Winter term – 6 weeks 6 Jan – 10 Feb 2020;
you’re welcome to join any point during a term – don’t worry if you’ve missed some classes.
￼ZenergyActive classes offer a holistic and inclusive approach to Pilates: it’s not about your weight or burning calories, but about helping you feel strong and relaxed in mind and body. I use breathing techniques and aromatherapy scents in all the classes to help everyone escape the day-to-day and focus on themselves and their wellbeing.
Whether you’re seeking the blissful relaxation of Zen Pilates or the physical and mental workout of Energy Pilates or a blend of the two, book now to experience the gentle power of Pilates over body and mind.
Energy Pilates: the physical and mental workout
Invigorate your energy levels and feel toned and strong. A low-impact but highly effective workout, this dynamic style concentrates on working each muscle group for greater strength and flexibility, with a particular focus on a strong and stable core and glutes, and good spinal posture. You’ll learn techniques to strengthen, twist, reach and pulse for a full-body workout to uplifting music; leaving you feeling strong, balanced and energised in both body and mind. The Monday morning class has a particular emphasis on stretching, to kick-start your week feeling strong, supple and focused.
Who is this class best for? Anyone wanting to improve their strength and flexibility, whatever your level of fitness or experience. We can adapt all of the movements in both standing and mat work to suit your desired level of intensity, so it can be tailored completely to your pace.
Benefits: This class is both invigorating and relaxing, a great stress-buster that works deeply into the muscles and joints. You’ll feel you’ve worked hard physically and mentally and leave feeling mobilised, balanced, strong, toned and flexible.
Zenergy Fusion Pilates: the recharging combo
Recharge and reboot your mind and body with a blend of Zen and Energy techniques in the same session. The first half of the class is a dynamic Energy Pilates session, working each muscle group to strengthen and tone; twisting, reaching and pulsing to uplifting music. We then change pace for the second half, switching to Zen Pilates with candlelight, aromatherapy scents and calm, ambient music. This part of the class is about deeply-held stretches to lengthen and unfurl, before we end with a short guided relaxation session under blankets.
Who is this class best for? People who like the sound of both Zen and Energy Pilates, and want to combine the stress-busting benefits of both. It doesn’t matter what level of fitness or experience you are as I’ll guide you and tailor movements throughout.
Benefits: This fusion class is a really effective way to combat mental and physical stress, combining a dynamic physical workout and concentrated muscle work with the calm of breathing techniques and a real mind-body connection.
Zen Pilates: the blissful escape.
This class is a small group session held at St Paul’s, Wooburn Town. This is a unique well-being session beyond just movement. The emphasis is on relaxation and mental timeout. We use breathing techniques, restorative poses, aromatherapy scents, gentle stretching, guided relaxation and herbal teas to restore calm and relaxation.
Who is this class best for? Anyone wanting to alleviate tension and pressure in the body and mind. Perfect for all levels of fitness and experience as it’s low–impact with adaptations to enable you to work at a level that’s right for you.
Benefits: Your body will feel long and strong and your mind clear and calm. Quiet wakefulness is second only to deep sleep for allowing the body to recharge, so you’ll float out of class having set yourself up for a great night’s sleep.
Gentle Pilates for Injuries
This is a small class designed for anyone who is recovering from injury to help continue the stretching, strengthening and mobilising of the specific area but also the body as a whole. It’s often the case that the body compensates for injuries by applying more pressure and tension elsewhere. So as well as working on the impacted area we look to spot any deviations and help to improve overall movement and wellbeing.
Who is this class best for? Anyone with an injury who has been approved by the GP or physio to attend a gentle Pilates class. The clients that attend have had knee replacements, hip replacements, shoulder problems and general posture discomfort. The emphasis is on being safe and comfortable building the movements up gradually each week.
Benefits: Motivation to keep up your physio recommended stretches plus build up confidence in your movement as well as develop core strength and flexibility overall. We work on mind and body using breathing techniques and mindful movement to help relax any discomfort in the muscles and reduce any stress that has built up.