Sam Palmby: Pilates Instructor L3VTCT & Bowen Therapist  BTAA BAUK

I was born in 1967. I trained at Elmhurst Ballet School from the age of eleven and finished my training at London Studio Centre at the age of nineteen. I worked professionally as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher for over twenty years and discovered Pilates through rehabilitation. The results were amazing. I have loved Pilates ever since!


I trained with Future Fit School of Pilates in London, and became fully qualified in May 2015, achieving a Level 3 VTCT Diploma. I now enjoy teaching different levels of Pilates classes from Beginners to Improvers, Mixed Abilities, Intermediates and Advanced, and also teach Vertical Fusion Pilates.


In February 2017 I began training in London with Michael Patrick, Director of Bowen Therapy UK, and one of London's leading Bowen practitioners. By September 2017 I achieved a diploma in Bowtech with The Bowen Therapy Accademy of Australia. I am a full member of The Bowen Association UK and I am committed to continuing my professional development to increase my knowledge and skills.

In 2019 I became qualified to perform Advanced Bowen work, having completed "Specialised Bowen Procedures 1" (SBP1), IOS Bowen and furthermore qualified to teach medically endorsed, Pilates based exercises for bone and joint health, safe for those with Osteoporosis.


Both Bowen and Pilates offer a harmonic combination that may enhance body balance and pain relief.




I love to work with Pilates props, adding variety and diversity to a class. A prop gives choices to either make modifications to make an exercise easier by providing support and aiding correction of alignment, or to make an exercise more interesting and also challenging, enhancing performance and reinforcing body awareness.


I have a micro studio where I give 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 classes on request, depending on availability.

I practice Bowen Therapy in the quiet tranquility of the treatment room, at Bowen Therapy Thorpe Bay. I may combine sessions with 1-2-1 Pilates for rehabilitation purposes on request.


For further details please take a look at the page "LIVE STREAM Classes." 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


I also teach at Mayura Yoga Studio, a beautiful and calm space by the sea, shown in the photo. I teach mat based Pilates classes for Beginners - Improvers, Improvers - Intermediates and some classes are for Mixed Abilities. I am very grateful to be part of such an amazing team.



"The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors."  - Joseph Pilates 


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