Chris Hocking, Director, Pilates Body Awareness est. 1987 20th January 2018

Swandive

Q: What is Classical Matwork?

A: Joseph Pilates' Original Exercises involve matwork sequences for everyman and woman pre-dating and then evolving, circa 1930s, 40s and 50s, alongside Joseph Pilates' teaching for invalids and injured athletes/dancers using the innovative equipment in his first movement therapy studios.

An ordered class of 36 tough but therapeutic movement sequences using only a mat to offer a little padding and no other equipment, performed in its original form in both the open air at Summer camp and under cover in city movement studios. A glorious and clever version of the 1930s fitness class.

Original 20th Century concept by Joseph Pilates,  21st Century tuition by Chris Hocking. Classical Workshops Saturday Mornings, Pilates Body Awareness. Academy Mews Dance Studios, 15 Pratt Mews, London NW1 0AD

Photograph: Classical 'Swan-dive' by Carl, PBA Level 5. See CLASSICAL for more information, and TIMES for timetable of classes.

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