Where Pilates ends, Garuda begins. Created in London, UK, by James D'Silva, the Garuda method promotes Increased strength, flexibility, co-ordination, endurance and well-being. The system integrates Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Martial Arts and Dance into a seamless practice, and classes are offered as mat-based sessions or with the Garuda apparatus. In Indian mythology, the Garuda is a sacred mythical bird that changes shape according to its function. As the name implies, the Garuda method is unique in its versatility, flexibility and precision of movement. Garuda offers a cardiovascular workout while drawing deeply on mental focus, and teaching the sacred principle of relaxation within movement. The result is a stronger, leaner body, improved posture and true ease of movement and mind. The routines and exercises are limitless and work every area of your body. The classes are dynamic and organic, and designed to be challenging and fun. 

Though my training with James D'Silva – not having come from a Pilates-teaching background – I have learned to apply new approaches to teaching movement that can have a therapeutic, transformative effect. As a practitioner, I have developed a a deeper awareness of core stability and have translated the techniques to a practice I share with students and clients to create a stronger, more flexible and functional body. 

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Movement is our prayer, our eternal prayer.  -- James D'Silva