Pilates at the Seaford Osteopathic Clinic

We offer classes for people of all ages and fitness levels in our bright, warm and intimate studio, taught all year round by teachers with experience and expertise.

If you are looking to improve your posture, core stability and strength, to manage chronic pain, exercise safely with a musculoskeletal condition, rehabilitate an injury, learn how to relax, or push yourself with invigorating body conditioning workouts – we have a class to suit you.

Our classes offer an exciting and inclusive range from gentle to dynamic Pilates, Yoga, Back Care, Pelvic Floor Restore, Reformer, equipment and chair-based exercise and Meditation. Working with you, wherever you are starting from, we can help you to feel stronger, more flexible, balanced, more resilient and in control. We believe that everybody and anybody can gain health, fitness and well-being benefits from a mind-body approach to movement.

More than just forms of exercise, Pilates and yoga nurture the whole self with an awareness of movement to tune and align the body and mind. Working with principles of concentration, centring, control, breath, precision and flow stimulates cognitive faculties for attention, motivation, memory and learning. A regular class can help you to feel physically and mentally stronger. Joseph Pilates called a book about his technique nothing less than a ‘Return to Life’ – once you make Pilates and/or yoga part of your weekly routine – your brain, your mind and your body will thank you! And we look forward to welcome you.

New for 2020…

ELDOA Workshop with Justine Sipprell Tuesday, 21st January, 6-7.30pm. £23
ELDOA is a series of Myofascial stretches that relieve pressure around particular joints and spinal segments and increase blood flow in the body. It is similar to some types of yoga with focus on holding a posture and breathing. ELDOA can normalise disc bulges, reduce degrees of Scoliosis, increase flexibility, improve muscle performance & tone, normalise visceral function and reduce stress! Contact Justine on 07951 322738 or justine@core4pelvicfloor.com
Justine is available for Personal Training in the Pilates Studio on Tuesday afternoons from January.
1943 by Georgia O’Keeffe georgiaokeeffe.net
Healthier Bones & Balance
5-week Course with Karen Hall. £60.
Fridays, 17th January – 14th February, 9-10am
This course will introduce Pilates with modifications to enable people who are concerned about bone mass density, balance and posture, to exercise safely and effectively promote optimum bone health. Low impact, weight-bearing exercise, training for better posture and balance can help to keep bones healthier, reduce risk of falls and build confidence. This course is suitable for anyone who wants to exercise to support bone health. Contact Karen on 07944 78220 or karenmoves@gmail.com

TIMETABLE OF WEEKLY CLASSES:

Monday
9.30 – 10.45 am – Gentle Back Care, Karen Hall
11 am – 12.15 pm – Modified Pilates, Karen Hall
12.30 – 1.45 pm – Dynamic Pilates, Karen Hall
2pm – Personal Tuition, Karen Hall
7 – 8.30 pm – Pilates Yoga Flow, Karen Hall

Tuesday
9.30 – 10.30 am – Modified Pilates, Zara Mirfakhraee
10.30 – 11.30 am – Modified Pilates, Zara Mirfakhraee
11.30 – Personal Tuition, Zara Mirfakhraee
1.30 – 2.30 pm – Chair-based Yoga, Christine Savva
3 – 7pm – Personal Tuition, Justine Sipprell

Wednesday
9.30 – 10.30 am – Dynamic Pilates, Karen Hall
11 am – 12 pm – Gentle Mindful Pilates, Karen Hall
12.30 – 1.30 pm – Men’s Pilates Group, Karen Hall
2pm – Personal Tuition, Karen Hall
6.30 – 7.30 pm – Qigong Dragon and Tiger, Chad Roberts

Thursday
9.30 – 10.30 am – Modified Pilates, Karen Hall
10.45 – 11.45 am – Chair-based Pilates, Karen Hall
12.15 – 1.15 pm – Stronger Back Pilates, Karen Hall
6.15 – 7.15 pm – Dynamic Pilates, Karen Hall

Friday
9 – 10 am – Bones & Balance/Personal Tuition, Karen
10.30 – 11.30 am – Women’s Wellness Pilates, Nancy Procter
6 – 7 pm – Gentle Yoga & Meditation, Karen Hall

Saturday
9.15 – 10.30 am – Dynamic Pilates, Karen Hall
10.45 am – 12 pm – Equipment Pilates, Karen Hall
12.30 pm – Personal Tuition, Karen Hall

To make an enquiry or make a booking please phone or email the teacher directly:

Karen Hall: 07944 785520 / karenmoves@gmail.com
Zara Mirfakhraee: 07532 418542 / zarano1@msn.com
Christine Savva: 07764 188615 / savvachristine@gmail.com
Justine Sipprell: 07951 322738 / justine@core4pelvicfloor.com
Chad Roberts: 07971 160772 / tao.clearwater@outlook.com
Nancy Procter: 07881941360 / nancyproctorpilates@gmail.com

