Pilates & Flow Motion


Pilates provides safe, intelligent, holistic exercise solutions for a diverse range of client groups.
The Pilates exercise repertoire consists of more than 600 mat and equipment based exercises for use in rehabilitation, personal training, ante and post natal and small group contexts.

Pilates can

    • improve strength, flexibility and co-ordination
    • reduce back pain
    • improve posture and alignment
    • improve balance and focus
    • promote relaxation and the release of tension
    • benefit pregnant women by providing a safe, effective, non-impact exercise system
    • reduce stress levels by focusing on movement and breathing with its related physical and psychological benefits
    • provide a path to inner harmony through a finely tuned body
    • provide cross training benefits and increase fitness levels

Pilates Mat Classes

These classes focus on combining Pilates principles with postural awareness and core strengthening. We begin with centering, breathing and connecting to the spine and body. We identify and engage the deep abdominals to support the back and learn breathing techniques to calm the nervous system. Taking postural and alignment principles applied to the students’ own bodies, muscles that are short and tight are lengthened, and muscles that are long and weak are strengthened. We use flexion and extension to increase mobility and strength, and lateral, prone, standing and supine positions. The limbs are used as levers to challenge and strengthen core stability. Stretching and relaxation is balanced with cardiovascular and weight bearing exercises.

Flow Motion: Pilates & Yoga

This is a new class combining the best of pilates and yoga with an emphasis on safety as well as flowing movement.

  • Suitable for all levels, it will be aimed at people who need a class which allows them to centre, ground, stretch, breathe, move and safely extend their bodies and minds. Class content: Pilates mat work to support and prepare the body and mind safely and effectively for yoga. Anatomical and postural cues. Core stabilising, strengthening and connection. Spinal mobilising. Upper and lower body strengthening, mobilising and stretching. Flowing movement sequences (namaskars).
  • Rest and recuperation.

Clothing

Wear comfortable, fitting leggings or exercise pants and a t-shirt or long sleeved top. Wear socks in the studio. Bring water to drink.

 

Juliet

I began my Pilates teaching career in 2003 as a matwork teacher. I certified as a studio teacher in 2011.  As a pilates teacher, I select and teach safe, appropriate and effective exercise programs for clients of a diverse range of ages, occupations, needs and abilities. I teach exercises on all Pilates studio equipment including mat, reformer, trapeze table, wunda chair, arc barrel, ladder barrel and small equipment. As a teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1994, I incorporate alignment principles into my teaching for clients to develop postural awareness as they exercise. As a professional contemporary dancer/teacher since 1984 I impart a highly developed kinaesthetic and movement observation skill set to my Pilates teaching and to my demonstration of the exercises and repertoire.