SHIFTING MINDS AND BODIES THROUGH MOVEMENT
PILATES MAT & EQUIPMENT
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates. Strongly influenced by yoga and gymnastics, he developed a set of exercises and exercise equipment that challenges the body to develop stability as well as mobility and a mind-body connection. It has helped many of my clients move through injury, prevent injury and improve sports specific performance.
"A man is as young as his spinal column" - Jospeh Pilates
I have been studying Pilates since 2006 and teaching since 2010. My knowledge has been greatly supplemented by various anatomy and physiology and clinical pilates modules for mat to equipment. I specialise in pre and post-natal pilates. Classes are offered with mat or equipment in group or private/semi-private format.
Mobility | Flexibility | Strength
BUDOKON translates as
"The way of the warrior spirit".
This unique style of movement combines martial arts, meditation, calisthenics, animal locomotion and yoga. It is a
multi-functional discipline that challenges the individual to embark on a personal journey through movement & change.
"The way we do anything is the way we do everything." - Cameron Shayne
I have studied with various teachers from Budokon University including Dave Gardner, Cameron and Melayne Shayne. I completed my 50h Primary Series TT in 2016, 50h Mobility Training in 2019 and have studied the second series 50h TT and am in the process of completing this certification.
SYNERGY HATHA YOGA
Synergy yoga is a fluid style of Hatha developed by Simon Borg-Olivier. He studied extensively with BKS Iyengar and Patthabi Jois. This style of yoga is gentle, yet invigorating, achievable yet challenging. It has a strong focus on creating energy through the practice to boost your immune, digestive and mental health.
"I use yoga to lovingly encourage the circulation of energy and consciousness throughout my body to be in greater harmony with everything around me." - Simon Borg-Olivier
I studied with Simon and Nowhere yoga in Barcelona in 2018. I completed my 200h yoga alliance TT through them. I returned in 2019 for an additional 50h and have studied yoga fundamentals online with Simon.
I have studied the behavioural patterns of the human mind since my early twenties, specifically following the work of John Kehoe, The equivalent of "I Am" termed Quest in South Africa and John Demartini amongst many others.
Most recently I have been fascinated with Dr Joe Dispenza and Wayne Dyer as well as Krishna Das, Zen meditation and Pranayama, I enjoy studies of the mind, breath and psychology related to belief systems and reprogramming.
Kinesiology brings balance to the mental, physical and emotional aspects of our being. We can achieve the goals we set for ourselves, deal with current or past challenges we face on a physical, emotional or mental level. It works with our neurology & belief systems through various techniques enabling us to break patterns and create new neurological options using our innate ability to heal.
"Each body, every person has their own answers, their own unique solutions to imbalance. Why? Because we have our own unique genetics and experience of life." – Andrew Verity
Kinesiology can solve patterns ranging from emotional distress to allergies, phobias, anxieties, musculo-skeletal pain and imbalance as well as performance related issues, re-patterning beliefs around relationships, money, time, healing, sleep disorders and many other challenges we face on a daily basis.
DORN & BREUSS
Dorn Method is a client/practitioner healing technique that uses gentle muscle movements from the client to help the practitioner in realigning the skeleton, guiding it gently back into balance. This incredible alignment technique is helpful to alleviate a range of symptoms from musculo-skeletal to neurological discomfort. Techniques can be applied at home post treatment. This is followed by a Breuss Massage that works with resetting the neurology working specifically with the spine, accupressure points on the governing meridian and St Johns Wort oil.
In my own practice I have worked with various clients predominately with Sacro-Illiac Joint dysfunction. Clients walk in with severe discomfort and often leave pain free after one treatment. I am always amazed how effective this technique is and the self help exercises can be practiced at home once learnt with great effect.
KIDS MOVEMENT & STRENGTH
When I had kids I explored working with little people & absolutely love it. I teach a fusion of Pilates for core strength, Yoga for flexibility & functional movement for mobility. I run classes and workshops based on demand.
I have been fortunate enough to study under and work with amazing teachers. Please take a moment and view their websites for additional info and to learn more.
for private or group classes, Kinesiology or Dorn treatments:
Basingstoke & Surrounds, Hampshire