OUR PILATES METHOD
PILATES MAT WORK: MOVING BEYOND ‘ISOLATED’ MUSCLE
espritrelax offers a contemporary approach to Pilates that respects all six principles of classical Pilates (control, breath, concentration, flow, centering, precision). In addition, we incorporate modern scientific insights from anatomy and physiology as well as functional and natural movement mechanics into a teaching repertoire that makes the practice even more efficient, more effective and more powerful to bring you the best possible results.
All our Pilates exercises are mat-based exercises that can be done anywhere (well, almost). No machines or specific exercise equipment are needed, just a mat. Exercises are custom-tailored to your individual needs and goals to enable you to practice safely, progressively, and intelligently on every level.
THE BENEFITS OF PILATES
- Improved posture, balance, and coordination
- Longer, leaner, more toned physique
- Strong, flexible muscles without bulk
- Strengthened core
- Greater energy and vitality
- Improved concentration and focus
- Increased mind/body awareness (re-training sensory proprioception)
- Improved mind/body connection (mindful movement)
JOSEPH H. PILATES
‘RETURN TO LIFE THROUGH CONTROLOGY’ (1945)
Pilates is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercises repeated daily ‘ad-nauseam.’ Neither does it demand your joining a gym nor the purchasing of expensive apparatus. You may derive all the benefits of it in your own home.
PERSONALIZED ‘PILATES MAT WORK’ PROGRAMS
YOGA & PILATES COMBO
Because Pilates shares many aspects with yoga posture practice (asana) we have created a practice for you that combines both disciplines and complements each other.
A Yoga & Pilates Combo session focuses on developing body control, building core strength, and increasing mobility and ranges of motion. Postures and exercises are performed with clear intention, concentration, and body awareness.
Knowledge of the basic yoga postures is recommended, but not required.
Each session is custom-tailored to your needs, and can range from gentle and nourishing to dynamic and challenging.
10 sessions of 1 hour are best to develop an effective home practice that can be adapted further as you progress.
DYNAMIC MAT PILATES
In this practice, you will be guided through a series of dynamic (fast-paced) mat work exercises to sculpt, tone, and rebalance your entire body, with plenty of modifications and hands-on assists.
Each session is custom-tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Dynamic Mat Pilates is offered as individual 1-hour training sessions or as part of a more comprehensive strength building and muscular (re)conditioning program.
It is a dedicated and disciplined practice that needs to be done on a regular basis to provide lasting benefits.
10 sessions of 1 hour are recommended to provide you with the structure and skills for an effective home practice that can be adapted further as you progress
Looking for a Pilates exercise program that focuses on your specific needs? espritrelax will provide you with the expertise, safety, and motivation for a consistent home practice that is right for you.