Top Floor 43-47
Lonsdale Road
Queens Park
London
NW6 6RA

(44) 207 372-3490

info@nypilates.co.uk

 

Director

Daphne Peña-Higgs
Trained and Certified by Romana Krysanowska, direct protege of Joseph Pilates.

As a West End and touring performer for many years, I sustained a lot of injuries. Classical Pilates was not only the quickest and safest way to rehabilitate, helping me to avoid surgery, but it also made me far less susceptible to any new injuries. 
During pregnancy, I experienced no back pain and had a natural, drug free labor. I practiced Pilates up until the day before I gave birth. Our pre/post natal and fertility advice have also kept mums coming back during their second, third and fourth pregnancies. 
After a severe car crash, much to my doctor's amazement, I was able to cure my whiplash in six weeks due to using Joseph Pilates' original apparatus-The Gratz Reformer, Cadillac and especially the neck stretcher.
My studio has grown from 1 teacher and 3 clients to 10 teachers and over 1000 clients. I equate this to keeping the integrity of the original work alive and kicking...although we do try to keep the latter to a minimum!
Through my (nearly) daily Pilates practice, I can write, dance and perform on stage with little to no aggravation from numerous previous injuries, and have a stronger core now than I did twenty five years ago.



Teachers

Daphne Peña-Director/Owner of New York Pilates. Personally trained and certified by Romana Krysanowska, Daphne opened London's first Authentic Classical Pilates in 2000. Since then, thousands of clients have benefited from training in this original method on the highest quality Gratz equipment. New York Pilates London is known as the centre of excellence for training in Classical Pilates.
Debra had her first taste of Pilates 23 years ago, after being involved in a car crash, resulting in a severe whiplash injury, and later after complications for having twins resulting in broken ribs and pubic bone. She says that Pilates enabled her to remain positive, keep her body strong yet supple, to prepare her for pregnancy and birth.
Debra continues her love affair with Pilates on a daily basis and feels constantly excited and privileged to teach.
Debra began her career as a Pilates teacher in 2010 and in 2012 completed her Power Pilates Classical training at Pi Studio with Holly Murray. Debra is constantly stretching her mind as well as her body, with Continuing Education.
Born in Mexico City. After completing her studies in Classical Dance she moved to New York to study Modern Dance at The Ailey School (American Dance Theatre), where she also got certified as a Classical Pilates teacher under the program of Roberta Wein.

She has taught in New York City and Mexico City studios always in combination with her dancing career.

She currently lives in London where she is furthering her studies in Contemporary Dance and Choreography and continues to teach Classical Pilates.

Julie received her Pilates training in 2005 from Jill Cassidy who trained under Romana.
Julie then trained under the supervision of a chiropractor and practitioner of the Long Beach Dance Conditioning Pilates Method and under the Power Pilates Training Program at Equinox in Los Angeles. For 12 years, Julie has been keeping it Classical, keeping it fun, and wants you to surprise yourself with the strength that lies deep within.
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