Mind & Body Classes
Come and join our highly effective floor-work based on Joseph Pilates core training exercises. This is a mixed class for men and women where you will be taught a series of exercises that combine strength, stretch, and mobility for long lean muscles. This is a whole body workout with particular concentration on posture and the abdominals. The classes are suitable for mixed ability levels. Monday night's class takes place in the Sports Hall and you are advised to wear warmer clothing (long leggings, socks, long sleeved top) than you would in the Dance Room.
The word "Hatha" means training the mind and body to fitness through different stages of life. Hatha Yoga teaches us to focus on the presence of working moment to moment and consists of the postures (asanas) and breath control (pranayama). This form of yoga is one of the oldest systems of exercise known and can trace its roots back many thousands of years.
This class is based upon the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and is one of the more intense styles, using a series of postures practised in a flowing and dynamic way so as to create and maintain heat in the body. The use of special breathing techniques sustains the energy of the practice and provides a focus for concentration throughout.
The creation of heat through the muscle work and breath control increases the flexibility of body and decreases the risk of injury whilst helping to re-align the body and build strength and stamina. This practice enhances concentration, relaxes the mind and strengthens the nervous system.
Yoga for All
A combination of different yoga styles and techniques. Suitable for mixed ability
This class is aimed at those with chronic back pain, who would like to improve core strength and hopefully reduce instances of reoccurring back problems. You can drop in to this class when you wish. There is no need for prior arrangment.
This class introduces basic level core stability, movement patterning, functional strength and endurance work. It is suitable for beginners to Pilates as well as those who have chronic back pain.