Improve Your   Posture




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

Please note due to COVID 19 all classes are cancelled until further notice.

Mondays Cyncoed Methodist Church CF23 6SE  

1-2pm Standing Pilates for Older Adults 

2-3pm Over 50's

Both classes £7 

Mondays 6.30-7.30pm Memorial Hall Llandaff CF5 2EA £7 per class.

Thursdays Cyncoed Methodist Church

10am-11am General Level 

11.10am-12.10am Standing Pilates for Older Adults

Both classes £7 

Thursdays 2-3pm Roath Church House

CF23 5AD £7 per class 

Please bring your own mat to all classes.

Private Sessions

Emma is available for 1-2-1 sessions in the convenience of your own home to suit your availability.


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. 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. £35 for 1 (1hr) session £65 for 2. Please enquire. 

Your Pilates Teacher 

Emma Carlson

Emma is a qualified 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.


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 combines her Pilates teaching with running Spark Youth Dance, for young talented dancers in the Cardiff and Newport area, which she set up in autumn 2017.


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.



Mobile: 07971 633 295


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