A place where you can feel comfortable

The Pure Move studio

Our studio

The source of your energy

The PURE MOVE studio has been located in the centre of Silvaplana since 2016. The premises are spread over two floors. The result is a 120m² feel-good space with lots of light and space for expressing your personality. Different, partly separated areas are fitted with full Pilates studio apparatus (2 reformers, 2 springboards, 1 Cadillac, 3 chairs, 1 ladder barrel and 1 step barrel).

The lighting concept and the colours can be adapted to different types of movement. The large mirror helps you to detect incorrect movement patterns and to replace them with positive ones. Of course, you will also find a cloakroom and toilet on site. In addition, there is a small shop where you can buy various training materials, aids, exercise clothing and selected small items.

The stylish atmosphere is ideal for practising mindfulness and awareness and will make you feel completely at ease. It is a place where activity and relaxation flow into each other and where you can discover and enhance your physical abilities.

Your trainers

Petra Knellwolf

My name is Petra Knellwolf and I am the founder and owner of PURE MOVE. The Engadine is my adopted home and I love pursuing my vocation here. I accompany people on their journey towards muscular balance, body awareness and relaxation. I am convinced that Pilates and yoga are suitable for every type of body, and that they provide a valuable basis for a healthy and satisfied life. I can’t get enough of them.

I have extensive professional experience acquired over two decades, and an interest in a wide variety of sports. This has taught me to understand different movement sequences and inspired me to coach people. In my opinion, whether or not a training session is beneficial depends on whether the exercises are carried out consciously and in a focussed manner. That’s why I make my instructions and explanations as precise as possible and adapt my choice of words to different types of movement. I will help you to put my guidance into practice and show you how to activate your muscles correctly so that you too can become your best self. I have often achieved little miracles with my own body thanks to these techniques.

My teaching style is mindful, varied, precise and focused on the functionality of the body. I put a lot of empathy and enthusiasm into my classes. My knowledge and awareness are constantly evolving, because I believe that learning is a lifelong process and am always willing to keep my senses open to different ideas.

Every body is different, every person is different. That’s why it’s essential to be able to respond to each person individually. I want you to become aware of your individuality and take advantage of your resources thanks to my training courses.

  • Classic Pilates bridging programme (in training), Pilates workshop
  • Comprehensive teacher training certificate (studio/mat), BASI® Pilates (Body Arts and Science International®), 500 hours
  • Pilates Reformer Flow, Art of Motion
  • Qualified Pilates Reformer Essential Trainer, Art of Motion
  • Pilates Flow Advanced, Art of Motion
  • Pilates Flow, Art of Motion
  • Pilates Body Reading & Movement Strategies, Art of Motion
  • Pilates Tactile Instruction, Art of Motion
  • Pilates Personal Training, Polestar Pilates
  • Pilates for Seniors, Polestar Pilates
  • Pilates Arc de Triomphe, Polestar Pilates
  • Pilates Suspension Training, Polestar Pilates
  • Qualified Polestar Pilates mat trainer
  • Yoga Intensive Training, 175 hours, Yoga Moves Winterthur
  • Yin Yoga & Anatomy Levels 1 and 2, 100 hours, Yin Therapy
  • Qualified yoga trainer, RYS 200 hours, Sundari Yoga
  • Qualified Mouna Aerial Yoga trainer
  • Yoga & Pilates Flying, Pilates Swiss
  • Sound massage practitioner and gong therapist, Peter Hess
  • Meditation, Rolphe Alcide Grimaitre
  • Slings Teaching, Art of Motion
  • Sling Certification Course, Art of Motion
  • Slings in Motion 3, Art of Motion
  • Slings in Motion 2, Art of Motion
  • Slings in Motion 1, Art of Motion
  • Slings Essentials, Art of Motion
  • Anatomy Trains in Motion, Art of Motion
  • Basic conventional medicine, 150 hours, Benedict Schule
  • Qualified fitness trainer, SAFS
  • Qualified wellness trainer, Migros Klubschule
  • Sypoba rehab trainer
  • Qualified nordic walking instructors, NWO
Your trainers

Julia Brenner

Namastè, I’m Julia Brenner and I first encountered yoga more than 11 years ago. For me, yoga is a way of life that is best learned on a mat and can then be transferred into everyday life. My philosophy is “From the mat back into everyday life”. The idea I want to convey through my yoga classes is that it is important to engage holistically with your own body and mind so that you can experience the colourful facets of your own body and being.

Since I have been practising yoga, I have attended various yoga training courses, workshops and retreats on different yoga styles (Raja Yoga, Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Aerial Yoga). My lessons incorporate a range of elements that I have observed and experienced over the years, and my approach continues to evolve. Yoga with me involves your own individual personal body therapy and breath awareness. The meditative elements calm your mind and have a beneficial effect on your being.

My yoga comes from the heart, is grounding, strengthening and liberating. That’s why I love yoga and enjoy teaching! You can find out more about me at: www.kopfstand-julia.ch.

I teach the Aerial Flow class (6.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.) and the Hatha Yoga class (7.30 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.) on Tuesday evenings and offer individual Yoga personal training sessions on request.

  • Kundalini Teacher Training, 200 hours “Leader of Love” (in training), Isabel Lasthaus, Shantissima, Nuremberg
  • Aerial Yoga Basic course, Jost Bloomeyer, Yoga Loft Berlin, 20 hours
  • Advanced Anatomy, Focus Therapy and Yoga, Beate Meyer, My Shanti Yoga Nuremberg, 30 hours
  • Level Up, Sequencing in Dortmund, Cool Yoga in the Ruhr Area, with Natascha Kiessler and Isabel Lasthaus, 40 hours
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia, Jo Phee and Jo Barnett, with certification by the Yoga Alliance, 200 hours
  • Yoga Silence and Meditation Retreat in Shanti Ashram Daramshala, India, with Sharat Arora, long-time student of BKS Iyengar, 12 days
  • Yoga with children and teenagers, Innsbruck, Austria, 60 hours
  • Raja Yoga Teacher Training in Seoul, South Korea with Yogacharya Ron Katwijk, with certification by the International Yoga Federation, 200 hours