The Garuda 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 she has loved them ever… read more

Juliana Dall’antonia

Juliana is a physical educator born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Into physical activities since a child, she later moved to the USA for her first Pilates Certification. Back to Brazil she worked with the… read more

Farah Minocheri

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

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 in between! Ali… read more

Catherine Lamoureux

Coming from a medical background, Catherine is aware of what a body needs. Having experience with people who suffered all kinds of injuries, she knows that preventive medicine can help to minimise the risk of… read more

Jonathan Caguioa

Jonathan’s life as a dancer has taught him the joy of movement. He completed his training with Alan Herdman before joining Garuda, and believes that the strengthening of the body can improve the quality of… read more

Jessica Cooney

Following a debilitating illness in her late teens, Jess discovered Pilates as a way to regain full use of her legs again. This led to a passion to bring this movement method to others and… read more