Meet The Team


Hi, we are a team of instructors with skills and connections to get you where you want to go.

Karen George, Founder, Head Instructor, Big Tree Studio


I have been a Pilates instructor for over 16 years. Never having been into exercise before I quickly became addicted to Pilates because of how great it makes you feel!

 I trained as a physiotherapist. This knowledge and experience is extremely useful with all my classes.

What matters to us?

We want you to have the same amazing results that we have. To move stronger, with greater ease,to feel younger!

We'll help you choose the best classes for you and have a range of the best treatment providers to refer you to if you have aches and pains.

Emma Riggir

Pilates instructor


A long time student at Big Tree Studio, I jumped at the chance to train as an instructor. I love helping others feel great. 


I teach Pilates, Flex and Reformer. I also take advantage of the Shakti Mat at work to grab some relaxation!

Christine Johnson

 Pilates Instructor


As a nurse I am intensely interested in health and well being. I've only been doing Pilates for a couple of years but love what it's done to my body and self esteem. I love being able to pass this on to others.

Peter Boston: Master Tai Chi Instructor


I have been teaching Tai Chi for over 30 years. I enjoy the peace it gives me and my students.


It's also really great for balance, 

co-ordination and leg strength and is a very accessible form of exercise.

People we love

Claire Blynkenbyl

Fascial Fitness Instructor

Claire is our guest instructor and teaches Fascial Fitness. We are so lucky to have her! Click on the link below to find out more about what she does.

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