Suzanne Ferreira founded SF Studios in 2011. 
Run by an international team of multi-disciplinary movement experts and enthusiasts, the studios cater to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. We use the latest techniques to boost health and wellbeing, to inspire you and to support you.

Whether recovering from an injury or building body confidence, we will support your path to free movement through one-to-one consultations, personal training and group classes.

We highly value emotional well-being and work with people to foster positive attitudes and beliefs toward the self, helping people deal with and overcome chronic stress, low mood and tiredness.

Mind is Body and Body is Mind.

 
 

The Team

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, Acupuncturist, Movement Conditioning Teacher, Business Coach, Sports Massage Therapist

Suz Ferreira

Founder
Physiotherapist (BPhysT)
Pilates Instructor (APPI)
Acupuncturist (ACCP)
Movement Conditioning Teacher
Business Coach (IMPACT)
Sports Massage Therapist

“Movement is an art. One day you’ll be still for a very long time, so why not move now?!”

Born in South Africa, Suz trained at the University of Pretoria before working in medical and clinical physiotherapy practices, treating patients with acute and chronic disorders for over 16 years. In 2001 she moved to the UK where she continued practicing physiotherapy and began tutoring in Pilates, before establishing SF Studios on 2011. Suz loves working with clients on all levels – emotional and physical. She has a very direct approach, she values commitment and is known for her connection with people, both in Coaching and Therapy.

Sports Therapist, Movement Conditioning Teacher, Sports Massage Therapist

Marco Litto

Sports Therapist (MSc)
Movement Conditioning Teacher (Creator)
Sports Massage Therapist
Sport Science (BSc)

“Movement is communication. Better movement translates into more meaningful interactions.”

Marco earned his Sports Science degree (BSc) in Naples, Italy, before completing his training in Sports Therapy (MSc) in London. After years of clinical practice and further development, Marco created the Movement Conditioning training system. Combining his experience in rehabilitation and strength training, the system offers a more organic solution to joint restrictions and longstanding issues to recreate the conditions for optimal movement.

Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Mindfulness Coach

Karin Goldschmidt

Physiotherapist (BSC)
Massage Therapist
Pilates Instructor
Mindfulness Coach

“Movement is the miracle cure we always had. My passion is to help people to achieve their goals, even if they previously thought them impossible.”

Born in Sweden, Karin is a certified physiotherapist, sports masseuse, Pilates instructor, and mindfulness practitioner.  Karin has had first-hand experience of the complementary benefits of pairing traditional physiotherapy treatments with body strengthening exercises like Pilates.

Osteopath, Massage Therapist, Sports Therapist,  Fitness Coach

Seb Hicks

Osteopath (MSC)
Massage Therapist
Sports Therapist
Fitness Coach
Sports Rehabilitation (BSC)

“Quick-fix gym programmes are part of the problem, not the solution.”

Seb is an all-round movement expert, experienced in rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a registered osteopath and fitness coach. He works with everyone from individuals overcoming long term injury and chronic pain to professional athletes looking to enhance their performance.

 
Movement Conditioning Teacher, Contemporary Dance Teacher

Raquel Claudino

Movement Conditioning Teacher
Contemporary Dance Teacher (GDip)

“I loved to dance because I was scared to speak. When I was moving, I could feel.” - Pina Bausch

Raquel is an international interdisciplinary artist and researcher, working primarily with stage performance, moving image and new technologies.  Raquel delivers a shared learning experience and welcomes the student's own perspective and interpretation as a valid instrument for them to develop their own movement vocabulary.

Alongside her artistic work Raquel is also a Contemporary dance teacher as well as Movement Conditioning instructor.  Following Marco's practice (creator of Movement Conditioning), her aim is to bring Movement Conditioning to the dance scene has a tool for rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury through strength and conditioning programs. 

Yoga Teacher

Nicole Avramides

Yoga Teacher

“There is strength in your softness”

Born of an international mish mash, Nicole’s passion for fitness took form when she was barely out of diapers, having been unwittingly led across the Swiss Alps – with, she suspects, the promise of cookies as a reward. And so was born a special passion for trekking and hiking, which has led her on many adventures, and to discover solemn places at dizzying heights.

Nicole’s yoga journey began over 10 years ago and has led to an ever-evolving practice. Initially immersing herself in the worlds of CrossFit and weightlifting, Nicole has learned first hand of the complimentary benefits of body strengthening disciplines paired with yoga to enhance mobility, flexibility and stretch.

Through energising practise and special focus on alignment, Nicole loves to help people find their inner dynamic strength, while maintaining a calm mind. Her classes aim to be fun, make you listen to your body and make you feel energised ready to take on life’s challenges - preferably always with an inner or even external smile.

Yoga Teacher

Clive Fogelman

Yoga Teacher

"Movement is a way of creating an embodied experience and an opportunity to establish deeper self awareness"

Clive has a creative an open-minded approach to his work, that is influenced by his psycho-therapeutic and sporting background. He enjoys helping people cultivate intuition within their bodies, mindful that all individuals are different and continually evolving. Drawing on the parallels between yoga and life, the yoga mat becomes a space for exploration and transformation. He has a particular interest in teaching Yang and Yin yoga as way of exploring balance in different aspects of life on and off the mat. He is also very passionate about providing spaces for healing, nourishment and replenishment through a combination of fluid movement, Restorative Yoga, breath work and meditation.

Yoga Teacher

Silvie Labatut

Yoga Teacher

Silvie is qualified Iyengar yoga teacher, practising for 18 years while working in the corporate environment and then teaching for 8 years. She discovered Iyengar yoga in 1998 and continued to study and practise this form of yoga with several senior teachers both in the UK and India. She is a qualified Junior Intermediate level 1 teacher.

 

Judit Solyom

Office Manager

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

In charge of keeping the team and clients in check, the general rule is: if you want to know something, or need to sort a problem – ask Judit!

Francesca Forestieri

Receptionist

“Movement encourages your body to heal itself naturally”

You will find Francy’s friendly face at our reception, where she takes care of all your bookings, and, once you are in the studio, makes sure that you are happy and comfortable.