“Nordic Walking & Myofascial stretch Pilates”

Sunday 4th September 10:00 am – 1:00pm, Cadman house, 5 Wharfe rd, Sale M33 2AF £35 per person (Places limited).

Part 1 – The first part of the workshop will be outside along the Sale canalside as we warm up doing our Nordic walking.Nordic Walking is a form of physical activity, where regular, natural walking is enhanced by the addition of the active use of a pair of specially-designed Nordic Walking poles. However, the characteristics of natural, biomechanically-correct walking and appropriate posture are maintained in all aspects.

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The arm movements of the correct NW technique respect the range of movement of natural walking. Additionally, there are some features of cross-country skiing (Classical technique) involved, such as:

The backward pole position during the loading phase,
The control of the poles through grip and strap,
The active and dynamic use of poles.
Technically correct use of poles actively engages the upper body into the act of walking, to propel the body forward. The physical strain is distributed in a balanced and appropriate way to various muscle groups of the whole body.

The correct pole technique gives an opportunity to significantly intensify the act of walking by increasing the muscle work of the upper body. It also gives an opportunity to involve the muscles of the rest of the body. Nordic Walking is a safe, natural, dynamic, efficient and suitable-for-all form of a physical activity that trains the body in a holistic, symmetrical and balanced way.


Part 2 – Myofascial stretch pilates relieves soft tissue restrictions that cause pain. Some causes of chronic myofascial pain or low back pain are easier to diagnose than others: trauma (suchas a car accident or fall), cumulative posture misalignment or mechanical deficits, a compressed nerve from a herniated disc, or inflammatory conditions.

When pain is caused by myofascial tightness within the fascial system (the web of connective tissue that spreads throughout the body and surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve blood vessel, and organ to the cellular level) the diagnosis is more difficult, as fascia restrictions do not show up on MRI scans or X-rays. Yet, those restrictions can play a significant role in creating pain and malfunction in the structure of the spine, extremities and organs.

“Garuda Matwork & Reformer Workshop”

Sunday 6th November 10:00 am – 1:00pm, Cadman house, 5 Wharfe rd, Sale M33 2AF £35 per person (Places limited).

Please print off and bring your medical form: Manchester Medical Form

The first half of the lesson will be Garuda matwork. Encompassing the principles of Pilates, the breath work and asana practices of yoga, and the athleticism of dance, Garuda is heralded as the face of 21st century fitness.

Holistic, organic, dynamic – Garuda is the hybrid that is revolutionizing our approach to exercise. Garuda Matwork Foundation is a Pilates-based system that builds gradually from the micro to the macro. Here movements start first by isolating individual muscles, then move on to the myofascial lines they belong to. This gradual formulaic approach makes it especially effective for people with dysfunction or imbalances.

Garuda was conceived and developed personally by James D’Silva, during his own dedicated practice over many years as well as in his inspiring teaching of these disciplines to others.

All of the exercises are systematically devised to bring your mind back into exercise while making your body the leanest, strongest and most flexible it has ever been.


12552614_10206121670665384_8263145523278690960_nThe second part of the class will be Spinelates on the Reformer/Tower and arc barrel. We will move through series of remedial and therapeutic controlled movements using breath to find space and freedom of movement in the spine. “We should recognize the mental functions of the mind and the physical limitations of the body so that complete coordination between them may be achieved.” — Joseph Pilates Joseph Hubertus Pilates (1880 – 1967)

“Resist & Release Workshop”

“Pilates Reformer/Tower & Thai Yoga Massage” – Sunday 29th Jan 2017, Cadman house, 5 Wharfe rd, Sale M33 2AF £35 per person (Places limited).

Please print off and bring your medical form: New Pilates Manchester Medical Form

Our Workshop is called “Resist & Release”, we will start using the Reformer and Tower for the first half of the lesson working on strength without tension, using the breath to deepen the practice but then releasing to get the right quality of effects in our tissues.The secound part of the lesson will be Thai Yoga massage.


Thai Yoga Massage – also known as Nuad Boraen, Traditional Thai Massage or Thai Yoga Massage – is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years.

Thai Yoga Massage is a truly wonderful experience for both giver and receiver, as energy blockages are released, boundaries dissolve and deep healing occurs in a space of presence and meditation.

In a unique way, Thai Massage blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, reflexology, physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, chiropractic and Ayurveda.

This  workshop is suitable for beginners to improvers introducing you to the fundamentals of the STOTT V2 Max machine and tower.    The workshop will have a small break of herbal tea and yummy gluten free cake, places are limited so book early.