Pilates Masterclasses
 
Designed to significantly improve your postural awareness, understanding of your body mechanics and Pilates technique, these stand alone sessions are open to anyone with Pilates experience who would like to deepen their understanding of how their body functions optimally, feel more confident about practicing at home and gain even more benefit from their weekly Pilates classes. 
 
Maximum of 4 per group allows for personalised teaching and bespoke training by Antonia Stringer, one of our highly qualified and experienced Pilates instructors.
 
Friday 21st June – 12.00 – 1.30 pm
 
Healthy Hips 
Your hips literally move you through life but are problem area for many.  Stiff hips, weak hips, hips that “grip” and other such descriptions are commonplace and can be a cause of lower back and knee pain.  In this masterclass we look in more detail at hip joints, what movements a healthy hip should be capable of, why you may be experiencing problems and more importantly how to improve this. You will be given strategies to apply in your daily life and in your Pilates sessions as well as exercises to practice at home in order to increase the health and function of your hips.
 
Friday 28th June – 12.00 – 1.30 pm
 
Find your Feet, Improve your Balance
The feet are the foundation of the entire body and your grounding to the earth. We can build a strong and flexible body but if the feet are not strong, supple and ‘awake’ we are building upon a shaky and weak foundation.  With more nerve endings than the hands our feet significantly affect our proprioception and balance.  This fun and practical masterclass will give you simple, but very effective tools and techniques to mobilise and strengthen your feet and ankles and exercises building on this foundation to improve your balance and gait.
 
Friday 5th July – 12.00 – 1.30 pm
 
Cleansing and Detoxing through Movement
As we move and breathe, we are able to unlock the ability to cleanse, detox and drain our bodies of toxins and improve the flow of fluids and energy.  Pilates referred to this as the ‘internal shower’. This masterclass uses Pilates and Qigong exercises and lymphatic drainage techniques to provide you with tools and exercises to revitalise your energy, improve your digestive and circulatory systems and spring clean from the inside out.
 
Friday 12th July – 12.00 – 1.30 pm
 
Connecting to your Centre: The Breath, Core and Pelvic Floor
Discover the vital relationship between the diaphragm, the core and the pelvic floor exploring how movement, centring and breath are interrelated and cannot be separated.  Explore the fundamentals of breathing and how this affects your nervous system. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the diaphragms work together and how to use your core effectively to gain the most from your Pilates practice.
 
 £28 per session or £100 for all 4 sessions
 
Please contact the Clinic to book 01243 372 272