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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

Karen, a certified Body Control Pilates teacher and founding member of BCP Academy, is dedicated to empowering individuals to move with greater ease and less discomfort, while exploring the boundless potential of their bodies. She passionately leads our annual Get Fit for Skiing Pilates course, designed to enhance balance, strength, and flexibility for skiers at every level. With a special focus on helping clients overcome injuries and fears related to movement, Karen ensures a supportive and nurturing environment where each individual can regain confidence and achieve optimal physical well-being.


Abbie Ashton

Pilates - Mat and Studio equipment

Abbie, trained with Body Control Pilates, brings a wealth of experience from teaching in her own studio in Devon, England, as well as studios in Monaco and Nice, before relocating to the serene Giffre Valley. Her journey into Pilates began with a personal quest to enhance her own body's functionality and health, inspiring her to share the transformative benefits of Pilates with others. Abbie specialises in matwork and studio equipment Pilates, adeptly utilising the Reformer and Cadillac to guide her clients towards greater strength and flexibility.

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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.  To book classes with Julia, please contact her directly at

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