Why Peti element

Peti element (the Fifth element) and the story behind the name.


The foundation of STOTT PILATES® are the five basic principles that play a crucial role in the correct and safe execution of movements, and help clients achieve better results. Our sessions are based on these principles, and we strive to implement them into the daily lives of our clients. The fifth (peti) principle addresses head and neck placement, while the word itself forms the first part of our name.


The basic concept of the GYROTONIC® method is the fifth line which connects the whole body enabling greater stabilisation of individual joints. One of the method's most important principles includes the number five, the foundation of our brand's name.

The word element and its meaning

In Chinese, the definition of the word 'element' is movement, development, and changeability. All elements have two opposite aspects, their own yin and yang. The movement of the five elements is, just like yin and yang, slow, stable and balanced. Peti element identifies with these characteristics, hence the word is part of our name.

The presence of five elements in every living unit

The ancient Ayurvedic medicine introduces conscience as energy that manifests itself through five basic elements, namely water, air, earth, ether, and fire. A man is a universe within himself, and the five elements are the foundation of every physical entity. The elements are revealed through the functioning of the five sensory organs and their physiologic functions. We experience the world around us with the help of the five elements.


Peti element presents STOTT PILATES®, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® technique according to international standards. For holistic approach we also offer post-rehabilitation, massage, trigger point therapy, fascial and connective tissue release and NMT therapies.

Peti element studio
Barjanska 62, 1000 Ljubljana