Yoga and Pilates are not just for fitness. Natalie’s motivation and inspiration is for overall wellbeing, calming the active mind, and exploring the mind and body on a physical, mental and spiritual journey. Physical fitness, strength and flexibility are side-effects of practising yoga and Pilates but it doesn’t have to be your motivation.
Yoga - A yoga class will typically comprise seated, standing and supine asanas (postures) to bring about a feeling of physical strength and balance, pranayama (breath practice) to bring about a feeling of emotional balance and relaxation and meditation to draw upon your mental and spiritual focus.
Pilates – This class will provide an all over body workout which will bring about a feeling of balance and wellbeing. Pilates exercises have a focus on core strength as well as developing flexibility. Natalie’s Pilates classes comprise traditional Pilates exercises as well as other contemporary Pilates inspired movements.
Natalie’s typical class style combines traditional hatha yoga with vinyasa style sequencing. She captures and balances the spiritual essence of yoga with physical fitness perfectly. By attending Natalie’s classes regularly you will begin to notice and understand her unique style which encourages students to acknowledge and respect their energy levels which naturally fluctuate hour by hour and day by day. Humans are not linear but are cyclical beings and Natalie’s classes encourage students to honour and respect their own cyclical wisdom. She often works with the seasons, elements and nature by bringing in class themes which help us to stay in touch and in tune with the world around us.