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information for beginners + experienced students

Starting classes
Pilates is for everyone: men, women, seniors, kids and teens and pre + postnatal women - though we recommend pregnant clients to use the equipment studio and bring a doctor's note to their session. Taking your first step onto the Pilates mat is an exciting new beginning. We believe the only way to start Pilates is with the highest standard of teacher in the best environment. Take your time – practice and patience are essential.

Pilates Mat classes (and Pilates Equipment classes) are excellent exercise methods for pre + postnatal women. Please inform the teacher if you are pregnant or have recently given birth, so that your class can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Read more about pre + postnatal Pilates here.

The best way to begin
A triyoga Beginners Course is the ideal (but not the only way) to begin your practice. You will be alongside other beginners, discovering Pilates in a safe + fun space. The practice builds week by week, providing a solid foundation and inspiring you for classes or a course at the next level.

Can't make the Beginners Course? Start with a Level 1 or Open Level class
If Beginners Course times don't work for your schedule, then Level 1 or Open Level classes are the best place to start. The time you spend at beginner level establishes the foundations of your practice.

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practised pilates before? read about class levels

Check with your teacher before moving up a level and always inform the teacher if you are pregnant or have any injuries. There are classes at the following levels:

Level 1
Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of Pilates practice or those seeking a gentler practice. Experienced practitioners can also sometimes benefit from going back to this level and getting in touch with the fundamentals of Pilates.

Open Level
Open to all levels from complete beginners to more experienced practitioners. The teacher adapts the class according to the needs of students present.

Level 2
Works on a deeper physical level, introducing more challenging exercises + strength building. Not suitable for beginners.

Level 3
A challenging class for more experienced practitioners that assumes a good grounding in the principles of Pilates. Please be aware that this is a tough class.

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information + tips for mat classes

  • Pilates mats and equipment are provided, but you may wish to buy your own from the triyoga shops.
  • All payments for classes are accepted by triyoga on behalf of the teacher conducting the class
  • Mat classes are drop-in
  • Beginners courses and other courses must be pre-booked which you can do online or by calling 0207 483 3344
  • All payments for classes are accepted by triyoga on behalf of the teacher conducting the class.