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 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.

Teachers 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 Brooks

Julie Brooks
PILATES

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.


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mariela Dominguez Leandro

Mariela Dominguez Leandro
YOGA

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.


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Judy Drew

Judy Drew
PILATES

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.


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Natasha Haresign

Natasha Haresign
PILATES

Natasha trained with the Lolita’s Legacy Pilates Teacher training program, and is comprehensively qualified to teach Pilates Matwork and all Pilates Apparatus.


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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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Hilary Tucker

Hilary Tucker
PILATES

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.


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Pen Turnbull

Pen Turnbull
YOGA

Practicing yoga for 10 years, Pen trained with One Yoga Thailand, followed by training in Yin Yoga, Menopause Yoga, and meditation and mindfulness.


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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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Stacey Weigel

Stacey Weigel
YOGA

Stacey's self-practice and teachings are based on Ashtanga vinyasa and Yin Yoga, having trained with Merchant City Yoga in Glasgow.


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Classes at The Malt Barn Studio

Winter 2024

Monday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Katie Miller


11:15am – 12:15pm

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Katie Miller


6:30 – 7:30pm

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Katie Miller


7:40 – 8:40pm

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Katie Miller

Tuesday

10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates (also via Zoom)
for Osteoporosis / Osteopenia and arthritic conditions of the spine †

SEE FOOTNOTE † BELOW
Shelagh Keegan


11:30 – 12:30pm

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Katie Miller


2:15 – 3:15pm

Pilates
Improvers
Carol Urquhart


5:30 – 6:30pm

Pilates
Intermediate
Julie Brooks


NEW!
7:00 – 8:00pm

Yoga
Yin Yoga
Stacey Wiegel

Wednesday

9:00 - 10:00am

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Hilary Tucker


4:15 - 5:15pm

Pilates
Gentle
Judy Drew


5:30 - 6:30pm

Pilates
Mixed Abilities
Judy Drew


7:00 - 8:00pm

Yoga
Mixed Abilities
Pen Turnbull

Thursday

9:30 – 10:30am

Pilates
Intermediate Plus
Shelagh Keegan


11:00am – 12:00pm

Pilates
A gentle intermediate level
Shelagh Keegan


6:00 – 7:00pm

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Julie Brooks

Friday

NEW!
7:30 - 8:30am

Yoga
Yoga for Men
Pen Turnbull


10:00 – 11:00am

Pilates
Mixed Ability
Natasha Haresign


NEW!
5:30 – 6:30pm

Yantra Yoga (Tibetan Yoga)
Mixed Ability
Mariela Dominguez Leandro

Saturday

NEW! Online and In-person
9:30 – 10:15am

Pilates (also via Zoom)
Mixed Ability
Judy Drew

† This is a class specifically aimed at providing a safe movement and exercise experience for people with Osteoporosis / Osteopenia and some arthritic conditions. It will involve muscle strength and power building to help prevent fracture and weakness. I will help you learn techniques in class that you can apply to your everyday movement to help you reduce pain and become more resilient to further injury. Please ring or email Shelagh to enquire further.

Autumn / Winter 2023 Bookings


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.

Please contact your teacher directly for class block dates and to book individual sessions or blocks of classes.


£10.00 per class if prepaid as a block, or £12.00 for drop-ins (24hrs notice needed to alert the teacher for a possible drop-in).

We ask that wherever possible you pay direct debit to your teacher. If you are unable to attend a class, you may find your teacher is willing to Zoom the class live as they teach in-person attendees.


PLEASE NOTE:

24 hour cancellation notice is required on all one-to-one equipment classes otherwise clients will be required to pay the full fee of £40.

Risk Assessment – to be read by every class member and teacher:

  • Please be on time, and be aware that some people may want to keep a social distance.
  • The windows will be kept open for maximum air flow, obviously as it gets colder it will necessitate wearing layers and warmer clothes. The heating will be put on too.
  • Leave all your coats and shoes in the corridor area but bring in your bags and personal items and leave them on the windowsill or shelves if possible.
  • Bring your own mat and small equipment wherever possible, although sanitised mats and equipment such as weights if you don't want to bring them in will be provided.
  • You will be expected to fill in a new medical form at the beginning of every Autumn term, this can be downloaded from the link above.