warm down

Warm Down

A must for all IADFers. Get your body into shape in the morning, and look after yourself in the evening. Details as follows;

PLEASE NOTE: When choosing, please consider the time and location of your last class.

Teacher: Amy Ell’s Thai Massage & Ball Rolling

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Thai Massage: Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage – also called Nuad Boran and widely known as traditional Thai massage – the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (“Sen”) lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. Let’s get rid of undue tension that leads to injury. Let’s relax!

TUESDAY, THURSDAY: Ball Rolling: You’ve heard of Amy’s abs, but have you seen Amy’s balls? This class will teach you how to foam-roll yourself using different size balls for myofascial release.

Teacher: Beverley Grant

The cool down will focus on carefully stretching and kneading out the targeted muscles used in aerial practise. These stretches are a great way to promote recovery, prevent injury and allow the muscles the time to relax and lengthen after the intense training. The class will take advantage of being in a group situation and students will follow a series of partner assisted stretches. Suitable for all levels. Students are advised to wear comfortable clothing that allows you move.

Teacher: Abigail Rose

A slow gentle group class that combines basic yoga techniques with partner stretching. A focus on shoulders, hip and back muscles.

Teacher: Dawn Pascoe

Pilates Nurture: This is a magical class, focused on elongation, spiral movements, stretching and nurturing yourself at the end of the day. It incorporates a series of contemporary pilates, sling myofascial exercises. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, let Dawn handle the technical terms, and you can be assured that you will feel nurtured at the end of each day, you’ll feel great and we will also tackle problem areas for aerialist, to avoid injuries. If you want to know any more about Dawn’s training and techniques, head to www.art-of-motion.com and www.anatomytrains.com

Mindful Training – Ruth Battle

Mindful training uses techniques drawn from mindfulness, breathwork and feldenkrais, and helps you to shed unwanted ‘muscle memory’ to create new, elongated, creative, mindful patterns.
This is taught on the ground and in the air. Suitable for all levels. (Not a warm down, but didn’t fit elsewhere!)