Pilates Intermediate (Level 2)

This class is taught by:

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.

Alison H Haughton


Alison, an experienced teacher for many years started her love for fitness during her school-days, taking part in All Ireland athletic finals. After studying health and fitness in Bedfordshire UK , her first job was to overview the exercise regimes’ of clients in Henlow Grange Heath Farm, now part of the Champneys group, U.K., following on to teach in Johannesburg South Africa, then returning to Ireland work in Slenderhealth, Stillorgan.


She became a Yoga teacher after being introduced to yoga by one of Ireland's leading Yoga teachers Orla Punch and has had instruction from international yoga guru David Swensen.


Alison qualified in PPI (Pilates Performance Ireland) Mat Pilates/International Balanced Body and has built on this knowledge with First Generation Pilates Elder, Mary Bowen who was a friend and pupil of Joseph Pilates.


Upgrading workshops in:

  • PPI Pilates for Pre/Post Pregnancy
  • PPI Flexion Pathologies
  • PPI Pilates for Children

She has taken further workshops in Somatic Movement with Somatic Educator, Lisa Petersen.


Alison is known for her accessible and welcoming approach to fitness, creating an environment where pupils learn their exercise principles correctly with enjoyment and fun.

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.
For those who have attended Pilates level 1 or 1-2 for a while (at least 15 classes), not for beginners.
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 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Mich Piazza
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 25 Oct 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Mich Piazza
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 28 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Alison H Haughton
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 28 Oct 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Nikki McNamara
    at Dundrum
  • Wed 01 Nov 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Mich Piazza
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 04 Nov 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Alison H Haughton
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 04 Nov 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Nikki McNamara
    at Dundrum
  • Mon 06 Nov 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Mich Piazza
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 08 Nov 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Mich Piazza
    at Ranelagh



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