About your teacher
Sharon Connolly BSc (Hons) Ost
I started Pilates in 1996. I had a prolapsed disc a few years earlier and felt fluctuating but constant pain for almost five years. A factor in developing the injury was a long term postural problem and I found that I could use Pilates to address both these things.
In 1996 I trained at the Edinburgh Pilates Centre for 14 months. At the time this was the only studio in Scotland and few people had even heard of Pilates. As there were no mat classes in existence at the time, I had no one to refer to, so I started my own. I’ve been teaching Pilates ever since.
Before studying pilates I worked in nursing and osteopathy
I worked in nursing for nine years before deciding to train as an osteopath. I received my BSC (Hons) in Osteopathy in 1992 and worked as a Registered Osteopath for 17 years.
Osteopathy has similarities to physiotherapy and chiropractic in that there is a focus on improving movement in all joints and soft tissues.The aim is to improve their function and therefore decrease pain and discomfort. Overall posture is also improved.
Continuing Professional Development
This has also been a part of my professional life through nursing, osteopathy and Pilates. I read and study anatomy, physiology and different forms of movement, and attend various classes which always enhance my teaching. I am particularly interested in Feldenkrais and yoga.
Registered General Nurse
BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy (British School of Osteopathy)
Pilates teacher training (Edinburgh Pilates Centre)