Classes

For class information please see my timetable below.  I currently have classes which are face to face and online via Zoom.  A recorded class with a 7 day live link can be sent to you if you book a block or a single class but are then unable to make it.  You can also select to have a recorded class sent to you at any time. 

To select and book your class please click on "Class booking" below.  

I am able to offer one to one or one to two classes online or in my cabin near Fillongley, North Warwickshire. If this is something you would like to do then please book and we can agree a mutually convenient day and time.

I am also continuing to run my Trigger ball massage, stretch and meditation classes although they are currently less frequent.   This two hour workshop can be enjoyed in your own home or in my cabin for limited numbers.  Make a point of creating some 'me' time, light a scented candle and create a special space to breathe, stretch and relax.

Please contact me if there is anything I can do to help with regards to accessing your classes.

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Joining online Pilates and stretch classes is easy: 

 

  1. Download  Zoom for free on the device you would like to use for your classes:   https://zoom.us/signup

  2. Test zoom with friends and family to ensure you are comfortable with your sound and video set up.  You want to make sure you are ready and relaxed for classes.

  3. Ensure your wifi or 4g connection is working well as this is required for class.

  4. Book and pay for your class online. Online payment fees are 20p per booking plus 1.4% of the total.  Save money by block booking your classes. A class pass for 10 weeks/classes is available for the price of 9 classes plus you save on the booking fees. Classes can be booked as you go or all at once.

  5. We will usually have sound on at the start of class for a quick hello but once we start all microphones will need to be turned off.  It is your choice if you would like your camera on or off but it is useful for me to see you.

SELECT & BOOK

Search for a class and book

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PRIVATE CLASSES

Private one to one or one to two classes available by arrangement.

Discount for six week block bookings.

Contact me for more details

Trigger ball massage
also known as self-myofascial release, Stretch & Meditation,
Two hour workshops,
Face to face & online.

 

In this two hour class I combine a mixture of stretches and self applied trigger ball massage.  At the end of the session we relax with a guided meditation.  Pre Covid these classes ran once a calendar month but are currently less frequent.  See below for the next date.

 

Trigger ball massage can be done using purpose bought trigger balls or a selection of tennis, lacrosse and golf balls. The principle of relieving tight muscles is the same regardless of whether it is called trigger ball or myofascial release. 

 

The term myofascial refers to the muscles and fascia that surrounds them. The prefix myo- simply means muscle. Therefore, self-myofascial release is a massage technique of applying continued pressure to an area of myofascial tissue that contains restrictions, tightness, inflexibility, adhesions or lacks proper movement.

These layers of fascia can get tears in them when muscles are overused or experience trauma. If these tears don’t heal properly, then the various layers of fascia can adhere together in spots (called adhesions) which cause pain and discomfort.   

When we use self-myofascial release, pressure is put on these adhesions and then released. This allows us to get back to optimal physical performance.

Next date for this two hour workshop is Sunday 26th September

3.00pm to 5.00pm 

face to face for 4 people & on Zoom

RETREATS

Get more out of pilates by joining like-minded people during my weekend retreats.

Pilates, strength with equipment, stretching, meditation, good food and a lot of fun in beautiful surroundings.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Please remember to bring to class:

  • Floor exercise mat

I carry a few spare mats but it is always nicer and more hygienic to have your own

  • Small towel or blanket

A towel is useful to place your head in correct alignment.Under your back, knees or where required

  • Water

Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints, it helps transport nutrients to your muscles which gives you energy and keeps you healthy. If you are dehydrated your body can't function at its highest level. You may feel tired, have headaches, muscle cramps, dizziness, or other symptoms

What to wear:

 

Women may want to wear a support bra for comfort.  Wear layers if you feel the cold as you can then remove them as you get warm. 

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

  

No need for designer outfits, old leggings and t-shirts are perfect. 

Bare feet or Pilates socks with a griped sole are best on your feet.