Ivona began practicing Pilates as a remedy for scoliosis and a repetitive strain injury in the shoulder and wrist brought about many years of playing guitar. She immediately responded to the method and after 5 years of practice, she decided to train as a teacher. She trained with physiotherapists Lorna Malcom and Alex Considine of Polestar® Pilates and is a member of Registered Exercise Professional.
Her passion is rehabilitation and management of chronic injuries which she studied at Middlesex University.
She also holds an ITEC diploma in Sports Massage and a certificate in the post and prenatal Pilates and Pilates for Scoliosis and Hypermobility.
Her classes are focused on breathing, correct alignment, and creating space and suppleness in the body and mind to develop self-awareness. Therefore this allows clients to find their inner strength and gain an understanding of their bodies.
In the 1 : 1 setting, she likes to incorporate Yamuna body rolling, various massage techniques, PNF stretching, and myofascial techniques. These soften the body and then work on client’s weaknesses to rebalance the body. She is especially interested in understanding Scoliosis and managing this condition with exercise.
Ivona continues to further her knowledge by attending workshops and learning from the top people in her field.
Among her mentors are an osteopath and spinal specialist Darren Chandler from Harley street clinic and Gyrotonic and Pilates teacher Tisha Harrington of Pilates Foundation.
There a very few Pilates teachers in London that offer such a thorough and experienced service.
To find out more or to book, please contact Ivona directly at Behalova@googlemail.com