Pilates Beginner (Level 1)

This class is taught by:

Amelia Dunne

Amelia trained as a fitness instructor in Litton Lane and holds an NCEF (National Certificate in Exercise & Fitness). She is also a qualified Pilates Instructor with Bodyfirm in both Level 1 (beginner) and Level 2 (advanced) mat work.

Andrea S Scott

Andrea is a qualified Stott Mat Pilates instructor. 
Her background is twenty years of movement; dance, physical theatre, and movement training.
Since a pregnancy rendered her with the debilitating pelvic girdle pain and as pilates was the only cure she decided to immerse herself in training in order to help others become pain and injury free. Andrea is passionate about the benefits of pilates and love passing it on to class participants.

Nikki McNamara

Nikki McNamara is STOTT trained Pilates instructor, NCHES Fitness Instructor and Reps Level 4 Personal Trainer. Additionally she is Pre/Post Natal Fitness Coach & Pre/Post Natal Pilates Instructor.
Nikki has been Personal Training, Teaching Pilates, Barre & Reformer for the past 8 years. She has a wealth of knowledge & experience that shines through in her classes.
Nikki is extremely passionate about health & fitness and loves nothing more than helping people lead healthy, active lives. She runs a successful pregnancy Health & Fitness blog and her aim is to educate, motivate & inspire Pregnant and new mums to lead a active, healthy life.

Mich Piazza

Having trained in various forms of dance as a child and teenager, Mich discovered yoga after abandoning dance due to a back injury following a car accident. She was immediately attracted to its balance of mind, body and spirit and marvelled at the healing effects yoga had on her constant back pain.

During her yoga journey, Mich found herself attracted to the grace and precision of Pilates, in particular its focus on spinal alignment and the building of a strong, healthy core to help heal and alleviate back injuries.
Within a short of while of regular Pilates practice, all those remaining back pains from the car accident began to vanish until eventually she was pain-free. As a result, Mich became a devotee of the Pilates method and immediately after completing her yoga instructor training, trained to teach Pilates.
Mich has also trained in Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Pilates for Osteoporosis, Pilates for Spinal Injuries, Pilates with Props, Level 3 Advanced Matwork and Reformer 1 & 2.
In January 2013 she trained in BarreConcept which she found to be the perfect blend of all her great loves in life--ballet, yoga and Pilates. She went on to complete several other ballet barre training courses, including Pilates at the Barre.

Mich is also a qualified massage therapist, a Zumba Fitness Instructor and recently qualified in Pole Dance Fitness. She won the title of Pole Dance Ireland Princess 2015.

Caroline Downey

Caroline is an IYA 200 hours certified teacher. She completed her teacher training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Dave Curtis in November 2007 in Dublin. She has also trained in gentle Yin Yoga with Sara Powers in London. Caroline teaches a Vinyasa Flow style class with emphasis on correct alignment for individual bodies. She believes that yoga should always be enjoyable and fun and that we listen to our bodies and practice yoga and living with mindfulness and joy. Caroline is also qualified to teach Pregnancy Yoga, she completed her training in The Elbow Room, Dublin in 2008 and thoroughly enjoys helping women through the various stages of their pregnancy.
The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. It is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind,which aims to promote a feeling of physical and mental well-being.Benefits include toning the stomach, buttocks, thighs, upper body. Increasing strength, flexibility, improving circulation and respiratory function. Boosting immune system, improving posture and lowering stress.

Not suitable if pregnant.  If you have a regular yoga practice at Yoga Dublin and want to continue attending non ­prenatal class only some teachers permit students to attend when pregnant so please notify us when booking to check with the teacher.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 23 Oct 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Amelia Dunne
    at Dundrum
  • Tue 24 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea S Scott
    at Ranelagh
  • Tue 24 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Nikki McNamara
    at Dundrum
  • Wed 25 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Amelia Dunne
    at Dundrum
  • Wed 25 Oct 7:10 pm - 8:10 pm with Mich Piazza
    at Ranelagh
  • Thu 26 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Amelia Dunne
    at Dundrum
  • Fri 27 Oct 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Amelia Dunne
    at Ranelagh
  • Sun 29 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Caroline Downey
    at Dundrum
  • Tue 31 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Andrea S Scott
    at Ranelagh
  • Tue 31 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Nikki McNamara
    at Dundrum



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