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Feet, floor and more

Feet, floor and more

May 13, 2021

Liz and Samm ramble through the woods reflecting on the fascia focused 'Floor and Core’ class and discuss baggy tights, saggy faces and Zoom necks. Once Samm is reassured that Nala hasn’t caught the baby rabbit, Liz introduces next week’s festival of 'Feet and Ankle Love'  to celebrate, and ease some of us back into, the Big Return Indoors. 

In amongst the Fauna talking Fascia, Franklin Method and Feet.

In amongst the Fauna talking Fascia, Franklin Method and Feet.

April 30, 2021

Liz and Samm don their dungarees to chat about the ‘Organs' class and introduce this week’s ’Self Massage’, continuing our focus on feeling good and the power of our interoceptors. Key word this week is: Melting. 

 

Quote of the Week: Pilates: Here to improve what you do most of the time.

The Power of Interoception, the benefits of focusing on our visceral health plus dramatic deer rescue

The Power of Interoception, the benefits of focusing on our visceral health plus dramatic deer rescue

April 25, 2021

This week Liz and Samm drift through the delightful dabbley woods discussing the benefits of Interoception, pause briefly for a daring dramatic dash to rescue a deer, then delight in drawing a breath to detail this week’s focus on using the Franklin Method to tone up our organ fascia with a quick exercise demo for the colon health. 

All Rolling ready for Easter: The Roll Down Special

All Rolling ready for Easter: The Roll Down Special

March 28, 2021

After a quick update on where we all got this week without our SatNavs, Liz and Samm ramble through the windy woods talking about the classic Roll Down. It’s a ‘deep dive’ into the why and the how of not-hanging-upside-down, and the various variations to get the most out of this full-flexion-but-not-a-fall forward move, including Osteoporosis options. And Liz whips off her socks for yet another luscious foot stretch exercise to try at home.

Switching off the Sat Nav

Switching off the Sat Nav

March 21, 2021

Liz and Samm weave their way through the woods this week reflecting on your super Spirals and then going a bit scientific. Samm explains the aim of being mindful and connected in our movement to help keep our brains as well as bodies active and connected. And the results of That Cherry Picking experiment are in! 

Some How-We-Tackle-Osteoporosis talk, plus more spiral shenanigans and ‘segmatizing’

Some How-We-Tackle-Osteoporosis talk, plus more spiral shenanigans and ‘segmatizing’

March 12, 2021

Liz and Samm crunch carefully through the thicket whilst tackling the issue of Osteoporosis and why and how we adjust our plans. We puzzle long legs versus side twists, Liz has a couple of corking do-as-you-listen spiral exercises, and we invite your thoughts on fountain pens... 

Talking about The Core and so much more, with the 360 jiggle, letting it all go, good lubrication and Liz’s own Quote of the Week

Talking about The Core and so much more, with the 360 jiggle, letting it all go, good lubrication and Liz’s own Quote of the Week

March 5, 2021

Liz and Samm take a wander in The Woods to round up the week of the Loo Roll, discuss more on fabulous fascia and chat about next week’s back to basics focus on The Core; with special guest Roger Federer…not really….just Liz pretending…plus weekly hand cream and lipstick tips!

Leg-licking, loo-rolling and lockdown musings plus special buzzard guest appearance.

Leg-licking, loo-rolling and lockdown musings plus special buzzard guest appearance.

February 27, 2021

A crunchy, tweety, birdwatching stomp through the woods with another fabulous foot exercise from Liz on a log, listener feedback and lockdown Zoom musings on adaptability.

Deep in the Woods talking diaphragms and dwelling places, with fabulous footwork, magic tapping exercises, cat flaps, jazz hands and bonus skincare tips.

Deep in the Woods talking diaphragms and dwelling places, with fabulous footwork, magic tapping exercises, cat flaps, jazz hands and bonus skincare tips.

February 19, 2021

Liz and Samm go deep into the Woods this week to escape the wind, rest on our rugs and try some stillness. Samm tries out her magic growing tapping exercise on Liz before she in turn whips off her socks to describe and demo a fabulous foot exercise for you. We preview this week’s class with a focus on the Franklin Method imagery for toning the diaphragm with cat flaps, bucket handles and jazz hands….stick with us! 

Oozing joy, even more on breathing, four takeaway moves and bonus hoovering tips

Oozing joy, even more on breathing, four takeaway moves and bonus hoovering tips

February 13, 2021

We are back with more Pilates and movement chat (and real wind sound effects as we learn about microphones) from The Woods. A general oozing of joy about our clients, even more for you on breathing and four (yes, four!) take away moves for the week that can be done inside or outside, on your mat, chair and wall. Plus hoovering tips and a question for our Vita Family Hive Mind. 

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