What is Somatic Pilates?
This is not another repetitive exercise method to ‘get fit’, it is a different and more holistic and learning method of using the mind and body to create change.
It is a unique movement method of ‘learning to move better’ through a guided set of instructions that emphasize the ‘ internal connection’ of the body and mind and results in better movement, improved posture, relief from back pain and work-life stress.
Somatic Pilates is a stand-alone and alternative approach to fitness, health and wellbeing. It is a powerful and effective method of verbal guided instructions that help you to think, observe, sense, feel and listen to the internal connections of the body to find new ways of moving with less tension and stress.
This leads to improvements to back pain, neck, shoulder, hip issues and can benefit walking, running, athletics, swimming, martial arts and other sports. This method is for anyone who wishes to carry out their everyday activities with more ease and efficiency. Rather than teaching ‘the right ‘ way to move you are provided with ‘more choices’ of what is right for you. There is no competitive element or judgement in this method, it is an integrated therapeutic practice that creates lasting change.
The method can deal with a variety of other conditions. It is helpful for joint pain, poor mobility, lack of coordination and ‘work-life stress’ and for those who wish to stay fit and healthy.
It is a mindful and intelligent approach to exercise and well- being and can be used on its own or as a supportive addition to standard yoga, pilates and other modalities. It is the foundation of movement for the future.