WORKSHOPS & COURSES
Pilates Beginners Course
Thursdays 21 March to 18 April | 7.30pm to 8.45pm | £85
Join Rebecca Evans for this invaluable 5-week course introducing you to the many fitness and health benefits of Pilates. The course is ideal for individuals looking to join our group classes but who have little or no experience or knowledge of the Pilates Method. It’s also great for anyone relatively new to Pilates looking to review the fundamentals.
During the course you will learn about the origin of Pilates, and be introduced to some of the key terminology. You will also be taught how to correctly and safely do a number of basic Pilates exercises, giving you the confidence and motivation to attend any of our Level 1 classes held regularly throughout week.
Clear & Energised: A Spring Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop
Saturday 23 March | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. Wood is linked to Spring and the Liver and Gallbladder. Like Springtime, the Wood element is about awakening, rebirth and renewal, and is linked to our imagination and vision. The Liver is very important in TCM, described as ‘the General of the army’. Energetically the Liver is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi (energy) through the body, which allows us to create and execute change, while the Gallbladder, is associated with our ability to follow our own path without being put off by outside influences.
Part one of this workshop led by Paula Hines will be a Liver and Gallbladder yin practice to help address Qi stagnation. In this slow practice, each pose typically lasts three to five minutes. This will prepare us for part two of the workshop – an extended yoga nidra practice.
The emotion connected to the Liver is anger, so when Liver/Gallbladder Qi is balanced, we can feel a greater sense of emotional calm, discernment and empathy. We are less weighed down by day-to-day stresses and more proactive in creating positive growth and expansion in our lives.
This workshop is open to all levels, however it is not suitable for pregnant students.
Friday 29 March | 7.30pm to 8.45pm | £20
Join sound therapist Chai Francesco for a very special and very blissful evening of relaxation as you bathe in the sublimely healing tones of crystal singing bowls and the oriental gong. The resonance of these instruments is tangible, making it not just an auditory experience but also like receiving a sound massage!
Throughout the ages, sound has been used to heal, strengthen and soothe. During a sound bath, most people experience a wonderful feeling of relaxation, and you can expect to leave the session feeling balanced, restored and ready to enjoy the weekend ahead.
Read more about the benefits and science of sound baths in this blog post.
Foam Roller Workshop
Saturday 30 March | 2.00pm to 3.30pm | £20
It’s a well-known fact that recovery after activity is very important, and a foam roller is one of the easiest and most effective tools for this.
Never used a foam roller, or don’t know how it can benefit you? Or do you own a foam roller but you’re not sure how to maximise its use for injury prevention and exercise recovery?
In this practical and instructional 90-minute workshop led by John Hobbs, you will be shown how foam rolling can not only enhance recovery but also improve core stability, strength and tissue condition.
Foam rolling is especially beneficial to athletes and cyclists involved in regular training and/or racing. It’s also very effective for relieving muscle and joint pain and improving flexibility and range of motion.
Pilates Technique Workshop
Saturday 6 April | 2pm to 4.00pm | £25
Looking to get the most from your Pilates workouts? Then join Rebecca Evans for a fun and informative workshop which will focus on refining and improving your Pilates technique and on deepening your knowledge of the many important principles behind the Pilates Method.
Pilates can be a remarkably effective form of exercise offering significant benefits to our overall health and wellbeing, but to achieve this each exercise must be performed correctly and with confidence. This involves a keen awareness of breath, alignment and stability, and requires concentration, stamina and co-ordination – all of which can be learned and which will make a huge difference to your Pilates sessions.
This workshop will be your chance to both refine your existing technique and explore more advanced versions of the fundamental exercises you already know, empowering you to take your Pilates practice to the next level.
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