Welcome to Surbiton Pilates Studio

We're based in the heart of
Surbiton, Surrey

This friendly, inviting Pilates Studio will offer you a unique insight into the original authentic work of Joseph Pilates. You will receive classical Pilates method instruction from Dorie Taylor with clear, easy guidance, whether you’re a beginner, improver or a Pilates pro!

Dorie came to Pilates by a referral from her Orthopedic Surgeon after having a partial knee replacement to fix an 18 year old injury from Skiing. She was inspired by her amazing first teachers who were all Body Control Pilates Association Teachers here in London

Dorie has done extensive studying for a variety of client special needs some of which are for Parkinson and MS Clients, Breast Cancer, Apparatus Studio Equipment and is currently working on completing her Level 4 credentials for Adaptive Movement through Body Control Pilates.

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Check out the variety of classes we have to offer

Contact us if you have any questions. We're always happy to help!
Mat Pilates

All of our mat Pilates classes focus on establishing and reinforcing a strong basic foundation for the fundamentals of Pilates and connection between the powerhouse and the rest of the body.

Reformer Pilates / Studio Equipment

Reformer based Pilates is great for those clients who have either taken a minimum of 3-5 private sessions or have previous experience. These classes will have a flow and order so be prepared to keep moving!

Barre Classes

Barre work includes both slow and fast exercises, which both serve to strengthen muscles. Slow exercises are typically performed first, to stretch and warm up muscles, and to focus on proper body form, whereas fast exercises condition dancers to maintain precise ballet technique while moving.

Private Pilates Sessions

Our private Pilates classes are ideal for beginners.

Private sessions are an effective way to learn Pilates tailored just to your body. Our instructors devote undivided attention to your specific needs and develop a class specific to your optimum results, working with the full range of equipment.

Duet Pilates Sessions

Bring a friend along to train side by side and split the cost!

Duet sessions provide a more economical way of semi-private training, while maintaining most of the advantages of private sessions. The key is to find a partner with a similar fitness level to yours.

Pre & Post Natal Mat Pilates

This class is for clients who have previous Pilates Experience, are in good general health and have Doctor’s permission. It is not for Mothers before 8 weeks after a Normal Delivery and 12 weeks for a Caesarean Delivery. Babies are permitted if secure in a Baby Carrier and not Crawling yet.

HIPP® (High Intensity Power Pilates)

HIP Pilates® 50 (because 50 minutes is enough) is a non-stop class intended for the hard core Pilates fan, who desires a more intense cardio workout without losing the essence of the Pilates principles.
Each session is specifically structured to provide an all over body workout. Progressive choreography is incorporated to improve balance and co-ordination.

Mindfulness & Meditation

A Mindful Journey guided through Breath exercises to calm the mind, release negativity and find a sense of peace. An opportunity to meet like minded people and have a chance to take care of yourself.

Bone Density

Bone Density is a class that has elements of Barre and all exercises are performed with weights. There's a standing part with loads of squats, plies and unilateral work, and a part on the mat which again is mostly performed with weights. This class builds strength in the bones by working on loading muscles with the small weights and is a great way to get stronger bones and more defined muscles.

Jumpboard Pilates

Adding a Jumpboard to our Reformers brings additional plyometric and cardio benefits. The Jumpboard workout will challenge your muscles and your body awareness.
This is not a class for complete beginners; to make the most of it you should be reasonably body-aware, and feel familiar with Reformer exercises.

Meet our Experienced Team of Instructors

Experienced Pilates & Barre Instructors

Dorie Taylor

Studio Owner & Pilates Instructor

Dorie is the studio owner and Pilates instructor trained with Body Control Pilates. Dorie offers Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, WundaChair & 1:1 and 2:1 private Pilates sessions.


Cristina Galbiati

Pilates Instructor

Cristina Galbiati is a professional dancer and Pilates/Reformer teacher. She studied 7 years of ballet, graduating with the Royal Academy of Dance and 3 years in SPID, the Italian professional academy of dance.


Stephanie Roll

Pilates & Barre instructor

Stephanie has been in the fitness industry for 19 years and is trained in Les mills programmes. More recently she has qualified in barre and is now furthering her training in Pilates and exercise referral.


Lisa Davies

Barre & Pilates Instructor

Lisa started Ballet at aged 3 and continued to train until age 20. Lisa is now a qualified Pilates mat instructor & trained Barre teacher. Due to her intense Ballet training, Lisa has a very good eye for correct posture & alignment!


Tara Lewis

Intuitive Healer

Tara has been working with energy since 2007, starting with Reiki & going on to become a Reiki Master. In 2008 he started training in Celtic & Native American Shamanism & went on to study Huna.


Amy Vowles

Physiotherapist & Pilates instructor

Amy is a Physiotherapist & Qualified Mat Pilates Teacher, teaching for the past 6 years. Her special interest includes Pilates for the Prevention & Management of Lower Back Pain.


We're hiring!

Please send your CV to or contact us if you feel you would be a good fit for our growing studio.

What Our Clients Say About Us

This is a Fabulous Studio! I never thought I would enjoy any form of exercise and I AM ABSOLUTELY HOOKED. I wish I could GO to Surbiton Pilates Studio EVERY SINGLE day!

Fiamma Forsdick

I really enjoy the variety of classes that are available at the Surbiton Pilates Studio. Regardless of your ability, the teachers will provide you with training and attention to help you develop. The classes run from really early in the morning at 6:30 am to late in the evening at 7 & 8pm which really helps when you have a busy work schedule. Dorie is a super, friendly Owner who has put so much effort into ensuring there are classes everyday at various times so you can always find tills time for you.

Surbiton Pilates Studio has a lovely friendly atmosphere which makes it a fun place to be!


"I joined the Surbiton Pilates Studio Reformer Classes several months ago as recommended by my Osteopath. The Reformer Pilates sessions have helped me recover from a very painful frozen shoulder and improve strength in my knees. My posture has improved and my arms, abs & legs are nicely toned.”


Surbiton Pilates Studio is a great place, the atmosphere is bubbly and friendly. Dorie is patient, supportive and most of all fun. She articulates the moves so that I get the best out of each session. After years of trying, I’ve finally nailed some of them and I’m seeing the results too. Thanks Dorie.

Carol J

As an avid spinner and runner, the thought of sitting down on a mat for 60 minutes was unthinkable at the start, but Pilates really has transformed my way of looking at exercise and my training routine. I feel stronger, have better posture and better tone… it is all thanks to Surbiton Pilates.

Andrea Kibble