I provide pilates and yoga tuition for all ages and abilities within North and North West London.

Whether you want to streamline and strengthen your body, speed up the recovery time of an injury, become more body, mind and breath aware.

I am here to help you reach your potential.


“I have been working with Carol for several years and find her to be an excellent teacher. She always manages to make the sessions interesting and fun while paying attention to all the important elements such as posture and alignment. Her enthusiasm and professionalism ensure that her pilates classes are hours which I truly look forward to.”

Lady Gilda Levy


“Carol teaches with a lightness that is deceptive – her classes are always extremely challenging, in a good way, and she does so in a graceful way. Carol has an excellent knowledge of Pilates and physiology, so I always feel in safe hands.”

Jeremy Lazarus, NLP Trainer, coach and author


“I started pilates sessions with Carol a few years ago and was impressed with her deep knowledge of the subject. In addition to the main programme of exercises she is always able to answer questions about my various creaks and groans and able to offer a stretch or exercise to help. I recommended Carol to my wife who has back problems and, again, sessions with Carol have been of great benefit.”

Mark Bickford – Triathlete and Managing Director, Acquisition Finance – Lloyds Bank


“I have enjoyed your teaching, very clear and precise. Your clients should be very happy to have you as a teacher.”

Yuriko Kuga – Pilates Practitioner


“Before I started learning Pilates with Carol, I never stuck to any sports regime and I thought this would be the same, but seven years down the line I’m still going strong and she deserves a great deal of the credit! Not only has she made learning Pilates accessible, but also really genuinely enjoyable. She always knows when to push me harder and when to take things easy, which I think is one of the reasons why it’s never been a chore. And I am especially grateful for the great shape I was in throughout my pregnancy, thanks to my on-going Pilates, expertly tailored to my ever growing bump! In short, I would definitely recommend Essential Pilates to anyone interested in a fantastic yet friendly workout.”

Elli Lewis


“Carol has been my Personal Pilates Instructor for over 6 years now, she is an extremely professional, experienced and friendly instructor. She is also very experienced in Pre/Post pregnancy Pilates which I was lucky enough to witness whilst I was pregnant with my first child. She was professional, gentle and very understanding of the changes and processes that comes with this experience. I would be very, very happy to recommend her to anyone.”

Nicole Birch

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