Meet Dorita Vardikou
Born in Greece, I was 8 years old when I was diagnosed with a scoliosis of my spine. I underwent spinal fusion surgery 8 years later and it was during this challenging journey of rehabilitation that I was introduced to the Pilates method. Like so many people, I experienced first hand the incredible benefits of Pilates, and so, after practising for about 11 years, I decided to fully embrace the technique by training to become a teacher. I completed my qualification with Body Control Pilates.
“This method develops the body uniformly, corrects poor posture, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit!” Joseph H. Pilates
I studied for an Active IQ level 3 Diploma in instructing Pilates Matwork (QCF) REP’s at ‘Body Control Pilates’ in London. This Diploma focused on the fundamentals of the Pilates Method, developing a solid scientific understanding of human anatomy, in order to teach safely any type of client. It has provided the knowledge of how to teach the client the right movement, obeying to the needs of his or her own body and applying at the same time the eight Pilates principles: Concentration, Relaxation, Alignment, Breathing, Centring, Co-ordination, Flowing Movement and Stamina.
Enjoy a series of exercises, called repertoire, against the gravity on the floor. The Pilates repertoire is designed to pay attention to the flow and to the core muscles obeying the human anatomy.
Reformer is one of the famous Pilates machines/apparatus. Discover another Pilates dimension on the reformer as the repertoire is happening on the carriage while pulling, pushing or keeping it steady.
Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates
During this unique period of your life I can help you stay safe through the movement. Keep fit and enjoy life while and after pregnancy. Pilates promises easier delivery and a pre-pregnancy body shape.
Having passed a long journey of rehabilitation I enjoy training people who want to live a pain free life. I know myself how important is to feel safe through the movement and prevent injuries. The best way to prevent injuries is to increase body awareness at a young age. That’s why I love teaching children. I also adore teaching adults who are at the stage of recovery. I like helping them return to their daily life doing their tasks free from pain. Last, my passion is to teach clients within a corporate environment. It is very full feeling to provide a few minutes of relaxation to hard working people. Relaxation via mobilisation is the best recipe for less stress and muscle strength at the same time.
Pilates for Children
Pilates for Scoliosis
Pilates for Older People
Pilates with Small Equipment
My Teaching Style
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus like Reformer can be used to provide support for beginners and challenge for advanced students.
By practicing Pilates you will improve posture, flexibility and muscle strength as well as muscular endurance. Active stretching is all you need. Enjoy a toned body without injuries and live the life you dream.
Using all Pilates principles and the body anatomy, let me help you pass from rehabilitation to body sculpting. Leave the pain behind, build strong and lean muscles performing my delicate, and at the same time dynamic, workout.