Monica’s classes are always motivational, focused and safe. Monica is a dedicated and committed professional whotakes the time to continually develop her skills and passion for her subject and passes on her knowledge and techniques to her students.

Monica Dare

I believe we all have it in us to create and enjoy efficiency of movement within our bodies. With my encouragement and expertise combined with your trust and commitment to change, I believe you can unlearn and break habits allowing freedom and ease of movement.

I trained in London with Body Control in 1998; from there I moved to Brighton where I worked at one of the UK’s leading studios for 18 months. I continued my studies in Kendal where I completed a three year full time training course qualifying in The Alexander Technique.

In 1999 I qualified in the Pilates Reformer, and in 2005 in the Pilates Cadillac. These are specialist pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates.

Hanna Somatics

In 2016, I discovered Hanna Somatics and feel very excited about this. I decided to train as a coach for Hanna Somatics Movement. By June 2017, I will have completed two training courses with world-leading teacher Martha Patterson.

Armed with 19 years experience, I now teach, develop and combine Pilates, Alexander Techniques and Hanna Somatic Movement into a dynamic system focused on body control, stability, awareness and movement with an emphasis and understanding of all three disciplines which merge into a total system of body control.

I teach, design and deliver workshops around the UK that focus on freedom of movement in walking, shoulder hypertension and stabilisation.

I am happy and open to developing any workshop for specific groups who may have a particular interest in any area involving Pilates or Hanna Somatics. I’m also happy to travel anywhere to teach.

Collaboration with health professionals

I work closely with physiotherapists, osteopaths and other health professionals.  They highly respect and approve of my approach, finding it particularly safe for those with not only back, but a whole range of movement and integrated functional problems.

I look forward to working with you. If you have any queries please get in touch!


Advice from a tree

  • Stand tall and proud

  • Sinkyour roots deeply into the earth

  • Be content with your natural beauty

  • Go out on a limb

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Remember your roots

  • Enjoy the view