Pilates and Yoga Classes

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Rehabilitative Pilates and Yoga Classes for all

Summertown Clinic has teamed up with North Oxford Golf Club to create a new space in North Oxford for Pilates and Yoga classes.

Pilates Classes: We offer rehabilitative Pilates classes to help get our patients back to full fitness, by restoring their strength and flexibility levels. Our Oxford based Pilates instructors bring their wealth of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions and exercise rehabilitation. Claire Cullen combines her osteopathic knowledge of the body with her Pilates teaching to give you both the best advice and help to guide your development through her understanding of the body and her ability to tailor exercises to help you back to full fitness faster. Kate Layton combines her sports massage knowledge and varst experience as a class instructor to tailor her classes.

Claire also teaches 1-2-1 Pilates sessions at the Summertown Clinic, for those who may need more individual attention. These can be arranged by contacting Summertown Clinic reception (01865 558561). It is recommended to have a 1-2-1 session with Claire first before attending any Pilates class, but this is not compulsory.

Yoga classes:

Iyengar Yoga classes focus’ on the precise alignment of the body, working deeply and with awareness in the asanas (postures) to gain the maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing. This class is taught by Sophia Arygris whose teachings focus on the individual needs of her students.

Hatha Yoga also focuses on asanas for the physical body and correct breathing, relaxation and meditation to calm and balance the mind. The principles of Hatha Yoga are very gentle and can offer a good beginning if you are looking to start a practice or wish to find a gentler more restorative approach. This class is taught by Brita Benson.

The Pilates and Yoga classes benefit both the beginner and the more experienced goers, as we keep the classes small (maximum 10) and monitor how you’re performing the exercises throughout the class. Our instructors don’t just want to help you overcome your problems but also want to help you prevent them coming back in the future. Pilates helps address core strength and the body’s ability to stablilise itself, whereas yoga improves flexibility giving patients an increased feeling of vitality and through increased range of movement.


The Pilates classes are uniquely led by Summertown Clinic’s osteopath and sports massage therapist,  Claire Cullen and Kate Layton. Claire Cullen an experienced osteopath, and with that osteopathic understanding she can guide you through each exercise making sure you’re achieving what you need to. Kate Layton combines her sports massage knowledge and 20 years of exercise instructing experience.

Claire also teaches 1-2-1 Pilates sessions at the Summertown Clinic, for those who may need more individual attention. These can be arranged by contacting Summertown Clinic reception (01865 558561). It is recommended to have a 1-2-1 session with Claire first before attending any Pilates class, but this is not compulsory.

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Sophia Argyris - Yoga Teacher Sophia Arygris teaches Iyengar Yoga. Sophia qualified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2011 after completing two years of teacher training at the Putney Iyengar Yoga Centre in London.   Her teaching is sympathetic and positive, focusing on the individual needs of her students.

Iyengar yoga is a method developed by B.K.S Iyengar which focuses on the precise alignment of the body, working deeply and with awareness in the asanas (postures) to gain the maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and well being. The duration of the class is 90 minutes and therefore allows for a slow and safe development into the sequence of exercises.

As an Iyengar Yoga teacher, Sophia is trained to safely sequence each class, and can adapt to suit a variety of different abilities and conditions, or offer alternatives where required.

Brita Benson teaches Classical Hatha Yoga which focuses on asanas (poses) for the physical body and correct breathing, relaxation and meditation to calm and balance the mind. The principles of Hatha Yoga are very gentle and can offer a good beginning if you are looking to start a practice or wish to find a gentler more restorative approach. Her classes blend hatha yoga, selfcare, positive thinking and deep relaxation to create a unique and holistic class.

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You can book online by following the class bookings link below, or you can call our friendly receptionists (01865) 558561 who will be able to take you through the booking process.

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