Beyond Movements Studio

Pilates MAT

This class is taught by:

Suzanne McCarty

-Principal level trainer member Pilates Alliance Australasia
-Level 2 RYT Yoga Australia
-Yoga Therapist /IAYT
-GYROKINESIS®  Authorised Master Trainer and GYROTONIC® Method Trainer and Authorised Pre Trainer
The owner and director of the beautifully crafted HARA Beyond Movement Studio, Suzanne McCarty  shares with great enthusiasm her passion for movement and anatomy that is based on her extensive knowledge from a lifetime of studying and practicing movement. Suzanne enjoyed a 12 year professional dance career before she became a teacher of movement in 2000.


  • 2nd Generation Pilates Method of Body Conditioning certified  Pilates Teacher Training with Romana Kryzanowska /USA
  • Principal Pilates trainer level member/ Pilates Alliance Australasia
  • Diploma Pilates PITC
  • Level 1 GYROTONIC®  Method Authorised Pre Trainer and an GYROKINESIS®  Method Authorised Master Trainer
  •  Registered Level 2 Yoga Teacher  Yoga Australia
  • Yoga Therapist IAYT
  • Spiraldynamik® Basic level certificate
  • Training and Assessment Certificate IV


Trudy McIntosh

Trudy McIntosh

Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to be educated in what I'm truly passionate about.

- Certificate III & IV in Fitness (Renewed Apr-May 2006). Australia.

- Certified Personal Trainer. (United States of America).

- Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork. (England). Pilates International

- Instructor Certification and NVQ Level 3 Pilates mat and equipment. (England). Sampson Pilates

- 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training. (Costa Rica). Reflection Yoga

- Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training. (Australia). Bliss baby yoga.
My name is Trudy McIntosh and I’m a health and fitness professional. Over my career, I’ve been an Olympic gymnast, an Aerial Skier & a Cirque du Soleil artist. These incredible careers have taught me so much about discipline, perseverance and ultimately self awareness.
With over 15 years focused on sport and movement, it is no surprise that I have sustained many injuries. Ranging from impact and trauma through to general wear and tear; more recently I’ve dealt with my body growing older and not being as supple as it use to be. In a search for ways to recover and excel, I’ve been drawn towards studying and understanding the human body and I always seek out new and innovative ways to get the most out of myself.
During my gymnastics career from age 5 to 16 years I was taught the discipline of Pilates, and I was well aware of it's benefits of using the human body to it's greatest advantage. Making the most of it strengths, counteracting its weaknesses, and correcting its imbalances.

In my early 20s I was introduced to yoga. At the time, the discomfort I experienced daily was not just the result of physical pain, but from being so disconnected in my mind as well. While I have always been aware of the deep connection between the mind and body, what I had not yet discovered at the time was the power that mindfulness could unleash.

I have since been on an incredible journey, one that has led me to practice, learn and now teach yoga and pilates. Through all my experiences and education, I know that yoga and pilates is the most sustainable form of exercise for the body, mind and soul. It has helped me to make better life choices, connect with the world around me, as well as myself and more importantly to grow healthy and strong in the process.



Pilates MAT 

This class is suitable for students with a sound body. We recommend that if you have no prior Pilates experience to join the Pilates Beginners 5 week class course.
*If you have a current injury,pain or health condition we highly recommend that you attend an initial consultation and join our "Pilates Therapeutics" class courses or individualised or Pilates studio sessions.

Enjoy a series of Pilates exercises to build up strength and technique needed to participate and prepare your body for the HARA Pilates  "Classical MAT".
The class term begins with deep core fundamentals and stability exercises, to bring balance and strength to the inner body.We will then go on to concentrate on building core strength, arm strength and spinal mobility and control.

class size 6-max 12