Over the next few weeks we are working really hard. We have our first Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Tuscany. Vicky and I leave on Tuesday, whilst our guest arrive on Thursday. Over the weekend we are putting the finishing touches to our classes that we will be teaching whilst we are away. When we … Continue reading Online Video’s Coming Soon and Our First Retreat Abroad
On sunday 21st October we had our first retreat day. We had done our preparation but we were still a little nervous. What were peoples expectations and how would it be received. We had a full day planned Mobilisations Yoga - Sun salutations, warrior poses, floor work and stretches. A 10 minute talk -On the … Continue reading Our First Yoga & Pilates Retreat Day
How many of you have said to us you can't get your lower back on the floor? Or we say your tilt your pelvis towards you, when you are engaging the pelvic floor? Does the lower back arch off the floor when performing exercises ( I know mine did when I first started classes). This … Continue reading Pilates – Arching and Tucking the Lower back
It's not been all play and no work!! So obviously I'm well aware Vicky is yet again holding the fort and covering all our classes ( she does know I really appreciate it this). I always try to go to a-couple of different types of yoga classes. This not only lets me see how other … Continue reading Yoga in Sri Lanka
After this mornings class I thought it was important to reiterate how we engage our pelvic floor muscles! My self and Vicky are very passionate about this being done properly as doing it correctly allows you to get stronger, prevents injuries, stops pelvic floor disorders and allows you to live a healthier life. When lying … Continue reading Pilates – This Mornings Thoughts
An article written by the the telegraph on the benefits of yoga on your health https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2019/02/18/yoga-can-ease-pressure-health-service-says-prince-charles/
We are excited to share with you we have a Yoga/Pilates and Hiking Retreat planned for the 8th-10th November. This will take place at the Yewfield Hotel in Ambleside. They have a Yoga studio in the grounds and if its chilly it has its own wood burner. Don't be put off that this is a … Continue reading Yoga, Pilates & Walking Retreat
This is a great article on why we don't do a full sit up in pilates. Not only does it not provide you with stomach you wish for but can also cause injury.
Sometimes in class we hold a pose for a longer period of time. This can be held from 1-5 minutes. These stretches are done for a reason. Not only because they allow the body to adjust the pose but they have further reaching properties as described in this article.
The core doesn't just include the stomach muscles. But also incorporates the back, glutes and shoulders. If you visualise a square box from the top of your shoulders to below your bottom this is all classed as your core. The glutes are an important part of the core and is your power house. Have a … Continue reading Do You Have A Lazy Bottom?