Private coaching

For your eyes, body and mind only - discover your private transformation.

Sometimes you need training wheels before you can cycle like a pro.
Sometimes you need someone to hold your hand to figure skate and allow them to point you in the right direction.
Sometimes you need a personal coach to teach you a tricky subject in a way that only you understand. (Are we all thinking about maths, too?)

None of this makes you any less competent, smart or talented. In fact, if anything you and your mind are hyper aware of the way you see the world and how it in turn works for (and with) you.

This is where Private Training comes into the picture.

If you have anxiety arising out of one or multiple reasons, and you are confident those reasons come in the way of you learning something new, then this is the road for you.

Especially for you

Sessions you choose from will have weaved in practices tailor-made to suit your needs. We will work closely on the areas that concern you and slowly construct a practice that not only works best for you but is also slowly becoming more and more you.

Multidisciplinary approach

You wish to combine two techniques that you’ve observed work best for your body -- Barre and Pilates or Pilates and Yoga. Or, you think you want to expand your horizons in just one disciplinary practice, say, Yoga. You got it.

There won't be a shopping list

All you need to bring is your body and mind (just the way it is) every time you come on board. No extra equipment, fancy tools and accessories needed. Unless that’s something that you would  like to sculpt in during our sessions.

Vanessa is an astonishing teacher, with a huge depth and breadth of specialist knowledge informing her teaching practice. Her teaching style is always friendly and positive, artfully delivering with a sense of great ease that belies the hard work you will suddenly realise you are doing towards the end of a set of reps! She doesn't waste any time and choreographs her classes beautifully to fit the maximum in, in a balanced and holistic way with dynamic stretches as you go. My body feels incredibly balanced and strong after her classes, as a movement professional myself I find training with Vanessa an essential part of maintaining my resilience and self-care.

Genevieve Maxwell - Dancer and Lecturer

I have had the pleasure to know Vanessa for about 7 years, and she has inspired me in a variety of physical movements such as Pilates, ballet and yoga. . Vanessa has a vast of experience and knowledge which I value very much. Her guidance and help during an injury was crucial for me and now latest she has taught me about healing and finding harmony in body and mind. I can truly recommend Vanessa to anyone who wants evidenced- and science based movements in your life for a sustainable wellbeing and improved health. Vanessa’s warm and kind personality makes anyone feel comfortable and safe.

Maria Tibblin - Medical Interior Designer and Women’s Health advocate

"Vanessa will always start and end the class with a smile. She also has incredible knowledge and experience on the physical body and its relation to the mind. Our sessions leave me with a sense of peace and achievement. No session is the same, and I have seen significant improvement on my form as we work on stretching and strengthening every single joint and muscle. I cannot recommend her enough!

Margaux Lunt - Fashion Designer

Knock, knock, is this you?

You don’t like too many people.

You don’t like people at all.
You can’t work around others’ speed.

You fear you don’t have enough speed and stamina and will take many breaks.

You can’t stop thinking about what others might be thinking.

You want to work on the way you think and feel about certain things, but you can’t mix working on these issues and working on your body, simultaneously.

You understand things better when you are directly spoken to.

You have issues you’d want my help with but can’t do it in front of everyone, obviously.

Your understanding of day and night is quite different from what is “socially acceptable”. Hence you need to work this around your schedule.

You want to take it slow. Or nay, you want it to go up a notch, or many. Why not? 

Welcome, I've got your back!

Some of the things I can help you with

Improve your relationship with anxiety and stress through Neuroscience-based bodymind techniques.

Get clear on Yoga, Pilates or Barre technique, from complete beginner level to more advanced practitioner.

Adapt your movement practice to your pregnancy journey (and bounce back safely, compassionately and effectively after childbirth).
Reduce back pain and work-related posture discomfort through targeted flexibility, strength and mobility exercises.

Increase stamina, energy, focus and resilience without punitive or boring workouts.

Get rid of limiting beliefs around your body to feel confident and proud of who you are.

Relearn to trust your intuition, and let go of rigidity and fear of failing (hello, my fellow recovering perfectionists!).

And things I can't help you with

Intentional weight loss (I don't believe focusing obsessively on this goal will truly support you in building sustainable movement habits or appreciating your body as it is)

Crazy handstands tricks (I am still learning myself, so I can only help you with the basics)

Nutrition (I am not qualified to give nutritional advice and even if I had a piece of paper, I would suggest you refer to a doctor or experienced registered nutritionist, not to a PT/movement professional for such a delicate matter).

Special: Yoga and Somatics for Stress Relief - 8 weeks programme

  • Begin with a 15 minute consultation where we get to know each other.
  • 10* 121 55 minute online coaching sessions.
  • Learn a combination of techniques from Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, Somatic Release, Breathwork and Yoga Psychology that help you release emotional tension and cultivate a sense of safety and calm, from the body to the mind (bottom-up approach that complements the top-down approach of talking therapy or meditation).
  • Reconnect to your body and quieten your mind. Feel like yourself again!
  • BONUS: A personalised plan of exercises to practice in-between sessions, so you can build up your own maintenance routine and maximise your results. At the end of the programme you will receive your bespoke PDF coaching pack to continue working on your own.

I would only take her classes. She is absolutely an amazing instructor. She is really professional and personable and has so much experience. She has helped me get so fit post baby #2 and I can't wait to get even stronger. Highly recommend!

Shen C.

I have lower back problems and needed to start exercising on a regular basis. I must say that I have never felt so mobile and flexible during my life. I see lot of experience and knowledge of the body and mind every time! I am so happy that I met her and can't recommend her highly enough! 

Radostina G.

Through a streak of luck, I came across some videos of Vanessa’s classes and I decided to give them a try.
I’ve loved my sessions with Vanessa and feel blessed to receive guidance from such an accomplished teacher; I love her teaching style; her pace and ability to adjust the routine to my body’s conditioning on a particular day and I feel great after her sessions. It has given me new hope and confidence in my fitness journey.

Premila P.