Simone Barrett

Simone, a lover of nature and adventure, has always had a fascination for how the human body moves and functions. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and completed her Basi Pilates Mat Work Instructors Course in 2014.

Simone has since then enjoyed integrating Pilates with physiotherapy to promote healing and positive lifestyle adaptations. Simone had the privilege of working with some professional athletes in the build up to the 2014 Olympics, as well as the local provincial rugby team. 

In 2015, Simone worked in a rural community in South Africa, called, Manguzi as a physiotherapist. Her work varied from acute hospital care, teaching patients to walk again, getting people as independent as possible after traumatic injuries as well as equipping and educating members in the community of better healthy ways of living. Her days often started with a simple sunrise Pilates class on the hospital water tower…i.e. Pilates with a view!

Simone is currently working in a physiotherapy practice in Ballito, a coastal town in South Africa, where she daily has the opportunity to merge her skills of Pilates into her physiotherapy sessions for functional movement (specific to each person). And so this  highlights her idea that, “Simply moving, keeps moving simple.”

You can only stretch yourself as much as you stregthen. Flexibility without control breeds injury, and stability forms the foundation for optimal mobility.



  • Retreat scouting and planning at the Backbay with #raelisacowitz and @basipilates  We are brewing another really special retreat full of Pilates, outdoor activities and a whole bunch of surprises. Sign up will open very soon. #basipilates #mentorretreat2018 #movementwithintention #pilatesretreat #theartoflife
  • On my way to California for a very exciting reunion. 2018 will be an exciting year on so many levels. Change is in the air! #pilatesretreat #movementwithintention #mentorretreat2018 #neverstopdreaming #basipilates #thefutureisnow
  • Remembering those sessions in Sri Lanka. From temple chants to peacock cries, we had a constant backdrop of exotic sounds. I’m ready to do it all over again. Get in touch if you are thinking of joining one of our retreats or teacher trainings in 2018. #neverstoplearning #pilatesretreat #yogaretreat #pilatesgodeep2017 #throwbackthursday #mylife
  • Maybe the day view catches your dreams? Our Morocco retreat is starting to fill up - have you been thinking about joining us? Make 2018 the year where ‘you did it’! We welcome all souls, the shy and the bright, the uncertain and the wild... join @pilatestash for an amazing and unforgettable time. .
  • Are you starting to think about 2018? We have a soft heart for early planners: sign up for our Morocco Retreat before the end of November and get a whooping $300 off the retreat price! Use code: NOV300 - link in profile. 
#createthelifeyouwant #pilatesretreat #bodywork #youareworthit #feelgood #moroccoretreat2018 #pilatesrestore2018
  • Being back home ain’t that bad either... despite the instagram-invisible stresses of reality - this is my life for real. A Sunday out for family breakfast, followed by a quick stop at the beach. #lifeisgood #createthelifeyouwant #retreatlife #pilates #yoga #healthylifestyle
  • Day 6. Time to say goodbye. We had a wonderful time. There is so much to be said about bringing together two teachers on a retreat. We share, we learn. Plus, it’s always fun geeking out on Pilates/Yoga talk. Thank you @thomasshalabi for sharing your wisdom and your truly authentic energy. 🙏
#pilatesgodeep2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesretreat #joinusin2018 #neverstoplearning
  • Day 5. Today was our ‘Upper Body’ Day. In reality we connected so much more than our biceps to our ears... Pilates and Yoga just being one of those connections. A real meaningful day on so many levels. #srilanka #pilatesretreat #yogaretreat #alignmentiskey #pilatesgodeep2017
  • Day 4. Time flies. Can we actively slow down time? I believe that YES! What if we were to stop answering our emails right away? What if we are just not available for a week because we are taking some time for ourselves? The world will not collapse. #pilatesgodeep2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesretreat #thismoment #thetimeisnow #meditation #whatanamazingtree #banyan #srilanka

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