At Dorset Pilates our mat based classes are online.  Our focus is on establishing and reinforcing all the fundamental pilates principles. We will challenge you in as many ways as we possibly can with the use of small pieces of pilates equipment like the foam roller, bands, balls and above all lots of banter!! Our classes are fun and dynamic and you will not only feel great after each class, but also stronger, longer and leaner! 

We run a small number of online mat classes that are split up into different levels according to ability.

Mat classes run on a termly basis and are scheduled at the same time each week.


I cannot recommend Shannon enough for anyone wishing to start or continue their Pilates practice. Over several terms I have taken classes with Shannon and some of the other instructors. I really appreciate the close attention paid to correcting postures and the explanation of how and why changes will benefit you. The hour long classes fly by and I wish I had time for more than one a week! I leave each Thursday feeling calm, strong and six inches taller!

Philippa K

I was having very painful back problems and decided that I would give Pilates a try to see if I could somehow manage my pain and mobility issues without having to resort to spinal surgery. I started out with a beginners’ mat class, the exercises I did quite literally kept me going – I’d walk into class all bent out of shape and walk out as tall as can be. Shannon is very caring and she takes time to make sure that you’re OK with the exercises you are doing and only encourage you to do what you can do within the limits of your own body. The contribution that Pilates has made to my health is clear.

Nick R