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Pilates or Yoga?

Pilates or Yoga?

Cheese or tulips?  Swimming or cycling ?  Bruce Lee or Rudolf Nureyev?

What’s the difference?

On the surface, both disciplines present similarities like breathing, moving and wearing stretchy apparel.  When we look closer they are as different as Martial Arts are to Ballet. I’d even go as far as to say that if they were people one would be Bruce Lee (fighting streak aside) and the other, Rudolf Nureyev.


Are you a budding Rudolf or grasshopper Bruce?… Read more
Posted on January 1, 2020

A Bridge Too Far With Bev Porrino

A Bridge Too Far With Bev Porrino

This interactive mixed ability workshop with Bev will take a look at why some students find backbends challenging.

With the use of foam rollers, balls, our own hands and yoga postures, we will lubricate and release the connective tissues so that we can move from gentle backbends to deeper postures with ease and with strength.

We’ll take a brief look at anatomical differences in a generic group so that we can focus on correct alignment and modifications for your body.… Read more

Posted on February 13, 2019

Neuromuscular Activation & Stress Management Workshop with Bev Porrino

Neuromuscular Activation & Stress Management Workshop with Bev Porrino

Reboot Your Body, Mind & Motivation.

During this fun & interactive workshop, you will learn how daily stress impacts upon our physical body, and you will discover how easy it is to interrupt poor neuromuscular patterns & reawaken muscles that have become confused and switched off. Just like putting a new fuse into a blown circuit.

We’ll take a look at how to use breath to manage stress & anxiety. How to avoid Tech Neck (Forward head posture, developed through looking down at mobile phones and other devices)

We will begin by exploring how our thoughts influence our nervous system, how our hearing and sight affect our balance and why, when you override poor breathing patterns the body responds immediately.… Read more

Posted on December 20, 2017

Stronger Within with Bev Porrino

Stronger Within with Bev Porrino

The human body is amazing. It is designed to adapt to an ever-changing environment but eventually, these adaptations and compensations break down. This is when we usually pay attention to it; when we are unwell or when we feel pain.

Be Activated is the science and art of getting your body to work the way nature intended, and in doing so allowing it to break free of poor movement patterns, pain and dysfunction.… Read more

Posted on May 22, 2017

Is it Time to Book Your Summer Retreat?

Is it Time to Book Your Summer Retreat?

As the days begin to stretch and the darkness of winter retreats, like spring flowers we tilt our faces to the pale sunlight and allow strands of light and thoughts of summer to dance through our minds.

Beautiful as that sounds, the reality is that the shops have ended their Final Spring Sales” campaign and just behind the St Patrick’s day celebrations, the fluffy chicks and Easter eggs, you can feel the new summer fashions jostle for position.… Read more

Posted on March 22, 2017

Why are there more women doing yoga than men?

Why are there more women doing yoga than men? Media Influence?

Is it really just because women tend to pay more attention to their bodies than men do or have we just become brainwashed by social media images?  The glossy magazine covers parade a never-ending stream of willowy, super-flexible, women across our screens.  And then when we do see men doing yoga, they tend to be amazingly buff and gymnastic-like.

Speaking of buff and gymnastic-like.

We’ve recently been treated to the beautiful sight of the two kilt wearing Scottish yogis, Tristan Cameron-Harpe and Finlay Wilson.… Read more

Posted on March 14, 2017