Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus to promote relaxation, reduce stress and increase awareness of the present moment. The point of focus for our classes is a guided visualisation that will lead you on a journey inward, enhancing personal and spiritual growth. Some of the many benefits of Meditation include increased memory, focus, communication abilities, tolerance and emotional stability. Recent research shows that a regular meditation practice may slow age related thinning of the frontal cortex, leading to longer lasting executive functioning.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the body (fascia) that is often missed in a more active style of practice. When stretching and strengthening the fascia, you can increase joint mobility, flexibility and circulation. Yin postures are passive and mostly floor-based allowing you to completely surrender and disengage muscular effort. Postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes at a time using a number of props to maximise comfort. Long holds can be both physically and mentally challenging, requiring you to search for stillness in both mind and body. This stillness in turn calms the mind and body which can help reduce levels of stress and anxiety.
Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance through the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination, stability and balance. In our Pilates Basics classes we focus on precise movements and correct engagement of the pelvic floor and abdominals to help strengthen the core and protect the back. We work on various muscle groups each class. These are fun and energising classes that will leave you a little sweaty with a big smile!
Pilates Barre classes are a full body workout that fuse the best elements of ballet, Pilates, sports conditioning and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. Our classes focus on precision and proper form, using smaller movements to isolate specific muscle groups that aren’t regularly used. This class is fantastic for toning to build long, lean muscle, weight loss and getting those good endorphins running!