Hayley headshotMy name is Hayley Crockford. I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to the UK in 2004. Before moving into bodywork and movement therapy I worked as a Florist and studied sculpture and live performance at university. During this time, I was keen to study anatomy and wanted a job where I would continue to learn, so I studied Remedial Massage Therapy and following moving to the UK, trained in Pilates Matwork, Comprehensive Studio Pilates and Somatic Experiencing. I worked as a massage therapist for 6 years and have been teaching Pilates for 10.

It is my hope that through the medium of movement, you will learn to listen to your body and recognise your physical and mental needs and be better equipped to relieve pain or discomfort and go about daily life with more flexibility, coordination and strength and a sense of balance in your system as a whole.


Polestar Pilates Studio Practitioner UK 2011-14

STOTT Pilates Matwork and Reformer Certified Instructor 2004-5

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, UK 2009

Diploma Remedial Massage, ACNT Australia 2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts COFA, UNSW Australia 1995

Registered Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a requirement of the Pilates and Massage qualifications in order to keep up to date with current research. Some courses I have completed include:

Currently studying for Restorative Exercise Certification through Nutritious Movement

Pilates on Tour Conference by Balanced Body

Archetypal Postures and Erectorcises with Dr Phillip Beach DO, DAc

Come to your Senses: Vestibular, Visual and Proprioceptive Systems in the Pilates environment with Elizabeth Larkam

Heroes in Motion: Working with Sensory-Motor Impairment in the Pilates environment with Elizabeth Larkham

Functional Fascia with Julian Baker

Myofascial Release and Fascial Anatomy for Movement with Tom Myers

Franklin Method workshops

Somatic Experiencing with Children with Ale Duarte

Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine and Raja Selvam

Pilates for Scoliosis with Galina Bell, Polestar Pilates UK

Getting your head around the Pilates repertoire with Liz Bussey Polestar Pilates UK