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 share how transformative it can truly be…. and through that journey she discovered Garuda. James’s method remedied many residual structural issues left over from her original illness and brought her a new level of functional mobility she didn’t think was ever going to be possible.  Over the last 8 years, Jess has completed many Garuda teacher training courses to complement her original training in Pilates Matwork and all studio equipment.

Her journey brings a huge amount of empathy to her teaching, honouring each client’s unique architecture whilst pushing them to challenge their own expectations of their bodies’ capabilities.

“Coming to Garuda in the mornings is my holy space where I shut out everyday life and concentrate for an hour on myself. It's a gift to me.” Lorraine Nonoo