Instructor Education

Karen Ingram Academy

Barefoot Studio is home to the Karen Ingram Academy and is the UK Education Centre for Peak Pilates and the Welsh home of British Nordic Walking.

We offer Instructor training courses in Pilates and Nordic Walking, from initial qualification through to continuing professional development and advanced courses.

Peak Pilates offers a classical comprehensive programme that can take someone completely new to teaching through to becoming a confident and skilled pilates instructor. Our courses use a coaching and mentoring approach to bring the best out of our trainee instructors. Karen Ingram Academy and Barefoot Studio provide an excellent learning environment. There is a 2:1 ratio on all equipment and we run small classes ensuring plenty of individual feedback from the course tutor.

"Karen is an excellent teacher! Perceptive, focused and encouraging! Gives 100% and expects you to, as well." Dr. Catherine Davies, PPC1 Instructor

Barefoot Studio is just two hours from London by train and 15 minutes from Cardiff airport. With plenty of local accommodation we are the perfect venue for UK based and overseas students.

Check out the details of the individual courses by following the links to the right. You can also find more information at

Please feel free to ring Karen for an informal chat, t: 01446 775 772.