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Inspiral Pilates Flow

with Laura Guarnera

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Inspiral Pilates Flow classes are for everyone who would like to find more freedom, strength, confidence, fluidity and flow, in body and mind. All are welcome.

Inspiral Pilates Flow is a holistic, organic approach to movement which concentrates on flow and rhythm. It has the clarity and mindfulness of Pilates as its core, the economy of form of Alexander Technique, the self-perception of Feldenkrais, the spirituality of yoga and the joy of dance.

Inspiral Flow Pilates allows the body to unwind, and to find a deeper connection between physical and emotional being. Classes are filled with rich imagery and evocative questions that draw you into your own physicality, providing a space to reflect on life.

This course aims to restore the body’s natural strength, undo bad posture, encourage dynamic alignment and increase flexibility and strength. Using gravity, breath and resistance, Pilates uses whole body movement targeting specific muscle groups to re-educate movement patterns and rebalance the underlying muscular and structural systems in body.

Pilates can help you:

  • Improve your posture, health and overall fitness
  • Reach specific physical goals and challenge your athletic ability
  • Rehabilitate after injury, surgery or illness
  • Return your body to movement
  • Expand your body awareness
  • Develop trust in your body’s abilities
  • Look better, feel better, live better
  • Live a happier, more-fulfilling life

For more info please contact lguarnera@msn.com.

Timetable

Mondays
12 Sep – 12 Dec
7 – 8pm

* There are no classes on 7 and 14 November.

Prices

£16, Pre-booked Drop In
£180/£156, Course Ticket
£300, Two Ways Practice Membership (12 studio + 12 live online classes)


Teacher

Laura Guarnera

Choreographer, performer, teacher and video director Laura Guarnera  trained at the Laban Centre, London in 1989. She is a qualified Garuda apparatus and Mat teacher, studying directly with the inspiring teacher and friend James D’Silva, developer of the Garuda Method. She is a versatile and knowledgeable teacher with over 30 years of experience in movement, and a diverse background in Dance, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Yoga, Franklin method, Body Mind Centering and Contact Improvisation.

Her companies Trinacria Teatro Danza and Compagnia Guarnera Guy have won many awards, including the “International Choreographic Award” Groninghen, The Netherlands and “Leaders for London Millennium Award”, UK. Laura has been Head of the Contemporary Dance Department at Performers Colleges since 1997 and since 2012 has been working as a freelance artist.

Laura’s love for movement brought her to approach Pilates and Yoga with an artistic visualization of movement, space-ground orientation and exploration of the relationship between movement and experimental anatomy. She travelled to India, and in Rajasthan gained a Diploma in Yoga and Meditation at the Saraswati Academy. Recently she opened a new venue in Goa with Sandeep Meheta, named Club Meditation Yoga Retreats.

Laura is also a Pilates Foundation UK Teacher/member, and her interest in modern Pilates has led her to study with teachers such as James De Silva, Anouska Bourne, Susanne Lahusen, and Gary Carter. Her interest in ideokinesis has also led her to study with Eric Franklin, the former member of the Franklin Method, to expand her visual approach to functional bodies.

She teaches group yoga, Pilates and fusion classes in London and also teaches one to one, private sessions and remedial work.

lauraguarnera.com / 07958527677  / lguarnera@msn.com 


Access and Amenities at SDS

Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is not power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave (not fully accessible) 

* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.