Meet the Team

We are dedicated to creating a fun, loving environment encouraging you to reach your potential. We ensure to keep Pilates at the heart of our teaching while our combined experience and expertise allows us to cater for a wider range of training styles. We are committed to regular training to stay up to date with the latest methods and dedicate ourselves to giving you the best.

Joanna Reay

Principal Pilates Instructor and Bowen Therapist of Spirit of Pilates 
  • A certified Pilates Foundation Matwork & Apparatus Instructor
  • Pre & Post Natal Specialist Instructor
  • Pink Ribbon Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
  • A certified Bowtech Bowen Therapist
  • Nutri-advanced supplement supplier
  • Attends various training workshops each year with International Instructors to maintain a high standard of teaching in both Pilates and Bowen which include working with upper and lower limb pathologies, spine injuries, Parkinson’s and more recently Hormone Release, Scar Tissue Release and Adore Your Pelvic Floor.
Joanna is passionate about teaching Pilates, and is keen to further her knowledge in rehabilitation and other holistic therapies.  She hopes that Pilates will have a positive impact on the lives of everyone who comes to the studio, by helping them to increase their self-awareness; to develop a healthier, happier body; and to move with poise, strength, and vitality.
Trained by the Pilates Foundation, who set the precedence in providing the highest quality training standards in the UK, and which is the only organisation that is recognised by the NHS Trusts Association in the Directory of Health Service Providers. The Pilates Foundation is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the Pilates Method and providing the highest possible standards of training and teaching. The foundation trains its teachers more thoroughly, and for longer than any other Pilates teacher training organisation.

Joanna Reay

Principal Pilates Instructor and Bowen Therapist of Spirit of Pilates

Rachel Jackson

Pilates Matwork & Reformer Instructor
  • Pilates matwork certificate with The Thoughtful Body 2014
  • Pilates remedial matwork certificate with Brigid McCarthy Pilates Studio
 2016
  • Universal Reformer certificate with Brigid McCarthy Pilates Studio
 2017
  • Working towards certification in the Hendrickson Method of Manual Therapy with Flexible HealingPilates 2019
Rachel offers a friendly atmosphere whilst sharing laughs, knowledge and enthusiasm throughout each session. Rachel believes that people need to feel and understand how their bodies work so that they can take skills from class and apply them to everyday life, helping them to stay safe and injury free.
If someone has a niggle, exercises are modified to suit. People are different, and what someone can do one week needn’t necessarily be true the following week; one size does not fit all. As each class progresses, mindful practice is encouraged to enable the client to stay engaged with the movement, and to find that little bit extra from within.
Rachel is very interested in the role of fascia within the body. As she teaches, students are encouraged to appreciate how fascia envelopes and intertwines throughout the body from toes to nose. Working on one part of the body can often have a noticeable effect somewhere else in the body.

Rachel Jackson

Pilates Matwork & Reformer Instructor

Clare Potter

Pilates Matwork Instructor
  • Mat Certificate BASI Pilates
Clare knows first-hand Pilates is one of the most beneficial exercises you can do, and that when practiced with precision, as Joseph Pilates intended, it can enhance your body, mind and quality of life.
She has experienced the positive results of regular Pilates practice, for over a decade, and now shares her passion, and knowledge, to help others develop an awareness of their own body and practice with the integrity and control that makes the Pilates method so powerful.
Clare loves that the method is so inclusive, and movements can be modified allowing everyone to enjoy the experience and benefits, based around their own needs.
A certified Mat trainer with BASI Pilates (Body, Arts and Science International) Clare is keen her path continues to find inspiring leading Pilates Educators and more specialist courses.

Clare Potter

Pilates Matwork Instructor