Our Pilates Retreat will start by going back to the basics to connect with breath, alignment and movement. We focus the body on fluid movements performed with control, emphasizing on proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance . Key goals include strengthening and overall body flexibility, increase range of motion and development of proper breathing.
Sessions are accessible to everyone and divided into different levels suitable to the needs of each person. Through our classes we aim to teach body awareness through low impact movements that require flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, all of which helps to prevent injuries. It is highly recommended for those suffering back pains, to strengthen the lumbo-abdominal area, to gain psychological well-being, to reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia, to strengthen the pelvic area ,to reduce digestive discomfort and constipation, to strengthen the muscles of the legs and body. It also helps to maintain weight.
Our Pilates Retreat includes the following:
Benefits of Pilates:
It tones muscles
Pilates breathing involves engaging your abs in every move you do. Since the movements are slow and controlled then you will be working muscles to improve range of motion and strength.
Improves your core muscles
Pilates really works on your core muscles which has a direct impact on your lower back, abdomen pelvic muscles and hips. Core strength is essential for everyday tasks such as lifting and is key to achieving a flat stomach.
Makes you move flexible
Pilates is all about focusing on stability and controlling your muscles to get better mobility and strength. The main reason is Pilates focuses on strengthening and expanding the muscles rather than bunching them up, therefore they become longer and leaner.
Pilates is all about lengthening and connecting your muscles for better posture. You’ll learn correct positioning of the spine and how to support yourself with your legs and core.
Improved fitness and weight loss
When you start focusing on your core you will realize that all your muscles are connected through here and it will improve your overall sports performance. If you want to lose weight the formula for this is to burn more calories- which Pilates will do as a full body workout in slow and controlled movements that has minimal impact on your joints.
Challenging exercise for all ages
Don’t be fooled that many of the exercises are in sitting or reclining positions on the mat. Pilates is a challenging, but gentle workout. This is a low impact form of exercise that doesn’t put pressure on joints, so it is safe for everyone.