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 exercise systems we teach (Pilates and Yoga) 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. Sadly the Tai Chi classes are no longer available as the wonderful James Russell has moved abroad, but we are continuing to search for a replacement.
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 Judy 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.
We are actively looking for an experienced Tai Chi teacher who will be added to the website when we fill the vacancies.
Julie trained in Pilates Matwork at The Brigid McCarthy Studios, and Pilates Reformer with MK Pilates. She is a lecturer and educator at the University of St Andrews.
Mariela has practiced yoga since she was 16, and in 2014 began training in Yantra Yoga with Fabio Andrico, a student of Tibetan Buddhist Prof. Namkhai Norbu.
Judy attended The Dance School of Scotland and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. She trained in Pilates Matwork at Vanessa Smith Pilates Studio and Annette Weir.
Natasha trained with the Lolita’s Legacy Pilates Teacher training program, and is comprehensively qualified to teach Pilates Matwork and all Pilates Apparatus.
Shelagh studied Pilates Foundation Matwork at The Place Dance School, London and Apparatus Pilates at The Brigid McCarthy Studios, Edinburgh.
Katie is a graduate of The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and trained in Pilates Matwork at The Brigid McCarthy Studios, Edinburgh.
Hilary is a Body Control Pilates teacher who specialises in pre and postnatal Pilates, Pilates for Bone Health, for Golfers, High Intensity Power Pilates and the Reformer.
Practicing yoga for 10 years, Pen trained with One Yoga Thailand, followed by training in Yin Yoga, Menopause Yoga, and meditation and mindfulness.
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.