The Malt Barn Studio

The Malt Barn Studio is a new 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

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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Winifred Jamieson

Winifred Jamieson
PILATES

Winifred, or Fred as she’s widely known, trained as a contemporary dancer before studying at the Laban Centre with Transitions Dance Company.


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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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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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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

To book, please select your chosen class and contact the relevant teacher.

We operate a block-booking system for Pilates which provides continuity and development of the individual in their practice; this is difficult to achieve with an exclusively drop-in approach. We are also the only studio to offer free catch-up classes at the end of every block for clients who unavoidably have to miss a class. Tai Chi also operates a block-booking system. All blocks should be booked and paid for in advance.

Yoga classes can be booked in blocks or can be paid for on a drop-in basis, please contact Amanda direct (other payment options available).


Class blocks – dates & fees

Block 1: Monday 9th* January – Fri 17th February (6 weeks)
Block 2: Monday 20th February – Fri 31st March (6 weeks)
12 weeks in total
Block 1 & 2 = £54 each (or £99 if both blocks booked in advance)
* Carole’s & Julie’s classes in Block 1 will start a week later, from the 16th January; please confirm fees with them directly.

— Easter break: Sat 1st April – 16th April —

Block 3: Monday 17th April – Friday 26th May (6 weeks)
Block 4: Monday 29th May – Friday 30th June (5 weeks)
11 weeks in total
Block 3 = £54.00. Block 4 = £45.00 (or £90 if both blocks booked in advance)

Monday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Improver
Katie Miller


11:15am – 12:15pm

Pilates
Over 50s
Katie Miller


1:30 – 2:30pm

Yoga
Vinyasa Flow / Freestyle Fitness Yoga
Mixed
Amanda Wares

Contact Amanda if you wish to do ad-hoc sessions or small group bookings.


6:30 – 7:30pm

Pilates
Intermediate
Katie Miller


7:40 – 8:40pm

Pilates
Improver / Intermediate
Katie Miller

Tuesday

10:00am – 11:00am

Pilates
Beginner
Katie Miller


12:00 – 1:30pm

Pilates
Mixed
Shelagh Keegan


1:30 – 2:30pm

Pilates
Beginner / Improver
Carol Urquhart


6:30 – 7:30pm

Pilates
Improver / Intermediate
Julie Brooks

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:00am

Pilates
Improver / Intermediate
Winifred Jamieson


11:15 - 12:15am

Pilates
Improver
Winifred Jamieson


NEW CLASS
FROM 22nd FEBRUARY
5:40 - 6:40pm

Pilates
Beginner
Shelagh Keegan


NEW CLASS
6:45 – 7:45pm

Pilates
Improver
Shelagh Keegan


8:00 – 9:00pm

Meditation / Chi Gong
James Russell

Please contact James for details.

Thursday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Mixed
Shelagh Keegan


11:15 – 12:15pm

Pilates
Mixed
Shelagh Keegan


5:15 – 6:05pm

Pilates
Improver / Intermediate
Winifred Jamieson
Shorter class*


NEW CLASS
6:15 – 7:00pm

Barre
All Levels
Winifred Jamieson
Shorter class*


7:00 – 8:00pm

Pilates
Intermediate / Advanced
Winifred Jamieson


* Shorter classes with Fred are £48 per block (£88 for two blocks booked in advance).

Friday

1:30 – 2:30pm

Pilates
Senior Beginner / Improver
Shelagh Keegan

Saturday

10:00 – 11:00am

Tai Chi
Beginner / Improver
James Russell


11:15 – 12:15am

Tai Chi
Beginner / Improver
James Russell