About Sophia

About SophiaSophia Oh is a certified classical Pilates and yoga instructor. She believes movement is one of the necessities for a healthy body and mind.

Sophia first travelled to Mysore, India in 2002, to attend K Pattabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and learn from its founder Guruji Patthabi Jois and his grandson Sharath. Mysore is home to some of the great living yoga masters and Sophia returned annually to learn from them. She furthered her study with masters Yogacharya Sheshadri and Yogacharya Venkatesha.

Sophia went on to become a qualified yoga teacher through the esteemed Yoga Arts' school, in Byron Bay, Australia.

While the yoga was increasing her flexibility, it highlighted Sophia's weak back. To strengthen her lower back and improve her yoga practice, Sophia started taking private Pilates sessions at Cynthia Lochard's Pilates Studio in Sydney. The increased strength and body transformation from twice-a-week sessions lead her to take up an apprenticeship with Cynthia, who is one of the only three master trainers in Romana Pilates method.

Since then, Sophia has been teaching both Pilates and yoga in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and UK. She is currently based in Wallingford (UK).

Sophia has been learning yoga since 2002 and Pilates since 2003. She has been teaching them both since 2003 and has now helped hundreds of people get the most from these two exercise methods.

Aug 2019 to present Private equipment and mat Pilates and yoga in Oxfordshire, UK (Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Wallingford, Cholsey and neighbouring villages).
Aug 2018 to Aug 2018 Private and mat sessions in Oxfordshire, UK (Wallingford, Cholsey, Streatley, Goring, Pangbourne & Oxford).
October 2017 to June 2018 Five-day Pilates and yoga retreats in Ubud, Bali.
Dec 2013 to June 2018 Private and mat sessions at Zenergy and Zenith Pilates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nov 2012 to Dec 2013 Owner of 8Pilates Authentic Pilates studio for private and mat sessions in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Sep 2007 to Oct 2012 Private and mat sessions.
July-Aug 2007 Continuation of yoga training in Mysore, India. Learning with yogi Yogacharya Venkatesh.
Jan-June 2007 Pilates and Yoga Instructor.
Private and mat sessions with equipment.
Freelance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jun-Nov 2006 Private and mat sessions.
Jan-Apr 2006 Yoga and Pilates Instructor.
Group mat sessions. Club Med, Cherating, Malaysia.
Mar-Dec 2005 Pilates Instructor.
Private and mat sessions.
Body Logic Pilates and Movement Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nov 2004 - Mar 2005 Pilates Instructor Private and mat sessions.
The Classic Pilates, Singapore.
Yoga Instructor (Freelance).
Jan-Oct 2004 Pilates Instructor.
Private and mat sessions.
The Pilates Method Studio, Sydney, Australia
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor.
Oxide Health Club (The Randwick Rugby Club), Sydney, Australia.