This 12 part course is designed to help beginners and advanced Pilates, Yoga and Yogalates participants alike to make the most of each Yogalates based session.
Our 12 part course has over 10 hours of instruction! by breaking down each component into manageable segments it’s like having a 1-2-1 session with a fully qualified Yoga and Pilates instructor!
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.
The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.
Ten Reasons to try a Yogalates session:
A great deal of lower back pain comes from poor posture and our daily mistreatment of our spines. By re-aligning your spine and improving your posture, lower back pain can often be eliminated entirely.
Pilates and Yoga can help stretch muscles, releasing tension and pain, and it can also help trigger natural sleep responses.
Pilates and Yoga helps increase both your strength and stamina without adding unwanted bulk because it focuses on developing your “core” muscles – muscles found in your abdominal and pelvic regions as well as in your back. By toning and stretching these muscles, and by correcting your posture, your natural strength and stamina will improve in leaps and bounds.
One in two women and one in five men are at risk of breaking a bone, mainly because of a bone disorder called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects three million people in the UK every year, with bones (and particularly those of the spine, wrist and hips) becoming thin and weak and susceptible to fractures. By promoting good posture and balance, Pilates and Yoga can actively help you avoid becoming one of those people.
Using the theory of linking breathing with moving that literally re-introduces you to your own body. And the better you understand your body and how it works, the easier it will be for you to release tension, relax and beats the stresses and strains of modern life.
Stress incontinence is the most common form of incontinence and affects over three million people in the UK. A common cause of this type of incontinence in women is pregnancy, where the pelvic floor muscles can be weakened, but as we get older muscles in the pelvic area can weaken too. Pilates and Yoga will help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, thereby curing what can be a very distressing problem for sufferers.
Pilates and Yoga helps improve your balance and co-ordination by realigning your spine and strengthening your “core” muscles. And better balance and co-ordination means fewer injuries – hence Pilates and Yoga growing popularity among professional sports people – from dancers to rugby players.
Because of its low impact nature, Pilates and Yoga is widely recognised as being beneficial to people who are recovering from certain types of injury including whiplash and a wide range of sporting injuries. Indeed, many of the injuries that sports people are afflicted with can be avoided.
In most gyms you will hear the mantra “no pain, no gain”, but you won’t hear it repeated in a Pilates or Yoga studio. These sessions offer a gentle non-aerobic form of exercise that will tone and strengthen your muscles and transform poor posture without stressing the joints or the heart.
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