Joseph Pilates believed that the mind and body cannot be separated and for us to function as well as we can, the mind and body should be in balance.  When we want to improve our wellbeing it is important to look at the mind and body as a whole.  Using a holistic approach can lead to quicker and longer lasting results.  Pilates has often been referred to as ‘mindfulness in motion’ and this is a very apt term for it as Pilates exercises our brain as well as our body.  However, sometimes Pilates exercise alone is not enough to bring the body back in balance and we may need to seek the help of other wellbeing practitioners.   Below are some therapists who can help you get the best from your body.

mind and body David Haynes OsteoOsteopath

David Haynes, the practice owner at Mind and Body Osteopathy provides individuals with a professional Osteopathy service and has a fully functional treatment centre in St Albans, with gait analysis facilities and slow motion video replay. Expert in the analysis of gait induced problems, David uses osteopathic techniques and custom modified orthotics where necessary to remove pain and improve sporting performance.

Crocus Coaching Suzanne Sutton IzzardCoaching & Mentoring

Suzanne Sutton-Izzard is the Managing Director of Crocus Coaching and Development a consultancy specialising in helping organisations and people to explore and achieve their full potential through leadership and management development programmes, and become the best they can be.


Kate Granger Shiatsu WellbeingShiatsu Therapy

Kate Granger from Equibliss practices the art and science of Shiatsu, an oriental system of massage/bodywork.  It feels wonderful to receive and can be an important part of keeping the body in balance, supple, relaxed and energised.  Equibliss is based in St Albans and offers treatment for people and also for horses.

Helen Hawkins

Riding Instructor

Helen Hawkins is an experienced and sympathetic trainer and rider, offering private or group lessons for all abilities in Dressage, Showjumping and Cross Country training.  Helen is a BHSII and is also available for BHS and Pony Club exam prep.  Contact Helen on 07930 169177 or email horseyh1@hotmail.co.uk

“Helen is a superb trainer and is passionate about what she does.  She has an amazing eye for detail and a great understanding of biomechanics.  Helen is encouraging and kind but still makes you work hard to get the best from horse and rider, she explains things in a very easy to understand way.  She has helped Euwe and I progress enormously and I cannot recommend her highly enough.”  Clare Axon-Saunders

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