ALL Classes cancelled

All classes and one to one sessions are postponed due to the pandemic. Join me on facebook for routines to practise at home. Press the follow button to be the first to know of any changes in future weeks.

Keep calm and carry on!

 

Gaynor’s feedback

“I recently started Pilates with Dawn after my accident. She recommended a one to one to start with, as I had never been to Pilates before, which was very helpful before starting classes.”

“Dawn is very informative,and makes classes easy to understand. I feel my body is starting to become more supple and in less pain..I certainly notice a difference if I miss a class! I can’t thank Dawn enough as I find Pilates so beneficial.”

G.M.

 

On the ball!

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This week we’ve been using the small pilates balls in classes to add

  • balance & coordination challenge
  • improve spine mobility and segmental control
  • to encourage lateral breathing.
  • To aid focus and precision

Some of the moves can be downloaded here:

small ball routine

 

Joan’s journey…..

“Over the past 4 years I have had 2 hip replacements where Dawn has given me much encouragement for a full recovery. She adapted some of the exercises to my specific needs at the time. Both pre and post operative, I’ve had to use a chair to enable me to reach the floor which has been frustrating. However Dawn gave me a beneficial  one to one session followed up later by class situations. The once temporary inconvenience, has now resorted in full mobility! Thanks Dawn.” (JT)

Pilates history

Tonight I was invited to give a talk and slideshow on Pilates and its history, to the lovely ladies of Staunton on arrow WI.  I love the opportunity to talk about this inspiring man..it gives my work context, roots, foundations and connection to a movement system 100 years old.

It’s possible these days to qualify to teach pilates  in just 2 weekends, without having to learn ANYTHING of the man who invented it or his philosophies on the human mind, body and spirit. However, having some wider knowledge , gives meaning and depth to teaching and makes pilates more than just a series of exercises but part of a continual , evolving, movement experience rooted in time.

My next talk is to Eye WI on April 18th maybe see you there.

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