Pilates Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.The pelvic floor, stomach and waist will be improved and toned which is ideal for anyone who has just given birth. Back muscles are reinforced to cure aching backs and prevent injury from everyday activities such as lifting or carrying. The body will gain a slimmer appearance with regular practice due to improved posture and toning of the muscles. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, Pilates calms the mind and strengthens the body. Level 1 - Level 3 options will be given for each exercise during class making it suitable for everyone. Ashtanga Ashtanga Yoga is is a highly structured vinyasa-style class. The structure of the Primary Series: 5 sun salutation A and 3-5 sun salutation B A set of standing postures – including forward folds, twists and balances A set of seated postures – including a lot of forward folding, hip opening and twisting. And many of the signature Ashtanga “vinyasas” – jumping back and forward through a flow to keep the heart rate up and to build strength! Finishing sequence – including a deep backbend, shoulderstands and headstand Vinyasa Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by joining postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are alike. If you're new to yoga, it is a good idea to take a few classes in a slower style of yoga first to get a feel for the poses. Hatha Hatha Yoga includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. This style now commonly refers to a class that is not so flowing and bypasses the various traditions of yoga to focus on the asanas that are common to all. It is often a gentle yoga class. Yin Yin yoga focuses on passive, seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between one and 10 minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. It is a wonderful way to learn the basics of meditation and stilling the mind. It is ideal for athletic types who need to release tension in overworked joints, and it is also good for those who need to relax. Barre* We can keep this simple. Anyone who has a butt and can hold a barre should be able to join this class. It’s a constant burn, whether at the legs, core, arms, or glutes. “It’s a muscle endurance workout where you are challenged to stay in the exercises as long as possible in order to fatigue and sculpt the muscles, First-time barre goers often experience their muscles shaking or vibrating, which may be a new experience. This is a good thing. It means your deepest core muscles are fatiguing. So don’t let the shaking discourage you. *Currently not on the timetable. Private Sessions Private and small group instruction is available by appointment and is ideal for those with specific physical goals or constraints, athletic teams and corporate business employees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.