ABOUT THE FOUNDER

ABOUT HELEN


Helen Whitaker Pilates in Sevenoaks

Pilates has been part of my life for more than thirty years.  My passion became my life focus when I trained to teach others and pass on the benefits that I have experienced from this wonderful exercise method,.

I came to know and understand Pilates following a sports injury that caused pain and a locking down of my muscular system, resulting in stiffness and reduced mobility in my day-to-day life.  Seeking improvement, I was guided to Alexander Technique and that, in turn, led me to practicing Pilates.  The body awareness, mental focus and freedom of movement that it gave me, the release in the muscles around the affected areas and subsequent re-balancing of my body is remarkable. Always keen to exercise, I had been experiencing a reluctance to move due to the associated pain.

Now, I move freely, without pain, and use the skills I have learned to help others to do the same. Everyone can benefit from Pilates. All it takes is a mind and body connection and we can teach you how to make things better; whether you are young, old, fit or sedentary, there is a starting pint point to suit you.  

 

For those clients seeking to improve movement, or to regain movement that has been lost, I have attended many specialist workshops, addressing gait analysis, scoliosis and rehabilitation from spinal surgeries.

My special interest in, and knowledge and experience of working with older populations, helping them to move more freely using the principles of Pilates and now the added benefits of Garuda on the chair and on the reformer, will help to speed recovery following surgery or illness.  Both methods are particularly recommended and useful for clients with Parkinsons experiencing difficulties in moving, particularly in the 1:1 environment on the reformer.

NEW! DYNAMIC GARUDA REFORMER CLASSES ON MONDAY & TUESDAY - GARUDA DHARA EARLY A.M. FRIDAYS
NEW! DYNAMIC GARUDA REFORMER CLASSES ON MONDAY & TUESDAY - GARUDA DHARA EARLY A.M. FRIDAYS