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 or Winifred 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 is taking a break for the summer and his classes will resume in the Autumn; he can still be contacted by email.
 


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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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Amanda Wares

Amanda Wares
YOGA

Amanda entered the world of fitness as an aerobics teacher incorporating body conditioning and toning, and holds OCR Exercise to Music and KFA certificates.


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Classes at The Malt Barn Studio

Summer Timetable

All Summer classes are available as drop ins (at £10.00 per class) for any Malt Barn client from any class. Please contact the teacher with AT LEAST 24 hours notice to check there is space.

Nordic walking lessons also available. Suitable for beginners & experienced Nordic walkers.
Contact Carol for details.

AUGUST Pilates Yoga
Wednesday 1 August Natasha Haresign 10:00 – 11:00am
Natasha Haresign 11:15 – 12:15am
Shelagh Keegan 5:40 – 6:40pm (improver / advanced)
Shelagh Keegan 6.45 – 7.45pm (closed circuit / equipment)
(please contact Shelagh if you are in the circuit class for details)
Thursday 2 August Shelagh Keegan 10:00 – 11:00am
Shelagh Keegan 11:15am – 12:15pm
Esther McLeod 6:45 – 7:45am (improver)
Friday 3 August Natasha Haresign 10:00 – 11:00am
Natasha Haresign 11:30 – 12:30pm
Saturday 4 August
Sunday 5 August
Monday 6 August Mhairi Ferguson 6:30 – 7:30pm
Mhairi Ferguson 7:40 – 8:40pm
Tuesday 7 August Shelagh Keegan 10:00 – 11:00am (mixed ability)
Shelagh Keegan 12:00 – 1:00pm (improver / advanced)
Wednesday 8 August Shelagh Keegan 5:40 – 6:40pm (improver / advanced)
Shelagh Keegan 6.45 – 7.45pm (closed circuit / equipment)
(please contact Shelagh if you are in the circuit class for details)
Thursday 9 August Shelagh Keegan 10:00 – 11:00am
Shelagh Keegan 11:15am – 12:15pm
Esther McLeod 6:45 – 7:45am (improver)
Friday 10 August
Saturday 11 August
Sunday 12 August
Monday 13 August Mhairi Ferguson 6:30 – 7:30pm
Mhairi Ferguson 7:40 – 8:40pm
Tuesday 14 August Shelagh Keegan 10:00 – 11:00am (mixed ability)
Shelagh Keegan 12:00 – 1:00pm (improver / advanced)
Wednesday 15 August Natasha Haresign 10:00 – 11:00am
Natasha Haresign 11:15 – 12:15am
Shelagh Keegan 5:40 – 6:40pm (improver / advanced)
Shelagh Keegan 6.45 – 7.45pm (closed circuit / equipment)
(please contact Shelagh if you are in the circuit class for details)
Thursday 16 August Shelagh Keegan 10:00 – 11:00am
Shelagh Keegan 11:15am – 12:15pm
Esther McLeod 6:45 – 7:45pm (improver)
Friday 17 August Natasha Haresign 10:00 – 11:00am
Natasha Haresign 11:30 – 12:30pm
Natasha Haresign 5:45 – 6:45pm

Autumn – 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 16th 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).

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 can be booked in blocks or can be paid for on a drop-in basis.
Please contact Amanda or Sarah directly (various payment options available).