Pilatology® : A Synergy of Mind and Body
Mind and body are seamlessly interdependent, continuously serving to interact and influence each other. However, all too often we are compelled to be singularly focussed; working perhaps to achieve a healthy body whilst neglecting the mind, or conversely, stimulating the mind yet overlooking the body. Rarely has the synergy between mind and body been addressed in practical unison.

Pilatology is an innovative and exciting concept, co-founded by Dr. Hannah Butler-Coyne (Chartered Clinical Psychologist) and Tracy Coyne (Pilates & Specialist Sports Yoga Instructor), which embraces the learning, skills and enabling techniques to encourage and provide for such dual focus on ‘mind and body’ and so to afford optimum balance and benefit towards psychological and physical wellbeing.

The Mind: Psychology
Hannah provides expertise and principles from both clinical and sport psychology domains to enable students develop a deeper understanding of themselves, manage their inner critic, avoid psychological traps, set realistic goals and, more generally, nurture their ‘mind’.
The Body: Pilates/Sports Yoga
Tracy employs core elements from both Pilates and Sports Yoga to help students develop their balance, flexibility, posture, co-ordination and overall functional movement and strength of core.
Tracy Coyne
Tracy is a qualified Pilates Instructor, specialist in Sports Yoga, Functional Anatomy and Injury Prevention and is a Range of Movement Assessor. Tracy provides a friendly, person-centred approach to motivate and support individuals of all levels, abilities and ages to establish and move towards their functional goals.

Tracy’s passion for focusing on individual growth and goals are accompanied by underlying values in embracing diversity in a compassionate, respectful and fun environment.
Scott Cardle
Tracy with past student, Scott Cardle, Professional Boxer, British Lightweight Champion (2015; 2016)


Horse Rider Workshop: September 2019

Core, Courage & Confidence
Confidence getting in the way of your riding potential?

“What if” thoughts creeping into your mind?

Want to work on your riding position, increasing confidence & reaching new goals?

Want to enjoy your riding more?
Well here is an opportunity for you
A unique highly specialist interactive and friendly group workshop combining principles from Sport Psychology with Specialist Sports Yoga/Pilates which focuses on both mind and body. Attendees will gain personal and performance benefits including:

• Techniques to build confidence & resilience

• Improve concentration and focus

• Strategies to improve posture, spinal flexibility and core stability as well as skills to support you in protecting your joints for the future and supporting a longer equestrian career!

• Improve general health and wellbeing
Who For?
Riders of all abilities who want to increase positive mindset and confidence, improve their position through posture, flexibility and core stability, stretch their comfort zone and reach for new performance goals and targets.

• 8 hours of pilates and sport psychology via 4 workshops with up to 10-12 riders in a group

• Course materials to take home with you

• Discounts on a follow up Pilatology session which includes a personalised review of both psychological techniques and pilates exercises.
13:30 - 15:30, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th September 2019
World Horse Welfare, Penny Farm, Blackpool
How much?
£89pp for the four sessions;
early bird rate £80 (this works out at £20 per session!)
Contact the Pilatology Team on: PilatologyTeam@gmail.com for more details

Or visit our facebook page @PilatologyTeam


Pilatology Workshops
Equestrian Sportspeople – Half Day Taster Session