Ali Burrell

Restorative Movement Specialist

About me

Hi, I’m Ali

I’m a Restorative Movement Specialist, helping you to move better and feel better.

I’ve been teaching movement since 1999 and just like this website, I am constantly evolving! I’m a Pilates Foundation trained Pilates Teacher (Matwork & Equipment) since 2004, a 500hr Yoga Teacher since 2014 and a Somatic Movement Coach since 2015. In 2019 I also qualified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist through the Nutritious Movement Centre, and am enjoying using all of this knowledge to further help my students move and feel better.

I draw on all of these movement modalities to create just the right approach and blend of exercises to meet my students’ needs and goals in class or during 1:1s. 

I enjoy creating a safe and nurturing space which allows you to unplug from the busyness of life and reconnect with your wondrous self. I invite you to breathe, relax and enjoy being back in relationship with your body and breath. The power we have to change and heal our body is immense – all we need to do is have the willingness to begin and then be consistent in our efforts to feel and see the results. Let me guide you along that path.  

Welcome to my site and please read on for more information about my 2020 Retreats and class offerings in Bath. 

Ali Burrell




The Osteopathy & Pilates Studio, 1-2 Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LH

5pm Pilates for Men
6pm Pilates Matwork 2
7pm Pilates Matwork 1

12pm Pilates Equipment 1
6pm Pilates Equipment 2
7pm Pilates Matwork 2

9.15am Pilates Matwork 1
10.20am Pilates for Seniors

Somatic Yoga

New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA

9 – 10.15am Somatic Yoga 

Book your spot

Private sessions

You can see me privately if you would like to learn Pilates, Yoga or Somatics in a more personal setting. Maybe you have an injury or specific need and feel more comfortable to address it with me 1:1. I reserve Thursdays for home visits. The rest of the week you can see me at The Osteopathy & Pilates Studio in the centre of Bath.

“1:1 time with Ali is transformative. The outcomes for me, I stand straighter, feel stronger and walk taller, are pronounced. During the journey I have never been asked to do the impossible but Ali’s thoughtful and caring but demanding approach has kept me on track. My weekly sessions are fun as well as hard work and always leave me feeling uplifted.” 

Geoffrey F, Bath.

A few words from my students…

A natural born teacher. Passionate, engaging, inspiring and constantly evolving and keeping it fresh and interesting. I always come away feeling amazing, as if Ali intuits exactly which parts of my body need attention. Wouldn’t be without my weekly ‘Ali fix’. Highlight of my week!

Emma S, Bath.

Ali is wonderfully personable, caring, and empathetic. She teaches Pilates with immense skill and  precision, and  with a great sense of fun.

The hour flies by and I always leave feeling balanced, relaxed and destressed both mentally and physically.

Jo J, Bath.

Ali’s retreat in Portugal was quite literally life changing for me. Although I’ve been practicing yoga for many years, it was Ali’s philosophy and gentle approach which touched me deeply and continues to shine it’s light in my life. My body thanks me every day for the lessons I learned from Ali. She is a little angel.

Kelly C, Brighton.

Your Sunday Yoga class was a revelation. I can honestly say 90 minutes has never passed as fast, with me arriving in a bit of an intrepid tizz to leaving in a state of happiness, awareness and gratitude. Your teaching style is kind, clear and individualised – even in a group. It set me up perfectly for an important week work-wise. Very grateful indeed.

Jo S, Bath.

Ali is a great teacher and such a warm and lovely person. She’s super knowledgable, caring and passionate about empowering her students through movement and teaching them to look after themselves. I really enjoyed my retreat with her in Vale de Moses, Portugal. Her classes were both wonderfully challenging and relaxing and I came away with a renewed enthusiasm for my yoga practice.

Micheal A, San Diego.

Dear Ali, thanks for a wonderful retreat. I was full of thankfulness when I left “The Breathing Space” in Dartmoor. I loved the Somatic Yoga. It was so gentle and yet I could feel how much good it did me and my body. My aches and pains that I arrived with peeled away and I felt so free and spacious at the end of the weekend. Please come and teach your wonderful work here in Copenhagen soon. 

Lene C, Denmark.

Restorative Movement Retreats 2020

This year I’m delighted to offer you three very special Retreats in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside in England. Come and join me, Ali, and Claire, my beautiful friend and incredible food alchemist (aka chef!) for a truly magical weekend of Restorative Movement (including Pilates & Somatic Yoga), relaxation, walking and exquisite vegetarian/vegan food.

Each retreat is limited to 10 spaces, making these retreats an intimate and bespoke offering to women who feel drawn to spend a weekend unwinding body, mind and soul and restoring amongst friends, loved ones or alone. You will leave feeling relaxed, open and connected with yourself and inspired to integrate what you have learned into your daily life. Please book early to secure your spot on my 2020 retreats. Go to my main UK Retreats page for all the pricing info. 

“Dear Ali, Just to say a big thank you for such a fun and restoring weekend. It was fabulous on so many accounts, but I wanted to thank you in particular for your attentiveness to me as an individual during the classes. It was a real treat to have your guidance and to feel completely confident with your suggestions. All your classes were wonderful and yet also so different. I loved the variety and simply being taught by you is such a joy in itself. Thank you again”

Kate Wright, Bristol

“Dear Ali, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for such an amazing weekend. I absolutely loved it! Super relaxing and so special to spend quality time with two lovely friends and finally be taught by you! I really enjoyed your classes and learnt so much in such a short space of time. I just wished you lived nearer! Claire’s cooking was really incredible too and you both looked after us so well. Thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend. I still feel very zen this week! “

Claire Melly, London

Spring Retreat

27, 28, 29 March

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Summer Retreat 

3, 4, 5 July

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Autumn Retreat 

6, 7, 8 November

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“Dear Ali, thank you for an amazing weekend of fabulous movement, incredible food and lovely people. What a joy! You are such an amazing and inspiring person and teacher. Thank you for sharing your immense knowledge in such a delightful way. Looking forward to more!”

Lorna Montgomery, Bath

Book your UK retreat now

Spaces are filling up for 2020, so don’t be disappointed – book your spot today!

Contact me

Send me a message using the form below, or contact me at:


tel07765 881522

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