Matwork is fun and takes all different formats, ranging from Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced. Sometimes small pieces of auxilliary equipment are used to embellish your experience and to help with learning. Pilates Rings and Rollers may be used but will be provided for you as well as a comfortable mat. Please do bring a towel with you to use as and when required.As each teacher has their own specific style, it is often useful to come to class with an open mind to learn new perspectives, understanding breathe, quality of movement, concentration, intention, flow, stamina, strength, centring and more.
We offer two sizes of mat work classes:
Quintet Classes/Very Small Group
Our Quintet Classes enable you to optimise the amount of personal correction you receive within a small comitted group. You will enjoy and an accelerated learning curve and will sometimes be asked to work in pairs with fellow students to gain an understanding by helping each other with verbal and tactile cueing. Being able to do this will improve you awareness and boost your own body confidence helping you to improve your own self practice.This type of class helps to ensure that each group of students are able to develop and progress at their optimum pace. Most of our Quintet groups take place at Physis in Grangemouth.
Chorus Classes/ Small Groups
Our chorus classes are for a maximum of 12/16 people depending on the venue and the type of class. There is still a lot of personal correction but some of the techniques involve learning whilst in motion and you will not be doing anything that would cause injury if you have not quite mastered the movements. These classes can help us to break out of old habits such as trying too hard, lack of self belief and worst still perfectionism. Whilst correction is key to gaining mastery of the body a positive mental attitude and ability to laugh is key to enjoying our classes and courses.
Juiliu Horvath (Creator of Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis) is noted for summing this up beautifully by saying:
“work within the comfort zone of you body, move without effort and smile in your heart. Be kind to yourself and don’t compare with others. Watch what happens – you will grow and your body will evolve”
So lets take this as a starting point, sign up on our booking page for your preferred group class and dip your toe into the Dance of Life!!
Whilst we offer Beginner, Improver Pilates we also provide classes for injury rehabilitation ,common problem areas and sports specific classes from time to time.These include:
Pilates for The Upper Body
Pilates for Pelvic and Lower Back Pain
Pilates for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Pilates for Golfers
Pilates for Tennis Players
Pre/post Natal Pilates
NEW COURSE BOOKING DATES
Whilst it is useful to have taken a private session before joining a mat work group, it is possible to sign up once you have completed a medical questionnaire. If you have previous Pilates experience then you can join a more advanced group but as there are varying styles and schools of Pilates, it is often useful to start with a beginners course.
Bookings are now being taken for our new courses in January 2017. Please go to the appropriate page and reserve your space by paying via our PayPal facility.