Philosophy and teacher training

I believe that training should be continuous and comprehensive. From my own practice and teaching I draw my research and aim to deliver teacher's training of the highest standards. I evolve and enrich my technique with new ideas from myself and others and aspire that my contribution to the Pilates education grows in time. 


Pilates is a highly therapeutic method. Time, practice, and an open mind are key factors. Acknowledge that our bodies are made of many systems meant to work in harmony and we are made to work in harmony with the surroundings. Skeletal, myofascial, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular, nervous and more systems are considered separately but work together to perform simple or complicated tasks in everyday life as well as in unique conditions. The target is to improve awareness, become conscious of our bodies and its links. It is important to start the practice from a calm state for the body and mind.


Encouraging students to feel comfortable and relaxed creates clarity that enables to efficiently receive and give stimuli and instructions. Emphasis on skeletal alignment, breathing, and focus, while relaxing creates grounding (acknowledgment and sense of gravity) and readiness to perform. We become present both in our bodies and our surroundings. Ready to explore our bodies safely but efficiently, improve our mechanics and develop a variety of new skills. 


I use the Pilates method and its varied styles from different influences to train teachers, all with attention to detail, comprehension and the individual. I feel that I am blessed that so much knowledge from the past and present has come my way and hope that my students will feel the same.


Ellie Ioannidou

Teacher training team

Ellie Ioannidou

P.E.A.R. Founder

General Director

Portugal &

International Director

Maria Larsen
Simone Halfpenny

UK Partner

Richard Budd

UK Partner


USA Director

Olga Roberts
Antje Pauly-Singh

UK Partner

UK Partner

Gordon Thomson
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