Hatha Yoga with Gillian (Platinum members only)
Beginning with a short period of quiet to bring focus to the mat, preparing mind, breath and body for the practice to follow; students will be guided through a series of movements and sequences designed to limber the body and warm up muscles and joints in preparation for asana (posture) work. Asanas strengthen and tone the body, improving the flow of energy, helping to regulate the physical systems of the body and breath. Yoga helps us develop control over our breath to strengthen and improve your practice; Improving the quality of the breath not only increases vitality but also improves digestion, tones the nervous system and calms and concentrates the mind.
Hatha Yoga with Jill (Platinum members only)
Traditional Hatha Yoga which means physical yoga. Includes Iyenga and Dru Yoga styles of teaching. Jill is trained extensively in all aspects of Yoga including relaxation and meditation. Starting with gentle warm up exercises on the floor leading to stronger postures or positions. Students are assisted to achieve their potential. This yoga is more sequence yoga, flowing from one movement to another. Alternative postures are offered based on people’s ability or constraints, and we finish with a long relaxation.
Pilates (Platinum members only)
Pilates is an invigorating form of exercise for your mind and body that can improve your strength, flexibility and overall mobility. It helps restore your body to balance. The exercises require concentration, control, precision, specific breathing patterns and dynamic, fluid movements. Deep abdominal muscles remain fully engaged during the workout, while your body, arm and leg movements are performed. As a result, your posture will change and you will move more efficiently. You’ll achieve a strong core, develop longer, leaner muscles and improve your overall sense of well-being. And, if you are a sports enthusiast, Pilates can help improve your game.