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Body Conditioning

Beginning with matwork Pilates, the class then shifts into a flowing Yoga practice. It’ll be a mix of core strengthening, sun salutations, seated postures and meditation or pranayama (breathing exercises). The classes are intended to develop strength, flexibility and suppleness whilst balancing the body and mind.

Class level: Participants should be comfortable and confident (or happy to play) with sun salutations, balancing postures, arm balances and inversions

Full term enrolment (12 weeks):  £160
Coin street community resident: £30.00 SOLD OUT

Booking Information

Online enrolment for the Autumn term has now closed but there are limited places still available in some classes! Please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600, or email classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk, to book your place.

Booking options are not the same for all classes, and options are always subject to availability.

Spring Term Booking information

Priority booking opens Monday 21 October at 12 noon for all current participants and Coin Street residents.

General booking opens Monday 28 October.

Booking options are not the same for all classes, and options are always subject to availability.

If you have any further questions please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600.

Meet the teacher: Pieter Symonds

Training
I did my dance training in Wellington at the New Zealand School of Dance and my Pilates and yoga training in London. I have so much gratitude for Mark Kan and Stewart Gilchrist for helping me continue my yoga study.

Describe your most inspirational teacher
I think every person I share the space/studio with is an incredible teacher. I am forever learning from my (so called) ‘students’…courage, perseverance, dedication, loyalty, humour, patience … the list goes on. A teacher is a student who teaches to continue his study (I think it was Mochizuki Minoru Sensei who said that).

How would you describe your teaching style in three words?
Encouraging, calm, humorous.

How would you describe your class and what can people expect from a class with you?
The class begins with matwork Pilates and then shifts into a flowing Yoga practice…So a mix of core strengthening, sun salutations, seated postures and meditation or pranayama (breathing exercises). My intention is to offer a class that challenges yet empowers, that balances strengthening with lengthening and invites spirituality and calm. I hope the experience cultivates a sense of peacefulness, enjoyment, pride and hopefully an inspiration to repeat something that might have been challenging. I hope that we’ve laughed, worked hard and ‘escaped’ the endless loop of daily life for a period.

What is your favourite Rambert work?
I can’t name only one.
I love different pieces for different reasons: some are so special because I adored dancing them. Some feel unbelievably rewarding because they had been a struggle and took effort to grow into
And some I’m envious I never got a chance to dance in.

Term Dates 2019-20

Autumn Term

Start: wk of Monday 16 September
Half term: wk of Monday 21 October
End: wk of Sunday 15 December

Spring Term

Start: wk of Monday 6 January
Half term: wk of Monday 10 February
End: wk of Sunday 5 April

Note some classes have different half-term or other breaks, and different term end dates – check on booking page for details.



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