I have no hesitation in recommending Anna as a pliates teacher, she is really quite extraordinary...

Jan Rowland BBC Chief Operating Officer London

Testimonials

‘I have no hesitation in recommending Anna as a pilates teacher, she really is quite extraordinary. I was recommended to Anna by my osteopath to help with debilitating headaches I have suffered for many years. Having tried almost every medical and ‘alternative’ therapy, nothing seemed to work for any period of time, until Anna. She diagnosed me instantly, was confident she could help, and the results have been remarkable. Anna’s knowledge of the body and skilful technique are really first rate, and the sessions leave one with a sense of well being. Add to that a great personality and you can ask for nothing more.’

– Jan Rowland – BBC Chief Operating Officer, Drama, Entertainment & Children’s

‘Anna Tetlow has been a testament to my teaching journey right from the beginning of the Garuda. Starting off as one of my students and then supporting me as my very first teacher, Anna was by my side, helping me through those difficult first years. Our friendship has been a very close one and I regard Anna as a fine and accomplished teacher, passionate and caring, always making the learning experience special for the recipient. I feel privileged to have her on my team in Australia.’

– James D’Silva – Founder and World Leader of Garuda

‘Anna Tetlow is a reliable member of our team and has worked using her pilates skills in the rehabilitation of many of our clients. Those of which include some of the most celebrated dancers in ballet and musical theatre as well as a lot of high profile patients which include such stars as Kate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Middle Eastern and South East Asian Royalty. I cannot recommend Ms. Tetlow’s skills enough. We are incredibly sorry to see her go and she would be a valuable asset to any multi disciplinary or rehabilitation clinic.’

– Mr. N. Joshi The London Medical Centre 114, Harley St. London W1

‘I have been working with Anna Tetlow for the past year and cannot recommend her highly enough. Anna has always shown the highest level of professionalism and knowledge of pilates. I have found working with her exceptionally beneficial.’

– Ralph Fiennes – Actor

‘Anna’s understanding of anatomy and physiology has enabled me to work very closely with her in developing an effective rehabilitation programme. It has been an excellent relationship, helpful to me and beneficial to my patients. During the course of our partnership we have worked closely together to achieve the best and safest results for my patients. It has been a very fruitful relationship which has often included travel as far as Los Angeles to offer patients our distinctive treatment plan. Her caring manner and patient relationship skills are a unique attribute.’

– Vicky Vlachonis MSc. (Ost), BSc (Ost) (HONS), M,R,O.

‘It is always such a pleasure visiting Anna Tetlow Pilates. They offer ultimate professionalism and the highest standard of training in the industry today! I have gained so much from their sessions and believe it can transform your body, mind and soul for a healthier life.’

– Kirsty Martins – Principal dancer The Australian Ballet

‘Throughout my 18 year career with The Australian Ballet I’ve relied on my body to maintain peak physical fitness and deliver great performances each night. Anna Tetlow Pilates has supported me through injury and rehabilitation as well as my return to work after the birth of my 3 children. Anna’s gentle, caring approach and understanding along with her expert eye for detail has been an important part of a long, healthy career and life.’

– Olivia Haddad – Principal dancer The Australian Ballet

‘Anna Tetlow has consistently shown great enthusiasm for her work at the Centre. Danceworks is a prestigious and renowned centre in Mayfair for professionals in the industry, hosting over a hundred different classes throughout the week. Anna has made pilates popular amongst our clients owing to her vast knowledge of dance and technique.’

– DANCEWORKS Ltd 16 Balderton St. London W1

‘Anna is a gifted and sensitive teacher, who has made a major contribution to the quality of our timetable as well as her student’s health and general well-being. (We are a yoga and complimentary health centre offering pilates and Tai Chi.) We would have no hesitation in recommending Anna. Her input into the Life Centre will be greatly missed.’

– The Life Centre – London’s leading Yoga Studio W8

‘The Garuda is a uniquely excellent training tool, which can transform your body shape. In my observation, students, including myself, practicing the Garuda technique seem to become lengthened and toned after remarkably few sessions. Kudos to James D’Silva for creating a technique that maximizes your body’s potential.’

