Pilates & Yoga Classes
I love working with clients who struggle with aches and pains in their body. If there is a way to help you move with more ease and less pain I will do everything I can to help you.
Over the years I have worked (and still do work with) clients in Pilates & Yoga classes or 1:1 sessions to help rehabilitate from injury or surgery. I also help people who have had knee and/or hip replacements, scoliosis, osteoporosis, arthritis (rheumatoid, psoriatic and osteoarthritis), frozen shoulder, bad backs, bad knees, nerve damage, MS, Crohn’s (I have been given this diagnosis myself), hyper-mobile, recovering from broken limbs, or generally feeling old in their body…
Participating in Pilates & Yoga can be adapted for almost anyone. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get down on the floor, lie on your back, front, or side. I can give you options to do the exercises seated in a chair or standing up. Pilates and Yoga can be suitable for pretty much any participant.
BOOK & PAY FOR YOUR CLASS
The Wee Retreat In Studio Class on Thursdays at 615pm are BOOKED HERE this link will take you to The Wee Retreat’s booking site
The benefits of Pilates classes include; strength, balance, flexibility, moving your body in all the directions you can. Pilates classes are excellent for helping you improve your posture, strengthening and supporting your joints, helping you get more mobile and building confidence in your movement.
Yoga here in the West has been stripped back a lot from it’s true essence of it being a way of life. When I am teaching class I try to incorporate as many of the aspects of the tradition as I can; we start every class with some grounding, breath work practice to bring you into your body. Then we move into our movement practice and I very much deliver a class depending on who is in front of me and what is going on in their bodies and tailor the session to help. We then finish off class with a guided meditation. There is an ongoing inquiry into how each movement feels within your body, how your breath is feeling and what feels good and encouragement to move away from what doesn’t feel good.
The benefits of Movement & Meditation (Yoga): flexibility, balance, moving your body in all the directions you can, relaxation. Yoga classes are excellent for helping you notice your body, help free up unnecessary tension, move with curiosity, reconnecting to your breath and body.
Both my Pilates & Yoga classes are suitable for beginners. With Pilates there are more technical considerations so if you are not familiar with your ‘core’ or ‘pelvic floor’ I would recommend we do a 1:1 to go through the basics or you could sign up for my Pilates Fundamentals online course
I have also written a book with the details of the fundamentals course written out for those of you who prefer a book in your hands you can get your copy of that HERE
PILATES FUNDAMENTALS ONLINE COURSE
Module 1: Feet mobility, foot placement, muscle activation, breath, neutral spine, pelvic floor, core engagement, basic set up standing, lying on your back, lying on your side, lying on your stomach, kneeling table top.
Module 2: Introduction and different options and adaptations of the fundamental exercises I commonly use in class: Single leg slide, shoulder bridge, table top, single leg stretch
Module 3: Introduction and different options and adaptations of 20 of the fundamental exercises I commonly use in class: Bicycle, crunch, double leg stretch, back extension, scissors, leg circles
Module 4: Introduction and different options and adaptations of 20 of the fundamental exercises I commonly use in class: Hundreds, half roll back, roll up, superman, side lying, plank
Modules 5-6: Basic beginners class
Bonus Modules Pilates with equipment (activation band, gym ball, Pilates ball)
Not sure about joining a class? No problem, I offer 1:1 sessions as well online via zoom or in person at my private home studio in Springburn, Glasgow (only 8mins from the M8 or the M80). Please contact me email@example.com to discuss your requirements or get booked in.
All Pilates & Yoga classes are now live online through Zoom. The Thursday 615pm class is also available in person at The Wee Retreat, 2 Myrtle Park, Glasgow, G42 8UQ 1:1 sessions can be on Zoom or in person at my private home studio in Springburn, Glasgow, G21.
Bookings made via text/call 07875 036659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org