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Apr 12, 2019

I am extremely pleased to announce that from today, I will be offering Pilates lessons!

I have been a qualified Pilates teacher for years now, but since being in Japan I have taught less than 5 classes in this.

I initially felt that Yoga was far more popular in Japan, and that I wanted to promote and help spread Tai Chi (this is all still true!), but I have since noticed that there are lots of Pilates students in the big cities here and it seems that many people desire good quality Pilates training!

In a country with a large ageing population - practices like Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga are not only sensible, but could be in fact essential to living a healthy life through to old age.

For those who don't know about Pilates - the basic premise of this system is to strengthen the core muscles and improve posture, stability of the hips and spine and more.
In Pilates we never isolate any limb or muscle, without generating the power from the 'core' muscles. This is due to how in real, everyday life - all of our strength is generated from our centre.

Think about a tree - if the trunk of the tree is weak, then it doesn't matter how strong the branches are. In a typhoon, the entire tree will fall down or break.
Likewise it is the same with our bodies. 
Think of our torso (core) as the trunk of the tree, and our legs and arms as the branches and roots. If our centre is weak, then it is irrelevant how strong the extremities are!

After all - we are only as strong as our weakest link!

For more information, please check out my lesson page :

Or alternatively - please feel free to send me a message.

I am offering coupons to ALL first time students......

And as my regular students know well - I am quick to reward regular practice with weekly and monthly discounts and savings.

So why not try my lessons today?

What do you have to lose.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend everyone!


I am a highly experienced professional English teacher, Yoga Instructor, Tai Chi teacher, Nutrition Consultant and Personal Trainer from London, UK. I recently left London to work and travel around Japan on a Working Holiday Visa with my best friend and longtime girlfriend Ashley (who is also a teacher on Cafetalk : https://cafetalk.com/tutors/profile/?id=54542&lang=en ). 
We love sharing adventures travelling, teaching, exploring and understanding new cultures. We hope to speak with you soon!

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Please check out my lessons if you are interested in learning real, authentic British English, or have an interest in Yoga, healthy eating or general health and fitness.


Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a lesson at a time in which my schedule is not open. I will always do my best to accomodate every student.

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