Holistic Movement

A little about us

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Built on the foundation that everybody is somebody, we encourage body positivity and aim to bring you the tools to deal with whatever cards you are dealt. We provide you with the supportive network to really make a difference to your health & wellbeing, to help to you grow week after week and see the growth you are really capable of.

We are Dave and Tam (more about us later) the founders of Holistic Movement. Like a lot of good stories there is an element of chance. Tam attended a Pilates retreat at the Olive Branch in El Chorro which is where Dave happened to be living & working at the time. Turns out we got along swimmingly and that Tam lived in Derby, Uk and Dave was soon to starting a Personal Training [PT] certification in Nottingham. We kept in touch. 

Some twelve or so month later we got the news that baby Maia would soon be joining us. Dave packed his bags and moved to Derby. Tam had already built up a business and with Dave now qualified PT stepped in and started to offer group circuit classes alongside Tam who was still teaching Pilates and Reformer until taking maternity leave. Realising that 'Pilates with Tamara' was no longer a description of what the business offered we bounced round a few ideas until a friend suggested 'Holistic Movement'.

We are both a bit nerdy when it comes to our craft. Tam had always practiced Yoga alongside Pilates and had thought about taking a teacher training school and was shopping around. Dave in the mean time had started his Pilates teacher training course and was about half way through when news of what became covid-19 started to come through. Tam had decided to go to Spain and had enrolled on a Yoga course. About a week after landing in Spain the news started talking about banning air travel and we had a decision to make.

As it turn out we made a good choice. Dave booked tickets and made his was to Gatwick via a surreally deserted James Street train station. Hoped on a flight a little nervous and ended the day back together as a family. We end up staying in Spain too.

  • Level 3 Pilates Matwork - The Thoughtful Body (Derby + London) 2015

  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise (Derbyshire) 2016

  • Pilates Reformer trained - Balanced Body (LA, California) 2017

  • Reiki Master + Trainer - Usui Lineage (Derbyshire) 2016-2019

  • 200HR Yoga Certification (Andalusia) March 2020

  • 60HR Santa Monica Power Yoga & Meditation March 2021

  • First aid trained - Last updated 2019



I’m Tamara. A Spanglish dreamer and trained Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and trainer, and healthy foodie. I am a lover of learning, a sharer of knowledge and a seeker of adventures.


I love embracing life. I love seeking out new adventures and being in nature with those close to me. I love to challenge myself and expand my horizons. I love being inspired by places and faces and being the source of inspiration to those who need it. If I can pursue everything I’m passionate about, as well as helping myself and others around me grow, then I’m truly happy.


I have been practising Pilates & Yoga since 2004.

It took times of pausing, to see how far I have come and embraced the beauty that surrounded me when I was too busy zipping through ambitions, goals and to-do lists. One of the things that helped me the most with this is movement; when life got me into a spin, movement centred me. It also took some amazing souls who inspired me and picked me up when I needed it the most… and it’s taking a lot of self-love, self-worth, and intuition. Always a work-in-progress.





I’m Dave. A proud scouser that loves all forms of movement and exercise. I have over 20 years experience in many fields of movement including professional athletics, different forms of martial arts, rock climbing and bouldering.


When I'm not enjoying time with my family, teaching or training you'll likely find me engrossed in a book or educational video of some description. I love the field I work in and treat is a pursuit that I will be involved in for the rest of my life.


Long story cut short, I broke three bones in my lower back and it took a number of years to get right. I was offered serious surgery and told I could be using a cane for the rest of my life.  It was a Personal Trainer that really helped get me moving again; and it was him that motivated me to become a Personal Trainer myself. 



Giving context. It sounds simple, right? Well it is and it's a philosophy I believe deeply in. Once we've explained to people why we are doing certain things we give them the assurance that what we are asking them to do has a purpose. When this happens and people connect with what we're doing they are likely to stick with it and that is when progress happens.

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer - YMCA - Nottingham 2018 


  • Level 3 Diet & Nutrition Advisor - Nottingham 2018

  • Indoor Cycling Instructor - London 2019

  • Kettlebell Trainer - London 2019

  • Boxercise Teacher - London 2019

  • Suspension System Trainer -London 2019

  • Emergency First Aid - Nottingham 2019

  • Level 3 Pilates instructor - HFE - East Midlands 2020

At Holistic Movement we offer a ranger of services. Pilates Teacher training, Retreats, online & in person classes and workshops.

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