Brighton Pilates Classes | Movement and Health | Jan Davies

Jan offers Brighton Pilates Classes in several venues across the city including Hanover, Kemptown and Rottingdean.
Based in Brighton, East Sussex, Jan Davies is both a Movement and Health Therapist and Body Control Pilates Instructor who is qualified in Body Massage, Indian Head Massage and the Bowen Technique.

Jan was first introduced to Body Control Pilates in 1999 by her physiotherapist who referred her to it as part of her rehabilitation following serious chronic back problems (and other health issues). She enjoyed it so much and was so impressed with the improvements that it made in in her body generally, least of all in her back, that she decided to change her career completely and become a full-time instructor myself. As Jan says " I've never looked back on that decision to this day. I enjoy every class I teach and never cease to feel the sense of gratitude of doing something that gives me, and my clients so much pleasure. I also get a great sense of contribution when I work with clients to help them work out routines to help themselves manage their body problems - invariably back issues."


Beginner Body Control Pilates courses starting in April 2017

Each of you will have your own reasons and expectations for joining one of my courses, least of all the classes are fun, they work, and you get top quality training. As Mr Pilates said, “in 10 weeks you’ll notice the difference”. These differences can include a very wide range of benefits to include the disappearance of general body aches and pains, reduced muscle tension and stress, improved flexibility and core strength – people get a real sense of their core in 10 weeks. Most people benefit from learning how to manage their own back problems amongst many other body issues which are improved together with a wonderful sense of “mind-body” control. A general good feeling in the body produces a good feeling in the mind and vice versa.

Just to ease any feelings of anxiety, I can assure you that you will be able to do the exercises and enjoy them, and that any movement that causes you pain or discomfort will cease immediately. My job is to help and encourage you to achieve good pilates movements in the most relaxed and comfortable way.

My classes last an hour and have a maximum of 12 people so you’ll always have plenty of attention and guidance. I’ve been teaching for 15 and a half years  so I have a good range of experience and knowledge to share with you and for you to access.  There are no boundaries of age or levels of fitness and health required to join, although the ability to get on and off a mat on the floor is necessary really as much of the initial work takes place there.

Jan Davies offers Brighton Pilates Classes across the city in Hanover, Kemp Town and Rottingdean

Jan teaches Classes in Brighton, Hanover, Kemp Town, Rottingdean, as well as Winchester and overseas.

Code of Practice


Jan's Brighton Pilates Classes have a max of 12 people and run in blocks of 6-10 weeks, payable in advance on a session basis ( not drop-in ) Clients have the flexibility to make up missed classes. Jan works with other local high caliber ( primarily other Body Control Pilates Instructors and Stott Pilates Instructors ) Brighton teachers to provide cover for their classes and employs them to cover hers on the few occasions she is unable to teach herself.


Mondays 3.00pm Rottingdean Village Hall, Park Road, Rottingdean BN2 7HL starting April 24th

Mondays 7.15pm Anahata Clinic, 119/120 Edward Street, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 0JL starting April 24th

Thursdays 4.45pm Hanover Community Centre, 33 Southover Street, Hanover, Brighton BN2 9UD starting April 27th

Fridays 6.00pm Hanover Community Centre, 33 Southover Street, Hanover, Brighton BN2 9UD starting April 28th

Saturdays 9.00am Kemptown Crypt Community Centre (under St Georges Church) St George's Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED starting April 29th


Contact Jan to be on the waiting list and to do 1:1 discounted sessions at £35/hour prior to the courses starting.

Jan Davies Brighton Pilates Classes

Jan Davies Pilates Classes at Anahata Health Clinic, 119-120 Edward Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JL

Central location in Brighton on Edward Street, Kemp Town . Clean and tidy warm studio in the winter, airy in the summer. All pilates mats and pilates equipment supplied. Meter street parking, and on main bus routes to many parts of the city and outside.

Jan Davies Pilates Classes at Kemptown Crypt Community Centre, St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1ED

Jan also runs her Brighton pilates classes at the Kemp Town Crypt. The community centre is located underneath St George's Church on St George's Road in deep Kemp Town where there are several delightful coffee shops. The studio is very close to the Sussex County Hospital on Eastern Road where many local Brighton buses are available to all parts of the city and beyond. Street meter parking is also available. The room is quiet, spacious and warm in winter, access to air through open doors in the summer.

Mondays Pilates Classes

6.00 pm Anahata Health Clinic (intermediate/adv)

7.15 pm Anahata Health Clinic (Beginners plus)

Thursdays Pilates Classes

4.45 pm Hanover Community Centre, Brighton (beginners)

6.00 pm Hanover Community Centre , Brighton (intermediate/adv)

Fridays Pilates Classes

11.00 am - 12.00 pm (actual class time 11.10am - 11.40am) Cancer Rehab Pilot, Anahata Health Clinic

Next Pilot course due - TBA

Saturdays Pilates Classes

10.15 am Kemptown Crypt Community Centre (intermediate/adv)

11.45 am Hanover Community Centre

To join one of the classes above please contact Jan here or 07904 187257


1:1 Body Control Pilates ® Sessions (1 hour)

Anahata Health Clinic (£45)
Contact 01273 698687, Jan 07904 187257

Home visits (cost depends on location and number of sessions booked in advance)

All levels of fitness, all ages and conditions are welcome

All classes last an hour and have a maximum of 12 per class. All participants must complete an enrolment form prior to attending any classes.

All Brighton classes are £10/hour (£9conc) payable up front prior to the course.

Missed classes can be made up within the current course block - check with Jan beforehand.

Special Student deal of £8/hour if half/full academic year paid in advance.

Please contact Jan (contact page/mobile voice or text message/email/(Classfinder/Pilates Nearby ) to be on the waiting list for beginner courses in Brighton and Rottingdean

Pilates and Mindfulness weekend with Jan and Jiva Masheder January 13th - 15th 2017

Relax and rejuvenate yourself in the New Year with a Mindfulness and Pilates weekend with two highly experienced teachers in the popular North Laine area of Brighton. The group is limited to 12 people to assure you of our best attention.

We will be combining guided mindfulness classes and discussion time with pilates toning and stretching exercises. The two going together fantastically well, working on body and mind in a complementary way. the weekend will be suitable for all levels in either pilates or mindfulness.

The weekend consists of Friday evening 7-9pm, Saturday 9.30am - 5pm and Sunday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Refreshments included.

Price £170.

July's course was a great success.

Contact Jan or Jiva ( or 07717 718385)  to join.


Pilates in Brighton


Why Body Control Pilates?

“In 10 weeks you’ll notice the difference” aches and pains disappear.

You will learn to learn to reduce stress and tension in the body and be taught how to manage body issues.

Why Bowen?

It is a gentle hands on, non invasive and holistic technique which provokes your body to release, rebalance and realign which promotes self healing.

Indian Head Massage?

To reduce stress and tension in the upper body, neck and head producing a range of physiological and psychological benefits