I am a fully certified, professionally trained Pilates teacher, 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher and an accredited Face Yoga instructor, teaching a variety of classes in Somerset, UK.
I teach both matwork and equipment Pilates, having originally trained under Alan Herdman London Pilates affiliated program. My matwork Pilates classes are small, friendly and fun, enabling me to give personal attention to each client for best results. I make sure that my clients are motivated, supported, encouraged and challenged to achieve their health and fitness goals. I also teach at the Pilates Studio in Taunton, both studio clients and the reformer fitness classes. Pilates has truly been a journey of self discovery for me, that is still constantly evolving, and I feel totally inspired and committed to passing on the fantastic benefits of Pilates to others.
Yoga has been my long-standing passion since my 20s and having practiced on and off for many years, I felt a deep calling to train in yoga professionally and completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher training, with another 300 hour further teacher certification currently underway. My yoga classes are a fusion of Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin practices, with a strong focus on alignment, breathwork (pranayama) and meditation, catering to both beginners and more seasoned yogis.
I am a certified Face Yoga instructor, trained personally by the wonderful Danielle Collins, the World's leading Face Yoga expert. Facial fitness is a relatively new and increasingly popular health trend and I'm very excited to be able to teach it here in Somerset. I offer group workshops and individual one-to-one sessions, teaching the full program of facial exercises, face massage, acupressure and wellbeing techniques to promote a healthy younger looking appearance in everyone.
Strengthen and Invigorate the Body and Mind
The matwork classes are fun, challenging, creative and suitable for anyone. Improve your back health, open your shoulders, become more flexible, create a better posture and strengthen the whole body - all in a weekly one hour class. We use a variety of small Pilates equipment to enhance your workout.
FACE YOGA WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Look the Best Version of Yourself
Face Yoga is a combination of face exercises, face massage, acupressure and wellbeing, for a healthy, natural way of looking young. As a fully certified Danielle Collins Face Yoga trainer, I teach all the necessary techniques to take home with you to practice daily, to diminish wrinkles, lift the facial contours, create healthy glow and look years younger.
Tune IN with your true self
I teach beginners and intermediate yoga classes aimed at finding the breath in each asana and length in the spine to increase sukha (ease) in every posture. Yoga is all about finding the middle ground, that balance between working hard and feeling the flow, fully present in each moment, every breath, every pose. I use meditation techniques at the end of each class to reground and rebalance the body and soul.
"After the class, I feel much better, more supple and confident in my body. Polina has a very caring, calm and re-assuring teaching technique. She shows extensive knowledge of the human physique and always attends to the concerns of the individual which makes participants feel valued and empowered.
I wish I could come to Pilates every day!"
"An excellent, well-structured class with plenty of individual attention. Pilates helps in promoting flexibility and good posture. Although I find the combination of breathing exercises, stretching and working on core muscles challenging, it leaves me feeling relaxed and stronger in mind and body.”
"I look forward to my Pilates class every week, an hour when I can relax and focus on really stretching, breathing correctly and improving flexibility. Polina makes it interesting and is always watching to make sure the exercises are done correctly and to suit your body. You walk out feeling six inches taller"
Langport, Somerset, UK