– Trudie Styler – actress, director and producer

‘As an osteopath, I feel blessed to have encountered Garuda and more especially to be working in close collaboration with the people who have developed it. It is a unique apparatus that allows endless different type of exercises. I recommend Garuda for rehabilitation, core strengthening, body awareness, coordination, flexibility and general fitness. It is not only the best of its category, it’s also fun – I use it whenever I can.’

– Boniface Verney-Carron – osteopath

‘I suffered from chronic neck/shoulder pain for 3 years and have tried many treatments in the past without success. I have been attending classes at Anna Tetlow Pilates for 2 years now and under her guidance, I have strengthened my muscles and stabilised my core allowing me to not only cope and control my chronic pain, but also have my second child during this time.’

– Cyndee Ng

‘I was quite anxious about getting pregnant for a third time, having suffered from severe pelvic instability during my second pregnancy and continuing after the birth – I had very little core strength, a sore lower back and pubic symphisis pain, all of which was quite debilitating. The most minor tasks had become quite painful – I had trouble walking up and down stairs, lifting my toddler and even getting dressed!’

‘Anna was fantastic, under her instruction and guidance I was able to regain some core strength, and target specific muscles using their range of equipment. I always felt that I was in safe hands, as she expertly guided me through the various exercises. She understood my body and its various quirks and limitations (hyper-mobility and no strength is not a good combination!) She guided me through my third pregnancy, continuing to work on my strength, and my recovery was great. Thank You!’

– Susie Wilcox – Lawyer, pregnancy and post-natal client

‘Anna Tetlow Pilates keeps me moving! As a retired professional athlete, I have an elevated appreciation of what a quality pilates workout should be. Anna not only has great facilities and knowledge of the practice, but as a former ballet dancer, she has an intuitive and deeper connection to the original concept and design of pilates. Quite simply, she presents a comprehensive and balanced program that helps me maintain my core strength whilst enhancing suppleness and flexibility so that I am no longer a prisoner within my own body! :)’

– Ex-professional Basketballer

‘As an ex-professional dancer and a current pilates instructor, and having completed Level 1 Garuda equipment training, I have become enthusiastic about the extent and freedom of movement capable through the Garuda repertoire. The pilates principles of precision, concentration, control, breath, range and flow of movement are clearly relevant during the execution of the exercises. I understand Garuda to be an enhancement of and complementary to the pilates training and practice with which I have been so familiar. I would encourage everyone to experience the challenge of the Garuda repertoire and the satisfaction achieved as a direct result of the workout.’

– Peter Faux – APMA Level 3 Professional Practitioner; Principal, Peter Faux Dance Ensemble

‘Anna Tetlow has worked at Home House, London for over a year. This establishment is an exclusive, private members club attracting a variety of international members of the media, captain of industry and celebrities – many of whom numbered amongst Anna’s clients. She was responsible for introducing the discipline to many novices and indeed changing misconceptions about it.’

‘Anna’s natural grace and sense of charm were remarked on by many members and she fast built upon a dedicated client base with one or two crowned heads benefiting from her expertise. She combines a ready patience with enthusiasm and encouragement and has a delightful and refreshing sense of humour which is immediately engaging.’

– Home House 20, Portman Square London W1

‘Doing the Garuda Teacher Training with Anna gave me a fresh perspective to my pilates teaching skill. Garuda works with the whole body and has a great flow and rhythm to it. It almost feels like a moving meditation; you only focus on yourself, your body and your breath. An hour feels like a minute – it goes so fast when I do the Garuda technique. Anna is an incredible knowledgeable and inspirational teacher. She knows how to work my smallest, deepest muscles. I love every second of her class, whether she’s teaching the exercise or presenting Garuda philosopy. Amazing explanations, amazing teaching skills, loving personality! Any pilates or yoga teachers will benefit from doing the training. Highly recommended!’ – Steph Lauw, Indonesia

