Grace Lillywhite



United Kingdom

Grace trained with the Pilates Foundation in both mat work and machine work at Laban in 2010 and completed her specialist training in Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates with Rachel Rafiefar later that year. This began her interest in working with women at this pivotal time in their lives and she has gone on to train further with front runners of the pre- and postnatal industry – Carolyne Anthony, Janet Balaskas, Jenny Burrell, Judy DiFiore and Nadia Narain. Workshops attended have included Active Birth, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Dysfunction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, the Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy Yoga and Nutrition for Postnatal Healing.

With the knowledge she has accumulated from her continuous professional development, her experience with postnatal women and her learning from own body after having 2 children, Grace has worked successfully with many women with Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Organ Prolpase, Pelvic Girdle Pain and various other conditions both pre- and postnatally. She has also successfully rehabilitated sciatica, sacroiliac joint problems, disc issues and general back pain in the
pre- and postnatal period. She works closely with local Women’s Health Physio, Erica Lewis, to support women fully during any rehabilitation.

In 2017 Grace was asked by the Pilates Foundation to head their Pregnancy and Postnatal workshops for qualified teachers alongside her fantastic colleague, Anja Schall. The programme includes a workshop on supporting mums through the fourth trimester and a full weekend of learning to allow Pilates teachers to specialise in pregnancy and postnatal Pilates.

Grace is very excited to join the faculty of The Center For Women’s Fitness and to continue her learning and development within Women’s Health.

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