Every Wednesday 6:15 for 6:30 start, finish by 7:30 at The Old School
£6 per class (1st two classes half price) , contact Julie 738898 for more detail.
A fusion of Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi that is set to music in a class that aims to leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. Each form provides gentle exercise with its own health benefits.:
- Yoga – general health and well-being, improving strength, suppleness, circulation leading to greater energy, better concentration.
- Pilates – core muscle strength, balanced body posture, and improved flexibility.
- Tai Chi – physical and mental well-being, greater flexibility, balance and improving breathing and posture.
More on these forms:
Yoga – is an ancient art born from the Indian Hindu churches of 800-500 B.C. It has many meanings such as “joining”, “uniting”, “union”, “conjunction”, and “means”. There are many disciplines that are born of this and this class draws from a mix of them. The essence is to create a meditative state through use of the body, and as a technique of controlling the body and the mind.
Tai-Chi – Literally translates as ‘supreme ultimate fist’ and the oldest documented form is from the Chen family in 1820s China. It has however developed over generations to fall into the ‘soft’ arts class of Chinese arts, and is widely promoted for its health benefits, and is now known for its fluid movements and the state of mental calm and clarity they can instil in the practitioner. This is what we try and bring into this class.
Pilates – a physical fitness system developed and named after Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The philosophy is all about using the mind to control the body, and teaches awareness of breath and posture, with the aim of strengthening the body’s core muscles. It demands intense focus to deliver the precise controlled movements.