It was at this point I stumbled across Pilates and the benefits have far exceeded my expectations. Pilates has helped me develop an awareness and appreciation of my body's amazing capacity to change and heal.
Progressively working to correct imbalances, build strength, suppleness and sensitivity I have developed confidence in my ability to move well, to positively affect my physical and mental wellbeing and to remain injury and pain free. I now feel more relaxed, more balanced, more comfortable in my own skin and more able to enjoy the demands of every day.
'Change happens through movement and movement heals.' Joseph Pilates
An evolving appreciation of the importance of natural movement for good health and a deeper awareness of the body-mind connection led me to studying and practicing Qigong, with a view to combining the best of East and West, of ancient wisdom and modern understanding.
As a teacher I love helping clients understand, respect and move their bodies with more ease and efficiency both in class and when they leave the studio, working with them to develop their awareness, improve their posture, balance and body mechanics so as to minimise stress, reduce tension and enable them to live as fully and freely as possible.
Training with Body Control Pilates:
Master Matwork Qualification
Level 3 BCP Teacher
Level 4 Movement and Adaptations
Other Movement Training:
JEMS Movement E.A.S.E Training
CIAA Qigong Teacher Training
Franklin Method workshops
HIP Pilates ™ Teacher Training
Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise Instructor
Having broken a number of bones including my right leg twice and following a handful of surgeries my already poor posture suffered. By the age of 30 I had a limp, a noticeable scoliosis and a frozen shoulder. I was stiff and in pain.
'Physical fitness is the first requiste of happiness.
Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.'