The session will begin with a relaxation, breathing and some gentle Stretching. Then we will work through some basic yoga posses including Sun Salutations and finish with a relaxing meditation. You will recognise much that we do from your Pilates training as Pilates is influenced by Yoga and the two disciplines complement each other well.
Last updated July 16, 2018, 11:18 a.m. UTC
I first discovered Pilates way back in 1996. I had always seen exercise as a necessary evil that enabled me to eat chocolate without getting too fat. I did my fair share of slogging it out at the gym but never really understood the feel good high that people spoke about. I read a couple of articles about Pilates and thought that it sounded interesting so I set about finding a class. I remember my very first class. My teacher was amazing. An ex-dancer with a fantastic body, she was a lovely lady who radiated confidence and really inspired me. The exercises weren’t easy, but they made sense and made me feel great. My body became stronger and my muscles more toned. My posture improved to the point that my exaggerated lumbar curve (which had caused me significant lower back pain) disappeared as I realigned my spine and retrained my body to work properly.
I was hooked. Not long after I started Pilates, I knew that one day I wanted to be a Pilates Instructor. 10 years after my very first class I qualified as an instructor with Stott Pilates and I love my job.