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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
Start: Wednesday 18 September
End: Wednesday 11 December
Half term (no class) on Wed 23 October
Meet the teacher: Pieter Symonds
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.