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The Pilates Method teaches body awareness and control as the basis for all movement. The Beginner Mat class teaches strong, safe movements to incorporate into all your daily activities and sports. You will strengthen your core abdominals and learn how to use them to alleviate and avoid back pain. The Beginner class focuses on the Pilates Basic Mat routine by learning each move in depth to progressively build your core strength. By the end of the term you will have learned the full Basic Mat routine, how to balance on the fitness ball, body awareness and control, and most of all, you will have improved your core strength! No experience necessary.
The advanced class requires a strong knowledge of the Pilates Basic Mat routine and a readiness to further challenge your core with more advanced Pilates moves. To strengthen the whole body, this progressive class uses the fitness ball and hand weights in addition to the mat work. Both classes are fun and energetic. Pilates is an excellent method to improve core strength and general fitness.
Controlled movements: stabilizing a set of muscle groups while mobilizing another group. This is Pilates! Stabilization before mobilization minimizes injuries, makes impossible moves possible, while bringing a deep understanding of how to use your core effectively for daily life routines and exercises. We always start the term by learning the 5 basic principles of Pilates. Then we build all the exercises based upon those principles. By the end of the term you will understand how to move your body in the most effective and safe way. We will be working with many different apparatus from stretch bands to balance balls and weights. The results could include: being able to move your body on a simple mat in a way that you never thought you could, applying your knowledge about your body and movements to your favorite sport to improve performance, avoiding possible injuries in daily life and relieving (or sometimes eliminating) pain from past injuries.
Although this is an intermediate class, we will spend the first 2 weeks with slow and seemingly easy moves. But please be patient! The class will quickly progress to an intermediate and advanced level.
All levels are welcome to join this series of yoga classes. This course offers a unique approach in the Vinyasa (flowing) Style to the ancient practice of hatha yoga with elements of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Pilates. Awareness of the breath, the flow of movement through the poses, and precise alignment will be the focus of the course.
All levels are welcome. This class is designed to flow continuously through a challenging series of poses with fluidity and ease while being aware of the right alignment for each posture guided by the breath. Come with an open mind and deepen your practice.