These classes are for people who want to improve their health & fitness through movement. Especially those who are short on time or space. You just need a mat and your body to join class!
For students keen to practice their movement with group cues and direct assistance.
For beginner and advanced students and those on their journey back to health and full range of movement.
Emma Bray is a movement coach, and the Founder of Happy Life and Emma Bray Pilates, comprehensively trained in HIIT and Yoga and a certified Pilates Educator of Teachers and practitioners around the world. Emma enjoys working with people from many different sectors offering practical & attainable movement goals. Be it desk-based entrepreneurs to Pilates Teachers deepening their craft. Emma’s extensive study of Pilates lineages, Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®, HIIT, Yoga, Nutrition & Counselling over the past 15 years enables her to offer a truly holistic approach. If not deep in nerding mode, Emma's happy place is eating burritos whilst drinking good coffee by an Ocean.
"I developed HPY Life whilst in lockdown. Struggling with limited space and clients missing being able to get to classes. Doing an hour class felt like a big commitment time wise and I wanted to create something that would cover all of the body's needs. Strength, Cardio, Flexibility, Breath work and calming the mind. After a lot of playing around with different movement modalities I settled on this combination as I think it works really well together. HIIT for a stronger element of cardio using body weight so no need for props/weights. Pilates to focus on alignment and moving the spine in all the different directions it can move. Yoga to bring the heart rate back down after HIIT to focus on balance, stretching and breath work to sooth our bodies and minds."
Kind words from clients and collaborators.
Emma is an exceptional teacher, she is very knowledgable and is great at communicating this information to both teachers and non pilates teachers. Her style is precise and fun and she teaches in a compassionate way.
Emma is an extremely warm and kind person, she is passionate about her work, prepares thoroughly but is also intuitive to the body in front of her. Her love of her work and helping people is obvious.
Conscientious and hard-working and dedicated to my personal journey into movement.
You are more than a Pilates teacher, you tune into me as a person. You move seamlessly between teacher, coach, counsellor!
You use your enormous technical knowledge wisely. I know you have enormous knowledge but you don't beat me up with it. But you flex to my learning style and give me the information that I totally understand, can relate to and translate it to something in my body! You challenge me but you help me to be kind to myself as well - always noticing my strength not just where I need to develop.