Jenny's ​Yoga and Pilates

Yoga and Pilates for all

Yoga studio based in Treeton, South Yorkshire

Providing Yoga, Pilates and Yogalates classes for adults.

Classes are for all ages and abilities including a dedicated pregnancy class.

There is also a Skype call from each session, apart from pregnancy yoga, to access online classes 

What are yoga and Pilates and how can they help you?

What is Yoga?

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has hardly changed over this time. It is a holistic system to bring strength and control to the body and the mind. In recent years there has been more of a switch to be less prescriptive and to follow the body and how you feel as an individual and this is the style in which I lead my classes from these days.

I use mindful movement and posture work to help release tension from the body and mind.

In yoga we work with the mind and the body as a whole. We work with postures that help to tone and lengthen the muscles, releasing tension so that we can keep our bodies as healthy and relaxed as possible. The yoga sessions include movment and postures in all positions from standing and sitting to laying on our front and back. We also work with the breath to help calm the mind. The mind and the breath are intricately linked so focusing on the movement and breath in a mindful way can eventually help to bring the mind to a state of peacefulness.

All posture work can be modified for all body shapes and types so yoga is suitable for anyone.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a newer exercise programme that has been around for approximately 100 years.

Pilates is an exercise programme developed by Joseph Pilates who wanted to help people to take control of their bodies, health and wellbeing. These exercises have also been adapted in my classes to be less prescriptive and more suitable to all bodies and abilities.

The exercises in Pilates are more centred around strength and control in the core muscles to maintain muscle tone and alignment. My Pilates classes will help to tone your muscles and help to regain or retain good posture and breathing.

Practicing these exercises can help to release the tension in our bodies which in turn leads to an increased feeling of health and freedom in the body.

What is Yogalates?

Yogalates is a blend of yoga and Pilates for those who want to practice a bit of both.

How can Yoga and Pilates help you?

No matter what we are aiming for in this modern day manic world, everyone can benefit from studying yoga and Pilates. The professional sportsman can benefit from increased strength and concentration. Dancers can benefit from greater body awareness and control. And all us everyday people can benefit from a life with less stress, a calmer mind, and a more toned, supple and relaxed body.

Along with healthy eating habits yoga and Pilates can help you to tone up and lose weight. Yoga can help instil confidence and help to control conditions such as depression, insomnia, muscular aches and pains, and can help to ease joints that are suffering from stiffness and with care can help arthritis sufferers.