Pilates

The Pilates method focuses on core strength and is an excellent way of addressing postural issues and developing stability and ease in the body. There are classes to suit all levels, and we also offer pregnancy & post-natal Pilates. Teachers vary greatly in their approach so do try them all!


 

Pilates

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Pilates is a technique for strengthening and toning the core postural muscles, mainly in the abdominal area and the back. 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 Post-Natal Pilates classes with a crèche so you can bring your baby.

 

Pregnancy Pilates

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Pregnancy Pilates is a specialist class that will help you manage the physical and physiological changes of pregnancy and prepare for life with a little one. It is suitable at any stage during your second and third trimester, right up to birth.

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 its 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.



Post-Natal Pilates

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This class has a focus on reconnecting to the core, on 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

 


Guide to levels

Level 1 : For beginners or anyone wanting to focus on key principles of alignment, breath and core stability. No experience necessary.

All Levels : Everyone welcome and differing abilities are catered for. No previous experience necessary but a minimum level of fitness and body awareness is recommended as these classes may be physically demanding or faster paced.

Level 2 : For students familiar with Pilates already, with core and postural awareness. Expect to be guided into more challenging variations, repetitions or longer holds.

Dance and Movement

Yogahome offers weekly Ballet fitness and Tai Chi classes, and occasional 'pop-up' classes, which all feature in our Schedule. All these classes are open for everyone to try: no experience necessary, but be ready to use your body in new ways or for a workout!


Ballet Fitness

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A blend of ballet barre exercises and movement sequences, fused with Pilates and creative dance, for an overall full body workout. The class aims to develop physical strength, flexibility and good alignment, using dance and fitness vocabulary to a diverse music soundtrack.

No experience necessary, but be ready for a workout!
Class is on every Wednesday, 5:15-6:15pm


Tai Chi

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Seemingly slow, soft and flowing, Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art involving movements and techniques for practical applications such as self-defence. It is a great way to cultivate both physical fitness and calm focus! 

Tai Chi is accessible to a wide range of people thanks to its elegant form, structured to take the practitioner from simpler movements into more complex ones step-by-step, through repetition.

Class is open to all levels and is on:
Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm


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 classes are all £5. All classes run in term time only. You can always check our Schedule

- 3-5 year olds: Wed 3:45-4:15pm
- 6-10 year olds: Wed 4.15-5pm


Pop-up classes

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Fun and relaxed classes pop-up regularly teaching you new techniques such as natural movement or contemporary dance that are great to keep fit, learn to move creatively or simply complement your yoga practice. Some level of fitness is recommended, but no experience is necessary. Just a desire to move!

These classes can all be booked like our drop-in classes, at the same price, and therefore are FREE for Members and Introductory Offers!

Watch this space and sign up to our newsletter for the next season of pop-ups!


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