About Pure Pilates

Pure Pilates was born in 2011 when I travelled to Ibiza following my dream to set up my own pilates studio to share my pilates teachings, helping people to connect with their bodies.

Now I have fully equipped studio overlooking the sea, with beautiful natural light, wooden floor and zen energy in the heart of Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Ivana’s Story

When I found Pilates it was love at first sight!

My journey through movement began from the age of 8 to 18 when I started competing in Ballroom & Latin American World Dancing Championships. The dancing team I was part of won the Slovakian National Championships 3 times and came 4th World in the Team Formation 1991 in Essen, Germany. Attending these international competitions ignited my passion for travelling. As soon as I finished my education I travelled around Europe for a few years, before settling for an office job that was not fulfilling.

Whilst living in Barcelona in 2009 I felt trapped working behind a computer all day. I knew that I needed a career change and that movement was my way out. I bought a new pair of dancing shoes, found a good teacher, and searched for a dance partner. I thought I had found him, we trained for 3 hours 3-4 times a week for over a year and then one day he left! The words of my close friend and dancer, Johnny, came to my mind, “If I am ever born again, I want to do a sport where I do not have to have a partner”. It made me re-think my dancing career. I have joined a gym and turned to Pilates on the mat. Pilates was my new path, my new calling! I read a book from Brooke Siller that referred to Pilates studio in Barcelona. I visited the studio and booked my first Pilates session. As they say in Spanish, “No tiene nada que ver!” – “It’s uncomparable!”  I remember floating on the cobbled streets after that session, feeling refreshed, light, and happy. I knew this was my path. I took out a loan from the bank to pay for my studies and after the first month of intensive Pilates training, I quit my office job. I was fortunate to be trained by Javier Perez Pont and Esperanza Aparicio, the students of Romana Kryzanowska, who was Joe Pilate’s pupil… What an honor to be the 4th generation of Joe Pilates teachers!

I saw my body getting stronger every day, and after a year of concentrated practice, I had totally transformed my mind and my body. I was invited to teach in Madrid, and then Barcelona, where I gained valuable experience working with clients. This was preparing me for the challenges I would face in later in my career. 2011 was the year when I became ready to take another step on my journey to fulfil my dream: Opening my own studio in Ibiza.

I now have clients from all over the world and from many backgrounds from families to celebrities. I love seeing how people improve their lives through Pilates. Each client teaches me something different, from working with injuries to trusting my own intuition. In my spare time I enjoy being in nature, cooking, meditating, ecstatic dancing, and early morning dips in the sea. I volunteer at various spiritual communities, including Amma and Mooji in India, which feeds my soul and fills my heart.

I can’t wait to share all that I’ve learned with you and support you on your personal journey to better health, energy and wellbeing!

With love,


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