Let's breathe and move!
Hey there, I'm Bec, and I've been a Pilates teacher for 20 + years. I love helping people acquire the tools to feel better in their own bodies. I firmly believe that movement heals!More About Me
Pilates is for Every Body
No matter your fitness Pilates can help you feel better and move with more grace and ease.
Currently my teaching only happens in cyberspace (yes, because of Covid but also because the new bricks and mortar Dragonfly Pilates studio is still a work in progress) However, thanks to the internet I can teach & guide you wherever you're located - happy days!
Pilates Matwork Classes
Matwork = floorwork and is the most accessible way to learn Pilates. Some folks think it's the most challenging too - it's just you and your mat! The jumping off point for these classes is Joseph Pilates' original 34 exercises with whatever else I throw in the mix. We explore ways to tune in to yourself, align your body & mind, breathe, and move!
FitBall & Foam Roller Classes
Do you have a FitBall or Foam Roller lying around your house? Do you want some more creative ideas of what to do with them in order to develop better strength, body awareness, and balance? These classes are the perfect mixture of using the respective prop to either challenge, assist or restore your body.
Do you want more personalised guidance? Are you dealing with injuries or conditions best suited to a slower pace or don't feel ready for a class? One on one private lessons are focussed specifically on you, your body and your goals. We'll work with whatever props and equipment you have on hand. Own a reformer? Groovy! Own a couple of hand weights and a dog ball? Also groovy - I love being creative for my clients.
What can you expect from a class or session with Dragonfly Pilates?
my eyes on you and your alignment
my classes are purposely small so that even in a group setting I can pay attention to you
my passion for the Pilates Method
I think Pilates is amazing and love to share my enthusiasm & knowledge
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As a thank you I'll send you my free guide to go from Sedentary to Supple!
There are heaps of Pilates teachers out there so why should you learn from me?
That's a really good question so check out what my clients think👇
“Rebecca Forde at Dragonfly Pilates is one of the most gifted Pilates teachers I've had in over 15 years of classes dabbling in Pilates.
She effortlessly creates a setting – whether virtual or in studio - where I can properly focus on my body, my breath and movement. Her guidance, direction and attention ensures that all students - from the beginner to the competent - are all addressed and able to achieve their individual capabilities. Virtual classes are enhanced with mini videos that focus on exact movements and allow a closer examination of the technique.
Rebecca teaches with joy, passion and humour and her classes are always evolving. She imparts knowledge and is a wonderful teacher: precise and instructive, and very positive and encouraging. I can’t offer a higher recommendation. Just do it!”
“I began my Pilates journey with Rebecca a number of years ago when I started taking her mat class as part of Dancenorth’s community class offerings. I quickly became fond of Rebecca’s teaching style and class structure which led me to commence classes at her Dragonfly studio. After a short break for the birth of my first child in 2014, I returned to private lessons with Rebecca where she gently guided me through a post-partum recovery until I eventually regained my strength and sense of confidence within myself and my body. I continued learning from Rebecca, experimenting with springboard and equipment classes in addition to my regular mat class, over the years and through the birth of my second child in 2017. I have always found Rebecca’s approach to be inclusive, welcoming and innovative. Her classes are refreshing and you leave with a sense of achievement.”
"Rebecca with her welcoming, friendly (& professional), and caring manner is passionate and very devoted to passing on her extensive knowledge and understanding (three years study) of how Pilates and the body work together to keep our bodies strong and supple to be fitter and cope better with our increasing years (I'm 75).
One unique gift of Rebecca’s which make the classes delightful is her descriptive and imaginative word pictures of how to do a movement which really helps you to understand what you have to do and feel. The classes are held in lovely surroundings with a small number which makes it very pleasant.
I was doubtful if Virtual Pilates would work for me but it has been just as good which proves you can do Pilates in any situation with Rebecca.”
"Bec was recommended by my physio. Virtual Pilates was my introduction to Pilates and it's been a great experience. Instructions have always been clear and easy to follow and it's nice to know that she's watching me carefully and correcting my mistakes. I'm a busy person, so virtual classes are a welcome time saver."
"I have always appreciated the small classes and the fact that you see EVERYTHING and we get away with NOTHING! I had thought that might be compromised in the virtual classes, but I have been pleasantly surprised that your eagle eye still sees everything."
“Dragonfly Pilates opened my eyes to the opportunity of VIRTUAL Pilates with a degree of personal attention I never thought possible. I like how Rebecca’s professional approach and manner of explaining, demonstrating and close observations are able to encourage and correct my movements.”
Have you been told that you 'should do' Pilates but don't know where to start?
Learning Pilates can feel like learning a new language. Let me teach you the abc's, words, and sentences of Pilates so you feel more at home in your body