Body & Spirit
Formerly Clare’s Pilates
Pilates, Yamuna® Body Rolling, Meditation, Ante & Postnatal Exercise, Dance & Choreography
COVID-19 Update (Last updated: 08/04/2020)
Recognise Your Anxiety: Simple ways of releasing anxiety to maintain clam, balance and a high state of productivity
At the moment the government’s advice is that we cease all but essential contact with outside world. We at Body & Spirit think this is a sensible course of action. We know however, that maintaining your exercise and meditation is helping everyone to stay calm, happy and sane and we want to support you in doing this as much as we possibly can.
“Thank you for enabling me to carry on with Pilates... I wasn’t sure about doing it on Zoom but thought I’d give it a go. I really enjoyed it and felt lifted afterwards.”
Pilates classes now online
Find out more and view our class timetable.
New Resources section
Find 2 minute videos to help you stretch and keep moving, as well as useful links, music ideas, top tips, and more.
We are here to help, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch.
‘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!