ORIGINS OF YOGALATES™
The method fuses functional applied anatomy and physiology to holistic stability encompassing all of the musculo-skeletal body. The evolution of the method is to broaden the growth of knowledge or our teaching practices to aid the benefits of the individual needs in the practice of posture, movement and breath.
Yogalates supports the health of the human mind body and spirit in a safe working environment. And the unique approach combines the best of Yoga and Pilates, striving to answer the question:
How can our clients feel more comfortable, functional and connected within their minds and bodies in daily life?
Yogalates embodies Yoga Therapy & the Eight Limbs of Yoga laying a solid foundation for safe and ethical working practices.
The philosophy strongly focuses on the needs of the individual placing them at the forefront rather than the performance of the poses.
"When I first discovered Yogalates I was suffering with repetitive strain syndrome in both wrists. As a physiotherapist, I was unable to fulfil my role satisfactorily, and subsequently felt ineffective and purposeless. I hadn’t realised just how entwined and interdependent my physical injury and my self-confidence were.
I started a regular Yogalates practice, and after each one I would come away with something new. The benefits amassed continue to affect my life in a profound way. Louise Solomon is an inspiration. She has created a truly unique method, which is always evolving and adapting to reflect the most recent scientific research, making this knowledge accessible to the general public in a safe, practical and enjoyable way. Yogalates helps you re-educate your body in the way it moves. It places you inside your body and restores strength, posture and movement systematically, gradually repairing the years of neglect, abuse and bad habits.
This is where your journey begins. I wish you all the best as you travel the road to holistic health, happiness and wellbeing."
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MAPA
Yoga poses are complex, whole body movements that feel great, but require an understanding of pelvic and spinal stability to be practised safely. Pilates emphasises pelvic and spinal stability through a series of simple foundation practices. Those trained in the Yogalates method teach a range of foundation principles to safely support the individual. Then we build the complexity of asana/yoga poses to then challenge clients. Clients are encouraged to choose the layer or foundation of the posture that best suits their needs.
"As I continue to follow your program the physical, emotional, and spiritual results are nothing less than astounding. It is as if a black and white world has suddenly been infused with colour! Thank you for developing Yogalates and for the healthful benefits you have brought to my life." Jes Alexander
So happy to have finally joined & loving the classes! I feel so good & find teachers amazing & location wonderful. I’m recommending the Yogalates Academy to everyone. Five Stars! - Alison Bangalow
Yogalates is a wonderful practice tailored to suit my needs - giving me flexibility, calm & confidence after having both hips replaced. I love it. Olive is so professional and easy to engage with, making me feel welcome every session - Jen, Bangalow
My first Yogalates class was terrific, Olive was particularly helpful & understanding, which was important to me as I had not much previous experience of either. She made me feel comfortable & ensured each move was done correctly. Classes are held in a beautiful space. Very calm & relaxing - Jennifer Bangalow