Yoga Pilates mix
Time: 18:15 - 19:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is delivered in Dual mode. This is the in-class version. For the online course, please use code FGD68O.
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Course Code: FGD68
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course offers an introduction to Yoga and Pilates. A selection of gentle Yoga postures, including forward bends, back bends, spinal rotations and side bends, are practised. These help to stretch and strengthen the body and to energise the spine. The principles of Pilates are explained and some foundational mat based exercises work on toning up the core muscles and improving posture. Each lesson closes with a guided relaxation to help you leave feeling fully refreshed and calm.
What will we cover?
•Yoga postures (asanas) including gentle forward/back bends, spinal rotations, side bends
• Mat based Pilates exercises (to tone abdominal core, back muscles, gluteals and shoulders)
• Stretching and lengthening of muscles
• Energising and mobilising of the spine
• Alignment of the body during movements
• Releasing tension
• Relaxation and visualisation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-perform some basic Yoga postures
-perform some basic Pilates exercises
-know how to improve standing posture
-be more aware of when you are holding tension in the body
-practise relaxation with guidance.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for beginners. Also suitable for those wishing to understand more about movement skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Demonstration and practice
- Follow me
- Verbal instruction
- Questions and answers
- Mini lecture.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and have something to keep you warm during relaxation. Yoga postures are performed barefoot but you may wear non-slip socks if you prefer.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other Yoga or Pilates course.