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.
  • Come along and try this new class out!

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

Juliet is a certified Pilates mat and studio teacher. She trained apprenticeship style over three years under Ellena Conland and Alison East in Wellington and has been teaching studio work since 2011.  She is currently teaching at Performance Pilates in Wellington. She has been teaching Pilates mat work since 2003 and certified as a mat teacher with Pilates International, Sydney. She studied yoga with Donna Fahri (NZ) and Shiva Rae (USA).  Her teaching style and approach is informed by her career as a dance performer and teacher, as a teacher of The Alexander Technique and her training in related movement disciplines including yoga and Body Mind Centering. She draws from a broad base of experience in observing and correcting her clients’ movement and posture, in creating exercise prescriptions and in her tactile cues and adjustments.

Find out more: Call Juliet on 021 156 4082 or 04 569 1664