OUR TEAM

All our instructors have trained through educational bodies recognised worldwide, each with strict examination criteria. All qualified instructors are members of either Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) or Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and are required to continue their education yearly through workshops, short courses and/or Pilates conferences. All our existing Pilates courses are also reviewed and updated annually to ensure clients receive the best, most up to date training possible.  

 
 

LISA SIMPKINSON

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR.

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®

Why Pilates? Coming from a dance background, Pilates has always been part of my training - I love it!
Your inspiration? Seeing people achieve their goals and never give up.
Quote to live by? "Don’t complain about things you're not willing to change"


QUALIFICATIONS:

Level 4 Pilates Instructor, (APMA).
Grad. Cert. in Pilates Method Training (UTS).
Certified Booty Barre Instructor (Flex & Flow, PLUS)
BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance, (London Contemporary Dance School).

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CAMILA GALVAO

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®

Why Pilates? Mind/Body balance and connection
Your inspiration? Beautiful music
Quote to live by? "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Pilates (Atelier de Pilates Brazil).
Certificate IV Mat Pilates (Polestar).
BA Physiotherapy (Social University Bahia Brazil).
Certified Bootybarre Instructor (Flex & Flow, PLUS).
Professional Ballerina (Sao Paulo City Ballet - BCSP & Castro Alves Ballet Theatre, TCA Brazil)

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MAGDA GIEL

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®.

Why Pilates? I am in love with movement and people. Pilates is a great combination of both!
Your inspiration? Again... movement and people, also animals.
Quote to live by? 'Let us hurry to love people, they depart so quickly' – Jan Twardowski


QUALIFICATIONS:

Mat (Mental & Power Academy, Poland).
Comprehensive Studio Certification (Polestar Pilates).
Dip. of Fitness (Australian College of Sport & Fitness).
Dip. of Management in Sport & Recreation (Australian College of Sport and Fitness).
BA Choreographic Performing Arts (University of Saint-Denis, Paris).

JANA PIRES

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It makes me happy! Pilates helps me move better, makes me feel focused and connected.
Your inspiration? Nature, beautiful places and kind people.
Quote to live by? “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” ― Dr. Seuss


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).
Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar)
Polestar mentor.

 

KINGA BYRSKA

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It's an intelligent form of exercise and contributes to improvement of quality of life.
Your inspiration? From many people who bravely face the challenges life throws at them.
Quote to live by? "The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall" – Chinese Proverb


QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional Pilates Instruction - Classical Method (Authentic Pilates).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Pilates ITC).
Master Trainer (Australian Institue of Fitness).
Boxing (Thump Training Systems).
Pre/Post Natal exercise (Fination).
Dip.Cert. Nutrition & Diet (Beck Health & Nutrition).
Integrated Corrective Exercise (Aust. Graduate School of Health & Sports Science).

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LARISSA PIRES

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It makes me happy and helping people through Pilates makes me feel fulfilled.
Your inspiration? Animals, nature, fun and inspiring people.
Quote to live by? “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar).
Cert. Booty Barre Instructor (Flex & Flow, PLUS).
Dip. Pilates (ABED, Brazil).
Functional Training (Core 360º São Paulo, Brazil).
BA Nursing (UNISINOS Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).
Specialization Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing (Albert Einstein São Paulo, Brazil).
Master of Nursing (UNISINOS Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).

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ROBYN GOLDIN

Mat. reformer.

Why Pilates? I have always done pilates as part of my dance training. It was a natural progression to move from teaching ballet to teaching pilates.
Your inspiration? As a mum to 3 young boys, I am inspired by their endless energy and I hope to be able to always be fit and strong to keep up with them.
Quote to live by? “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Polestar Pilates Matwork Instruction (Polestar).
Assoc. Dip. Cecchetti (Ballet Australia).

 JANA PIRES  Studio. Mat. Reformer.   Why Pilates?  It makes me happy! Pilates helps me move better, makes me feel focused and connected.  Your inspiration?  Nature, beautiful places and kind people.  Quote to live by?  “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”― Dr. Seuss  Qualifications:  Certificate IV Mat Instruction (Polestar Pilates)  Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar Pilates)   Polestar mentor

TINA POLLARD

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®.

Why Pilates? The amazing connection of mind, body & spirit that allows you to experience the exhilaration of movement!
Your inspiration? Nature...the ocean and the sky. I am also inspired by the courage of others.
Quote to live by? “Start each day with a grateful heart."


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction: Studio, Mat, Reformer (Polestar).
Bootybarre Master Trainer.
Bootybarre Certified: Plus, Flex n Flow, Sculpt, bbarreless, Pre & Post Natal Barre.Rhythm Pilates Certification.
CSTD Teachers Diploma: Dance.


 
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MONICA TAYLOR

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? After a neck injury rendered me useless, I was rescued by Pilates and just couldn't stop, I had to do more.
Your inspiration? My Mum. Integrity.
Quote to live by? "Fortune favours the brave."


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).
Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar)
Cert. IV Classical Dance.

