Helen Ball – Pilates Instructor

Ladan Mofakham
Helen trained professionally as a dancer and circus performer. She discovered her love of Pilates whilst touring the world as an Aerial acrobat performing with Cirque Du Soleil. Pilates became part of everyday life, key to ensuring her body could keep up with the physical demands of circus life.

After retiring from Cirque Du Soleil Helen completed her Stott Pilates qualifications and began her career in teaching. She now works with a broad range of clients, and particularly enjoys using her knowledge of high level performance to help clients increase their athletic potential.

Two years ago, at the peak of fitness, Helen suffered a rare allergic reaction which resulted in heart failure and critical surgery. Now her heart has recovered she continues to use Pilates to rehabilitate her body back to athletic fitness.

Helen’s experience as a professional acrobat, along with her own rehabilitation and keen interest in physiology, strongly influence her approach to Pilates instruction. Her goal is to help people get the most out of their body, whether training as an athlete, rehabilitating from injury or wishing to improve their overall physical wellbeing. She feels everyone should be as mobile and pain free and their body can be.

Stott Pilates, Injuries and special populations. March 2015 London
Stott Pilates, Intensive Reformer Level 1. October 2013 London
Stott Pilates, Barre Instructor foundation course. August 2013 London
Stott Pilates, Advanced Mat work level 2. July 2013 London
Stott Pilates, Intensive Mat work Level 1. January 2013 London
Premier International, Certificate in Advanced personal training Level 3. Liverpool
National Circus School, Diploma in Circus skills. 1999 London
Northern School of Contemporary dance, BA Dance degree. 1995/1999 Leeds

CPD Workshops
Total Barre Endurance. November 2013
zenga V2 Vinyasa on Reformer. November 2013
Athletic Conditioning on Reformer. November 2013
Reformer intervals on Accessory boards. November 2013
Prenatal Pilates on the reformer. November 2013
Reformer and Cardio Tramp. January 2014
Flexion Free January 2015

Video Preforming at The Royal Albert hall, Cirque Du Soliel 2008


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If you would like further information on all of the classes we offer, advice on choosing the correct plan for you, or if you would like a tour of the Pilates studio - please get in touch.
Ladan Mofakham
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