Our main focus is Pilates, running alongside that we also provide a holistic approach to changing your lifestyle; through diet, relaxation, mindful living and eco living.


the practice of good movement, focusing on mind and body connection, joint balance/ mobility and core stability. Pilates exercises have been broken down into smaller movements to suit all abilities. Which allows progression to more challenging levels of intensity. Pilates can be tailored to any individual- improve the ease of daily activities, or used by athletes to improve performance. It is often used in rehabilitation to help with injury


looks at your diet and eating habits, the aim is to make productive changes with food consumption so that it enhances your bodies natural defences against harmful substances and toxins that affect your health. By making gradual small changes to use more sustainable products. This not only has positive effects on the environment but also drastically improves your health and can reduce toxin exposure


and holistic life coaching. A method of thinking where you recognise thought itself. Using mediation and relaxation therapies to help behavioural, emotional and lifestyle problems


Jess Bannister is a University Sport Science graduate. After graduating she furthered her education and knowledge by qualifying as a Level 5 Detox Specialist and a Body Control Level 3 Pilates Teacher. Newly qualified with a fresh perspective and up-to-date knowledge, Jess is able to use that knowledge to help those who wish to change their bodies inside and out. By altering our daily routines from our diet to the way we move can really make a huge difference.


I love to keep an active lifestyle. Since moving to North Devon I worked in the Outdoor Industry, being involved in that environment gave me many opportunities to try new activities and pick up hobbies like climbing, surfing, long-boarding and paddle- boarding.  

ECO-LIVING- After a few years it became really clear that my passion was not only working with people and their health but also to help the health of the environment. Helping people to understand that simple changes in lifestyle can have hugely positive effects on the environment, and to their own health as well. 


  • Body Control Pilates Matwork (Level 3)
  • Body Control Pilates Intermediate Matwork trained
  • Body Control Pilates Reformer trained
  • BSc Sport Science Degree
  • Detox Specialist (Level 5 Diploma)
  • Gym Instructor (Level 2)
  • Emergency First Aid at work


  • Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering (Level 2)
  • Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Mountain Boarding Instructor ATBA (Level 1)
  • Mountain Biking Instructor MIAS (Non-technical terrain)


Lauren Bannister is a Master matwork and Studio equipment Teacher. Lauren is highly qualified and has been a Pilates Teacher for over 17 years. Laurens knowledge is second to none and experience of Pilates is vast. Lauren owns TAW VALLEY PILATES and runs local morning classes throughout the week. We work closely together with our retreats and workshops.


I’ve been working in the Sports & Fitness Industry for over twenty years, teaching Athletics, Netball, Swimming and Self Defense / Kick Aerobics. After spending 10 years working abroad as a Skydiving Instructor and as a United States Parachute Association Freefall Instructor Examiner. I then moved back to the UK and trained as a Pilates Instructor, dedicating years to Pilates and setting up relationships with Doctors, Osteopaths and other Clinical practitioners to work together with patients in their rehabilitation. 


  • Body Control Pilates Matwork (Level 3)
  • Body Control Pilates Master Matwork Teacher with honours 
  • Body Control Pilates Reformer 
  • Body Control Pilates Cadillac with honours 
  • Body Control Pilates Back4Good Practitioner
  • Pilates Pregnancy & Exercise 
  • Pilates Level 3 for the Older Person
  • Body Control Pilates Level 3 in Bone Health
  • Body Control Pilates and Scoliosis
  • Body Control Pilates for Golfer
  • Body Control Pilates Performance (for Sport)
  • REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor (Low Back Pain) 
  • Body Control Pilates Association Supervising Teacher for Devon
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