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 !
Press pause, switch off and take some much needed time to relax, unwind and refocus. 1st May 2020 for 5 nights we have booked an Adult only hotel in the beautiful Puerto Pollenca Majorca this location is ideal for our morning yoga sessions on the terrace and early evening pilates or yoga. We have 2 … Continue reading Puerto Pollenca Yoga Holiday 2020
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 ?
Gosh where do we begin. Last July myself and Vicky came up with the idea of taking a group abroad for a holiday incorporating yoga, pilates and our massage skills. We originally booked a yoga specific place in the Tuscan Hills it looked stunning on the pictures. 10 clients had booked on and paid their … Continue reading Our First Yoga & Pilates Holiday, Warts and All
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?
Yoga journal wrote an article on how Pilates can help with yoga. It's a great read. Grab a coffee/tea and have a read. At Hartley Heys we teach both so we are fully aware how they complement each other