“One’s fitness should be motivational to oneself, and not a  source of stressful competition.”

Dr. Moushumi Kuvawala (Physiotherapist) has been training clients and working with rehabilitation patients for the past 25 years. Her expertise lies in the analysis and treatment of various orthopaedic and neurological cases.

Hailing from a family of sportspersons and doctors, a focus on exercise and health was a natural part of Moushumi’s life from the very beginning. She converted her passion and discipline for fitness into a means of helping people better their lives. Many people with severe mobility and balance issues have come to Moushumi and have gone back stronger, more mobile and alleviated from pain.

Over the years, she realised that a Physiotherapist need not only take away the pain but help people stay pain-free and prevent injury so that they are fit to move how, when and where they want to. This led Moushumi to include Pilates exercises in her Rehab Work for her clients. She undertook various certifications. Now, she is not only a Certified Manual Therapist and a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor from both APPI(UK) and Balanced Body, but she is also certified to train instructors in Equipment and Rehab Matwork from APPI(UK) and Anatomy in Three Dimensions from Balanced Body(USA). Under the banner of Moushu’s Pilates Education, she conducts a myriad number of courses including the Wonder of Anatomy and Movement series.


We guide our clients to create holistic lifestyle changes.

Established in 2016, the early foundation of Moushu’s Pilates studio was laid in 2008 when Moushumi started teaching Matwork Pilates as a part of her Rehab program for her patients and then to small groups at different studios. Moushu realised that she wanted to spread awareness about Pilates to the general population in the form of fitness that helps them understand their bodies, use it better and avoid injuries.

Starting with a couple of reformers and some props, she set up Moushu’s Pilates in Pune. What began as a series of Matwork and Equipment classes, quickly branched out into Pilates Barre, Pilates and Functional training, Prenatal Pilates and now, Sports-based Pilates training. Over the years, she has trained many instructors, some of whom imbibed her studio’s work philosophy and now are a part of her team in Pune and Mumbai, where we have our branches now.

Combining the principles of Classic Pilates and her years of experience as a Physiotherapist, Moushumi has developed her own style of exercise regimes which cater to people from diverse backgrounds and age groups. From dancers, sportspersons and students to corporate executives, businessmen and homemakers, we design workouts to suit their specific needs.

The brand of Moushu’s Pilates is synonymous with inclusive fitness and holistic health, and we plan to spread the awareness of the beauty of Pilates to many more cities in the future.


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Our Team


Laila Ali

Laila is an APPI(UK) trained Equipment Pilates and Balanced Body certified Barre and Matwork Pilates instructor. She started her Pilates journey in 2018 and since then has gained immense experience with clients ranging from teenagers to octogenarians. She believes that the mind-body connection of Pilates is a form of meditation. Her conviction in the benefits of the form is what drives her to grow with her clients. Her attention to detail, enthusiasm to teach, and compassion for people make her a truly wonderful fit at Moushu’s Pilates.


Aarti Jhunjhunwala

Aarti Jhunjhunwala is an Equipment Pilates instructor who has trained from APPI(UK) and Balanced Body. She also has a Matwork Pilates certification from Michael King. A fitness expert, Aarti has been training people for 20 years. Having trained people from different walks of life, Aarti deals with every client with a calm sense of focus. She is motivated by the progress of her clients. Seeing them move better, stand taller and feel stronger, inspires her to work tirelessly.


Gauri Shingote

Gauri brings in her expertise as a clinical dietician to Moushu’s Pilates. As an ACE certified health coach, Gauri demystifies peoples’ misconceptions about diet and nutrition. She emphasises on sustainable and long-lasting lifestyle changes to one’s nutritional plan, rather than fad diets. Her diet plans can be customised for different medical issues and are easy to incorporate to bring the change needed.


Persis Elavia

Being a practicing Physiotherapist, Persis trained as Pilates Instructor in 2005. Recently, she introduced Moushu’s Pilates to her clinic to add to her rehabilitation work as Pilates’ holistic approach matches her clinic’s philosophy. She believes that fitness and rehabilitation are key to the long term management of any patient. As Pilates is a low load exercise routine that involves muscle toning rather than just strengthening, it compliments her work as a physiotherapist. Her physiotherapists are APPI(UK) certified Pilates instructors and due to their medical background ensure that the workout is safe and efficient.


Hemakshi Basu

“Pilates helps all my patients with spine and other joint injuries to get back on their feet and back to work, injury free”

Running her own clinic since 2001, Hemakshi introduced Moushu’s Pilates to her clinic in 2019. She was introduced to Pilates while pursuing her post-graduation at the University of South Australia and was impressed by the mind-body connect which it provides. She believes in not only rehabilitating her patients but also providing them with a regular regime which helps them move better in their daily life.


Hemal Parikh

An Occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience, Hemal is also a certified Pilates instructor from APPI (UK). She specialises in Paediatrics and Neurology. Pilates adds to her rehab work with patients having neuromuscular and neurological conditions and improves their biomechanical alignment through everyday postures. She works to ‘add years to the life’ of her clients and has seen them get rejuvenated with Pilates.


Saumya Joshi

Saumya has trained in Equipment from APPI(UK) and in Pilates Barre from Balanced Body. Also a Salsa instructor, Saumya has personally experienced the transformative powers of Pilates. Seeing her own posture improve drastically with Pilates, Saumya aims to aid others to attain their fitness goals that go beyond appearances. She believes that awareness and control over one’s movement will always be in fashion.

Tarannum Samtani Pilates Instructor Mumbai Moushu's Pune online

Tarannum Samtani

Tarannum is a Balanced Body trained Matwork Pilates instructor. Having struggled with her fitness for years and having tried different forms of workouts, she joined Moushu's Pilates as a client in 2017 to increase her stamina and lose weight, but it helped her in much more. Thanks to a regular practice of Pilates, her PCOD is under control. Thus, she wants to help anyone struggling with unhealthy lifestyle patterns to get fit and achieve results that are much beyond weight loss.


Sneha Krishna

Sneha Krishna teaches The Wonder of Anatomy Series at Moushu's Pilates Education. She is the India Master Trainer for The Center for Women’s Fitness, a Clinical Orthopaedic Manual Therapist, a certified Gyrokinesis & Stott Pilates Trainer, a Level 2 Precision Nutrition Coach with a Masters Degree in Biochemistry. She enjoys coaching people to overcome their physical, physiological, and psychological barriers to accomplish their goals.