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Pilates

Introduction to Post Natal Pilates

Our newest class, Mummy & Baby Post Natal Pilates starts this coming Thursday 11th January 10am. Here, Emma Hodson, our new STOTT qualified Post Natal Pilates instructor, introduces herself and the basic principles of her new class. Her classes are open to all and babies are welcome (but not mandatory). Emma will be working with you to strengthen and restore the body after childbirth.
Until the end of January, we are offering 10 classes for just £50.

If you would like to try Emma’s class, then please contact us here to book a free trial.

Pilates, Yoga & Mindfulness Luxury Holidays

Luxury Pilates, Yoga and Mindfulness Retreats, Sicily Active Holidays, is the collaboration of longtime Fitness Professionals and personal friends of mine, Mike Mckone and Marina Thomas.

Their luxury retreats offer guests the perfect balance of invigorating hatha yoga, toning pilates and calming mindfulness while enjoying the convenience of a full board stay at one of Sicily’s finest country estates, Villa Aranjaya.

With Sicily Active, not only will you enjoy a week of Pilates, Yoga, Mindfulness and other exercise, you can also indulge in a menu of healthy, tasty Sicilian food and authentic local wines.

Sicily Active Holidays have very kindly offered £100 off their beautiful retreats for all Millie Dobie Studio Members.

Read more about their upcoming 2018 retreats at Sicily Active Holidays or to book, contact Mike and Marina.

 

 

 

Reflexology in the Studio

Reflexology

We are delighted to have Tracy Taylor of POD Reflexology offering treatments in the studio at various times throughout the week. These treatments are available to all but Studio members will receive 10% off all treatments.

Reflexology uses a hands-on technique to offer a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating therapy. Reflexology can help with a wide variety of conditions by stimulating the body’s natural healing system, and restoring vitality. Commonly treated conditions include pain, sciatica, digestive problems, IBS, migraines, posture, hormonal in-balances, ME, fatigue, insomnia, stress and lymphatic problems.

You can book directly via Mind Body or for alternative appointment times, you can contact Tracy directly at [email protected] .

 

Prices

1hr reflexology treatment: £40.00

Courses of 5 treatments: £160.00

 

* From Monday 11th September to Saturday 23rd Tracy will be offering free introductory treatments to new clients so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Tracy tells us how reflexology can act as a powerful tool to help achieve mental and physical well-being:

Most of us know the importance of taking regular exercise to keep us healthy physically and mentally.

Finding a regime that enables us to keep our bodies active and supple is probably one of the biggest favours we can do for our bodies and will improve our health and reduce the risk of diseases including type 2 Diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long term health benefits. But most importantly, regular activity will improve the quality of your life.  It’s now well documented that exercise creates a healthier state of mind, improves sleep and affects the levels of chemicals in your brain such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones.

But of equal importance when trying to aim for a heathy lifestyle is recovery. Recovery time is hugely important to allow the body to replenish energy stores through healthy eating and repair damaged tissues with sufficient rest.

For those who take their exercise seriously, it can be tempting to overtrain and not recognise the importance of the recovery phase. This can actually result in the opposite to what you are trying to achieve including feeling general fatigue, lack of wellbeing and an actual decrease in fitness.

Getting good quality sleep is vital to how effectively your body replenishes and repairs itself not just from physical activity but also the general mental stress that many of us experience every day.

Unfortunately these very everyday stresses can prevent us from achieving the quality of sleep and relaxation that our bodies need to do their stuff!

How often have you woken up after a poor nights sleep and felt exhausted?  This is your body’s way of telling you that it has not fully recovered and repaired.

Deep relaxation allows you to ease off the pressure and have a break but its more than just lounging on the couch with a glass of wine.  What you are looking for is a state of deep relaxation where tension is released from the body on a physical level and your mind completely switches off.

Regular relaxation on this deep level is every bit as important as proper diet, sleep and exercise, and is vital for feeling your best, physically and emotionally.

Reflexology is a powerful tool to help with many physical and mental issues but at its core is the help that it can give to putting your body into a deep state of relaxation to help get it back in balance.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga this September

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Equestrian Yogini

 

I am so excited to welcome Meg, the Equestrian Yogini to the studio this September. Meg will be holding a weekly Vinyasa Flow class at 6pm on Wednesdays throughout September in my absence. She has space for 8 people per class and it will completely free to my members so book now to avoid disappointment as spaces are going fast.

Here’s what Meg says about her classes:

‘Deep Flow is a type of yoga that moves with the breath. My teaching style is more about the feel of the pose rather than the look. Making it suitable for all levels, using the posture to introduce you to parts of the body you’ve not met before and feeling your way through the practice, I shall take you on a journey through the body, searching out any tension and breathing through to release.
Building the internal heat you will find yourself flowing with breath into many different postures and ending in relaxation.
I bring in spiritual texts and the deeper meanings of life, causing you to think about your journey through this life and how to make the best of it.
We use pranayama (breathing exercises) to cleanse the body and clear the mind that lead us towards meditation and relaxation.
I’ll always add modifications and adaptations to the more challenging postures’.

Contact us now to book your space.

September in the Studio

Thank You

Firstly, I just want to say a really heartfelt Thank You to you all for your constant support. It’s been just over a year since I took the leap to expanded the studio and with your support and loyalty, the Studio has gone from strength to strength. It has been such a pleasure to add new classes to the timetable and I hope you’ll agree that the Studio now offers a really diverse and exciting range of Pilates and Fitness.

September

A quick reminder that I will unfortunately be away throughout September as I continue my Stott Pilates training. I understand that this will of course impact on your training schedules but I strongly believe that it is of the upmost importance that I continue to train as I teach to ensure that you all benefit from the best training you could possibly receive. Thank you all again for your patience. Of course, your memberships will be frozen though September and extended by a month accordingly.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

I am delighted however, that Meg from Equestrian Yogini will be holding a weekly Vinyasa Flow class at 6pm on Wednesdays throughout September in my absence. This will be completely free to my members and I will be posting more about this class in due course. Meg has space for 8 people per class so please book early to avoid disappointment.

New Timetable

My new Autumn timetable (October onwards) is now live, take a look at what’s new here.

BBarreless at Henham

We had such a great time last weekend at the Pandita Yoga mini retreat at the beautiful Henham Barns. Thank you to all of you who were able to come to my new BBarreless class there, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I am looking forward to bringing BBarreless into my BootyBarre class this coming Autumn.

Reflexology

A quick reminder that Tracy Taylor will be offering reflexology at the Studio every Thursday from this Autumn so please do Email Tracy to book a space.

Millie xx 

More about… ZEN•GA™

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People often ask me exactly what my Zenga Yoga Flow class entails.

Practised on the Reformer, ZEN•GA is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow.

ZEN•GA™ is a synergistic blend of mind-body modalities, supported by exercise science and the newest findings in fascial fitness. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes a pathway to reach it.

ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience. Benefits include improved strength, enhanced elasticity and a more youthful, resilient and fluid body.

My ZEN•GA workshops will help to improve circulation, mobility and balance. We will work on enhancing total body awareness while heightening mental clarity and focus, through the power of movement.

 

Why not come and try a class with me, Fridays 1.30pm – all are welcome.

Book Here.