Founded by Louise Solomon in 1994, Yogalates is an award-winning fusion method combining the core stabilising, functional and regenerative dynamics of Pilates, with elements of traditional Yoga to create a practice aimed at increasing flexibility, improving posture and strengthening & toning the muscles.
Particular emphasis is placed on posture and alignment to prevent and manage existing aches and pains, which is commonly caused by bad postural habits. The exercises and postures practiced in the class are layered to suit each individuals needs with props often used to aid in achieving correct and comfortable postural alignment.
By correcting posture, undue pressure on joints is alleviated, releasing both physical and mental tension. With regular practice, students will see an improvement in muscle tone, strength, flexibility, co-ordination and overall well-being.
Yogalates is particularly enjoyable for those looking for a moderate class and is popular with a broad spectrum of students, from absolute beginners and Mums wanting to get back into shape, through to the more mature for whom the focus on flexibility and restoration is particularly beneficial. Furthermore, Yogalates is also an excellent conditioning class for those who are already active.
Open classes last 90 minutes (Compton) and 75 minutes (Oxford).
Yogalates can also be taught privately.
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