Vanessa Le Mat
Vanessa Le Mat is known and appreciated around the world for her transformative methods. She draws from her personal experiences of life and motherhood, an extraordinary dance career of athletic rigour and discipline, an artistic vision of movement and the human form, with a thorough academic and practical education in fitness and well-being.
Vanessa’s journey began when she studied at the prestigious Rudra Béjart School in Lausanne, where she gained a masters degree in dance and drama. It’s here that the seed of Vanessa’s curiosity for movement and the human form were sewn. As a professional dancer she performed on the world’s most prominent stages amongst them: Chaillot (Paris), Kirov, Bolchoi, BAM (New York) and Sadler’s Wells (London) to name a few.
At 23 Vanessa was the youngest of her generation to join The Forsythe Company - renowned for its ground breaking research lab, innovations in dance and its movement philosophy. It was here that Vanessa immersed herself in other movement techniques - Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Budo, Alexander technique and Pilates, alongside a daily ballet training. It was just the beginning of the rich foundation she draws from today at BIEN ÊTRE.
Vanessa continued to develop her own work. Receiving support from the Ministere of Culture and Communication Ile-de-France. She delved deeply into the world of conceptual / intellectual dance. By 2010, she had garnered national awards and recognition and was awarded with the Bourse dance Beaumarchais award. Her work was performed in such venues as Centre National de la Danse, Palais de Tokyo, Musée de la Chasse, Musée de la Mode.
Vanessa's life changing experience came with the arrival of her daughter in 2012. It was during this incredible time of rediscovering the human form and condition anew that Vanessa’s attention turned back to Pilates and its many benefits to health and well-being. She naturally progressed to becoming a Pilates instructor passing on her deep understanding of movement, anatomy and transformational techniques. Vanessa’s drive for knowledge and passion for movement enabled her to cultivate her own method of teaching with the opening of Bien Être Studio in 2018. She expands her knowledge every year with new international certificates and studies.
Qualifications & Experience
BASI Comprehensive Pilates Instructor
Injuries & Pathologies
Scoliosis & Back Pain
Enhancing Athletic Performance
Pre & Post Natal Pregnancy
Optimising Shoulder Mechanics
Osteoporosis & Bones Density
Vanessa gained a BASI Pilates certificate in 2013. She is a member and certified of the French Pilates Federation (FPMP) and affiliated member of Pilates Foundation and REPS registered in UK
Pilates Mat Instructor, Ballet teacher
Ellie brings her experience as a professional ballet & contemporary dancer into her Pilates classes at Bien Être. Pilates has been an integral part of Ellie's injury prevention and recovery throughout her training and career, and this is why she so firmly believes in the power of Pilates for every body. Her classes offer a focus on precision and control, with the added challenge of moving with fluidity. Ellie will support you as your work towards your goals, and of course make sure the journey is fun too!
Personal Fitness Trainer
Mykola is dedicated fitness professional with a passion for improving client health, wellness and quality of life. Deliver high-energy training using the latest techniques in exercise science, cardio programs and strength training. Delivers fitness, weight loss and nutrition programs for youth, teens adults and seniors that are fun, safe, extremely effective and tailored to individual needs. Certified and insured body transformation specialist that will help you to achieve your goals faster than you ever thought possible.
High intensity interval training
Olivia is a former professional ballet dancer and trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, as well as Elmhurst School for Dance in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Olivia danced professionally with the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Northern Ballet, before travelling to New Zealand in 2015 to embark on a new chapter beyond her dancing career. Olivia is a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Instructor, certified BASI injuries & pathologies, Professional Dancer's Postgraduate Teaching Certificate, Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher, Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance and Royal Ballet
Pilates, Yoga, Ballet & Barre Instructor
Ami began her career as a professional dancer and aerialist and has enjoyed travelling the world as a performer.
Since returning to London Ami has followed her passion for health and fitness and loves being an instructor alongside her performing projects.
Ami is qualified in mat work and reformer Pilates, 500hr Yoga, 200hr Barre and teacher of ISTD Ballet. Her classes aim to leave you feeling stronger, longer and fully motivated!
BASI Pilates Instructor and
Philip Tunstall is a multidisciplinary fitness professional based in London, UK. As a BASI mat graduate, he focuses on the classical principles of Pilates with a contemporary flair. His dynamic and flowing classes concentrate on deep strengthening and alignment, and cater to specific needs of clients. He has worked at various major London studios. Originally trained as a professional ballet dancer, his dance background help to inform his classes, delivering programs of precision and challenge, in a warm and engaging manner.