Workshops & Events

We host a variety of bespoke workshops and events in our studio and treatment room. You can book a place on one of our workshops below.

Mens Pilates in Penistone

Introduction to Pilates for Men

Saturday 25th January, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Many top athletes improve their health and wellbeing with a regular Pilates practice. Pilates works the whole body and can really help improve strength, core stability, mobility and posture. David Beckham and Lewis Hamiliton are among those that promote the benefits.

As well as preparing the body and mind for sports that you enjoy, Pilates can help to manage and alliviate symptoms of pain and discomfort, especially in the back, shoulders and hips.

In this workshop for men, we will look at building strength in the core postural muscles, the ones that often get neglected as the bigger muscle groups take over. We will also focus on function and mobility in the joints and releasing the fascia tissue that often causes tension in the hips and shoulder areas.

If you have ever wanted to understand why top athletes are using Pilates as part of their training system, or are suffering with back pain and tight hips and shoulders, then this is the workshop for you. The focus will be on exercises and techniques for mens bodies.

Lycra optional.

With Sarah Wilson

1.5 hrs - £15

Equanimity Studio - Penistone

Yoga and Pilates Beginners Classes in Penistone

Beginners Introduction To Yoga - 3 Week Course

Saturday Mornings 11:00am - 12:30pm 18th January, 25th January, 1st February 2020

New Year, New Decade, New Intensions ….

Have you ever considered taking up Yoga, but felt a little nervous at the prospect of joining a regular class, or unsure what to expect? If so, this three week introduction to Yoga course could be just what you need to start out.

During this three week course we will move through simple breathing techniques, and Yoga Postures to give you a basic understanding of the principles of a Yoga practice, to enable you to feel confident to join a regular class.

Expect to learn about your mind, body and breath, expect to feel invigorated, and expect to have fun and a few giggles along the way. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

A perfect way to kick start the New decade.

With Sarah Wilson

3 week course, total 4.5 hrs - £30

Equanimity Studio - Penistone

Yoga and Pilates Classes in Penistone

Moving Into Menopause

Friday 31st January 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

As our bodies move into Menopause the body and mind changes considerably. There is nothing that we can do as a woman to stop this process, we have to learn to embrace this life stage, to help make the transition more easeful.

There is considerable information about what we can do to prepare ourselves for the menopause, but all to often we only seek out this information once we have entered the Peri Menopause or Menopause. Usually by that stage we have already struggled for some time to manage the sypmtoms, often blaming it on other things.

Night sweats, bloating, anxiety, mood swings, memory loss, brain fog, loss of bone density and a general feeling of being out of control, like someone has reached deep inside us and stolen our body and mind are common.

Reserach shows that Exercise, Mindfulness, Meditation and healthy eating can help manage and alliviate unwanted symptoms of the Menopause.

In this workshop we use movement techniques from both Pilates and Yoga, to strenghten the body and help address loss of bone density. We also find fluid movements, which are low impact to support the changes in our joints and fascia (connective tissue) as these areas become more brittle and dry.

We use focused breathing practices to alliviate anxiety and mood swings and relax the over stressed Nervous System, as we adapt to hormonal changes.

We learn how to reconnect, appreciate and rediscover our new body. Our amazing Menopause body.

This workshop is also about learning off each other, who better to advise us than other women experiencing the same issues as us. Learning, sharing and laughing our way through it together.

This workshop is about celebrating Moving Into Menopause, our rite of passage into the next chapter of our lives.

With Sarah Wilson

2 Hours

Price £20

Equanimity Studio - Penistone

Yoga and Pilates Classes in Penistone

Happy Hips - Functional Hips

Saturday 8th Febuary 2020 - 11.00am to 1.00pm

Many people suffer stiffness and pain in the Hip area.
We are forced to endure long seated positions in the work place that can cause a shortening and weakening of the muscles, along with a hardening and stiffness within the fascia tissue, which can result in pain and discomfort. We forget that the hip can move the leg to the sides and rotate the leg, not just move backwards and forwards.

Pain and disfunction is often a result of forgetting how to use the whole of the hip area, simply the brain disconects from the full range of motion that the hip joint offers. When this happens we start to move in a disfunctional way and this pattern becomes habitual.

In this workshop we discover the full range of movement that the hip joint has, and how we can find ways of exploring how we can use our hips in a more functional way, to reduce pain and stiffness.

The workshop is based on the Feldenkrais Method, retraining the brain to find new neural pathways and movement patterns with Dianne Hancock – The Mindful Body

 2 hours

Price £25

Equanimity Studio - Penistone

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