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Meet the Team

A team of highly motivated ladies who love to help people achieve the best their bodies can.


Karen Jackman

Pilates - Mat

A certified Body Control Pilates teacher and founding member of BCP Academy, Karen is passionate about helping people to move better, with more ease and less pain, and to understand and explore their bodies limitless possibilities.  Karen runs the annual Get Fit for Skiing Pilates course helping skiers of all levels achieve better balance, strength and flexibility through Pilates.


Abbie Ashton

Pilates - Mat and Studio equipment

Trained with Body Control Pilates, Abbie has relocated to the Giffre Valley after teaching in her own studio in Devon, England and Pilates studios in Monaco and Nice. Her initial interest was spurred by a desire to improve the functionality and health of her own body, which lead her on a path to share the wonders of Pilates with others. She teaches matwork and studio equipment Pilates, using the Reformer and Cadillac.

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Julia Barnes


From Julia Barnes Yoga and co-founder of Lyon's first Vinyasa Yoga studio Julia has been teaching yoga since 2009.  Julia's approach to yoga is playful yet thoughtful, combining a creative flow with a focus on alignment and mindfulness that invites us to use the practice as a space for nourishment, self-discovery, and transformation.

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