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Clare Bannister, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Clare 

Clare is the principle teacher and founder of Lotus Health and Fitness. She’s a Pilates and Yoga loving foodie who has worked in the health, fitness and well-being industry for over 25 years. Clare is trained in Hatha Yoga and the contemporary STOTT PILATES® method for Matwork and Reformer Pilates. Through her ongoing training in Pilates, she has gained qualifications in pre and post natal, Pilates for Back Care and Classical Pilates. Clare originally trained as a Nutritionist and Dietetics, leading to a career lecturing in nutrition, developing and delivering training and managing the programme at a large Central London Health Club.

Following her lifelong passions for health, nutrition, cooking and the therapeutic affect of food, Clare is also an Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Ayurvedic Massage therapist.

Clare’s integrated ‘East meets West’ approach to health and well-being delivers total health – a truly happy and healthy body and heathy mind.

Sandra, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Sandra

Teaching for over 25 years in the fitness industry has given Sandra a fantastic perspective on how to achieve your personal fitness goals – a health body is the key to a healthy mind!

Taking a wealth of experience from local health centres and London’s Premier Health Clubs Sandra is also a fully qualified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, Total Barre™ instructor and personal trainer. Sandra’s classes & PT sessions are fun, creative and very thorough. Her love of dance, theatre and entertaining really make her classes come alive.

 
Sandra, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Everton

Trained in the STOTT PILATES Method, Everton has a keen eye and has worked with many body types of all ages and levels of experience. Moving forward with continued education, his focus is fixed on Pilates for special populations.

With an energised teaching style he gives, but also demands a lot from clients in both  group classes and one to one sessions. Realising the great benefits Pilates holds for the body Everton continues to develop in all areas in this field always achieving great results. With many years experience teaching dance, Everton has transferred skills and developed a teaching style all of his own. Using that energy one would find in a dance studio with encouraging and motivating phrasing through the exercises any client taking class with Everton will feel revitalising and long lasting results.

Sharon, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Anett

Anett has been teaching Pilates since 2018/ She has trained in the Contemporary STOTT PILATES method in Pilates Reformer, Pilates Cadillac and Pilates Tower. She is also qualified undertake Balanced Body Matwork method. Anett’s classes are always filled with lots of fun variations to challenge your body and mind. Great ready for a great Pilates experience with Anett and feel the power of Pilates to bring strength, flexibility and mobility to your body.

Karren, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Karen

I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years in some shape or form. Having my first baby made me realise that I had to invest in myself to ensure I could show up more effectively for my family. Throughout this time period yoga became such a treat for me and having a growing family, as well as a demanding job in the city, it became an essential part of my life. So much so that I decided to train as a yoga teacher in 2015 with the world renowned Katy Appleton. Before this training I really saw yoga as lovely way to move your body, but throughout this intensive course it became so much more. Once this box was opened for me I found it impossible to shut and I went on to immerse myself fully into the world of yoga and teaching.

The style of yoga I teach is Vinyasa flow, which means linking postures together to form short sequences that can be constantly changed and played around with. I pride myself on creating new classes each which link breath body and spirit so that anyone attending will learn more about works for their own individual sense of self. 

 
Anna, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Anna

Anna has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years and is a 600hr registered teacher, including pre and post natal. Anna is dedicated to supporting her clients to progress.  She is thankful to her teachers; Andrea Everingham who ignited the fire and Stewart Gilchrist Emi Tull, and Marcus Veda who keeps it burning. 

 
Anna, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Justine

Since her initial 200-hour teacher’s training with Casey Chiang, a student of both Ana T. Forrest and Dylan Werner, Justine has expanded her teacher’s training repertoire extensively. She has attended masterclasses and workshops with Jared McCann, Patrick Beach, Jason Crandell and London School of Hand Balance’s Master Sainaa. In 2023 she completed Advanced 50-hour teacher’s training with Ambra Vallo and was coached in handstands by hand-balancer Manuele D’Aquino.

Justine teaches and practices by Patanjali’s principle: “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.” There is nothing more rewarding than to be part of the journey others undertake on their mats and to witness how that journey transcends the mat more and more.
Anna, Teachers at Lotus health and fitness

Figen

Figen has always been interested in the movement of the body and fascinated by the relationship between body and mind. She tried a variety of exercise classes, but after her first Pilates session it was clear this was different than anything she’d tried before. It didn’t take her long to become a believer as she saw how the practice transformed her posture, strength, body awareness, as well as her mind and spirit. After practicing Pilates for years Figen decided to deepen her understanding and share it with others. She trained to become a Pilates practitioner completing her training with Polestar Pilates.

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