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Name of Qualification Level of qualification (e.g. BCs, Level 3 etc) Awarding/examining body Date qualification awarded dd/mm/yy
Pilates Foundation. Rachel Rafiefar @ The Thoughful Body studio. Brigid McCarthy Pilates Studio Pilates Foundation 2010.

  • Antenatal and postnatal Pilates. Matwork Pilates. Reformer Pilates.


Qualified Matwork and Universal Reformer Pilates teacher.
Specialist pregnancy and post-natal certification.
Currently undertaking Lolita's Legacy comprehensive teacher training programme.

Karen qualified as a matwork teacher with the Pilates Foundation in 2010.

Having practised Pilates extensively for over ten years prior to commencing the rigorous Pilates Foundation teacher training course at Brigid McCarthy Pilates Studio in Edinburgh, she had experienced the positive effects of Pilates on her own body, even more so during pregnancy and post-natally, and is passionate about helping others discover the benefits of Pilates.

As a Pilates Foundation accredited teacher Karen maintains an ongoing commitment to professional development, regularly attending CPD workshops and courses.

Since qualifying Karen has continued studying, completing a post graduate certification in Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates with Rachel Rafiefar, a specialist Pilates for pregnancy teacher and master teacher trainer at The Thoughtful Body studio.

Karen is also qualified to teach on the Universal Reformer having undertaken the teacher training programme at the Brigid McCarthy Pilates Studio.

Karen is currently undertaking the very exciting Lolita's Legacy comprehensive teacher training programme. Lolita's Legacy is the teacher training programme of Lolita San Miguel, a first generation Pilates master teacher who trained with Joseph Pilates and is one of the Pilates 'elders'. Lolita was one of only two Pilates teachers to be certificated by Joseph Pilates himself. On completion of this training Karen will become a third generation Pilates teacher and will offer tuition on all pieces of studio apparatus in addition to her well established programme of matwork and Reformer classes.