The Garuda Yoga and Pilates Studio
26-28 Finchley Road, London NW8 6ES
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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

Luigi Corcione

Luigi Corcione has explored his passion for movement through many years of athletics, cycling, football and general fitness but it was only when he met James D’Silva that he discovered the great value of Pilates;… read more

Marta Soteras

Marta started dancing at a young age and after studying Physiotherapy, having danced professionally across Europe, both in Classical and Contemporary disciplines, Pilates was a natural progression to her dance teaching career. She received 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

Monika Friedman

Monika strives to make her yoga classes soothing yet challenging for every type of practitioner, from beginners to advanced to moms-to-be, leaving them nurtured and empowered. As a sports- and health aficionado with a busy… 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

Saori Funawatari

Saori was introduced to Yoga when she first moved to London in 2002 and has become a keen practitioner ever since. She has undertaken the first teacher training course with Yoga London and with Yoga… 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

Jillian Hessel

Jillian Hessel has been teaching Pilates for 35 years. She is a “Hybrid of the Masters,” who names Kathy Grant, Carola Trier and Ron Fletcher as her Pilates mentors. Known for her concise verbal instruction… read more