Emily Hayward, Pilates & Yoga Instructor practicing at Bristol Yoga Center.

Emily Hayward

Pilates & Yoga Teacher

email: info@somapilates.co.uk
phone: 07909 090891
web: www.somapilates.co.uk

Emily is accredited with the Pilates Foundation to teach all aspects of Pilates matwork, having completed a comprehensive matwork teacher training course at the Scott Studio under the supervision of master teacher Suzanne Scott. Emily is also trained in pre and postnatal Pilates and is First Aid qualified. As a member of the Pilates Foundation Emily is committed to furthering her education through continuing professional development.

In order to further her knowledge of bodywork and gain a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology, Emily completed a BTEC Professional Diploma (Level 5) in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy with the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage in 2014. This knowledge informs her teaching on many levels, but in particular when working with injuries and health conditions.

Most recently, Emily qualified as a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, completing a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Mexico. This deepened her belief in the connection between the mind, body and breath, and the positive effects that yoga, and movement in general, can have on one’s life. The energy, balance and strength you create on your mat is carried over into your daily life - you become more centred, present, and both physically and mentally more healthy.

Currently, Emily is studying structural, functional and experiential anatomy with Gary Carter on his year-long 'Anatomy & Movement' course. This explores the anatomy of movement in relation to practice, movement analysis, 3-D work, and experiential anatomy, allowing teachers to 'see' their students more clearly.

Feedback from students:

"Understandable, interesting and enjoyable”

“I have better posture, concentration and a constant consideration of how I hold and move my body – thank you for your help!”


Emily's Pilates at BYC

Classes with Emily focus on strengthening the body as a whole, and also on the effect that Pilates can have on the mind, bringing an inner-awareness and sense of well-being to the practitioner. Pilates is a holistic form of exercise which is mainly based around small controlled movements and the belief that it is better to perform 2 repetitions of an exercise correctly, that 20 repetitions incorrectly. Students will experience increased strength, stability and muscle tone as well as better coordination, balance, improved mind-body awareness and the release of stress and tension.

“Emily is a fantastic teacher. Her classes are terribly well organised and planned. She is bubbly but very professional at the same time. Her classes are always full and with many regulars – a testament to how good she is. I had never done Pilates before, but I felt comfortable from the first class. I would recommend Emily to anybody interested in Pilates”. Student testimonial

Focusing on the deep abdominal muscles which support and stabilise the spine, Pilates strengthens, elongates and rebalances the body, bringing it into correct alignment, so that the muscular and skeletal systems can function optimally. Pilates is particularly beneficial for those with back problems, in the rehabilitation and prevention of injury and is a safe form of exercise for conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis and scoliosis.