Practise Pilates in Style at The Pilates Attic.

Come along to our bright, stunning and spacious Pilates Studio in a converted mews house, tucked away, yet conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre. Perfect for a class at lunchtime or after work

Established in 2001 we are one of Edinburgh’s longest standing Pilates providers, delivering safe, effective, popular and friendly classes. We pride ourselves in offering an exclusive service with fantastic classes in beautiful surroundings

We offer Pilates Mat, Pilates Equipment, Hula Hooping, Goat Pilates, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Immersive Experiences and Holidays and Retreats. We love Pilates, and love passing all the benefits of Pilates on to you. We provide all our clients with an individual experience, leaving you with a sense of calm and clarity, a greater understanding of your body, a sense of achievement, and hopefully feeling the Pilates love too!

 
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Jo Munro - Studio Owner and Principal Teacher

Originally I was trained as a dancer, specialising in ballet and contemporary dance, however I had to retire early due to injury. Pilates was integral in my recovery and I loved to practise it and it seemed like a natural progression to train as a pilates teacher and to pass the knowledge on to other people

I began teaching Pilates in 2001, and have continued my Pilates education to cover all of the Pilates Studio equipment. This comprehensive training enables me to teach on the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Ladder Barrel and with all of the small Pilates equipment

Over the years I have continued my education and training and have studied Gyrokinesis, The Bowen Technique, Thai Massage and Reiki and Hula Hooping

In 2018 I gained qualifications in Stand Up Paddle Boarding so I can combine my love of SUP with Pilates to bring my classes to the water

I also gained a Diploma in Meditation and a Diploma in Professional Relaxation Therapy to create relaxing and immersive classes with live drumming

In 2019 I completed training in Aerial Pilates to bring a new and exciting style of Pilates to the studio with the wonderful hammock

Pygmy Goat Pilates on the farm with Mabel and Hazel in the beautiful countryside of Fife is new for 2019 and is the cutest Pilates class ever and the first of its kind in Scotland

Mylo the pilates pup has been a firm favourite at the studio for the last ten years, he loves a cuddle on the sofa and sometimes helps me out in class!

We look forward to welcoming you soon to begin your movement journey

Education and Qualifications

Higher National Certificate - Dance (Community)

Higher National Diploma - Dance Artists in the Community

Teaching Exercise to Music Certification - RSA UK

Pilates Matwork Certification - With Michael King at The Pilates Institute, London

Diploma Traditional Thai Massage - Foundation, Advanced, Therapeutic - 90 hours at The Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Diploma in Traditional Thai Massage - 30 hours at The Wat Po

Traditional Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand

Reiki - First Degree Certification - Usui Tradition of Natural Healing, Thailand

Polestar Pilates Studio Level 1-3 Course - Covering Pilates Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrel, London

Gyrokinesis Certification - With Juliu Hovarth Gyrotonic, Germany

Historical Mat and Workouts for Seniors Course - With Lolita San Miguel, London, UK

The Bowen Technique Certification Level 1- 5 - With European College of Bowen Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pilates Clinical Posture Course - With Pilates Institute, UK

Pilates Healthy Back Course - With Pilates Institute, UK

Anatomy Trains Course - With James Earls, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hula Hooping Instructor Certification - With UK Hooping Teacher Training, UK

SupFit Certification - With SupFit, Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness Instructor Course, Brighton

ASI SUP Water Safety Rescue Award - With The Academy of Surfing Instructors, East Lothian, Scotland

ASI SUP Wise Level 1 Foundation Stand Up Paddle Board Course - With The Academy of Surfing Instructors, East Lothian, Scotland

First Aid Certificate - With RYA, Scotland

Meditation Diploma - School of Natural Health Sciences

Professional Relaxation Therapy Diploma - School of Natural Health Sciences


 
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Aisha Tannahill

Aisha has 10 years’ experience working in London’s high-end fitness and clinical sector having moved to the capital from New Zealand in 2008

She is a certified BASI comprehensive pilates teacher as well as holding a personal trainer qualification from the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Sport

She is highly passionate around helping people to become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves

Growing up in New Zealand, she took full advantage of what it had to offer; snowboarding, swimming, horse riding, playing tennis, netball and enjoying athletics

Aisha has first hand experience of the true power of pilates after utilising it as part of managing a spinal injury she endured at the age of 12. Inspired by how quickly her back pain was managed by pilates, she decided to study with BASI UK and has since witnessed countless occasions of how life changing pilates can be

She has a unique clinical skill set due to having a lengthy experience of working alongside physiotherapists and osteopaths, in one of London’s best established musculoskeletal practices. Here she helps individuals recover after referral from surgical consultants and has developed a reputation for making the rehabilitation process both effective and fun

Her wide range of clients include professional athletes, rehabilitation patients, mums, politicians, city workers, CEO’s and grandparents