The difference between a drop in yoga class and a private is we arrange a time that suits us all really well . We lock in that time
I have students all the way up to 83… they are amazing .
EASY PILATES : specializing in THERAPEUTIC > PELVIC/ SPINAL ALIGNMENT. I teach simple easy pilates moves and stretches , at the same time the student gives me feed back about how that feels. This gives me important information as the body is highly intelligent. Working this way slowly helps eliminate old soft tissue pain . When your pain and inflammation subside you can move on to more challenging body sculpt pilates. Reducing pain and inflammation is easy but it is a life time commitment and is mostly dependent on the kind of food you eat daily and the kind of thoughts you allow daily .
GENERAL PILATES : BUILD CORE STRENGTH >PELVIC FLOOR >pilates combines yoga stretches and pretty triky moves that Joseph Pilates invented. It was the early 1900’s he was a dancer a boxer a yogi and a trapese artist , war broke out, he found himself imprisoned but as well he had an injured spine and no one to help so he decide to heal himself whilst on his bunk – he adapted all kinds of found objects to aide his healing. …genius I love it. You will too . I think its the quickest way to get results…but we do need to practice at home.. ill give you a few exercises to practice each week. I was never a fan of home work but when it comes to our bodies …home work is essential. I’d like daily exercise to become everyone’s habit.
Regardless of how wonderful Pilates is like all things if done incorrectly can easily injure us. So when practicing it we must put our ego away and go slow . until the core strength is such that you cannot injure your spine.
BODY SCULPT PILATES : HI CARDIO>
WARNING we can only do body sculpt pilates if your spine and pelvis are %100 . You MUST NOT HAVE SCIATICA . Sciatica is one of the first signs of an impinged nerve in the lower lumber.
Body sculpt Pilates is a blast. I used to teach it with loud music to about 20 young women . It didn’t take long for us to be dripping wet . Its pretty much like being in a gym. I give you challenging work to complete . You breath thru it.. and get super fit, however like all things injuries can occur…I cant feel what the student feels.. so I ask my students to stop immediately if pain begins… the old no pain no gain is bs… fact is pain is a warning system .
EASY HATHA YIN YOGA : THERAPEUTIC > MERIDIAN YOGA very gentle, easy stretches mostly seated or laying down with a focus on gentle controlled breath work.
STRONG IYENGAR YOGA : DIFFICULT YOGA > when you are fit and strong I’m happy to go there, but until the hips knees back are strong I wont risk injuring you. In the 80’s when I was 20, Iyengar yoga was fashionable. It became my first love in the yoga realms. Unfortunately I’ts very patriarchal in nature, push push – ignore all pain ! Eventually it caused much un wanted stress on my some what broken ballet body so I let go of the mind set and approached the same postures with a yin-soft- mind.
PRANAYAMA : BEGINNERS BREATHWORK > MAXIMIZE OXYGEN IN BLOOD > SOOTH VEGUS NERVE > BALANCE BRAIN CHEMISTRY Breathing isn’t rocket science, we’ve all been doing it day and night for our entire lives . I use a simple de stress breath in for 3 out for 3… and hold…always Via the nostrils.
If your nose is blocked you may have may issues with your diet.
NUTRITIONAL ADVICE : .SOME FOOD IS MEDICINE > SOME WILL KILL US SLOWLY > I studied natural medicine in USA in the 80s. Since 2001 I’ve grown herbs for heart disease ….all bacterial issues… insomnia..low blood pressure … skin cancer etc etc … the majority of my work is based on herbalism and alkalizing the body with good food. I’ve also studied permaculture aka sustainable organic farming , and learned a lot about the nutritional value of the weeds that grow naturally among us in our back yards. Providing we have never sprayed the area with weed killer these weeds really are super foods with the best nutrition ever.
MEDITATION : ”GO WITHIN OR GO WITH OUT” > THE GOOD NEWS IS IF U DO THE BREATH WORK FOR LONG ENOUGH YOU WILL MEDITATE. Over the past 23 yrs I have fine tuned 7 scientifically very easy meditation techniques…..They are not new, I did not invent them, I make no claim to them as many healers do . But I have studied and practiced them thoroughly. Ive taught them in over 700o classes thus have proof they work
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