Alexander Technique-Pilates (AT-Pilates) in Tarporley, Cheshire
I offer Pilates lessons, which integrate the principles of the Alexander Technique to help develop body-awareness, alignment, balance and ease of movement. These 1 hour sessions combine the principles of the Alexander Technique with Modern Pilates exercises.
A large proportion of the aches and pains, lack of flexibility, stress and tiredness that we experience are actually due to our everyday habits of sitting, standing, moving and living in the modern world. With AT-Pilates you gradually learn to use your body more effectively and find a renewed sense of ease and calm.
1) To improve posture, balance and coordination
2) To develop strength, stability and flexibility
3) To enable you to release unhelpful physical tension and relax
What happens in a lesson?
These gentle Pilates-based exercises integrate Modern Pilates with the principles of the Alexander Technique with an emphasis on slow, controlled movement with awareness and precision. We explore the body’s full range of movement from lying on the floor to standing and bending. The aim is to stabilise our core and mobilise our joints to develop natural postural alignment, core strength and fluidity of movement. Stretches and relaxation are included. You are encouraged to work safely within your own limits and alternative exercises can be offered if needed.
What do I need to wear and bring?
- Please wear exercise/ Yoga / Pilates clothes
- Yoga mats are provided
Who is the workshop suitable for?
All ages and abilities are welcome. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire to assess your readiness to exercise. If you have a heart condition or bone, joint or ligament conditions, you’ll need permission to exercise from your doctor.