Pilates

"The mind ,when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power "

Joseph Pilates

There is beauty and joy in movement.It might not always feel that way or always be possible to move well but for a moment feel into the delight of watching an animal stretch.Can you feel that ? Joseph Pilates the founder of the pilates movement knew this and many of his exercises are modelled on the way animals move and indeed a mat class will usually include such movements like cat stretch or swan dive. Our bodies crave movement and in an ever increasing sedentary world, a pilates class offers this opportunity.

As a gestalt therapist I teach my classes from an holistic perspective. I am mindful of how very different all our bodies are and try to be inclusive with suggested exercises. There are always options to take and I like to offer even the beautiful choice of just resting if something feels too much on that particular day. I believe that the pilates method can heal and strengthen our bodies by raising awareness of our whole selves. We learn to breathe more deeply, to move with grace and even sleep more soundly.

Pilates is an exercise method that can be tailored to suit individual needs.It is :

 

I am a level 3 Pilates Practitioner and have taught classes throughout Tyneside for many years.

I now teach from a small and welcoming  home studio. Class sizes between 6-8 attendees. Classes taught in blocks of 6-8 weeks.

I also offer pilates on a one to one basis if you are interested.

Please get in touch for class times or to ask any questions you may have.

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“In order to go up you must go down, you must go down through your base, down through a sense of grounding, and move energy through your spine.”

- Anon