Pilates in Motion @ triyoga

Pilates in Motion's mission is to inspire you to step into your truth, to love yourself wholeheartedly and to empower your unique expression in the world.

about Pilates in Motion

why Pilates in Motion?

Joseph Pilates was a creative genius and, as he himself claimed, his understanding of health and wellbeing was probably 50 years ahead of its time. Pilates in Motion teach the original Pilates exercises because they are great tools to facilitate easier, more efficient movement, but we’re not dogmatic. We have a varied movement practice ourselves and our decades of experience in integrating that with traditional Pilates allow us to use any exercise or piece of equipment that we feel could help you. In addition to Pilates apparatus you will also find, to name a few, kettle bells, barbells, pull-up bars and gymnastic rings in the studio.
We believe that Pilates is a powerful method of enhancing our understanding and sense of our bodies that impacts all aspects of our wellbeing. This sense of embodied self becomes the foundation for efficiency both in movement and at rest. The ability to ‘self-organise’, referred to by Joseph Pilates as self-mastery, influences all aspects of our lives, allowing us to behave with awareness, responsibility and trust in ourselves – and all our relationships. So whether your goal is to feel less stiff when you get up, to set a new personal best in the marathon, or to reconnect with yourself on a deeper level, Pilates in Motion are here for you.

Together

Anoushka and Mike have combined their knowledge, experience and passion for the healing power of movement to create a modern, uplifting Pilates experience, dovetailing perfectly with triyoga’s ethos. They taught at the original Primrose Hill triyoga site and the long and happy relationship between yoga and Pilates continues!

“Their chemistry, warmth and welcoming approach creates the perfect environment for anyone who wants to practice and learn about movement.”

As a team Anoushka and Mike are committed to developing their personal and teaching practice by continuing to study with a variety of movement specialists, both theoretical and practical. These have included: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS), Academy of Applied Movement Neurology (AMN), Functional Range Conditioning, Ido Portal, Fighting Monkey

They are both founder members of IPTA (Independent Pilates Teachers Association) https://www.iptauk.com and are currently serving on the board of directors. They share a strong belief in Continuing Education within the Pilates profession.

the benefits of equipment Pilates

Improves fitness, strength and flexibility
  • Improves posture and mobility, including flexibility of the spine
  • Improves overall muscle balance in the body and creates a long and lean muscle tone
  • Improves stability and alignment of the major joints in motion, reducing occurrences of injuries
  • Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
  • Encourages efficiency of movement and improves performance of day to day movement and sports
  • Improves the function of the lungs and circulation
  • Complements training for athletes and performers
Aids with the prevention of certain health conditions
  • Builds better balance and coordination
  • Helps maintain and can improve bone density
  • Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for seniors, pre + postnatal women and for a wide range of medical conditions
  • Stress reduction and detoxification
  • Restores physical vitality
  • Focuses on movement and breath, encouraging meditative states
  • Circulates the blood, improving cell function
  • Charges the blood with oxygen and purges waste gases through proper breathing
Helps to prevent injuries
  • Improves neuromuscular control, which creates more balanced strength throughout the body
  • Increases movement awareness, resulting in safer use of the body and fewer injuries
  • Better alignment, posture and more efficient use of the body

Pilates in Motion offering

Private Pilates classes
This one to one session is tailored to your intentions and needs. It is an introduction to how we teach and how the apparatus feels; and is essential if you want to address specific injuries, chronic pain, or physical limitation or if you wish you join a studio session.

After your initial private session we will schedule in three x induction classes. This will help us establish an initial program for the Studio class and the teacher will help to refinement your movements and progressions, developing at a pace to suit your needs.

Studio Pilates classes
During a studio class we will practice Pilates as it was done at Joseph’s original New York studio, incorporating Joseph Pilates’ exercises on the apparatus he designed: Cadillac, Wundachair, Pedi pole and Barrels. See further details below.

Reformer Classes
The Reformer is the centerpiece of the original Pilates method. It has gone through decades of refinement until it reached the design known today. Reformer classes are for students who have no pre-existing conditions or pregnant. It’s for students with fitness-related goals, such as getting stronger, more mobile and want a workout.

We limit the number of students to 3. A new addition to Pilates in Motion it:

  • Gives the opportunity for existing clients to progress to more challenging exercises that we may not cover in a Studio session.
  • Introduces Pilates in a more dynamic way
  • Provides a group experience, as in the Matwork.

Movement consultancy (Private sessions with Anoushka or Mike)
The most enduring relationship of your life is the one that you have with your body. Your movement is fundamental to that relationship. It can influence your resistance to injury and your ability to make a comeback. It can affect your efficiency, and your ability to access your full physical potential. It can change how you feel about yourself.

As this relationship deepens you will experience greater freedom, ease, confidence and control in your body. Our approach is to provide our students with the most appropriate movement methodologies and advice for their individual needs. Movement consultancy sessions are not limited to the use of Pilates apparatus.

Private Gyrotonic sessions
At present, Anoushka is the only person teaching Gyro, more will join as demand grows.

Teachers who will be joining us from 17th May.

  • Julie Powell
  • Kavita Jassal
  • Jelica Kricskovics
  • Sana Basma

About our Pilates apparatus:

The Cadillac
The Cadillac has it all, the Leg Springs and the Arm Springs, the Roll Back and the Push Through Bar. It is designed to create length and to break the Reformer exercises down. The exercises that are unique to the Cadillac range from remedial and rehabilitation to athletic and gymnastic.

The accumulation of different sets of springs, attachment points, and additional features such as the full canopy (Overhead frame) are believed to have given the Cadillac its name: it had “all the bells and whistles”, just like the luxury car.

The Wundachair
Designed as space-saving, multipurpose tool that combine ergonomic furniture with exercise apparatus, each Pilates chair provides a unique environment for movement training. The exercise repertoire ranges from remedial to highly athletic drills with changing support bases and varying spring resistance. The Wunda Chair gives us control and teaches the “in & up”, and the application of the work in multiple planes.

Barrels
The curves of the Pilates Barrels provide support for stretches of the spine, shoulder, and hips, but their main purpose is tactile feedback in the movements practiced on them. It is designed to open us. With no spring resistance, they enhance the work of bodyweight exercises and offer a rounded surface over which to stretch—and reconfigure—our spine during the exercises.

Pedipole
The Pedipole—or Ped-O-Pul—is a high metal pole with a crossbar at the top, which serves as the attachment point for a resistance spring on each side. By design, it is unstable when it interacts with the moving body: pressing the body back throughout a variety of arm movements is what keeps the Pedipole stable.

It is  a fantastic tool to work in an upright exercise environment and challenge postural awareness in motion.