Pilates

We offer a variety of Pilates classes including pregnancy & post-natal pilates and one to one classes. There are classes suitable for all levels and beginners are welcome!


 

Pilates

woman in yoga pose

Pilates is a technique for strengthening and toning the core postural muscles, especially in the abdominal area. Using small focused movements, core awareness is increased improving strength, flexibility and posture.


Whilst a general pilates class is not suitable for pregnant women, you are welcome to attend our Pregnancy Pilates class after your 12 week scan. We also have a Post-Natal Pilates class with a creche so you can bring your baby.

 

Pregnancy Pilates

preganncy pilates class

Pregnancy Pilates is a specialist pilates class that will help you manage the physical and physiological changes of pregnancy and prepare for life with a little one.

Some of the many benefits of Pilates in Pregnancy include:
* an increase in body awareness, well being and confidence;
* improves postural and muscular support for pregnancy, labour, birth and life with a little one;
* increases energy levels, core stability and strength;
* improves breathing and abdominal support harmoniously with each other;
* provides relaxation, mindfulness and calm;
* increases awareness of the pelvic floor and it's role in support but also release during pregnancy, birth and beyond;
* is suitable for any type of birth you hope for;
* will help set you up for a speedier postnatal recovery.

Pilates can help with many common symptoms of pregnancy such as:
Backache, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pelvic Floor weakness or related injury. We welcome you to this specialist group class once you have had your 12 week scan and have been approved to exercise by your doctor or midwife.

This class is suitable at any stage during your second and third trimester, right up to birth.



Post-Natal Pilates

woman in childs pose

This class has a focus on core strength, the abdominal area and pelvic floor, to draw your body back together and improve posture. There is a crèche worker in the room to help take care of your baby. Babies are welcome up until they are crawling. Tea and snacks are provided after the class in our leafy courtyard area.

Yogahome is all on one level so if your baby is asleep you can bring your buggie all the way in.

If you have any post natal complications such as diastasis recti or have had a caesarean section we also recommend you try a one-to-one session. This can help you understand your own physical limits before going to a regular post natal pilates class.
 
To book or for more information call us on 020 7249 2425, or email info@yogahome.com

 



One to One Pilates

Private classes are tailored to your individual needs and can be invaluable if you are working with a current injury or rehabilitating from an injury or medical condition, if you'd like to work at your own pace or at a time that suits you or if you are a beginner and would like to really understand the fundamentals and technique of Pilates.

Private Pilates tuition is also wonderful during pregnancy and postnatally. Pregnancy Pilates will address the postural changes and demands throughout each trimester and is suitable right up to birth. Postnatally Pilates will help to regain strength and stability. This is a great time to build a strong base as you are in a privileged position to work from a plain canvas and will help you deal with the postural demands of life with a little one. Private tuition can also help you address common pre and postnatal related issues such as back pain, sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse.

Testimonial

"I started one - to - one sessions with Anja 6 weeks after the birth of my 3rd baby. My first pregnancy was a twin pregnancy and I had been on so much bed rest that my level of fitness was terrible, furthermore I had a huge diastasis recti. Anja was absolutely wonderful, she was so encouraging and kind. I was very nervous at first, having never done pilates or yoga before but after my first session with her I felt better than I had done for months. With her lovely gentle encouragement and amazing support I kept going back week after week and to my amazement I found that my strength returned faster than I had ever thought possible, my stomach was getting flatter by the week, my back pain that I had thought was normal since my twin pregnancy vanished and I had so much more energy. I am so impressed with her knowledge and ability to make such a huge difference and her kindness. She is an amazing pilates teacher, and a really kind, wonderful person who I hope I will stay ing touch with."
- Joanna McKenna

Price

One to one pilates, 60 mins:
Drop in price - £60
5 x session pass - £55
Monthly Unlimited Membership -£54

With our Monthly Unlimited Membership you get 10% off all one to one sessions. This gives you the best price even if you don’t have them very often.

We also have a 5 x session one-to-one pass for 60 min sessions which is £275 and lasts for 6 months.
This can be used for any 60 min one to one session. If you are not a member and like to have a treatment at least 1x/month then this is the best value option.



Guide to levels

Level 1 : For beginners or anyone wanting to brush up on the key principles of alignment, core stability, and breathing. No experience necessary.

All Levels : Everyone welcome and differing abilities are catered for. No previous experience of Pilates necessary but a minimum level of fitness is recommended and beginners should be aware that these classes may be more physically challenging.

Level 2 : For students familiar with standard Pilates exercises and key principles. Expect to be guided into more challenging repetitions or longer holds.

Dance


Zumba

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A fun, friendly, aerobic dance session. Everybody learns as they go along to a selection of mostly Latin moves. Doesn't matter if you stumble about, it's a fun way of working up a sweat!


All levels - Open to all, no experience necessary. Bring trainers, a bottle of water and dress to sweat!




NEW Contemporary Dance

contemporary dance

Fun and relaxed adult dance sessions, where you can learn to move creatively and expressively, while getting a good, technical workout! This dynamic class requires some level of fitness and experience of movement, but is open to all, no experience of dance necessary.


Kids Ballet

Kids Ballet

These warm and welcoming classes are designed to introduce children to ballet technique and allow them to explore the joy of dancing. The classes are well structured and aim to develop physical strength, coordination, musicality, confidence and creativity.

No pre-booking or formal ballet wear is required. The drop in classes are only £5. All classes run in term time only.

- 3-4 year olds: Wed 4-4.30pm: £5 drop in
- 5-6 year olds: Wed 4.45-5.15pm: £5 drop in
- 7-11 year olds: Wed 5.15-6pm: half termly courses - upcoming dates here

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