‘I was introduced to Anna Tetlow by James D’Silva, the founder of Garuda, whose work she is carrying on and is a master trainer of in Australia. When I first started I was struggling with a broken foot and a badly damaged knee and had a one woman dance and poetry fusion show coming up in a few months. Anna helped me to be able to perform despite my injuries and has since been instrumental to my returning to ballet classes and continuing to dance as an older dancer. Her knowledge of anatomy and of the demands of classical ballet and other dance disciplines (as a former dancer from the Royal Ballet herself) is unparalleled, added to which is a deep understanding of the mind body connection and the way to bring the body to its optimal functioning. Anna’s studio provides both a supportive and challenging environment where one can explore, revive, grow and come to a greater awareness of one’s own potential.’ – Irina, Melbourne

‘I first met Anna Tetlow whilst training full-time in dance. What a revelation it was to discover the freedom of movement, and yet fluidity and strength the Garuda Method offers. It was the catalyst that changed my whole direction so that now whilst studying for a degree in Exercise Science, I am working to compliment the skills I continue to learn while being mentored by Anna. I am excited at the potential for bringing this holistic approach to training and rehabilitation.‘ – Shanae, Melbourne

‘Walking into Anna Tetlow Pilates you are immediately immersed in calmness, tranquility and warmth. A nurturing environment that is perfect for the real work on body, soul and mind to take place. Our daughter has been fortunate to have Anna Tetlow work with her on a weekly basis to support and enhance the work she does in the dance studio. Garuda and Pilates are the perfect compliment to classical ballet in that they focus on the balance and strength of not only the body but also the mind. Anna’s understanding of anatomy and her keen eye for the physical and mental requirements of a classical dancer is invaluable to our daughter’s development. Sessions are motivating, challenging and carefully designed, targeting the needs of a developing dancer. As a parent I also see this time as being an opportunity for our daughter to discover herself, her physical and mental capabilities and work on her own goals with Anna’s guidance and support. Our daughter leaves every session revived, relaxed and energised for the challenges of the dance studio. In addition, she is empowered with new understandings of herself as a dancer and as a person.’ – Karen Clare, Melbourne.

‘I have been referring classical ballet students and friends to Anna for over a decade. She has a wealth of knowledge in classical ballet, postural alignment, injury rehabilitation, strengthening, conditioning, general fitness and well being. Her careful, nurturing guidance is detailed and tailored specifically for each individual body. The improvements in my student’s technique and the knowledge they gain from her sessions is an essential part of their progress. Not only do they learn more about their own bodies but they learn how to take this knowledge and translate it into their daily technique and training. Anna is extremely passionate about her work and this is evident in the quality of treatment you receive in each session at her studio. I highly recommend Anna.’ – Kerrie McArthur, Melbourne

‘Anna Tetlow Pilates has helped me build core strength and transform my post-baby body, also a lot of laughs with my beautiful friend Karen and fabulous instructors. Highly recommended!’ – Kath Dean, Melbourne

‘It is almost four years since my daughter Maeve commenced with Anna Tetlow Pilates, and now I can’t imagine ballet without it! Maeve looks forward to every session which is tailored to her needs and through the work has changed the shape of her legs, managed growth spurts and improved her strength, flexibility and technique. Maeve feels encouraged and nurtured in this very special environment.‘ – Maree Waterworth

‘Finding a new path after 20 years of  ballet dancing was a difficult time for me and entering the world of Garuda Pilates and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science has been the best decision towards reconnecting with my passion in movement. Anna has enabled me to feel and guide my body with ease, freedom and purpose. She has been an incredible mentor who expresses an endless amount of energy and knowledge towards all aspects of the body and mind. Garuda Pilates has opened a whole new door for me and I’m extremely honored and excited to see where it leads me.’ – Jarrah, Melbourne

‘Anna is an exceptional teacher with great wisdom and knowledge of the human body in movement. Her unique and sensitive approach to Pilates has allowed me to discover strength, alignment and flexibility after being injured whilst dancing. As a Pilates instructor myself, Anna is a mentor and allows me to deepen my knowledge at her studio. She supports me with continuous and non-judgmental advice and guides me along my own journey of teaching. I highly recommend her studio and am truly gratefully to learn from her.‘ – Isabella Perversi