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Next Date:  TBC

 

Venue: Cowdray Hall, Midhurst.

 

Improving your postural stability minimises strain on the supporting structures of your body, maximises the function and health of your joints, muscles, nerves and internal organs and promotes optimal well-being and movement efficiency.

 

This in turn reduces associated discomfort and pain, improves your energy levels, circulation and cognition and so enhances your mental and physical agility.

 

Join Antonia and Sam for a workshop that delves deeper into the importance and benefits of good posture providing you with tools, techniques and exercises to help restore balance through the body, reduce unnecessary tension, maximise your awareness and  improve your experience of being comfortable in your own skin.

 

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch or you can visit the renowned Cowdray Estate farm shop and cafe.

 

Spaces are limited please contact us to book or for further information.

Centered:

Posture and  Balance

aspilates@aol.co.uk    07855 453 694

Body Intelligence Masterclasses

 

"The best use of theory is in better practice"

 

Designed to help you improve your postural awareness, body mechanics and movement technique, these stand alone sessions are open to anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of how their body functions optimally, feel more confident practicing at home and take away even more benefit from their weekly classes.

 

 

Healthy Hips  - 17th October 12.00 - 1.30

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 the hip joint, what movements a healthy hip should be capable of, why you may be experiencing problems and how to improve this. You will be given techniques to apply in your daily life as well as exercises to practice at home in order to increase the health and function of your hips.

 

Find your Feet, Improve your Balance - 24th October 12.00 - 1.30

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.  Our feet significantly affect our proprioception and balance.  This fun and practical masterclass will give you simple, but effective tools and techniques to mobilise and strengthen your feet and ankles and exercises building on this foundation to improve your balance and gait.

 

Cleansing and Revitalising through Movement - 7th November - 12.00 - 1.30

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.  Joseph Pilates referred to this as the ‘internal shower’. This masterclass uses the Pilates and Qigong exercises, breathing and lymphatic drainage techniques to provide you with tools and exercises to revitalise your energy, improve internal organ health and spring clean from the inside out.

 

Connecting to your Centre -14th November 12.00 - 1.30

In this workshop we will look at how the diaphragm relates to the abdominal wall and pelvic floor and how they work together. We will explore how proper organisation and correct alignment of the body, rather then muscular contraction improves function, muscle tone and organ health and enables us to move more efficiently and naturally.

 

Managing Stress through Movement - 21st November 12.00 - 1.30

Modern living is full of constant overstimulation and pressure which unbalances the nervous system and leads to accumulative tension being held in the body structure and chemistry. This results in a congested and contracted system that communicates poorly with itself. In this masterclass we will look at how the nervous system functions and how to bring balance back using a combination of Qigong and matwork exercises and associated breathing and relaxation techniques.