Improve Your   Posture




​Cardiff Pilates offers classes and private lessons with Pilates Teacher Emma Carlson. Emma is a highly experienced teacher of dance and certified Pilates Teacher.

Emma is delighted to share her enthusiasm, extensive knowledge and experience of working with the body to clients in the Cardiff area.


Emma’s Pilates Sessions are conducted in a relaxed, welcoming environment and participants are encouraged to work at their own level. There is a focus on breath, core strength and correct body alignment.


Pilates will help to improve your Postural alignment, Muscle Tone, Balance and Flexibility. It is also a great way of alleviating stress, improving circulation and body awareness.


A Pilates session with Emma will leave you feeling more stretched, toned, focused and relaxed, creating an enhanced feeling of wellbeing



Group Sessions

Live Classes:


 12.45pm AND 2pm General Level Mat Class Cyncoed Methodist Church CF23 6SE 

7pm General Level Mat Class The Memorial Hall Llandaff CF5 2SA


10am General Level Mat Class

Cyncoed Methodist Church

11.15am Standing/Seated Pilates for Older Adults

Cyncoed Methodist Church 

2pm General Level Mat Class Roath Church House CF23 5AD 



12.15pm - Gentle Standing/Seated Pilates for Older Adults  (45 min)

Please bring your own mat & props to class.

Live Classes £8 per class. Zoom class £6 per class. Email Emma to sign up for half term block.

Private Sessions


Emma is available for 1-2-1 sessions either in the convenience of your own home OR on Zoom.


In 1-2-1 sessions Emma will ensure you work safely and have the correct body alignment, therefore maximising the benefit you can obtain from your Pilates training. All 1-2-1 sessions include postural analysis, client profile & goal setting. You will have a tailored individual programme to suit your needs. Homecare (exercises you continue with between sessions) will be provided.

1 session £40

Subsequent Sessions £35

Please enquire. 

Your Pilates Teacher 

Emma Carlson

Emma is a certified Pilates Teacher with extensive training and experience in working with the body in Movement and Dance. With 30 years experience working professionally in dance, as a performer, choreographer, teacher, artistic director and creative producer, she combines her breadth of knowledge and understanding of dance when she teaches Pilates.


Emma was Artistic Director of her own professional dance company Carlson Dance Company, creating original dance theatre productions that toured nationally and internationally. She Co-Founded Dance Blast, the Dance Development Organization for Monmouthshire and set up Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company, for young dancers in the Monmouthshire area, and Monmouthshire Connected Dance Company, a performance group for people with a range of disabilities. Emma set up and delivered the innovative Dance Shorts project, a commissioning initiative for dance artists in partnership with professional venues across Wales. Recently, Emma set up and run Spark Youth Dance, for young talented dancers in the Cardiff and Newport area, the group represented Wales at the prestigious U-Dance Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London 2019


Joseph Pilates developed Pilates for professional dancers in New York in the 1920’s, dance and Pilates have been intertwined ever since. Emma’s sessions focus on precision of movement, postural improvement, moving more effectively, more efficiently, with less risk of injury – and just like dancers – more gracefully.


Emma regularly attends Pilates training workshops & courses to ensure continued best practice. In 2020 completing a Matwork conversion course and becoming a Fully Certified Teacher with Body Control Pilates, one of the largest Pilates organisations in Europe. A condition of membership of Body Control Pilates is continuous professional development to retain prestigious membership. Emma is registered on the REPs (Register for Exercise Professionals)

Emma teaches group Pilates classes in Cardiff and private lessons (1-2-1’s). She is a mum of a teenage daughter, a dog owner and walker.

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Mobile: 07971 633 295


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