ONLINE: Pilates / Stretch Mat
Pilates Mat is appropriate for everyone. We focus on core, posture, alignment, balance, back and abs, breath, letting go of tightness while we welcome stretching, releasing tension, strengthening, breathing fully and inviting peace into our lives. This class is done primarily on the floor, with some standing. Exercise at your own pace. We wind down with a gentle cool down, stretch and relaxation phase. Come take a break and re-energize!
Classes will be taught through ZOOM.
Preparation for Pilates classes:
- A small clear floor space (for your mat, optional) and space around you for free movement - yoga block OR thickly rolled up towel OR small thick pillow - towel, rolled up - wall, wider than shoulder width - optional: tennis balls. 2-4. If you need some, let Yvonne know. She can give you some. - optional: resistance band for increased intensity - bare feet or grippy socks are best - Movements can be made gentler by using less resistance, less energy; making movements smaller by keeping limbs closer in toward midline of your body. - You can add intensity by finding and using more muscle and energy, increasing resistance, and making movements bigger, reaching further or extending more. In all of Yvonne's classes, you can reduce and relieve stress and tension through mindfulness and exercising at your own pace, while modifying and challenging. Every exercise begins with a basic movement that you are encouraged to modify to satisfy your personal fitness needs and goals. Yvonne will offer options for variety and intensity that you can try, if you wish to increase your personal challenge, within your safe zone.
You are in control of your own workout. As you challenge yourself within your safe zone, whatever you can do safely is better than nothing at all!!!
Be grateful for what you CAN do and keep exercising to improve your overall fitness level! So come to exercise class, feel good and get stronger in spirit, mind and body! Your workout should always be Safe First, then add challenge, if you wish!