Heath Lander

As a group Pilates instructor Heath Lander is second to none.

He is known for his precise cueing, his ability to teach sophisticated nuances of movement in simple exercises, and a relentless expectation of effort and focus from his students. Not to mention his humorous, no bullshit writing on the subtle art of group instruction.

Heath is a leader and an innovator in the industry.



Co-Founder/Owner of White Dog Studio

After establishing his reputation working at Breathe Wellbeing under the tutelage of Raphael Bender, a true luminary of the Australian Pilates world, Heath started his own business in his living room with one reformer and a couple of boxes.

The business moved to a small studio in less than a year and two years later became White Dog Studio; the first studio in Footscray devoted to Pilates and Yoga instruction.

White Dog Yoga studio moved to its new home in Yarraville in 2021.


Instructor trainer at Breathe Education

Heath has been an Instructor Trainer with Breathe Education for nearly a decade. At Breathe, Heath is well known for his ability to make complex, challenging and often very new ideas easily understood.

He knows how to bring in-the-field experience into the classroom.


Curator at Contrology Collective

Contrology Collective is the home of all things Heath loves about Pilates.

It is a space for teachers and lovers of movement to discuss the practice and pedagogy of Pilates.


Heath's Qualifications

Diploma in Clinical Pilates || 2017

Certificate IV in Allied Health || 2013

Certificate IV in Fitness || 2013

Diploma of Remedial Massage || 2014

Bachelor of Education || 1996

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy || 2013

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment || 2011

Full Certification as STOTT Pilates Instructor || 2011

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