The Malt Barn Studio

The Malt Barn Studio is an exercise studio situated in the heart of St. Andrews in a quiet courtyard just off South street. It occupies half of the beautifully refurbished top floor in an historic 200 year old building. We are a group of teachers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds but are united in our belief that the different exercise systems we teach (Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi) can be open to all people of different ages and sexes and that the body and mind can be brought back into harmony through developing an awareness and sensitivity from a deeper approach to exercise.

We specialise in small classes with a maximum of 8 or 9 people. This allows for a more careful teaching approach with hands on guidance whenever required, giving clients a more accurate and secure experience. The Malt Barn is also the only studio in St Andrews to offer one-to-one Pilates Apparatus sessions, which are especially good for clients who have back or joint injuries. Please contact Shelagh for further details.

Bad Posture is not necessarily an age related problem; it can afflict all of us at various times due to any number of factors; from stress, illness and simply the habits we develop as a consequence of modern life.

We do not represent a ‘quick fix’ approach to exercise, but by participating in any of the practices we offer, you will be taking up a more holistic approach. In time you will gain improved balance, a greater sense of increased space in your joints and more lift in the spine. You will develop better breathing patterns and clear thinking, your gait and stance will acquire ease and grace.

We look forward to seeing you at The Malt Barn Studio.

Teachers at The Malt Barn Studio

sarah Brassey

Sarah Brassey
YOGA

Sarah specialises in postnatal yoga, yoga for toddlers, children and families. Her adult classes are based around the traditional Ashtanga system.


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Julie Brooks

Julie Brooks
PILATES

Julie is a lecturer and educator at the University of St Andrews and completed her Pilates Teacher Training in Matwork at The Brigid McCarthy Studios in Edinburgh.


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Natasha Haresign

Natasha Haresign
PILATES

Natasha completed her Matwork training as part of the Lolita’s Legacy Pilates Teacher Training Program, and has an HNC in Health, Fitness and Exercise.


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Shelagh Keegan

Shelagh Keegan
PILATES

Shelagh studied Pilates Foundation Matwork at The Place Dance School, London and Apparatus Pilates at The Brigid McCarthy Studios, Edinburgh.


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Winiesther Jamieson

Esther McLeod
PILATES

Esther completed her her Pilates Teacher Training in Matwork at the Bridget McCarthy Studio in Edinburgh.


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Katie Miller

Katie Miller
PILATES

Katie is a graduate of The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and trained in Pilates Matwork at The Brigid McCarthy Studios, Edinburgh.


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James Russell

James Russell
TAI CHI

James did his Tai Chi training in China, teaching in an academy at a Shaolin Temple in Henan province. He has a positive, fun style of teaching.


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Carol Urquhart

Carol Urquhart
PILATES

Carol is a Level 3 Pilates Mat Instructor, having trained with a variety of Pilates schools including Pilates Training Solutions, and has a background in Physiotherapy.


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Classes at The Malt Barn Studio

Winter 2018-19

Spaces are available in most classes at various times, please contact teachers to confirm.

Monday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Improver
Katie Miller


11:15am – 12:15pm

Pilates
Over 50s
Katie Miller


6:30 – 7:30pm

Pilates
Intermediate
Katie Miller


7:40 – 8:40pm

Pilates
Intermediate / Improver
Katie Miller

Tuesday

10:00am – 11:00am

Pilates
Beginner
Katie Miller


12:00 – 1:00pm

Pilates
All Abilities
Shelagh Keegan


1:30 – 2:30pm

Pilates
Beginner / Improver
Carol Urquhart


5:30 – 6:30pm

Pilates
Intermediate / Improver
Julie Brooks


6:40 – 7:40pm

Yoga
All Abilities

BEGINNERS WELCOME
Sarah Brassey


7:45 – 8:45pm

Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga
Beginner / Improver

BASIC LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIRED
Sarah Brassey

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:00am

Pilates
Intermediate / Improver
Natasha Haresign


11:15 - 12:15am

Pilates
Improver
Natasha Haresign


5:40 - 6:40pm

Pilates
Beginner
Shelagh Keegan


CLASS FULL
6:45 – 7:45pm

Pilates
Equipment Circuit Class
Shelagh Keegan


8:00 – 9:00am

Chi Gong
All Abilities
James Russell

Thursday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Intermediate / Improver
Shelagh Keegan


11:15 – 12:15pm

Pilates
Beginner / Intermediate
Shelagh Keegan


5:50 – 6:50pm

Pilates
Beginner / Intermediate
Esther McLeod


7:00 – 8:00pm

Pilates
Intermediate / Improver
Esther McLeod


8:15 – 9:15pm

Yoga
All Abilities
Sarah Brassey

Friday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Beginners
Natasha Haresign


11:30 – 12:30am

Pilates
Improvers
Natasha Haresign


1:30 – 2:30pm

Pilates
Senior Beginner / Improver
Shelagh Keegan


5:45 – 6:45pm

Pilates
All Abilities
Natasha Haresign

Saturday

10:00 – 11:00am

Tai Chi
Beginner / Improver
James Russell


11:15 – 12:15am

Tai Chi
Beginner / Improver
James Russell

Autumn to Christmas 2018 class blocks – dates & fees

The dates and blocks for the Autumn to Christmas period are as follows:

Block 1
Monday 20th August – Friday 5th October
7 weeks
£70

2 week break, individual teachers may continue for 1 week but this will be discussed separately


Block 2
Monday 22nd October – Friday 14th December
8 weeks
£80

Book both Blocks 1 & 2 in advance
15 weeks
£135 (10% Discount)

Our drop-in fee is £12.00 (teacher’s require 24 hours advance notice).

PLEASE NOTE:

24 hour cancellation policy is required on all one-to-one equipment classes otherwise clients will be required to pay the full fee.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi also operates a block-booking system (please contact James for details). All blocks should be booked and paid for in advance.

Yoga

Yoga classes are also booked in blocks, please contact Sarah directly. All blocks should be booked and paid for in advance.