Pilates Classes


Rebalance body and improve posture

The Natural Movement of Pilates

Enjoy Pilates for yourself as a fabulous exercise that aims to rebalance the body, correct postural alignment and build muscle strength, and reap the benefits of improved mobility and natural movement.

The Rosewell Centre has partnered with Emily Rule who is fully qualified and insured to deliver this unique experience of rejuvenation. Practised as a group class or on a one to one basis. Please check our Timetable and Events page for upcoming Pilates classes and contact Emily directly at emilyrule1@icloud.com.

Exercise to correct posture

What is Pilates?

Pilates is traditionally based on a series of exercises aimed to rebalance the body, build muscle strength, improve mobility and ensure correct postural alignment, which in turn restores natural movement.

Exercises are performed on a mat or using special equipment, that can include hand weights, rings, pulleys, springs, handles or straps, which provide either resistance or support, depending on the participant’s needs.

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, who believed physical and mental health were intrinsically connected. Pilates’ method was influenced by Western forms of exercise, including boxing, gymnastics and Greco-Roman wrestling. In the 1920s Joseph Pilates  opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method for several decades.

Is Pilates suitable for me?

Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and ability. The Rosewell Centre offers a range of classes from beginner, through to mixed ability to more advanced classes. If you have any health concerns, our experienced and qualified instructor will be able to advise you.

Can I injure myself doing Pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, therefore injuries are uncommon. However, it’s important to attend a class run by a qualified instructor and a class suited to your level of fitness and ability. The Rosewell Centre only works with qualified instructors and your level of fitness and ability are always taken into account before starting a class.

What is the difference between Pilates and yoga?

Pilates and yoga both develop balance, strength, posture, flexibility and good breathing technique, however, the methods are quite different.

Both techniques emphasise the connection between mental and physical health, however, yoga places greater emphasis on relaxation and uses meditation.

Pilates is performed both on mats and apparatus, whereas traditional yoga does not require any equipment. Yoga involves static poses whereas Pilates exercises are performed in a flow of movement.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates can be tailored to suit different levels of ability and fitness and regular Pilates exercise has been shown to improve balance, posture, joint mobility and muscle tone, as well as relieve tension and stress.

There is evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. 

Is Pilates suitable for me?

Getting started with Pilates

The Rosewell Centre has teamed up with Emily Rule who is a physiotherapist as well as a Pilates instructor. She has been teaching Pilates in and around Stamford for over 15 years and has been practicing physiotherapy more than 30 years.

Emily brings this knowledge and experience into her teaching, helping you to be more aware of how your body works, and can guide you in taking the first steps in getting started with Pilates.

Pilates can be practised on a one to one basis or as a group class. We can also include Pilates as part of a wellbeing retreat in the glorious South Lincolnshire countryside. Please check our Timetable and Events page for all upcoming classes and contact Emily directly at emilyrule1@icloud.com.

Upcoming Classes

Pilates Retreats

Connect to innate wisdom in your retreat, dive deep inside your soul, process in a safe caring environment. Feeling roots in the earth and spread out into the tree of knowledge, flowering your consciousness into the new Age of transparency and accountability. Come of age into your true Divine selves.

It is a grand vision for a weekend stay in the country but perhaps that is what your heart yearns for; time to bring more meaning to Life and find fearless help to manifest dreams.

Wellbeing Retreat

The Rosewell Centre

Meet our Pilates Instructor

The Rosewell Centre brings together a group of dedicated people, all with the aim of promoting your health, well being and personal development.



Pilates Instructor

Emily Rule is a physiotherapist and pilates instructor has been teaching pilates in the local area for over 15 years and has been practicing physiotherapy for 30. Her experience of working with a variety of people from athletes to neurological patients means she has excellent knowledge of how the body moves and how injuries, postures and even everyday stress can affect not just the site of injury but the rest of the body. Emily brings this knowledge and experience  into her teaching, helping you to be more aware  how your body works, whether, that be the need to improve balance, strength, coordination alignment or more likely a combination if them all. This will help movement to become more efficient and  functional whether that be a stroll in the park, a days gardening or a marathon.


What our Customers Say

Kirstine - The Rosewell Centre

"Sue is committed to the wellbeing of humanity and living proof of the benefits of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and Shiatsu.”

Jo - Yoga

"I find yin yoga is both energising and re-balancing. It is a great tonic to a busy day and I had the best night's sleep in years after one of Sue's sessions" 

Beth - 14 Classical Meridians for Equine Energy Work Book by Sue Hix

Thank you for sending it out! A few of the people on my course have your book and it's really helpful and clear!

Justin - Aromatherapy

“Aromatherapy massage helped me no end.  Thank you.”

Hilary - Shiatsu

"I am so glad I have discovered Shiatsu massage after so many years. Shiatsu was a revelation unlike any massage I’ve ever experienced. Sue locates and works on particular areas of tension/stress - where pain gathers. The whole body shiatsu experience is intensely relaxing and therapeutic. I recommend thoroughly Shiatsu at the Rosewell Centre."

Viv - Time Out for Peace event


Thank you for such a special afternoon, it just seems this is how life should be all the time.
Came away feeling totally comfortable and relaxed.

Thank you.

Hil - Aromatherapy

"I have had many aromatherapy massages before but Rose’s is different in a most significant way - she has a deeper understanding of what you and your body needs and her tailored way of matching your needs is unique in my experience - a very gentle and therapeutic experience. I recommend it without reservation."

Raymond - Yoga

“I have been participating in Sue’s early morning yoga class for many years. It is very enjoyable as the routines vary with new poses and ideas, the most recent addition being aerial yoga.  The use of silk hammocks adds a new dimension to practice, challenging different muscles to traditional yoga postures.”

Vanessa - Gong Bath Meditation

“I had a lovely meditation with Sally’s Ocean Therapy Gong Bath, the sounds were very evocative.  I heard the waves on a beach and whales singing! All sounds were very relaxing and I felt 6 inches taller after. It was well worth the drive from Wiltshire!”

Elizabeth - Yoga

"Although I had attended regular yoga classes over the years, I hadn't heard of Yin Yoga before so I thought Id give it a try! Sue provided us with the most comfortable, resting environment in which to practice this type of yoga and I felt that her wonderful soft and gentle tone and approach to the class enhanced the whole experience for me. Sue has such a vast amount of knowledge and understanding which I found incredibly useful as we went through our positions and I enjoyed both challenging myself and the wonderful opportunity to relax and reflect.  As if this wasn't enough, after each session, I had an exceptionally restful nights' sleep!  I would highly recommend this type of yoga and Sue."

Caroline - 14 Classical Meridians for Equine Energy Work Book by Sue Hix


"This is a fabulous book. Thank you so much."