Pilates

Classical Pilates

Here I detail the six Pilates Principles or 'non-negotiables', & this is what I teach wholeheartedly to my clients.

'Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, & elevates the spirit'. Joseph H Pilates (1883 ~ 1967)

 

Concentration

Connect mind & body, establish areas of tension, & begin to find your relationship with your mat.

Centring

Align & connect with the centre of the body to prepare for support.

The Breath

Access the ribcage to breathe well.

Control

Connect with the deeper lying muscles to support the aligned frame.

Precision 

Draw from all of the above to build the Pilates Powerhouse, the 'Energy Centre' of the body from which all movement initiates.

Flow

Challenge the Pilates Powerhouse with movement using the genius opposing two way energy of 'Pilates Opposition' to create length.

These Pilates Principles, when understood & incorporated in everyday movement can literally transform body & mind. In doing so we prep the body for the Classical Pilates Matwork Repertoire, a sequence of 34 beautifully choreographed whole body exercises which work the mind & body together right from the inside out.

How Does Katharine Work?

  • Katharine works with clients & instructors of all abilities to achieve both short & long term goals, & she will discuss your aims & objectives before sessions commence.

  • Katharine offers the flexibility of one hour/half day, full day, & weekend training sessions to suit your needs, & Instructor Mentoring Sessions are also offered.

  • In all sessions, Katharine works closely with the Foundational Pilates Principles to help you connect mind & body & truly work from the inside out, regardless of age, size, gender, & ability.

Pilates   Powerhouse

Classical Mat Inhale

Exhale Breathe

Centre

Contact Me 

The Studio @ksjbodycontrol
Horley, Surrey, 
United Kingdom


 

Pilates   Principles:

Concentration 
Centring

The Breath 
Control

Precision
Flow