About Anya Hayes
I'm a Pilates teacher, author and speaker specialising in perinatal mental and physical health. I love Pilates and the
BODY–MIND aspect of mindful movement. I've been practising Pilates and yoga since 2003, and became a Pilates teacher in 2008, with Body Control Pilates www.bodycontrol.co.uk.
I'm a big believer in nurturing our body to nurture our spirit.
I'm a meditation teacher trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I weave mindfulness into my Pilates courses, particularly Welcome to Motherhood and the Mama MIND–BODY wellness coaching programme.
My teaching style is gentle but challenging, adapting exercises to suit your ability and needs. Body Control teachers are required to undertake continuous professional development so each year we continue to learn and develop our understanding and teaching skills.
I love working with pregnancy and new mums, navigating
the transition we experience entering motherhood. I specialise in pre- and postnatal Pilates (and especially post-caesarean), understanding personally the pressures that pregnancy and motherhood can wreak on body and mind. Pilates is a wonderful way of stretching and strengthening the body, releasing tension that causes niggly aches and pains. It's perfect for counteracting the motherhood puts on our body and spirit.
Pilates for Pelvic Floor Health
Pre- and Postnatal Exercise Strategies
Postnatal Pilates, with additional further training in Pilates post-caesarean and pelvic floor recovery
Pilates for Better Mental Health
Diastasic recti recovery
Pelvic Flow and Freedom – Burrell Education
Small ball and toning circle
Pilates on the Ball
Pilates on the Foam Roller
Pilates for Bone Health (osteoporosis)
Pilates for Children: 5-11 and Adolescents
Pilates with the Band
Pilates for Performance
Pilates for Runners
Come on over to my blog where we continue the conversation about motherhood, pregnancy, mental health and wellbeing
Find me on Instagram: @mothers.wellness.toolkit