One-to-One and group classes
in South-East London
More Than Pilates
Energising movement classes with release, breath, stretch, strength and awareness work for the WHOLE body. Combining Pilates, functional movement and corrective training on and off the mat and incorporating small props such as balls and bands.
Gentle and holistic mat-work class using Pilates based exercises, awareness, release and breath work. Props will be used for support, variety and challenge. Small group allowing for the class to be adaptable, diverse and specifically tailored for all ages, fitness levels & abilities.
Women's health has always been close to my heart and in my work I aim to support both physical and emotional health for women. I am running a specific Women's Health class where I combine Pilates, Yoga, functional movements and corrective exercises on and off the mat. Small props such as balls and bands will be used to both aid tension release and to provide variety and challenges. 60 minutes of movements are followed by 15 minutes optional relaxation.
- Concerned about your pelvic floor or abdominals?
- Suffering from stiffness or unexplained pains?
- Recently had a baby or abdominal / pelvic surgery?
- Want to return to exercising / moving with more ease?
- Interested in learning some simple and fun exercises you can fit into your day-to-day life?
- Need to relax?
Functional Movement Training
Based on Applied Functional Science a convergence of physical, biological and behavioural sciences this process involves functional movement assessment, training and conditioning as well as rehabilitation and injury prevention.
It is a practical and active process for every individual regardless of age or ability. In a nutshell: movement re-education tailor made for YOU.
I regularly teach half-day movement workshops that target particular areas of the body with the aim to improve body awareness, release tension, create freedom of movement, develop strength and improve overall well-being. Topics include:
- Beat Back Pain
- Women's Health - Pelvic Floor
- Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
- and others ....
Each workshop teaches easy to follow exercises and simple daily activities that fit into a busy life. Contact me for dates and locations of the next workshop or if you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area.
Pilates - locations, times and prices
|DAY||TIME||VENUE||CLASS TYPE & GROUP SIZE||COST PER CLASS|
|Tuesday||12:00 - 13:00||BCHC||Moderate to Intermediate Level, 6 people||£12 term sign-up, £14 drop-in|
|Tuesday, bi-weekly||19:30 - 20:45||BCHC||Women's Health (Pilates & Yoga combined), 7 women||£14 term sign-up, £16 drop-in|
|Wednesday||18:30 - 19:30||Hervey Road||All Levels, 10 people||£10 term sign-up, £12 drop-in|
|Thursday||09:30 - 10:30||BCHC||Moderate to Intermediate Level, 6 people||£12 term sign-up, £14 drop-in|
|Thursday||10:30 - 11:30||BCHC||Moderate Level (suitable for beginners) 6 people||£12 term sign-up, £14 drop-in|
|Thursday||19:45 - 20:45||Hervey Road, with Kat||All Levels, 10 people||£10 sign-up, £12 drop-in|
BCHC Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, 184-186 Westcombe Hill, SE3 7DH (small groups only)
Hervey Road Sports Field Pavillion, SE3 8BX
Classes run as courses (block of 5, 6 or 7 weeks) following the school term calendar.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Drop-ins may be available - please check before coming along. You can contact me HERE.
If signing up for the term make sure to book your place in advance; payment for the whole term is on the first session (no cards - sorry). Drop-in fees are payable on the day.
For term bookings there can be no refund for missed classes but I offer catch-up classes wherever possible.
Classes are open to all. Please contact me if you:
- have injuries or conditions that inhibit certain movements or cause pain,
- are new to Pilates,
- have not done Pilates for a while,
- are pregnant or recently had a baby,
- are unsure about the right level of class for you.
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, SE3 7DH 7UT
|Tuesdays fortnightly 17:30 - 20:30
Wednesdays 08:30 - 11:30
Contact the center directly on 020 8293 5380 / 5405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
35 Banchory Road, SE3 8SL
|Available by arrangement|
|60 minute session||£65|
|Cancellation Policy||Please note I operate a 24 hour cancellation / rescheduling policy. If you miss your appointment, cancel or change your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, I reserve the right to charge you the full amount for the session.|
Katharina (Kat) Hesse
Yoga and Pilates teacher, Somatic Movement Educator, Feldenkrais practitioner (in training), BSc (Hons) Health Science, MA Education
"to make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy pleasurable"
Kat has been teaching Pilates since 2008 (Pilates Foundation qualified). She is also a Yoga teacher (level 4 diploma, British Wheel of Yoga®) and holds qualifications in Exercise Referral for Lower Back Pain, as a Somatic Movement Educator, as well as a BSc(Hons) degree in Health Science. Kat is presently in the latter part of a four year training as a Feldenkrais practitioner.
Kat has taught open classes, special events, on teacher trainings and has delivered workshops for teachers and the NHS. Kat continues to be inspired by her regular teachers, as well as by attending regular workshops, trainings and continuous professional development.
Ramona's Pilates classes are not your ordinary Pilates. She combines her in depth knowledge of Pilates with her additional skills to maximise the benefits of all the traditional Pilates moves and more. You're never wondering if your performing the moves right as she moves with ease around the class to support you, and her description of anatomy and guidance when you're moving builds your own body awareness. An awareness which you take with you out of the class room and into your everyday movements.
Ramona is not you average Pilates instructor, you really feel your body working together, like an orchestra in itself.
I have really enjoyed your sessions and benefited hugely from all that I have learnt from you about body awareness and how to look after myself in everyday life. You are a fantastic practitioner and teacher and I really like the way that you are continually developing your knowledge and practice.
Just wanted to say thanks for last night's class. I've been struggling with lower and upper back difficulties for some time and the current exercises available to me just don't seem to hit the spot. Last night's series of exercises really helped and I've noticed this morning just how more flexible and agile I feel. Thank you very much.