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About Sano

Sano Pilates & Wellness was founded on a passion to make movement and self care available to all. 

Heather's vision is to provide an inclusive environment to help you reconnect your body and mind, leaving you feeling confident in your own abilities.  Sano's approach is based upon the following values. 

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Sano Pilates & Wellness

The Wellness Barn

111a Swanston Road 

Edinburgh,

EH10 7DS

sanopilateswellness@outlook.com

07810433199

 

Remarkable 

We don't claim to know everything but continue to learn everyday and aim to stay up to date with the latest research to offer you quality, high end effective classes

 

Fun

We aim to offer a fun, dynamic and carefully thought out moving experience because moving your body should feel great.

Individual

We do not characterise by appearance or ability and take great pleasure in seeing what the body can achieve at every size and every ability. 

Community

We aim to create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive space and value every person that walks through the door regardless of fitness level or ability.  We embrace the differences between people and are fully invested in helping you achieve your goals. 

Making a Difference

We want to make a difference to our clients, our community, and our environment. 

Studio Owner
Heather Thompson-Barker

Business Owner 

Hi, I’m Heather and I run Sano Pilates and Wellness. I am a Beauty Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the Beauty & Wellness Industry and a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor teaching Mat & Reformer Pilates. 

I am passionate about helping people improve their own health through a person centred approach. 

I have a rare genetic disease that has been transformed by the power of Pilates and self-care of the body and mind.  My condition is commonly known as Brittle Bones and it causes a mutation in the way my body produces collagen making my bones and tissue very delicate and susceptible to breaking or damage.

Practicing Pilates daily along with self-care techniques have allowed me to safely strengthen the muscles around my bones helping me become physically strong. 

Pilates has reformed my body, from a rehabilitation patient to a physically strong and confident STOTT PILATES® Instructor. With the help of Reformer and Mat Pilates today I am the strongest I have ever been and have managed to stay (mostly!) injury-free.

Although I cannot change my genetic makeup my experience in the wellness industry and Pilates has made me passionate about helping people push past limitations safely and not accepting that those limitations will define you and what you can achieve to improve your overall health and well-being.

I look forward to working with you on your wellness journey. 

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Yoga Teacher
Lianne Stewart

Lianne is our Seasonal Yoga & Mindfulness teacher. She is  a nature lover, nowhere does she feel more steady & present than with her bare feet on the earth & any nature scene around me. And so Seasonal Yoga spoke to her from the get go;

 

Seasonal Yoga is a vinyasa style practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We look to nature for cues on energetic & emotional states and the intention & focus of our practices changes with the changing seasons reflecting nature’s energy.

 

She teach Seasonal vinyasa flow, Seasonal Yin, breathwork, meditation and mindfulness so you’ll find a little bit of everything in her classes.


 

Yoga Teacher
Lianne Stewart

Lianne is our Seasonal Yoga & Mindfulness teacher. She is  a nature lover, nowhere does she feel more steady & present than with her bare feet on the earth & any nature scene around me. And so Seasonal Yoga spoke to her from the get go;

 

Seasonal Yoga is a vinyasa style practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We look to nature for cues on energetic & emotional states and the intention & focus of our practices changes with the changing seasons reflecting nature’s energy.

 

She teach Seasonal vinyasa flow, Seasonal Yin, breathwork, meditation and mindfulness so you’ll find a little bit of everything in her classes.


 

Yoga Teacher
Lianne Stewart

Lianne is our Seasonal Yoga & Mindfulness teacher. She is  a nature lover, nowhere does she feel more steady & present than with her bare feet on the earth & any nature scene around me. And so Seasonal Yoga spoke to her from the get go;

 

Seasonal Yoga is a vinyasa style practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We look to nature for cues on energetic & emotional states and the intention & focus of our practices changes with the changing seasons reflecting nature’s energy.

 

She teach Seasonal vinyasa flow, Seasonal Yin, breathwork, meditation and mindfulness so you’ll find a little bit of everything in her classes.


 

Pilates Matwork Instructor, Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach
Andrew Raeburn

Andrew is our Pilates Matwork, Pilates circuits, Pilates HIIT and Pilates Strength and Conditioning instructor. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science with Psychology and has been working in Fitness and Wellbeing for over 12 years. He is a qualified Pilates Matwork Instructor, Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach with a background in athletics.

Having previously worked with elite athletes, Andrew has now turned his attention on the importance of using exercise as a tool towards a healthier body and mind. His love of teaching and Pilates really came to the fore during his time managing the Fitness and Wellbeing Programmes at Queen's University Belfast. This allowed him to work with a wide variety of individuals, ensuring that the staff and students were supported regardless of where they were on their health and wellbeing journey.

Andrew's passions are the great outdoors and improving the mental and physical health of others. No matter how extensive your exercise experience, you will leave his classes feeling stronger, healthier and with a smile on your face!

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