about me: dawne likhodedova
I'm a pilates teacher and owner of bePilates. It makes me happy to help people move better and feel great. I teach pilates because it works.
You can usually find me at my new studio in Surrey or by appointment in London. My students are celebrities, high-level athletes, fellow teachers and advanced pilates practitioners, as well as those who consider themselves just normal people wanting to improve their fitness with pilates or strengthen post injury.
I have presented teacher training courses and workshops internationally and have been invited to studios around the world to help them develop their own in-house training programmes and protocols.
For a bit more of a formal recent-history of my pilates life, in addition to opening my studio in central London (2012), I was Faculty with Balanced Body (2014-2018) and Co-Chaired the Pilates Method Alliance UK Chapter at its inception (2014-2015).
My background includes both classical and contemporary styles of pilates. I have been very fortunate to have worked with many amazing teachers, coaches and mentors throughout a lifetime of sport and dance who have all shaped my style of teaching. I have studied extensively with Mejo Wiggin, who continues to influence my approach to classical pilates.
My own pilates practice takes me into studios all around the world to learn more about how I move and how to get the most out of the method for me. I hope my teaching helps you do the same.