What is the course about?
This class will start with some small and gentle movements to ease tension and stress so you can move more easily and efficiently. These movements gradually become larger and more strength-based. Throughout the class, you will explore how to develop more inner and outer strength, more groundness and body awareness and attend to your breathing and posture more mindfully. At the end of the class, there will be time for a short rest for you to relax, restore and rejuvenate.
This course will be delivered online.To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a
microphone, and preferably a camera.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will cover some of the principles of the Pilates and Feldenkrais methods, awareness, tension, core stability, benefits of rests and some basic anatomy.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
¿ Develop more postural and body awareness
¿ Practise mindful movements to ease tension and stress
¿ Increase inner and outer strength
¿ Select some mindful movements for your daily practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Everyone is welcome, no previous knowledge or experience is needed. However, you should be able to get down on the floor and up again independently. If you have a disability or health concern, please contact the Health and Lifestyle department in advance. You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
If you have any health concerns, or have been affected by any of the conditions listed below, please consult with your health practitioner whether it is appropriate for you to take part in an exercise or movement workshop, and show a referral letter from them to your tutor. If this is not possible, you will be asked to sign the disclaimer accepting responsibility for my own health and do not hold City Lit responsible for any responses as a result of participating in a exercise / movement course.
- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Do you have epilepsy?
- Do you have asthma?
- Are you pregnant?
- Have you had any joint replacement?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, back or knee problems?
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations. Handouts will be provided.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is experiential and taught at a slower pace based on demonstrations and verbally guided instructions. The movements are performed mindfully lying on the mat and some in standing. The tutor may give some short presentations on relevant topics, and suggestions for practice after the class will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Wear comfortable and loose clothing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any Pilates or other movement course from Health and Wellbeing programme.