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PILATES

Pilates is more than just a workout.

 

Any person who’s been doing it for at least a

 

couple of months knows that Pilates doesn’t only support and strengthen your

body but it also clears your mind and gives you energy and inner serenity.

The most amazing part happens when students start seeing changes not only in

their bodies but also in their minds, in their emotions and in their lives altogether.

I've just finished my first Pilates course at ENERGYBODi, and I can hardly wait to carry on.

 

I've been practicing Ashtanga yoga for years, but was struggling with an injury/poor posture in my shoulders.

 

A head/whiplash injury several months ago worsened my neck and shoulder problems, and brought me to Pilates to try and take a more active role in my recovery. My pain was much improved after the very first session.

 

My body feels different in general and I have learned some simple techniques I can continue to practice every day to keep my body relaxed and pain free. I have also been really aware of how rested and rejuvenated I feel after classes.

 

I love the self massage and mindfulness techniques you include and the music has been really

excellent. This has been so much more than just a physical movement class for me, you have really nurtured my whole self with the lovely safe space you hold and the care you show.

'Heather, you are such an attentive, skillful teacher. Your dedication and passion shines from you, and I am very grateful for your wonderful work! Thank you,''

Sarah Grundy.

Most people have no idea how good

their bodies can feel! 

Mondays 7.15pm introducing a new theme of Pilates SOMASPIRALS.   If you are familiar with Heathers teaching this will feel the same but  different. If you are new to ENERGYBODi, this will possibly be very different as a movement practice. Please find out more here.

Mondays 8.30pm Blokes Pilates. This is a mixed session. We welcome men and women in all sessions, the focus in these sessions are more around  tight hamstrings and hips and ankles,  core strength, sometimes more sports specific, eg biking, running, golf.   Looking after the back and spine. 

Tuesdays 9.45am  Pilates on a roller for spine mobility and stability and core challenge for an improved posture.

Thursdays 9.45am and 6pm Pilates Essentials.  6 sessions, a step step, week by week program suitable for experienced and beginners. 

Week One- Breath
Where your health begins. Explore 3D Breathin, the reset breath, breathing to energize, breathing to calm and ground, Learn how the breath supports movement and your posture.  Anatomy of breathing.
Week Two- Core Quadrants. 
Finding centre. Using the breath to support your posture as you move away form centre. 
Smile line, over the rainbow and the pot of gold!
Week Three- Hips
Many people have limited awareness of the lack of range in their hips and the impact this has on their backs and knees.  increasing your hip range is vital to a comfortable posture. 
Week Four- Knees and Feet
Your foundation of your posture. With 33 joints in each foot its a balance of mobility and stability that  moves right up the body and affects knees, Pelvic floor, breathing and head neck position.
Week Five- Neck, shoulders, arms and hands. 
How do you reach up and out in the world? What is your range and how comfortable do you feel?   An area that is increasing in problems over that last decade and more with increased desk work.  Simple and effective tools for shoulder pain ad tension. 
Week Six - All together now.
Putting it all together! 

Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things.” J Pilates