"Movement and exercise can be invigorating, uplifting and challenging as well as calming, soothing and centering. Each of us needs an individual combination to find our balance, to bring us to better health and well-being. As a teacher I help my clients to recognise this need and to find this balance"
Breath, centering, concentration, control, precision, flow ...
To breath and to move. These are two of our most basic instincts. Pilates brings attention to the inter-relationship between the two. This form of mindful exercise helps us to tune in to our bodies inherent intelligence.
This starts the process of self- awareness, unravelling habitual negative movement patterns, unlocking tension and building a strong and balanced body. This in turn equips us to be resilient to the physical and/or emotional challenges that come our way.
As a teacher I aim to guide my clients and to support them in their own individual exploration.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a movement training named after Joseph Pilates, a man of vision, who developed it in the early 1920’s. Originally called “Contrology”, it overlapped the art and science of movement taking influence from yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, boxing and eastern philosophy. At the heart of his method is the connection of the mind and body through the breath. He believed in his system as a whole way of life and dreamed of his methods being taught in every school, so that children would understand their bodies and be able to move freely for the rest of their lives.
Since his death the Pilates method has been taken into many different directions and his work is now known throughout the world. I use his repertoire of exercises in combination with my own which I have developed over my many years of teaching. I have been greatly influenced by his philosophy and holistic approach to movement.
'Caroline is fabulous. Her classes are inspiring and absorbing. Operating with intelligence and humour, she has a complete grasp of how the body works and how to make it work better, whatever your weaknesses. She is accommodating, but always knows when to push you too. Four years it's been and I don't know what I'd do without her now!' Kate Weatherall