Class available Mondays and Thursdays. Content will include some very enjoyable iMoveFreely techniques that will improve movement ability and are fundamental to anyone who wants to move more freely, these will flow into specific Pilates exercises set at a moderate level to create functional strength, posture awareness & correction. I encourage a calm practice with emphasis on control, precision & breath. A true Mind Body class format, session ends with a short relaxation. I look forward to seeing you on your mat!
Strength & Balance 60+
Strength & Balance is designed for 60+ students. Class content will include evidence based exercises consisting of postural stability training, strength flexibility and functional movement, I encourage working with breath & concentration. I offer all exercises in seating or standing format, we may use tins of beans a tea towel and a cushion during the session and we always end with a short relaxation.
You will need a quiet space to move freely, a sturdy chair suitable footwear and a can do attitude
My Hatha Yoga is suitable for age 50+ beginner and intermediate students , I teach with modifications encouraging the body never forcing, we performed with gentle strength, I also encourage turning the volume down on the mind so we can hear the body speaking, practice will include breath work (Pranayama) Postures (Asanas) and end in Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) we use a pillow, yoga strap, tie or scarf and a yoga block if you have one I use positive encouragement throughout the class and like to expand on the benefits of the movements as we practice. I look forward to teaching you from my home to yours.
Thursday Meditation - back October 2021
Join me for a truly relaxing 30 minutes. Benefits reported and backed up by medical research, show regular relaxation practice can boost wellness, strengthen immune system, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, anxiety’s and tension whilst also calming a busy mind to improve focus, concentration, clarity and memory. You will need a room where you can sit or lay comfortably undisturbed, maybe cover yourself with a blanket to enhance the feeling of relaxation. All participants will be muted on entry to keep the atmosphere calm. If you know anyone who you feel may benefit they are more than welcome.
Standing Pilates Workout
Standing Pilates workout is all about Smiling, Strengthening, Firming, Stretching, Challenging, Self esteem/confidence and Resilience building. Good posture and Balance will also be key to this wonderful workout. Small hand weights or tins will be used for the upper body conditioning.
Feeling stressed, suffering with tiredness, anxiety, low mood? sitting too long at a computer or just sitting too long in general? feeling and seeing negative affects on your posture? do you have stiff, tense, weak areas? and want a better understanding of your body? then read on, this class has been designed to create a greater ease of movement helping you to get to know and trust your body again, using releasement techniques, gentle stretches, better breathing practice and intelligent movement. I will guide you through this slow relaxing exercise practice on your mat, physically improving and at the same time learning to listen to your body and enjoy movement.