Hi, I’m Jeannie

I’m a Movement Therapist, a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher and an Amercian Council of Exercise Personal Trainer,  specialising in Hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Chronic Pain.  I’m also a qualified Nutritionist. I have over a decade of experience in supporting clients with their health management and guidance on the path to wellness.

Since 2006, I’ve been on a personal wellness journey – I was a chronic pain sufferer, with a hypermobile, bendy and unstable body.  I experienced three episodes of pneumonia that have left me with a lifelong lung condition.  These experiences changed me.  They led me to professional life change through my Pilates training in rehabilitation and a personal life change with a total review of my lifestyle. I decided to take back control of my health. I explored the intimate relationship between movement and mindset – and also the food that I ate and the sleep I got. Each one of these elements wholly impacts the other three.  Read more on my journey below.

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Movement + Connection + Nourishment + Sleep =
Health, Vitality and Strength

movement

I have been teaching Pilates since 2008, having trained – among other organisations – with the internationally recognised leader of rehabilitation-based Pilates, Polestar Pilates. I am a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and regularly attend their international conferences.

My Pilates business has grown over the years allowing me to open the doors to my own studio Create+ in London in 2013.  I now teach classes and one-to-one sessions at the studio.  I can provide specialist support for those living with pain and have experience working with specific needs, such as:

  • Pain management including low-back pain and chronic pain
  • Pilates for hypermobility including those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Post-surgery therapy and injury rehabilitation
  • Targeted results, that work with your level of proficiency

I’m a firm believer that Movement heals.

After my own struggles with chronic pain, I developed a bespoke way of using Pilates to unlock pain-free movement. My Integral Movement Method (IMM) can help bring about a huge range of benefits, including improving your posture, managing your pain, helping provide solutions for those with hypermobility. alleviating lower back pain, and generally making you feel better connected to your body.

Please get in touch to discuss how the IMM could work for you.

connection

The body and mind are wholly interconnected. Over the years of teaching movement, it became apparent that without the mind’s full and willing participation, movement would be inhibited or restricted. I had to work on the mind if I was to release the full potential of the body. Whether illness, injury or athletic performance, there is always an interaction between mind and body.

The Integral Movement Method marries and reawakens this connection with friendly and approachable techniques.

This is crucial to whole body health. A healthy mind contributes to a healthy body. Toxic and negative thoughts have a negative impact on our bodies. We need to maximise our potential to achieve a positive state of mind. This goes beyond mindfulness – it becomes who we are every day.

Please contact me to discuss further – I’d be delighted to chat with you.

nourishment

Everything we eat, think, breathe or do can affect us at a cellular level, directly or indirectly. Food is our fuel that impacts everything – mindset, movement, health. If we bring toxicity and inflammation into our systems through food, drink and environment, no amount of movement will change us. It needs to be a whole body approach for real, lasting change. It is not about giving you a recipe book, but empowering you with the knowledge for you to make the right choices.

If you would like the opportunity to take a full lifestyle and nutritional analysis, please get in touch.

sleep

With our busy lifestyles, time to rest and restore the body and mind are often seen as a luxury. It needs to be far from a luxury and more of an essential to our wellbeing and longevity. Rest is crucial to how our mind and body feels every day. It gives us time to simply ‘be’.

Sleep is one element of rest. Lack of sleep has been connected to a range of serious health issues. On a short-term scale, you could feel irritable, experience forgetfulness and headaches. In the long term, it has been linked to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Making sleep a priority is our whole body health priority. The body cannot function optimally without it.

Taking time to introduce conscious breathing practice and sleep-focused movement into your routine are ideal preparation for your body to sleep well. By promoting relaxation and the release of muscles tension, together with the ability to relieve stress and anxiety, the mind quiets allowing true rest and restoration.

To learn more about how to introduce sleep hygiene into your routine, drop me a line.