The Means Whereby
It ain't what you do ... it's the way that you do it
A never ending journey of self discovery
The Alexander Technique literally changed my life - it gave me the tools to become aware of what I was doing, how I was doing it then a way of consciously choosing to do something different.
It has become the foundation of everything I do.
During my three year teacher training I quickly realised that all my years of being a gym bunny had only succeeded in reinforcing my postural habit patterns - oops!
After qualifying I wanted to exercise in a more mindful way and went on to train as a pilates teacher which I taught for 18 years.
I do daily maintenance pilates as well as Miranda Bass' Stripped Back routine which I have adapted for the physio ball.
Pilates gives me physical and mental discipline
Through pilates I discovered Nia which gives me cardio vascular work as well as allowing me to express my creativity.
I find it interesting that FM Alexander, Joseph Pilates, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Aya Rosas all developed their individual techniques through personal experimentation - their own journey of self healing.
They are all saying the same thing - 'it ain't what you do ... it's the way that you do it'
In the Alexander Technique we call this 'the means whereby'
Come and join me on a journey of self discovery ......
What I do
Supply some tools for your transformation
Individual lessons and group workshops
Find out what your starting point is in terms of your physical, mental and emotional habit patterns - what is the root cause of the issue you would like to address.
Learn how to change this and how to continuously apply the principles for the rest of your life
The choice is yours
Dance fitness classes
Tap into your creativity and unleash the dancer within.
Learn how to transition from moving Your Body's Way to The Body's Way
Rediscover the Joy of Movement
Helping to build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, whilst putting emphasis on alignment, breathing and developing a strong core.
Each session is tailored to your specific requirements so that you learn a sequence of exercises which you can safely practise at home
Benefits of Pilates
Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine
Increases muscle strength, endurance and tone
Promotes healthy joints
Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
Increases stability for the pelvis and shoulders
Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
Improves motor skills such as balance and co-ordination
Builds stamina and increases circulation
Encourages deep and efficient breathing
Improves well being
Alleviates aches and pains, particularly back problems
Through weight bearing exercises, it helps to improve bone density
Relieves stress and tension
Heightens body awareness
Improves quality of life
Classes, sessions and lessons
Brampton Community Centre, Union Lane CA8 1BX
Movement to music
Monday 12.45 - 2.00pm - Tuam
Nia ® for the Knackered
Thursday 2 - 3 pm - Soul
Cost: £5 drop in
Pilates 1:1 sessions - 1 hour
Alexander Technique 1:1 lessons - 1 hour
Cost: £45 or book and pay for 6 sessions £210
Alexander Technique Introductory workshop - ring for dates
Alexander Technique follow on workshops - ring for dates
Week 1 - Head & neck
Week 2 – Pelvis
Week 4 – Spine
Week 5 – Arms & hands
Week 6 - Legs
Cost: £25 each or £100 for all 5
Ring Jill on 07791 328312 for more information or to book