Whether it’s Yoga or Pilates you would like to explore, both methods offer their own distinctive way to enhance physical, emotional and mental benefits and improve overall health and well-being.
You may wish to exercise to improve fitness and tone, or to rehabilitate after an injury or maybe to reduce your stress levels, Yoga and Pilates will help you on your way. A way that is right for just you. With regular practice, energy levels increase, flexibility and posture improve and there’s a sense of feeling calmer, more relaxed, revitalised – ready to deal with the fast-paced lives we all tend to lead.
However, there is much more to explore than just "doing" the yoga poses and the Pilates repertoire. Apart from the physical and external benefits gained, by tuning into our bodies and being aware of our breath, and any reactions and feelings that may arise during the poses, hopefully we discover more about ourselves and begin to create awareness – not just in muscle balance but in the balance of the mind and spirit as well. By taking the time to exercise mindfully, intelligently and with intention, we discover truth, clarity and conscious awareness.
Angie Newson has been involved in the health and movement industry for over 25 years. She started firstly in group exercise in 1990, teaching aerobics and step in many top London clubs, and presenting in the UK and Europe, as well as appearing on various health TV shows as ‘fitness expert’ for Living TV, Channel 5, Discovery Health TV & Sky’s Fitness TV channel.
A total body conditioning workout using hand weights to strengthen and define your body to improve overall fitness. High reps and non-cardio.
Innovative exercises using a selection of props - magic circles, dynabands and small Pilates balls to strengthen, lengthen and define.
A deceptively often tough class that challenges balance, stability and flexibility. A fun way to upgrade and deepen your abdominal and back muscle strength.
Authentic and traditional mat exercises according to Joseph Pilates’ original repertoire and order. Intense and often challenging.
Lo-impact exercises based on Joseph Pilates’ method to improve postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.
A gentle class based on Pilates fundamental principles designed to prevent and ease back pain. Creates awareness of precision and breath.
A breath led, flowing and often dynamic hatha yoga class to enhance energy levels and vitality. Discover, explore and experience your own journey within the four corners of the mat.
With the support of various props (blankets, cushions, foam pads or bricks) to support the body, poses are held for longer allowing time for the body to soften and release. Enhances rest and relaxation and decreases stress and anxiety.