Say hello to your muscles and your mind
Introducing your new winter activity! Enjoy a balmy heated indoor swimming pool while improving your strength and balance, using mindful movement, all while having fun and meeting new people.
Strength and Balance is my 8 week program designed with yoga and pilates inspired movement. We're taking yoga poses and functional movement and bringing it together with mindfulness practices, self enquiry and reflection, allowing you an opportunity to really get to know your mind and your body.
Each week is a workshop broken down into bite size pieces, focusing on different areas of our body so you become confident and familiar moving on water, allowing you to really master strength and balance in your mind and body.
It won't be easy and it's not for the faint hearted! But it will be fun!
Expect your cheeks to hurt
Am I talking about your glutes or your face? I guess now that I think of it, probably both....
But no, what I'm referring to is your face. Expect to have fun, laugh, play and let your hair down.
Our sessions will be light hearted, and you'll leave feeling good!
You'll get out of your comfort zone - you'll face fears and challenges
During the 8 weeks you can expect
8 x 60 minute workshops (one per week) exploring your own strength and balance with physical movement to strengthen, lengthen and tone muscles that don't often get attention.
Each class broken down allowing you to seek the confidence within to progress at your own level.
Opportunities for your to face fears, set personal goals or intentions.
You'll understand yourself as we allow time for you to observe any challenges you've faced, how your mind and body feels and responds.
A focus on a positive mindset and kindness towards yourself.
Your body will feel stronger.
Your mind will feel stronger, calmer and you'll have tools to cultivate peace in your own internal environment.
You'll meet like-minded individuals and make great friends.
You'll have fun!
Each workshop will begin with mindful movement including a warm up, physical challenges (expect your heart rate to go up and serious muscle engagement) and an opportunity to practice calming it right down while having fun on the Floats.
The workshop will end on pool deck, giving us a chance to share and reflect before going home feeling light and ready for a good night's sleep.
This program is perfect for you if...
You're looking for a new way to move your body and develop your strength in a fun environment
You want to be surrounded by positivity and others who support you
You love a good challenge and one that helps you stay motivated and focused
You are comfortable in the deep end of a swimming pool and can swim 25 metres unassisted
You have the strength to pull yourself up onto a platform/pool edge without support (there will be lots of falling so you need to be able get back up in the deep end - don't worry, you can go slow and at your own pace, but getting on and off is part of the program, wait until you learn the 'seal')
You're happy to get wet (there will not be a single workshop where you'll stay dry! Don't make it your hair washing day!)
You're over 18 or accompanied by a parent or guardian
You LOVE HAVING FUN
This program is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or has serious injuries or health concerns.
Each workshop will begin on pool deck
24 July - Week 1
Introduction, fundamentals and exploring movement on water.
31 July - Week 2
7 August - Week 3
14 August - Week 4
21 August - Week 5
28 August - Week 6
4 September - Week 7
11 September - Week 8
Final class play, balance and high fives all round!
All equipment (Salti Float, straps, blocks)
Exclusive access to the Chill Zone where you'll find a guided relaxation meditation and a gentle yoga session for you to enjoy at home when you need to stretch out
Access to a private Facebook group to stay connected and share hilarious photos from each workshop
What to wear
Wear anything that makes you feel comfortable. This can be colourfast activewear or modest/sports swimwear.
What to bring
Clothing or swimwear for on water
a warm change of clothes
Total cost is $272 for 8 week workshop paid in advance to reserve your place.