Please scroll down to see more about the teachers

PILATES STUDIO TEACHERS at Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Seaford
Karen Hall teaches movement and mind/body work as a Yoga, Pilates mat work and studio equipment teacher, and a certified specialist in Exercise for Back Care. My teaching has evolved through over 35 years of experience working in the fields of dance, performance and bodywork, the last 9 years in clinical setting. I am interested in the journey of the body through movement from somatic and restorative approaches that facilitate a sense of listening to the body, letting go excess tension and finding pain-free pathways, to finding inner core strength, and working with creative and dynamic challenge. Movement has the power to transform how we feel, to release held patterns, enable renewal and the possibility for change. I teach a wide variety of groups, that draw on diverse movement practices, my teaching is person-centred, focused and responsive to needs, aspirations and individual potential.
Contact Karen: Tel 07944 785520, Email: karenmoves@gmail.com
www.movementforlife-pilates.co.uk / Facebook: Movement for Life – Karen Hall
Zara Mirfakhraee is a qualified Yoga and Pilates teacher and beauty therapist with over 12 years of teaching experience. I believe in a strong focus on the Joseph Pilates Principles. These include, focus, control, moving with breath, centering, alignment/precision and flow. I’m a great believer that when moving the ‘Pilates’ way, that ‘if you’re not feeling it in your core then you’re not moving correctly’. I enjoying helping those who attend my classes to understand where this should come from and how to really feel the benefits internally. My teaching style reflects an approach that is self-nurturing, working within your own limitations but with an encouragement of personal exploration and growth. Qualified with YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates, The Pilates Advanced Training School Mat Pilates Certification, Inner healing yoga, Les Miles Body Balance, Yin Yoga Diploma and Hot Yoga Diploma.
Contact Zara: Tel. 075324 18542, Email. Zarano1@msn.com
www.zarayogapilates.co.uk / facebook: zara Yoga, Pilates & Beauty
Nancy Procter came to Pilates after an injury during a riding accident and finding Pilates to be the most wonderful rehabilitation exercise, decided to retrain and become an instructor. With a passion for empowering women to look after their bodies and to be proud of their achievements I seek the correct balance within the body for movement without pain while gaining strength and confidence. I began teaching the Pelvic Floor Restore class after doing rehab with a close family member after surgery. During my research I found out some shocking facts: on average it takes 5 to 7 years for a women to go to her GP about a pelvic problem; and it has recently been reported that 1 in 3 women suffer from pelvic floor problems – shocking I know! Pelvic Floor Restore & Woman’s Wellness classes focus on strengthening the pelvic floor and gaining better control in that area. The pelvic floor forms the base of our core, so all the exercises have the added benefit of activating and supporting our core. The class is supportive, full of information, fun, practical advice and has helped many women feel more in touch, in control and confident about their body. It’s space where I’m proud to say people feel comfortable talking about these issues.
Contact Nancy: Tel. 07881941360, nancyproctorpilates@gmail.com
‘Qigong is gentle exercise that seeks to bring body, mind and spirit into a state of vibrant health.’
Chad Roberts has over 20 years of experience in tai chi and qigong systems. The possibilities of chi and awareness that this system utilises continue to be a source of fascination to me, and though I qualified to teach in 2008, my training is ongoing in the interest of accessing the many layers of internal content available. On a basic level, even before you learn some of the deeper internal content, dragon and tiger is an effective qigong set that can condition the body and erode tension in the body and mind.
Qigong (usually pronounced chee gong) is gentle exercise that seeks to bring body, mind and spirit into a state of vibrant health. Dragon and Tiger is a 1500year old qigong system consisting of 7 movements that are repeated up to 20 times each and work with the main acupuncture meridians. It can be called medical because of the track record of the positive impact on health it has had for many people in China and a growing number of people in the West. With practice you can gain improvements by degrees in both physical and energetic balance, mobility and body awareness, circulation, energy awareness and flow, ability to relax and capacity for healing.
Contact Chad: 07971 160772 Email: tao.clearwater@outlook.com
Christine Savva.
I was introduced to yoga over 25 years ago when I was nursing I was inspired by a mature but very agile patient who had practiced yoga – I thought to myself ‘I want to be like that when I’m in my 70’s!’ I have been drawn to the traditional Hatha style, with emphasis on pranayama (breath work) and trained at the Westminster School of Yoga in 2011 and have taught small classes since. Having sustained various injuries myself, I have learnt to adapt my teaching and my own personal practice and have developed an interest in chair-based yoga for anyone who finds floor work challenging. The chair-based yoga is a gentle and calming class, aimed for those who find floor work less suitable for whatever reason. Some standing is included but all can be carried out in the chair. We always start with calming the breath, mind and body, and then focus on the neck and shoulders, where a lot of people commonly hold tension. We move on to gentle spine work and lower body and chest opening and balance postures are included, working on increasing flexibility and improved posture, ending with a relaxation. I aim to teach things that clients can take away with them if they wish to practice aspects at home.
Contact Christine: Tel. 07764 188615, Email: savvachristine@gmail.com
Justine Sipprell is a personal trainer, Pilates teacher, Shiatsu practitioner and Doula. She specialises in pelvic floor health and teaches the Hypopressive method and ELDOA. Last year she returned to the UK after teaching in Toronto on the Pilates equipment for 5 years . A 1-2-1 session with Justine will include work on the Reformer, arc barrel, exo chaired incorporate breath and pelvic floor work. Some Shiatsu can also be included if desired!
Contact Justine on 07951 322738 or email justine@core4pelvicfloor.com