Anna has a background in movement and elite training. Graduating from the Royal Ballet School, she performed globally for ten years, dancing with many companies internationally including: The Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Scottish National and London City Ballet. Injury management and post operative rehabilitation meant a career in Pilates was a natural progression following on from the world of dance.
Anna qualified with a distinction from the Pilates Foundation in the UK (internationally recognised as maintaining the highest standards of teacher training) and has been teaching Pilates internationally for 18 years. She has worked alongside health and medical practitioners in many leading Pilates studios, in top alternative health clinics as well as in Harley St. London. Her clients have included stars amongst the Hollywood elite.
Anna has been running her own specialist studios for over 12 years. She is a fully qualified Gyrotonic® teacher and has been working closely with James D’Silva, the founder of the Garuda Technique. From its start Anna has been pre-eminent in bringing this technique to both clients and teachers, running teacher training and professional development courses.
Anna Tetlow maintains close relationships with medical and alternative therapy practitioners and frequently works on cross referrals with health service professionals. Alongside leading osteopaths, she specialises in building up client programs for rehabilitation and pain management. In addition, liaising with obstetricians, Anna specialises in pre-and post-natal care and pelvic rehabilitation. Having had three children, this area has become an important part of her skills specialisation.
In addition, as part of her professional work, Anna examines ballet in numerous ballet schools and teaches young dance students injury management and correct muscle use in their technique. She also works with physiotherapists and surgeons in post-operative care. She continues to teach AFL footballers, sports professionals, musicians and dancers of the Australian Ballet.
Her clients range in age from eight years to ninety eight.
Claudia is from Southern Germany, emigrating to Australia 10 years ago where she took up the practice of Iyengar Yoga. In 2012 she completed a Diploma in Teaching Contemporary Pilates with Art-in–Motion, whilst based in Switzerland and Australia.
Since then Claudia has extended her teaching skills with further study including Garuda Mat Work Foundation and courses in Women’s Health. She has a special interest in pre and post-natal pilates. Recently she has also worked in a number of osteopathic clinics in Melbourne focusing on movement and postural assessment.
With her wide international experience, Claudia seeks to help clients gain greater flexibility, strength and freedom, thereby enhancing the connection between body and mind that is the basis of lasting good health.
A dancer since the age of five, Rebecca has effectively been studying movement and the body her whole life. She trained at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, performed with the English National Ballet and also trained in London with James d’Silva, founder of the Garuda method.
Rebecca is a qualified Pilates instructor and has a particular interest in the study of anatomy, enhancing the intrinsic understanding of injury management, posture and technique that comes with training as a professional ballet dancer. She has been mentored in her dance career and throughout her Pilates and Garuda teacher training by Anna Tetlow.
On top of the unique experience Bec brings to the studio, she is also currently studying a Bachelor of Nutritional Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies.
Canberra-born, Leah is an experienced Pilates teacher who has dedicated many years to understanding movement and the body, having worked in both small boutique studios and larger city studios. She is very experienced working with pre-post natal clients, professional athletes and of course, the general public.
Leah’s qualifications include a Diploma of Pilates Instruction, Certificate 3 of Mat Pilates Instruction, Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation and Bachelor of Arts (Gender & Cultural Studies). She is also a freelance contemporary dancer and works regularly with various choreographers in Melbourne.