This incorporates the classic Joseph Pilates exercises plus stretching of the areas worked. This new class is for all abilities/ from nervous beginner to confident regular. Commencing November Monday 4th 9.15am St Mary’s Church Hall, Sabden And Tuesday 5th 6.15pm St Peter’s Church Hall, Simonstone What is control and release pilates? During the class we … Continue reading New Class Pilates – Control and Release
As yoga and pilates teachers we are always on the look out for popping out ribs, I must say it 20 times or more in a class ( Pull your ribs in! Close your ribs! Don’t pop your ribs!, I sound like a broken record. But do you know what causes that hollowing of the … Continue reading Popping Ribs!!
Ever wanted to try Pilates but didn't want to attend an established class!!Starting on the Wednesday 4th September 6 -7pm, we are holding a Pilates Class for beginners. We have 2 teachers throughout the 6 week course to guide you through each exercise. We start with the basics of breathing correctly, pelvic floor engagement then … Continue reading New Pilates Workshop for Beginners
When we are teaching Pilates it can be difficult to explain to men how to engage your pelvic floor ( we don't have your extra bits!! ). So when we were re- searching for articles that best explained it in simple terms we found this fantastic article. Click on the link to have a look … Continue reading Why the Pelvic Floor is important for men too. Yes you !
As some of you will know. I'm deeply passionate about the pelvic floor muscles and how we use them. If you have attended our yoga and Pilates day then you will have heard this. But those who have not then read on..... Do you know what and where the pelvic floor is? It includes our … Continue reading Pelvic Floor, What & Where It Is ?
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
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
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.
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?
This is something women are talking about more amongst themselves but often not with our partners. It's a bit like child birth, people who go through it nod and smile but in truth the realty can be very different. This article talks about the benefits of both Yoga and Pilates whilst going through the menopause. … Continue reading Yoga, Pilates and the Menopause!!