BSc Psychology (London), Advanced Pilates instructor
Area of Expertise
Pilates and Movement training / rehabilitation
Body Sensing course
|Yasmin Lambat is an internationally trained Human Movement Practitioner with an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) communications skills background that compliments her integrated approach to mind body therapies. Having started in the Fitness Industry 18 years ago, her background includes biomechanics, kinesiology, postural integration, personal training, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and the Franklin method. She is the only certified Polestar Pilates Instructor in South Africa. Currently Polestar Pilates is the only international Pilates organisation running clinical Pilates certification programmes. Her exposure to core training principles and movement education covers a broad spectrum and has led to her developing her own core training programme she calls “Body Sensing”.
Movement therapy relies heavily on Body awareness which means that Body Sensing programmes focus more on an instructor’s ability to teach and communicate effectively. The principles are based on developing clever cues that produce movement quality with ease and efficiency whether it’s for day to day posture, rehabilitation, sports related programmes or general fitness.
After spending 30 years in London, Yasmin moved to South Africa in December 2007 for sunnier weather! Since then she has successfully set up a wellbeing coaching practice and studio in Orchards Johannesburg where she runs her workshops and training programmes for the Body Sensing method. She is looking forward to making a contribution as well as sharing ideas with the Pilates community and other industry professionals in South Africa.
Workshop Testimonials 2009
“ The course really met my expectation thank you!!”
“ Very insightful, really enjoyed the session. Challenges many traditional methods. Would love more!!”
“Thank you it was great…when can we do the rehab course?”
“When is the follow up course…this one was fabulous!!”
“Very informative on a number of levels….very inspiring and gave me lots to think about”
Just thought I’d let you know that I really enjoyed your workshop at Renee’s in Cape Town a week ago and have had a great time implementing what I learnt, and with good results so far, I might add. Look forward to attending another of your workshops in Cape Town in the future.
I was at your Body Sensing workshop day at Renee’s studio on the 15th Aug – just some feedback from that, lots of my clients have really enjoyed the new cues and focus – especially the equestrians, as it’s immediately applicable for them in their riding. They are also [on the whole] more subtley body-aware than some of the others, so have been able to appropriate it quite quickly.
Hi Yasmin, thank you for the lovely course on Saturday it really made a big difference in the way that I teach. Your imagary works like a charm,
A different and better approach to functional movement with emphasis on neutral spine instead of neutral pelvis. Changes the traditional teaching approach Thak you!!
Really inspiring and brilliant presentation. Included everyone in a mixed group of Pilates intructors and Personal trainers. Addressed everyones individual needs with a completely new concept and presented it in a simple and understandable way
An excellent workshop drawing together some complex concepts but presenting them with a simplicity that really works to get the positive reqponse from out clients that we often battle with.
Body Sensing is a very accessable method with a good cues that I can use immediately. I would certainly like to pursue this further so more workshops please. Many thanks for your patient and knowledgeable teaching.
Testimonials from Shoulder Girdle workshop Joburg
Would definitely recommend the Body Sensing shoulder girdle workshop. The overall qulaity of the training, Yasmin’s knowledge of the subject matter and her level of communication was excellent.
Taught me to think differently about core compared to STOTT pilates way of imprint. Learnt new and valuable ways to cue the shoulder girdle. Really enjoyed this workshop
A whole new perspective, a real eye opener, I enjoyed it very much
January 2006 to present
• Effective Advanced cueing with NLP
Workshops in South Africa from May 2009 include
• An introduction to Body Sensing
May 2003 to January 2006
Pilates Instrucotor and Personal Trainer providing one 2 one sessions at various studios and Physiotherapy clinics in London. including Holmes Place, Virgin Active, Physio on the river and the White Hart Lane physiotherapy practice.
Gradually moved towards clinical Pilates through work experience with Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in London which led to a certification with Polestar Pilates the first rehab based course offered in London. Course included programme design and exercise modifications for special populations. This knowledge was enhanced further through ongoing educational programmes the highlight of which was Tom Myers “Anatomy Trains” course in 2007.
September 1998 to May 2003
Set up own successful business as a Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer specialising in core training and movement therapy working alongside and complimenting physiotherapists and osteopaths on rehabilitation programmes relating to ACL post surgery, herniated disc and other degenerative back conditions, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder and dysfunctional pelvic floor issues.
1993 to September 1998
Worked as a freelance Instrucotor and Personal trainer for various health clubs in London
Health and Fitness Related
23 February 2009 – Tom Myers Anatomy Trains Movement Therapy
March 1997 – Anita Bean Sports Nutrition Certificate