Our Pop-Up masterclasses and workshops are a fantastic way to complement regular Pilates practice and to learn more about your body and the reasons Pilates ‘works’ on so many levels. With that in mind we have planned these sessions with guest and in-house instructors over the coming months:
Saturday 20th October 3.00 – 5.00pm : Hip Opener with Gigi
If you’re an active runner, a triathlete, a couch potato or a desk jockey. You have one common body restriction. Tight hips! Our sedentary lifestyles and the faulty movement patterns that we have in our bodies due to external stress that we put on ourselves can contribute to tension and restriction in our hips. This can sometimes lead to lower back pain and has a tendency to work either up or down the kinetic chain of the body. Our bodies hold on to emotions creating tension. The hips are often the center of many stuck suppressed emotions by releasing muscular tension, old stuck emotions can be shifted, leaving us feeling lighter and freer.
Join Gigi Tynan for a 2-hour workshop. She will be starting with a brief overview of the anatomy of the pelvis and its function. Then she will be guiding you through a number of movements on the mat and chair. Focusing on alignment pelvic stability, hip disassociation, fascial release on the surrounding superficial muscles, and safe hip opening stretches and poses. We will end the workshop with some healthy home-made treats and herbal tea where we can leave the last 15 minutes for any questions anyone has.
Sunday 21st October, 3.00 – 5.00pm : Your Post Baby Body (and how to safely strengthen it) with Anna
Pregnancy and labour inevitably changes our bodies, however those changes are rarely discussed and new Mums are expected to ‘bounce back’. Associated problems often go unaddressed, despite often being easily solved.
During this 2 hour workshop, we will explain complications such as incontinence, prolapse and diastasis recti and take you through a series of Pilates-based exercises designed to help you restore balance in the muscles of the pelvis and resolve related issues. You will leave with a short series of exercises which can be completed daily at home to strengthen your post natal body.
Suitable for anyone who is at least 10 weeks post-natal.
Sunday 11th November, 12.30 – 1.45pm : Oov Masterclass with guest instructor Jen Hickey
We love a new piece of apparatus at Reform! The Oov activates core stabilizing muscles while also gently extending the spine to stimulate healthy intervertebral disc lubrication.
This class is a beautiful blend of restorative breathing and opening up along with a good strong sense of core and back strength. This class will deliver a bit of everything and the lovely part about it all is that while you are lying on the Oov your body will simply adapt and flow with it. Just lying on the Oov promotes diaphragmatic breathing and a whole sense of calm. Looking forward to sharing this experience with you we will start and finish here with a whole lot of movement in between! Space in this class is limited due to Oov sizing.
A twenty year veteran of the fitness and wellness industry, Jen started her training as a fitness Instuctor qualifying from DCU. Since that time she has spent her time learning new skills from across the spectrum of fitness and wellness. First training with Stott Pilates, then training extensively with Polestar Pilates while at the same time teaching martial arts Body combat and yoga and meditation – Body balance with Les Mills. Her training has been mostly UK and North American based. Jen was the first to bring a number of disciplines to Ireland the most recent is Oov Pilates. Jen says her interest has always been in the physical well-being of her clients. This is the reason she is always looking to bring new and challenging things to help her clients to get the most out of their bodies.
Book your place here sooner rather than later (just scroll forward to the date of the class) ….€30 per masterclass class, €40 per workshop
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