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Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t choose between Pilates or Yoga – which should I do?

You will see that there are many similarities between Yoga and Pilates and they bring similar benefits. However they can feel quite different and I would advise you to do what you enjoy most. If you book for one, then would like to change to the other, you can change classes providing there is a space for you. (However, if you have back pain or injury, Pilates would probably be more beneficial for you.)

The best investment for both body and soul is to find a really excellent Pilates teacher. Ali is just such a teacher.

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The best investment for both body and soul is to find a really excellent Pilates teacher. Ali is just such a teacher.

Her classes are fun, non-threatening and yet challenging and personal. From the warming up exercises to the relaxation at the end, she explains clearly the aims and benefits of a given movement, offers progressions if you wish to challenge yourself further and, most importantly, reminds us constantly of the basic Pilates principles to ensure we are getting the most from the exercise.

By the end of the class both body and soul are strengthened and uplifted, all credit to Ali's excellent and caring tuition.Thank you Ali!

- Jane Davenport

What should I wear?

Leggings and a t shirt or workout top or something similar. We practice both classes in bare feet. Bring warmer clothing to put on for stretching and or relaxation at the end. Please bring your own mat and a towel to use as a pillow.

I have an injury – can I still participate?

You will need to fill out a Health Screening Form before you participate in any classes and any reasons why you should not participate or should take extra care will be pointed out and discussed then. If an injury occurs mid term, please make me aware of it. I can then offer modifications and alternatives to the class content.

The term has already started – can I join in?

Yes, if there is space. The cost will be calculated pro-rata on the fee for the full term.