4 Workshops with Rachael hall & Tom Waldron

Pilates, Biomechanics & Franklin method Educators

  Mon & Tue July 3 & 4 at Studio Rituel



*THE FOUR PILLARS OF A HEALTHY SPINE: Emotions, Strength, Balance, Flexibility

July, Monday 3rd

The spine is a masterpiece of design containing over one hundred joints and associated muscles and ligaments.

How then, is it possible that so many people suffer from debilitating pain associated with the spine? There are many factors that influence spinal health, including social and psychological factors, as well as strength, balance and stability.

In this workshop we will address these factors in a practical manner, leading to positive changes both on an emotional and functional level. We will discover that an understanding of spinal evolution leads to a fresh approach to movement and exercise for the spine. Our new embodied understanding will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.

Learn :

  • What the joints of spine need daily to be healthy.
  • How to improve spine stability and flexibility.
  • To achieve healthy posture both in sitting and standing.
  • How your pelvis influences the health of your spine.
  • How your spine influences the health of your shoulders.

Who is this workshop for ? Lovers of Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic®, Dance and fitness will benefit from this workshop. 

How long ?  3 hours - 10am to 1pm




July, monday 3rd  

This workshop will demonstrate imagery, touch and simple movement exercises to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Let your shoulders and neck become a place of ease and peace.

Improve your shoulder and spine alignment by balancing muscle tone and movement at the shoulder musculature. 

Learn :

  • How to Improve shoulder musculature health - rotator cuff muscles / upper back muscles.
  • Exercises to reduce muscle tension and stiffness.
  • To Produce and maintain healthy shoulder alignment
  • To Reduce neural tension which can lead to muscle tightness.

Who is this workshop for ? Lovers of Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic®, Dance and fitness will benefit from this workshop. 

How long ? 3.5 hours - 2pm to 5:30pm



*DIGEST FOR LIFE : Organ health for your stomach. 

July, tuesday 4th

Organ Imagery for Health, Alignment and Flexibility. Filters for Life: Organ health for your Kidneys. The organs of our body not only carry our physiological functions: The vital work of maintaining, renewing, and reproduction. They also serve an important role in the support of posture and movement. Yet in the western world, organs are generally not considered when it comes to training the body. The organs fill out space in our torso and skull and from “joints” with other organs, bones, and muscles. Compression, suction, and suspension forces relate all these structures to each other. Knowing where and how, combined with dynamic imagery will provide you with a whole new avenue for improvement and well-being. The Franklin Method distinguishes itself by focusing on imagery, self-touch, and movement exercises that can be used by anyone in any setting. All types of imagery are used to promote movement, flexibility, strength, and general health. This course will demonstrate how organ training with imagery can improve movement, posture, flexibility, and strength; improve the organs physiological functioning; and improve stamina, digestion, circulation, moode immune function, etc. Learn: The connection between organs, strength and flexibility How the diaphragm and organs interrelate in 3-D How the organs affect mood and relaxation.

How Long ? 2.5 hours - 1pm to 3:30pm




July, tuesday 4th

Many of us agree that breathing is very important not just for survival but our overall well being.  Yet most of us don’t really know how it actually works.  What is good breathing, what is the design, and what can prevent its proper activation?  Your breathing influences the health of a variety of aspects like posture, heart, digestion, pelvic floor, emotions, learning ability, and energy levels.

In this workshop, we will come to understand the design, structure, and movements of the diaphragm, ribs, deep abdominal muscles and how they can work together to strengthen and free up both body and mind.  Through easy to do imagery, touch, voice, and movement exercise we will explore the mechanics and physiology of breathing.  We will explore the wave pattern of breathing up and down the spine and experience how we can use our breath as our positive energy thermostat.

Learn :

  • How breathing works and what it means to breathe well
  • How posture and breathing are related
  • How to use breathing to improve your endurance
  • How to breath correctly in the Pilates exercises

How Long ?   3 hours -  4:30 to 7:30pm


Prices :

85 €  one workshop 

140€ two workshops 

260€ four workshops




Tom Waldron:

Pilates and Franklin Method Educator Tom specializes in Sports Therapy ( injury prevention and optimising performance for athletes ) and biomechanics .

Tom has taught anatomy and biomechanics at top sports universities such as Loughbourgh University educating health professionals on how to assess a person's 'dysfunctions' and how to correct them. 

As well as working with his athletes, Tom's biggest passion is teaching Franklin Method. Tom is currently training to become a part of the official European Franklin Method Faculty Team  


Rachael Hall has been trained as a professional dancer at The Royal Ballet School and The Birmingham Royal Ballet.

She discovered Pilates first as a rehabilitation from a dance injury and fell in love with the method and decided to become a pilates teacher .She has completed the certification program with Body Control Pilates and later also became a certified level 1, 2 & 3 Franklin Method Educator .

Rachael has been teaching, Pilates , Classical Ballet and Franklin Method in London and internationally at pilates studios and ballet schools .

Rachael founded Kendra Pilates Studio in North Devon and is currently training to become a part of the official European Franklin Method Faculty team to deliver teacher trainings in Franklin Method. 

She specialised in training professional ballet dancers such Helen Crawford - Royal Ballet Soloist.