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classteachers

All of our Class teachers are highly qualified, very experienced and fully insured:

 

Rachel Dean (Yoga)

Kirsty Harte (Pilates)

Sarah Hennessy (Pilates)

Gill Valentine (Yoga)

Dr Judi Sharifi (Mindfulness Meditation)

Sarah Hennessy

Pilates Instructor - Sarah Hennessy

 

Sarah Hennessy started her training with the Pilates Institute in November 2005 and has been teaching Fundamental Pilates since February 2006.  Sarah continued her training in Pilates Matwork - Intermediate, Advanced, and small equipment; and Pilates Equipment - Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Spine Corrector (large pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates).  She received her Masters Diploma Certification in September 2011.  

 

Sarah draws on a rich palette of visuals from her familiarity with Brain Gym, Anatomy Trains, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Rolfing, dance, Feldenkrais and Emmett technique. 

Sarah runs Pilates Classes at the Bodywork Centre on:

Tuesdays:        9.30am & 5.35pm

Wednesdays:   5.15pm

Thursdays:       5.30pm

To book a place please contact Sarah via The Bodywork Centre on: 01434 601577

Kirsty Harte
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Pilates Instructor - Kirsty Harte 

Kirsty Harte is a Northumberland based Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience and a wealth of knowledge in musculoskeletal conditions.

With her physiotherapy knowledge and expertise she is able to adapt specific exercises and uses her Pilates classes to aid her clients' rehabilitation and to help manage musculoskeletal problems.

Gentle Harte

Designed for those who are new to pilates, those who need a slower pace and those who need to review the basics: 

Thursdays 11am-12pm

Mixed Harte

Suitable for those who are familiar with pilates. Classes are varied using small equipment – balls, weights, foam rollers and bands to facilitate and challenge movement:

Thursdays 9.30am-10.30am

One to one sessions also available.

Please contact Kirsty direct to book your place: 07776 213369 

 

Dr Judi Sharifi
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation Courses - Dr Judi Sharifi

Judi is an experienced doctor of counselling psychology and a qualified mindfulness teacher, registered with the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA) which ensures quality of teaching with integrity, depth and adherence to the highest professional standards. Mindfulness is a quality that entails being awake to all that is present in and around you. Jon Kabat Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) defines it as: “the awareness that arises when paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally”. 

 

The intention of the MBSR course is to enable you to learn how to embrace life in the present, letting go of worrying about the future, or dwelling on the past. Each week you will learn how to meditate through a variety of practices, which include sitting, standing, moving/stretching, walking and lying down. You will learn how to become aware of your body and its physical sensations, as well as its connection to emotions and thoughts. Most importantly, you will be training how to manage the habits of the mind, so that you gradually become more adept at noticing when the mind wanders and learn how to observe your thoughts, instead of getting caught up in them.

New course starting April 2024 - please contact Dr Judi Sharifi for more details: 07852 428084
 

Rachel Dean

Yoga Instructor - Rachel Dean

Rachel has been practising as a Holistic Therapist since 2001. With a background in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and experienced in many other forms of yoga, she brings her own unique style to her classes.

 

Fun and friendly classes suitable for beginners and experienced yogis.

 

Class Times: Wednesdays 7-8pm 

 

For more information or to book a place, please contact Rachel direct on 07725 878867 or email: rachdonn@hotmail.com 

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Gill Valentie

Yoga Instructor: Gill Valentine

 

Gill's Hatha Yoga classes combine elements of qi gong and her classes are fun and friendly, suitable for beginners and more experienced yogis.

 

Please contact Gill direct for more information and to book your place:

email: gillvalentine.yoga@gmail.com

or message 07711 110850

Class times: Thursdays 7.15-8.30pm 

Gill Valentine
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