Body & Spirit
Formerly Clare’s Pilates
Pilates, Yamuna® Body Rolling, Meditation, Ante & Postnatal Exercise, Dance & Choreography
As the government has now released plans for a gradual roadmap out of lockdown we're hoping this will be one of the final few Covid updates we need to bring you. However, it is of course difficult to predict the future, so we're keeping an open mind until we're well into safer times!
The 12th of April sees the possibility of non-essential public places beginning to re-open. Unfortunately, they can only be used by people in the same household or bubble. Therefore, the 17th of May is the first possible date that we may be able to move forwards with in-person, indoor classes provided we have no more than 6 people attending and are still adhering to social distancing. Should things still be improving and moving forward as the government expects the 21st June and beyond should allow us to hold classes with more than 6 people taking part.
In-between all of the trauma and challenge of Covid 19, one of the happy outcomes is that online classes has opened up our Body & Spirit community. Many of you who I have loved working with previously in London, and new friends who are simply not local, are now able to come and join class. I am so glad that we have been able to connect and do not want to see that change.
Therefore, our plan here at Body & Spirit is to make a gradual return to in person classes as soon as we are able and to continue to offer a combination of both in person and online sessions indefinitely.
And so, whilst for now, there won't be any immediate changes to the Body & Spirit class programme or the way that classes are run, we do have some dates to look forward to and we will update you with plans as soon as we are able to offer a choice of face to face and online classes.
Thank you for all your support over the past year while we have been navigating this most unprecedented situation. Here's to happier and healthier times to come!
Free online meditation
I have really enjoyed running the online guided meditations over the past year, and connecting with so many of you in this way. From your feedback they have really helped in times of need and I am very grateful to have been able to offer support in some small way. As lockdown begins to ease these will gradually come to an end, although the recordings will still be available to watch on my YouTube Channel channel. Our last meditation is planned for Tuesday 30th March 2021.
In the meantime and for the immediate future, you can join the live, free 15 minute meditations every Tuesday at 1pm on my Facebook page.
Dates for your diary:
The Spring Equinox is only a month away and Easter is not far behind. As usual Body & Spirit will take a short break over the Easter period and there will be no sessions running from:
Friday 2nd April up to and including Friday 9th April.
As always, we will be providing a pre-recorded class for you to tune into over the break at your leisure. Classes will resume as normal on Saturday 10th April.
STRETCH & RELEASE MASTERCLASS
Back by popular demand the next Stretch & Release Masterclass will be taking place at the end of April. Watch this space for dates and booking information!
‘Clare’s Pilates’ becomes ‘Body & Spirit’
Over the last few years, I have really enjoyed working with so many different people and building Clare’s Pilates. I have laughed and learnt a lot! And, in recent months, I have found a real passion for taking a deeper, more holistic look at health and wellbeing; and at how our physical and mental bodies interact with each other.
I was becoming increasingly aware that, despite our best efforts to keep fit or make time for ourselves, many of us are tired, ill or stressed; sometimes mentally and sometimes physically. It was the same for me, I was promoting health and happiness, but I wasn’t healthy or happy, and I wondered why. Over time and with a lot of personal work, I realised that in any given day I was many different things to different people. And whilst I loved all of these parts of me, they were not working well together, and it wasn’t clear who ‘I’ was. Because I wasn’t able to see myself clearly, I couldn’t see what I needed to keep me fit, well and able to serve others. The realisation dawned that a person needs to be balanced; mind, body and spirit, and that anxiety or stress are very often the causes of pain and physical imbalances and vice versa.
Out of my journey grew a desire to do more than teach Pilates. I wanted to facilitate and support people on their own path to health and happiness, whatever that looked like. So, as many of you already know, my Pilates sessions have become more mind-body focused, the Roll & Relax Workshops are now available, and the Yamuna® Body Rolling has been introduced.
Working in this way feels right and is really rewarding, and I want to do more. I really want to be able to continue my learning and to collaborate with other teachers to bring new techniques and practices to life.
Current classes and private sessions won’t change. Becoming Body & Spirit simply allows everything to come under one umbrella, and affords the opportunity to introduce all kinds of classes, workshops and retreats going forwards.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the changes and plans; and especially any ideas you might have for future classes. I am really looking forward to helping existing and new clients on their own, personal journeys to health and happiness. I am so excited to see what this year holds!