Garuda Matwork now part of our Balance Class Programme!

Pilates and yoga are a permanent feature on our wellbeing balance activity programme. On Wednesday evenings (17:30-18:30) we have a brand new class with Sandy, our pilates instructor.

Garuda Matwork takes its name from an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape. It combines the spirituality, breath worth and asana practices of yoga, the core strength and focus of pilates and the balletic grace of dance.

It has all the benefits of a robust cardiovascular workout while stretching the mind as well as the body. Garuda is a test of mental strength as well as physical, demanding total concentration during the exercises.

Using the specially designed Garuda apparatus, mat or other complementary equipment you’ll learn to control your body through precise stretches and actions, placing an emphasis on smooth, seamless movements without any stress on joints. Through routines carefully choreographed by Sandy, you’ll soon develop greater poise and control, and a leaner, more resilient body.

Whether you’re recovering from a physical injury, looking for an alternative to traditional gym workouts or an accomplished athlete, Garuda will challenge you but the rewards will be considerable.

Sandy, our Garuda instructor, comments:

“Garuda inspires a more intuitive way to exercise the body. If you come along to my class, you will learn how to control your body through precise stretches and actions, placing an emphasis on smooth, seamless movement without any stress on the joints.

Garuda is the perfect workout after a day of being sat at a desk. The first class was a real success and I look forward to seeing lots new faces over the coming weeks!”

Come along to our class and experience increased strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Sessions are just £3 pay on the day. Book your place in advance here.