I was introduced to the GYROKINESIS® Method over 3 years ago by my chiropractor, after attending several classes I totally fell in love with this unique form of exercise. It addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. This unique method of movement coordinates breath and mental focus.
The GYROKINESIS® Method is practiced on a mat, stool or standing without other equipment. Without the feedback and guidance of equipment, participants in a Gyrokinesis class are more dependent on their own awareness in space and free to explore movement sequences.
Pilates exercises encourage the use of the mind to control muscles, focusing attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine.
The principles of Pilates are control, centering, concentration, precision, flowing movements, breathing, alignment, flexibility and lengthening … along with a little coordination and stamina! Pilates can improve physical problems such as bad posture, stiff joints and many back problems.
I qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2004 and haven’t looked back since. As I find the connection between well being and the human body fascinating, I continue to update my body movement and anatomical well being knowledge, regularly attending workshops to ensure that my own classes remain up to date, fun, varied and safe.
Given personal abilities and requirements, we all need to work to different levels and to focus on different aspects of our bodies. This focus may be on mobility, strength, stamina, flexibility, alignment or to simply de-stress. The benefits of breath, flowing movement and well being are all incorporated into my classes.
As an alterative to traditional Pilates, why not try my Breath and Flow or Unwind classes for something different. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact form if you would like to discuss any specific issues or requirements. I also offer one to one sessions if you feel you would benefit from this.