Folding and Unfolding

  • Enlightened Body Pilates 3-6 The Stable Yard, Woodhayes Honiton UK

Folding, curling, flexing, rounding, snuggling – names for that place we began and the place we go when we sleep, when we seek comfort or feel vulnerable and want to protect ourselves.  A position we have in common with the hedgehog, the cat, the endangered pangolin and almost all animals, birds and even insects.

How do we know this position as adults and how easily do we feel moving in and out of it?  For some, being curled is home and sometimes uncurling is not so easy, a rounded back can develop over time.  For others, being upright and uncurled is the place to be, even so far as to only lie flat out on their backs, even for sleep.

In this class we explore curling and folding, increasing your sense of flexibility and wholeness. We touch extremes and possibilities moving between the two, as we learn to roll.  See how this very early learned transition relates to our state of being today, as we sit, stand, walk and move through modern life.  What will you discover? Find a more aligned posture, naturally standing tall, improve balance and feel more connected with the ground.

This exploration is a 2 hour workshop from 11.00 – 1.00 and the first of a set of 4 for the Autumn Term.  Spaces are limited to 6, so please book in advance with Katharine on 01404 548349 or email pilates@enlightenedbody.co.uk