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Yoga & Pilates

Our rehabilitation studio at HWH is used for weekly Yoga & Pilates sessions. These sessions are personalised and tailored as they hold a maximum of three people.

Cathy Bishop
Olivia James
yoga/pilates studio
Louisa
 

Mat & Reformer Pilates at HWH

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.
Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.

One to one and buddy Pilates classes are completely tailored to the needs of the individual, and are based on an initial private consultation session, where we will discuss your experience of your body, needs and goals, before getting you moving. Classes will include some matwork as well as use of the Pilates reformer, combining breath and movement in each exercise. There is no need to have prior experience of Pilates, just a willingness to give it a try!

Other aims may include; reduction of stress through improved breathing and mind-body connection, improving balance and coordination, reducing tension, improving trunk stability to manage back pain, maintaining/improving freedom of movement in the spine, shoulders, hips etc.  Throughout our sessions we will maintain a dialogue in order that you get the challenge that you need to keep seeing improvement, without overdoing it. Rest assured that we build from wherever you are, and really have no limit to the breadth of full body repertoire that we can work up to.

 

There is no need to bring trainers to class, just comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement, and a pair of socks. Whilst classes are not aerobic, we would recommend coming to class well hydrated in order to get the most from your session.

Pilates with Cathy Bishop

Cathy will be offering reformer and mat pilates

Whilst we are very happy to work with specific areas of injury or weakness, Pilates is a holistic practise, meaning that we will work the whole body, and not just specific joints or muscle groups. Cathy’s overall approach is to look at postural and movement preferences and tendencies, and help clients work towards bringing the body into a more balanced state, where movement can happen with ease.

Pilates sessions with Cathy can be made on:

  • Tuesday: 4.30pm - 7.30pm

  • Thursday: 4.30pm - 7.30pm

  • Online booking available

Check our bookings/prices for 1-2-1 sessions and block booking discounts. For groups of up to 3 people please contact us for pricing.

Yoga at HWH

Multiple studies have confirmed the mental and physical health benefits of yoga, to name a few;

  • Reducing stress 

  • Increasing strength

  • Improving balance and flexibility

  • Relieves anxiety

  • Could improve heart health

  • Could improve chronic pain

  • May reduce migraines

Yoga with Louisa Koussertari

Class info and teaching style

Louisa’s sessions will be tailored to your ability so don’t worry what stage you are at. She will be offering a customised yoga practice, originating from modified Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow with attention to the breath, modifications for ease and stability, strengthening, alignment and mindfulness.

Yoga sessions with Louisa can be made on:

  • Friday: 12.15pm - 1.30pm

  • Online booking available

Check our bookings/prices for 1-2-1 sessions and block booking discounts. For groups of up to 3 people please contact us for pricing.