Studio sessions

Santosha Studio is home to a fully equipped Pilates Studio with a cadillac, 3 reformers, 3 chairs, 3 spine correctors, ped-i-pull as well as plenty of small apparatus. We offer sessions throughout the week: 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 sessions in addition to the mat classes. There are two teachers working from Santosha Studio; Fiona McIntosh and Susie Barrington. Both teachers are fully trained and certified with the international body The Centre for Spatial Medicine.

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FIOna mcintosh

Director of Santosha Studio, Fiona McIntosh has been a teacher of movement since 2005. She is a certified Pilates teacher with international bodies; Body Control; Polestar Education and Centre for Spatial Medicine. She is also a certified Yoga teacher with Claire Murphy Yoga and a Level 1 iRest Meditation teacher. She has been a full-time teacher since 2010 and has worked from studios in London, Hertfordshire, Cirencester, Zurich, Houston and here in Chippenham. She is Senior Faculty Teacher with Centre for Spatial Medicine and trains teachers and runs workshops from Santosha Studio. She is also the Assistant Teacher on Chie Sibbring's Yoga Teacher Training starting in September 2018.

susie barrington

Susie has been working as a Pilates teacher since 2009 and is a certified teacher with Body Control

Pilates and Centre for Spatial Medicine. Susie enjoys teaching both matwork and Pilates Studio

Equipment to individuals, small groups and classes. Her ongoing professional development include

numerous small equipment training (ball, foam roller, resistance bands, Pilates circle etc) providing

her clients with variety and courses for specialist groups such as pregnancy (ante and post natal), the

older client and computer users. Susie’s training has taken her to Houston and Zurich and across the

UK. She is enthusiastic about incorporating classical Pilates exercises with the latest developments in

understanding the human body.

Why Pilates?

We are very often asked what is the difference between Yoga and Pilates and really that comes from the intention of the work.

Pilates is more functional than Yoga but just like Yoga, Pilates is not a means to an end but a practice that is progressive and one that you take into everyday life and activities.

Many clients find the studio as they have been advised by Surgeons, GPs, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists to practice Pilates to learn to support the spine and change their posture to help them come out of pain.

Clients often continue their practice after coming out of pain as they can see and feel improvement to their overall well being physically, mentally and spiritually.

We teach whole body movement and whole body health with the help of the Pilates equipment. Mr Pilates studied the ancient art of Yoga as well as other activities before as he evolved his own practice so many shapes and designs are very similar and many clients decide to also develop a Yoga practice alongside their Pilates. It is not an either/or, they can work in harmony if that is what suits.

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Studio sessions rates


1:1 session (55 minutes)

£45.00 (block booking 5 sessions £200)

2:1 session (70 minutes)

£30.00 per person per session (block booking 5 sessions £135)

3:1 session (70 minutes)

£25 per person per session (block booking 5 sessions £112.50)


1:1 session (55 minutes)

£50.00 (block booking 5 sessions £225)

2:1 session (70 minutes)

£35.00 per person per session (block booking 5 sessions £150)

3:1 session (70 minutes)

£27.50 per person per session (block booking 5 sessions £125.00)


Studio Sessions

12.15 - 1.15pm Advanced Mat Class

2 - 3pm Mixed Level Mat Class

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Studio Sessions

12 - 1pm Mixed Level Mat Class

Studio Sessions


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Studio Sessions

6.15 - 7.15pm Mixed Level Mat Class

further education

Are you a keen Pilates practioner? Would you like to learn more? Do you inspire to be a Pilates teacher?

Fiona McIntosh is a senior faculty teacher with the Centre of Spatial Medicine and offers a comprehensive teacher training programme here in Chippenham as well as the opportunity to be taught by other faculty teachers in Switzerland and USA. The new group training starts in November 2018 but O-T-O can start anytime due to the programme's felxibility.

Teacher Training Programme