THE FOUNDER

Believing that the body has an authentic language of its own…….. Debbie is also a passionate physical performer and artistic director of A Blank Canvas which aims to create work that people can connect with on a personal level and utilise to inspire honest conversations.  Touring Scotland in October 2015 with ‘In Her Shadows’ as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in collaboration with Jabuti theatre. The show was about her own personal story, working with internationally renowned aerial consultant Fred Deb, dance consultant Ethelinda Lashley and directed by multi award winning director Cora Bissett. Along with her own projects, Debbie was proud to work on creative project ‘Ashes’ in 2013 with internationally renowned aerial company Paper Doll Militia based in USA and UK.

Whilst training in aerial arts and teaching Pilates, Debbie was trying to find a balance and understanding in both of her trainings. By combining aerial arts and Pilates together it brought a beautiful balance of requiring strength, awareness and alignment with the empowering and liberating affects aerial offers.  Debbie started teaching Pilates using the hammock in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013.  At the heart of her motivation, is the desire to share with other Pilates teachers the empowering, creative use of the aerial hammock when combined with the powerful principles of the Pilates method.  After much consideration, Debbie is proud to have been offering aerial Pilates teacher training for Pilates teachers since 2016.

Debbie Robbins

Debbie Robbins

Debbie Robbins

HOW WE STARTED

Inviting physiotherapists, osteopaths, aerialists, local Pilates teachers and clients, Debbie Robbins started teaching classes in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013.  From here the syllabus was slowly created.  Teacher training was launched for Pilates teachers in 2016, introducing the world of aerial arts to Pilates teachers. Pilates teachers learn how to creatively use the hammock as a prop, utilising their finely tuned eyes and skills to teach these classes for the benefit of both aerialists and to introduce their Pilates clients into the aerial arts. It’s middle ground for people to come together.

OUR  TEAM

Jordan Angus
Jordan Angus Sales and Marketing Manager
Dr Christopher Robbins
Dr Christopher RobbinsHealth and Safety Adviser
Metallurgist with a career covering a multitude of jobs from nuclear to offshore oil and gas to HSE inspector.
Becky Robertson
Becky RobertsonPilates & Aerial Pilates Instructor
Cristyn King
Cristyn KingPilates Instructor