Yoga and Pilates

Yoga

“I believe that yoga can benefit everyone, whether you’re looking to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, focus, breath awareness, or rehabilitation from an illness or an injury. Yoga will help give you a deeper understanding of yourself”

Jenny Andrews-Smith, Yoga Instructor

Our expert yoga teacher Jenny Andrews-Smith offers bespoke instruction and group classes, drawing on a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Sivananda, to improve flexibility, balance, focus and breath awareness.

Click here to read more about all of the different types of yoga class available here at West Bay.

As one of the Island’s leading Yoga teachers, Jenny’s passion, experience and dedication in the practice of Yoga is evident in all that she teaches. Jenny is a Certified Level 3 Yoga Teacher and is registered as an Advance Trainer with the Register of Exercise Professionals, and Yoga Alliance. She has over 2500 hours teaching experience, including 200 hours training with Yogini Anne-Marie Newland, the founder of Sun Power Yoga, and is also a qualified rehab trainer. Jenny’s training allows her to draw on a large variety of yoga styles to enable her to offer yoga bespoke to the individual needs of the client.

Click here to see a timetable of our studio classes.

As well as our yoga classes, Jenny also offers private yoga and private yoga therapy sessions.

Yoga therapy or rehabilitation is a form of therapy that treats the body as a whole – focusing on disease within the whole body, rather than individual parts of the body.  It’s conducted in a holistic way to bring balance and health.

As series of therapeutic exercises and tools are used, including pranayama (breath control), joint freeing, hip and shoulder balancing techniques, yoga asanas (postures), shiatsu massage, body alignment skills, meditation and yoga nidra.  It also creates an awareness or dietary requirements and how diet affects the whole body.

It is practice to help bring the body back into balance after injury or illness – whether physical or emotional; and presents the client with a series of tools to maintain their health and wellbeing to enhance and improve their health and lifestyle.

Private yoga lesson (60 minutes) – £40

Private yoga course of 6 (60 minutes) – £200

Yoga therapy/rehabilitation (60 minutes) – £50


Pilates

Get involved in our Pilates programme to balance your mind and improve your posture. We offer a wide range of Pilates classes for every ability level including Fundamental Pilates, Classic Pilates, Dynamic Pilates and Matwork.

Pilates is intended to be a whole body (and mind) exercise where the emphasis is on control, precision and concentration.

In Pilates, core stabilization is critical; by strengthening the abdominal muscles, lower back and buttocks the rest of the body is able to move freely. In other words, you get fitter from the inside out.  The great thing about Pilates is that it doesn’t get easier, you just get better. As your physical strength increases, the work refines and redefines itself.

Pilates will increase your stamina flexibility and strength.  Muscle tension will be released and stress reduced, leaving you feeling re-energised and lighter inside and out.

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Lisa also offers private lessons:

Private Pilates lesson (60 minutes) – £35 (£30 members)

Private Pilates course of 6 (60 minutes) – £175 (£150 members)