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FIONA SINGLETON

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? I love the way it works the mind as well as the body, that it is accessible to everyone and can provide profound physical results.
Your inspiration? Anyone who comes through adversity with a kind heart and a lust for life.
Quote to live by? “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr Seuss


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Studio Pilates course (Pilates ITC).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Pilates ITC).

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CLAUDIA GREEN

Studio. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? Recovery from serious back injury started my journey and a love of moving well continued it.
Your inspiration? All the passionate dedicated Pilates Instructors I meet.
Quote to live by? "Ask not what you can do for yourself but what you can do for others. Giving is the greatest of gifts.”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).

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RITA BARBOSA

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? Being a Physiotherapist and former ballerina, pilates came to my life as a movement enhancement.
Your inspiration? Seeing people move with freedom and better quality of life.
Quote to live by? 'Love what you do. Do what you love. '


QUALIFICATIONS:

BA Physiotherapy (Brazil).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction: Rehabilitation (Polestar).
Cert. IV Fitness (Aust. Institute of Fitness).
Tai Chi Instructor (Dr Paul Lim).
Post Graduation in Respiratory Physiotherapy (Brazil).
Degree Classical Ballet (Municipal School of São Paulo, Brazil).

 
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ISABELLE ALEXANDER

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It revitalizes the body, rejuvenates the mind & replenishes the spirit in a dynamic symphony of expression.
Your inspiration? The awe in being present to the beauty of this one unfolding life.
Quote to live by? “ Relish each experience with fresh eyes & a curious mind”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Pilates Studio & Rehabiilitation Method (Polestar).
Pilates Certified Instructor.
Cert. IV Massage Therapy Practise.
BA Health Science - Nutrition.
Dip. Spiritual Healing.

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JOSCELYN BAKER

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? it makes my body sing! I am more body aware, I move with agility and ease.
Your inspiration? Joseph Pilates and Socrates
Quote to live by? “Better to be 60 years young, than 30 years old.” ― Joseph Pilates


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction: Studio Series (Polestar).
Mentor in Studio Series (Polestar).
Mentor in Matwork Pilates (Polestar).
Cert. IV Matwork Pilates (Polestar).
Women's Health: Application in Pilates - Pregnancy & Pelvic Floor.
Cert. Powerplate Fundamentals.
Cert. Freeform Foundations.

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ALEXA BURNELL

Studio. Mat. Reformer. the BootyBarre®.

Why Pilates? I love the meditative quality - you need to be focused on the present moment, focused on your body. There's no space for worrying about anything else!
Your inspiration? Nature, great works of art, music, literature and films.
Quote to live by? “Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Mat Instruction, (Polestar).
Comprehensive Studio Certification (Polestar).
Certified BootyBarre® Instructor (Flex & FLOW, PLUS)

DENIM ROSE

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? Because of how it makes me feel - both mentally and psychically. Everything is better after pilates. I feel very lucky to be able to share my love of Pilates as an instructor.
Your inspiration? Spending time with my family, friends and in the garden.
Quote to live by? “Be kind, always. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Certified Equipment based Pilates Instructor (PMA).

 
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KELLY HARRIS

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? I love Pilates for the ways it makes me stronger, move better and feel!
Your inspiration? Anyone who has the self-discipline and motivation to continuously try new things, experiment, make new mistakes and learn.
Quote to live by? “Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do." – Brian Tracy


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip Pilates Comprehensive (BASI).
Reformer Pilates Certified (Studio Pilates).
Mat Pilates Certified (Studio Pilates).
Yoga Certified (Power Living).
Barre Attack Certified (Renee Scott).
Level 1 & 2 Thump Boxing Certified.
Cert IV in Personal training.
Cert III in Group Fitness Instruction.

PETA BAYFIELD

Studio manager. creative advisor.

Why Pilates? I wanted to support my sister, Lisa, when she started Village Pilates - but now I'm hooked. Such a new way of thinking and holding your body. Things that look simple are really not! After 11 years of pilates I have never had a repetitive session and always walk away with a smile on my face. The team here fill my heart - passionate, beautiful people inside and out. It's not just work but a way of life. Very lucky to be part of this special team. x
Your inspiration? Beautiful friends & family.
Quote to live by? “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip Fashion Design (Whitehouse School of Design).

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SHARN GEORGE

Studio Manager.

Why Pilates? It's something different from the gym. Pilates is calming & relaxing for the mind but at the same time hard work - even for a gym junkie! It's challenging & fun plus I get to work with an amazing team & talk to lots of different people which I love!
Your inspiration? My family.
Quote to live by? “You attract the energy you give off. Spread good vibes. Think positively. Enjoy life.”

MARIA LANGELAND

Studio Manager.

Why Pilates? From a young age gymnastics was my passion and choice of sport. Since having four kids I feel the core strength I built from my years of doing gymnastics needs to be rebuilt and strengthened. I love how Pilates enables me to do so, through focusing on the mind, breathing and body movement. To top it off, I get to work with an awesome team!
Your inspiration? My husband and my family.
Quote to live by? "Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." – Buddha