A unique opportunity to learn from two master teachers / mentors Jenny Colebourne and Adriana Zachariou who have been teaching for over 40 years as well as with Ioanna Tzartzani.


Refined Pilates is a conscious, intelligent way of exercising. Each individual is given a series of exercises, on mats or specially designed equipment, tailored to suit her or his needs, and to be both challenging and therapeutic. Great emphasis is placed on breathing and on the fine details of how to perform each movement.

Refined Pilates results in improved posture and bodyline. Its unique approach encourages a balance between flexibility and power. It is an excellent system for anyone from nine years old upwards, dancers, those wishing to achieve a fitter body, to exercise for therapeutic reasons, pre- and post- natal women, as well as being an excellent complement to other fitness and sporting pursuits.


"At the end of a stressful day, a Pilates class at the Illium Center helps me find my balance, body and soul. Adriana’s skillful teaching has helped me overcome chronic pain, become aware of bad postural habits and to use exercise as an intervention tool to avert problems. Besides the exercise classes, the center is a delightful cultural hub. Life would be painful and dull without the center and all the friends I have made there!"

Penny Kynigou, Teacher.


We are one of the few studios still offering full hour and a half group sessions. I feel this time is essential for ensuring there is adequate time to identify the needs of the client, a proper warm up and a relaxation at the end. Classes are by appointment only and are in groups of up to 6 persons.

Please note each client is given a program exactly tailored to his or her needs. We do not have everyone doing the same exercises.

Appointments are available:

Monday and Friday 9:30-12:30. 

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-14:00

Wednesday 10:00-11:30

Monday 17:00-19:00

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 15:30 – 20:00 

and Saturday 9:30-12:30



Refined Pilates© private sessions are intense and are therefore an hour long. Private sessions can be arranged with any of our teachers and are by appointment. Here is what one client had to say about her private sessions.


“I started Refined Pilates© private sessions with Jenny two years ago. Jenny taught me to get to know and love my body. Something I had never done. Jenny's sweetness and calm taught me to love my exercise sessions and want to look after myself better. I saw an enormous improvement in my posture, my flexibility and in the intense muscular and bone pain I had suffered. I performed exercises I never thought I would ever be able to do and my self-confidence grew. Jenny won a very special place in my heart because she gave me such a lot in such a short space of time. I am very thankful to her.”

Barbara Mamatis, Artist.


Vassia Tsakou will be starting her weekly Pilates Barre à Terre class next Saturday 6 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00. Book your place early!


Jenny Colebourne's
Center of Light

PO Box 41708, Sfalaktron Terma, Mikrochori, 19014, Attiki

Tel: +306938796062


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