The health and fitness benefits of yoga are becoming well known and include improved flexibility, stronger muscles, improved posture, stronger joints, greater bone density, fitness gains, improved balance and relaxation.
This class incorporates yoga postures from a fitness perspective and aims to improve strength and flexibility using yoga poses and Pilates floor work. The class will enable participants to move more effectively and efficiently, with better posture and self-awareness.
The fitness yoga class differs from traditional yoga as we transition from one posture to another in the standing section. All our postures are designed to improve function by building strength and can be adapted to suit all abilities and those with less flexibility. We avoid extreme postures that exceed optimal ranges of motion in favour of individual strengths and performance and the class is suitable for men and women of all skill and fitness levels.
This class consists of a mobility warm-up and a standing yoga section before moving to the floor to work on core strength and flexibility, finishing with yoga, stretching and relax.
The Pilates floor work focuses on basic exercises to strengthen the core and improve posture and flexibility.
As an instructor I offer alternatives and adaptations for the exercises so that all participants can work at their own level and progress. Classes are suitable for any age, or level of fitness, but if you have specific back or health problems, please consult your doctor before starting the class.
All participants have the option, in the standing sections, to work on a mat in bare feet, or use the floor with training shoes. Some Yoga mats are available to use but please bring your own if you have one.
If you have any questions about the class please contact me.