Core Foundation (Beginners) – Introductory to Pilates ( compulsory for beginners)
Core Foundation Plus (Beginners) – Introductory to Pilates, layering more exercises and building on from introductory level, increasing flow and intensity
Strength & Sculpt (Intermediate) – A mixed level workout designed to challenge mind and body with props and increased flow
Athletic Conditioning (Advanced) – This is an advanced workout, focusing endurance, challenging the mind and body with advanced movement patterns ( not for the faint hearted – must have previous Pilates experience)
Athletic Conditioning PLUS (Advanced) – This is an advanced workout, designed to challenge athletic endurance to the maximum, utlilising props and increased flow, focused on precision and execution – Bring your A game to this class
Total Barre – Sculpt long, lean, strong muscles with this energising, dynamic group class designed to challenge and change your body….no dance experience required. Total Barre blends pilates, dance, cardio and strength training specifically challenging arms, legs and core to strengthen and lengthen the body. This class will leave you feeling energised!
~ Core Foundation Class (Introductory) is compulsory if you are new to the Pilates method, if you have experience please contact Anna to arrange a suitable class for your level.
~ All classes are run with the School Term
~ All Classes are run number dependent
Aqua Flow Classes
Aqua Flow is a 45 minute class that will give you a great all over body, low impact workout in the water. It will improve all major components of physical fitness – aerobic training, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and will be fun.
It will be delivered mainly in a circuit style format with modifications to increase or decrease the difficulty and intensity depending on your fitness level. Aqua Flow will strengthen your muscles without stressing your joints, therefore is also recommended for people suffering from joint conditions or recovering from injury. It also promotes better circulation and relaxation.
Yin yoga is the oldest form of Yoga. It is a system of simple long held stretches without muscle tension that access the deeper tissues of the body called the fascia. These stretches, strengthen & stimulate the fascia to encourage flexibility & freedom of movement in your body while releasing deep tension & relaxing the nervous system. The outcome of which is a reduction of stress and an increase of regeneration in the body & mind. The connective tissue is like plastic in fibre so it requires time to open (explaining the need for long holds.) This is when Yin becomes fascinating as each minute goes by, we feel the body open naturally – breathing into the tension and then exhaling to find that we have more space. With each breath the body sinks a little deeper.
Yin works to gently stretch your ligaments, joints, bones and your deep fascia networks in the body, enhance the flow of chi in your organs too. These classes have specialised poses that enable you to hold them for long periods of time (up to 5 mins).
Flow yoga is a style of physical yoga which combines fluid movement with holding poses for several breaths. A typical class begins with a warm up to get the spine and joints moving in all directions, then progresses to sun salutation variations and standing poses to build cardiovascular stamina and muscle strength. Balancing poses usually follow standing poses to improve stability and focus the mind. Class winds down with some poses on the floor to calm and open the body. Every class ends with a 5-8 minute relaxation/guided meditation. Breathing exercises or visualisations my be incorporated into the class to aid mental focus.
BEGINNERS FOUNDATION YOGA
If you’re new to practicing yoga and would like to spend some time working on the basics, then this is the class for you. In these classes I will introduce yoga asana (postures) along with breath work and mindfulness. Options and modifications will be demonstrated to suit varying abilities and personal limitations.
This class is intended to help you feel more strength and flexibility in your physical body, working towards improving physical posture and reducing aches and pains. Regular yoga practice can also help to clear the mind and improve focus, therefore contributing positively to your overall health and wellbeing.
Come along and see the benefits for yourself. No experience necessary. Any injuries please advise teacher before class.
“Words fail to convey the total nature of yoga, it has to be experienced”. B.K.S. Iyengar.
OVER 50’S EASY YOGA
Well the name of this class says it all. If you’re over 50 and keen to enjoy a gentle yoga practice you will feel very comfortable in this class. This aim of this class is movement with breath to improve blood-flow, strength and flexibility. We practice being present and aware to develop mindfulness.
Class is 1 hour long and will include; gentle warm up exercises, a series of yoga postures with modifications for varying abilities and some relaxation time at the end.
No experience necessary. Any injuries please advise teacher before class.
“I look forward to meeting you” Lisa.