention. She highly recommends Pilates classes to anyone wanting a toned and flexible body.
For students with some understanding of the Pilates method