The Garuda Pilates Studio
26-28 Finchley Road, London NW8 6ES
Tel: +44 (0)207 483 4644

Garuda Teachers

James D’Silva

The creator of The Garuda Pilates Method, The Garuda Apparatus and founder of The Garuda Studio James D’Silva was born and raised in Goa, India, before moving to England to become a professional dancer. Since then, he has performed, choreographed… read more

Anja Dobler

Anja is a highly experienced instructor who enjoys working with clients from a diverse range of movement backgrounds, ranging from absolute beginners and people with movement limitations, Osteoporosis and injuries, to pre- and postnatal clients,… read more

Liat Ogden

Liat is a dedicated senior Garuda and Pilates teacher with over 10 years of experience. Her precise and caring teaching style draws its inspiration from different disciplines such as Yoga, Gyrotonic /Gyrokinesis and from her… read more

Loa Kristiansen

Loa comes from a dance background,educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and the Peter Schaufuss Ballet. At age 12 she had her first Pilates and Gyrotonic classes and have loved them ever since! In… read more

Juliana Dall’antonia

We are so happy to have Juliana at our studio. She is a physical educator born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On physical activities since a child, she later moved to USA for her first… read more

Farah Minocheri

After graduating with Masters in Business, Farah started her career in marketing but after 6+ years in the corporate world, there was need for some change. On the advice and encouragement of James D’Silva, Farah… read more

Anna Freeman

Anna is an experienced and passionate Pilates and Garuda Instructor. Her group classes are spirited and dynamic, with attention to detail and each individual participant. Her clients include complete beginners to professional dancers and sports… read more

Melissa Zelaya

What first called my interest in Yoga was the awareness of living in a very fast and frenetic city such London. Looking at my body and at my mind I realized I needed something that… read more

Lola Fishbein

Lola is a dancer and a Pilates instructor from Israel who started dancing at an early age. She danced at the Bat Dor Dance Company and Ido Tadmor Dance Company in Israel, and in a… read more

Alison Beecham

Alison is the studio manageress and has been working with James to create Garuda for years. Ali can help you with all your needs regarding classes, your account, teacher training and everything inbetween that! Ali… read more

Eleftheria Anastasiadoy

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Eleftheria started ballet when she was 3 and hasn’t stopped since. Since then, her limitless passion for dance has led her to explore more styles including hip-hop, commercial, experimental, contemporary, and… read more

Jana Janezic

Jana is a Fully Certified Stott Pilates Instructor ( Advanced Level- L2 , Mat, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels, Injuries and Special Populations ), Athletic Conditioning and Performance Enhancement Specialist and Registered Pilates for Dancers Practitioner-Dance… read more

Yarit Dor

Yarit is a certified Classical Pilates and Garuda teacher in both mat and full studio equipment. She also works as a fight and movement director for theatre and teaches various movement disciplines to actors in… read more