Body in Mind Pilates & The Old Stable Wellness Team


Body in Mind Pilates & Old Stable Wellness

Welcome to Body in Mind Pilates and our gorgeous studio set in the Old Stables in the courtyard of the former Darley Hall in Darley Park, Derby (just at the back of the Tea Rooms for all of you who are partial to a dog walk and cuppa-combo!).

Hi, I’m Louise Collinson, Managing Director, Senior Teacher and sorter of pretty much any other job that requires attention at Body in Mind in the Old Stables!  I’m sure you’ll all understand… Wellbeing is what we’re all working towards but achieving that Zen-like work-life-balance is a continuous process!

That’s one of the reasons we are excited to be part of WELLFEST East Midlands 2018, we are keen to meet those of you who are also looking to find a better balance of wellness and are keen to celebrate the rich and vibrant wellness culture we are part of here in the region.

Body in Mind Pilates ( have been working with clients developing personal based Pilates sessions on our specialised equipment since 2004.  

Moving into our beautiful Old Stable Studios in Darley Park in 2014 has enabled us to develop our work, increase the potential of our equipment studio, add a mat class studio: offering a great range of Yoga, Pilates, T’ai Chi and Wellbeing classes and workshops; and a therapy/workshop space (recently launched as: Old Stable Wellness) to our existing programme.

At Body in Mind you’ll find all the latest Pilates Equipment, including three Reformer Towers, a Cadillac and the new edition Core Align, all of which offer clients the fundamental Pilates exercises but personalised to offer resistance and stability challenges. This can be rehabilitation for injuries or post-operative work, to address training gaps or support in a sports programme, or can simply be to address postural and everyday stress-based issues.

Our mantra is Strengthen – Lengthen – Stretch – Re-energise and we aim to practise this in all our work.

We have small class sizes so there’s lots of individual coaching and we work from beautifully redeveloped former stables that are not only well equipped but are tranquil and full of character too.

We host Autumn and Spring Wellbeing weeks with the opportunity to try lots of new classes, workshops and free taster sessions and you should definitely check out A Breath of Fresh Air online ( and see all the shots of our annual Outdoor Class Programme set in the Butterfly Garden in Darley Park, a stone’s throw from the Old Stables.


We are also the only studio in the region to hold regular Bodhi Suspension Ropes classes. Take a look here - to see what these are! - Six in class, four suspension points from the beams, infinite workout possibilities!

We are particular about our teachers and make sure that they are not only highly trained and experienced, but that they keep up to date with industry standards and develop their practise too.  In fact you’ll get to see quite a few of our teachers in action at WELLFEST, as we are proud to host regular sessions with Debbie Leafe from MindFit Coaching, Abbey Berry-Hopkins from MindFit Yoga and Russell Parkin, T’ai Chi guru from ZenFitness at the Old Stables.

Join us at WELLFEST in the marketplace where you can meet our team, see the range of activities we have available and even purchase small equipment for easy use at home. Or join us in Studio 2 as our lovely team give an advanced-level demonstration of how all the Pilates Edge small equipment can challenge your workout (watch them suffer too!), then join our teachers leading a round-robin type class giving you the opportunity to try all the kit.  

Never tried the Pilates Orbit– a challenging piece of Pilates kit with 360 wheels? Take a look here!  Or check us out on the day.

If you are keen to know more or would just like to hear what Wellbeing activities we have for you, then do join our mailing list (we promise we don’t pass on your details) on our websites or join on WELLFEST day to be entered in to our draw with the chance to win lots of Wellbeing goodies.

Remember…it’s all a process!  All our teachers have arrived at their speciality from a place of need.  Whether they were rehabilitating from an injury, coming back to fitness after pregnancy or surgery, finding new ways to support their bodies or simply finding a new approach to life less desk-bound…we are all still working on it. Join us at WELLFEST and share your stories.

Body in Mind Pilates Ltd & Old Stable Wellness Ltd, The Old Stable Studios, Unit 1 Abbey Courtyard, Darley Abbey, Derby. DE22 1DS.  Tel: 01332 554551,