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Katharina (Kat) Hesse

Katharina (Kat) Hesse

I qualified as a Pilates teacher with the Pilates Foundation ® in 2008. I realized quickly that this was just the beginning of a journey to teach movement classes for wellbeing, rehabilitation and fitness. I went on to qualify as a Yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga®, as a somatic movement educator with Body Mind Centering ®and am presently training as a Feldenkrais and as a Bones for Life® teacher. My teaching draws on these different influences and I would describe my classes as Pilates/Feldenkrais fusion classes. I try to increase awareness of the forces that shape our core; to support that core and improve function and posture and ultimately to make everyday movements and breathing easier and more pleasurable.

Many clients come to my classes for back, neck, shoulder or pelvic floor issues or after surgery or injuries but I also teach therapists, singers and artists who want to re-connect with their bodies and breath as well as people who just enjoy a mindful class. As a Breast Cancer Survivor I also have a particular interest and expertise in that area and some years ago co-developed Tripudio Movement Systems (movement for lymphoedema) with a colleague. I am also particularly interested in osteoporosis and in women’s health.

Someone once said “movement is life”. They might have said that about me: Movement has always been my passion – as a teenager I was a competitive swimmer, dabbled in horse riding, dance, running, cycling and athletics. These days, I cycle whenever I can, walk daily, run occasionally and practice – as well as teach – Yoga, Pilates and Feldenkrais daily. These awareness-based practices support all my other activities, keep me grounded and (to quote Moshe Feldenkrais) “make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy pleasurable” – whether it’s movement practices or just life in general. My mat is my home!

I divide my time between Suffolk and South East London.

Kat teaches More Than Pilates class on Mondays 9.30-10.30am

Contact Ramona for availability of this class:  07966 741 296