Ali Burrell

Pilates, Yoga and Somatic Movement

About me

Hi, I’m Ali

I’ve been teaching movement since 1999 and just like this website, I am constantly evolving! I teach Pilates (Matwork & Equipment),   Yoga and Hanna Somatics, and mostly draw on all of these movement modalities to create just the right blend to meet my students needs on any given day. As a perpetual student of the human body, I have also just qualified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist through the Nutritious Movement Centre, and am enjoying using this knowledge to further help my students move and feel better. 

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. 

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.

“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 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.

Retreats 2020

Immerse yourself for a weekend or a full week in beautiful surroundings and practice Yoga, Pilates and Somatics. A wonderful way to unwind, relax and restore your body, mind and soul.

Escape to sunny Portugal for a magical week in the mountains with me in Summer 2020 or come away to stunning Worcestershire.

“As a self-confessed retreat-junkie, and having been on over 20 retreats all around the world, I can say with certainty that yours Ali, was the best! Not only was the venue perfect in every way, but your teaching, passion, knowledge, care and attention to all the little details, made the whole experience shine with love. My body feels great, I feel calm and relaxed and I also feel so much more confident in my ability to trust my body and let it guide my Yoga practice. Thank you so much for sharing so much of you with all of us.”

Yolande H, London. 

Retreats in Worcestershire, England

27 – 29 March 2020

3 – 5 July 2020

6 – 8 Nov 2020

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Retreats in Portugal

June  2020

Book your UK retreat now

Spaces fill up fast, so don’t be disappointed – book your spot today!

Contact me

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tel07765 881522

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