July Timetable SGP On Line Studio

How did we get to July already?

Time is flying by so quickly, which is a reminder for me to stop and pause for a bit, soak up & breathe in this moment, open my eyes and absorb and saviour all of it before it just flashes on by.

How about you?

Are you busy?

Do you pause?

What do you do to really soak in the day?

July, ☀️☀️☀️ here you come and we are ready for you with open arms, please be kind.

This is the live ZOOM on line studio program, would love to welcome you if you have not been part of the program yet, and of course thank you to all my lovely community for sharing your time with me on this journey of wellness for mind, body, soul.

Payment Options

Pay as you go sessions.

Pilates On Line Studio Monthly Bundle

Yoga Bundle 2 classes each week

Yoga Bundle Monthly Bundle

please message me for details

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER

bB

Beginners Course in Pilates and Wellbeing

please enquire to be on the waiting list.

sgpilatesuk@icloud.com

July Program

All sessions are based around alignment, finding ease and grace, breath and embodiment.

integral sessions to create a beautiful session for you to enjoy and feel good.

May – beautiful May ☀️☀️☀️🏖🤸🏻‍♀️

Seriously I cannot believe how the months are flying by, I guess with my online studio and privates plus the 200 and 300 hour Yoga training, and the 3 sound therapy courses, plus a renovation project, designing and organising the orders, I shouldn’t be surprised I have skipped time or maybe expanding time???!!!

I must admit I am loving doing it all but also will really appreciate taking some time off for summer. Talking of summer how amazing has the weather been, I already feel like its summer, loving this. Thank you thank you thank you !

Have you been crazy busy? Learning new skills? or enjoying taking it a bit slower? or maybe not enjoying taking it slower?

Excitingly there are 2 Bank Holidays, I am going to make a promise to myself to not do one bit of work, even answer an email! 😂 My husband would be amazed if that happened.

Do you have any plans?

I hope to walk my fur baby on the beach and chill with my husband maybe drinking a coffee or two.

So here is the May Zoom Live Timetable

all sessions are an integral embodied approach with Franklin Method at the forefront, techniques, alignments to make your practice kind to your own body design

Monday 9:30 Power Hour ***

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00am Yoga ** props required (yoga cork bricks, yoga strap, 2/3 blankets, bolsters (optional)

Wednesday 9:30-10:15 Pilates Props **

Wednesday 10:30-11 Garuda Barre/Chair **

Wednesday 7:00-7:55pm PM Pilates **

Wednesday 8:15-9:00pm Evening Meditation & Journaling

Thursday 7:00-8:00am Morning Gentle Yoga (new) * props required as above plus a chair

Thursday 9:30-10:25 Pilates **

Friday 9:30-10:25 Garuda Flow ***

Friday 10:45-11:00am Restorative Reset *

Friday 28th May 9:00pm FULL MOON Gong Bath

Classes are Pay as Go or a Pilates Bundle or Yoga Bundle

Sessions £10

Yoga Bundle please enquire

Pilates Studio -Pilates, Reset, Garuda

keep checking in for realtime live sessions

private one to one sessions, bodywork and coaching/mentoring in the studio Woolacombe or live on zoom pease enquire

SoundBaths -live on zoom or Live – watch out for pop up sessions.

I am Also available for hire for private groups, and if you live, visit or have a vacation in Woolacombe or around this area for your

Private Retreats, Wellness days, Hen Weekends, please enquire I can create a wonderful package for you.

May Coastal Retreat – FULLY BOOKED

next dates coming soon- October/November

remember you can try my meditations for free on insight timer , remember to leave me a message to let me know you have been listening

Have a fabulous week ahead, any questions please get in touch

love and more love

Sue ❤️🙏🏼

April, well hello there!!

Spring and Easter is right here and I feel like how did that happen?

The sun has been kind and have enjoyed the odd break to feel a little of the sun rays on my face in-between my schedules. Restrictions are being lifted and people are starting to appear in the streets and beaches.

How do you feel about that?

Does it fill you with apprehension or joy?

Life has changed, people are choosing new ways to approach things and we are all still finding our feet.

I know lots of things have changed for me, and it is partly scary and partly exciting, as what will unfold.

I have no idea and I can only go with the flow and see what reveals itself, as they say one door has to shut for another to open, and whether that’s instant or slow and takes time I shall endeavour to know it will all be ok!

April term is all ready to go, with Pilates, Garuda, Franklin Method and Power Hour on the payment plan and Meditation and Yoga are available as pay as you go or a course, please enquire.

May is being worked on with hopefully some early morning Yoga slotted in to start your day the right way before work or a day entertains the children, grandchildren or yourselves.

May Coastal Retreat is FULLY BOOKED and hopefully will go ahead, 4 had to be cancelled over the last 12 months so I am excited for this to go ahead, to share time and space with beautiful people.

I shall be planning another for October/November in North Devon if you would like to be notified please get in touch.

SoundBaths are being scheduled along the way with different flavours and themes. on line aswell as in life realtime, yayyyy so excited to share these with you.

Private sessions available in live in my Woolacombe Studio, online and also monthly in Bristol starting soon.

So everyone, lets keeping hoping and being positive that we can move forward, we can see loved ones again, we can a coffee time, dinner, and even cuddles in the near future.

love to all

Sue x

Welcoming in 2021

Day 2 of the New Year,

Sending love and compassion to all of you that have been affected somehow in any form from loss of loved ones, loss of work, loss of connection, I wish you more ease and peace for 2021.

For all of you reading this now, take a moment to reflect answer these, even journal them down for a reference point

How are you feeling?

Are you optimistic for 2021?

Have you made any conscious decisions to do anything different this year?

Maybe with more gusto or more surrender?

I would love to hear from you your thoughts.

2020 was certainly something different.

New challenges, new ways to approach what was our normality.

How did you cope?

Who was able to learn new things?

Who has learnt to acknowledge their own resilience?

Have you taken a moment to even give gratitude to yourself for how you have coped?

Got through the year?

Stepped up? Or even learnt to Let Go?

Let me congratulate you all for showing up today and every day, wherever you are on this map of emotions and life.

For those of you who have been with me in my online studio, much gratitude for your support and your wonderful energy you brought to the sessions.

With so many various styles there is always something to chose that suits where you are, physically and emotionally and how you are feeling and with the added bonus of the recorded sessions to be able to chose the times that suit your own personal schedule so you never have to miss out from having a session.

Here is the new timetable for January, please note the titles are merely titles and what lies within each session will be an integral practice of mind, body, soul work depending on many factors of YOU, individually and collectively, who shows up to the lives, who is enrolled, what is going on, the time of day etc

This is why every session you do is always different.

this approach will also help keep your mind and body adaptive and engaged

I will be also adding a few 10 minute bonus sessions so keep your eyes peeled, watching out on your private Facebook page for all information.

We also have the Meditation and Journaling for Wellbeing Course Wednesday evenings so please contact me for more details

much love and appreciation as always

Sue xx❤️🙏🏼

December OnLine Studio

I know it is early, but we have been “winter styling” and turned our home into a nordic ski lodge!!! I cannot tell you how happy this has made me! it feels super cosy and I just feel so happy to stay in and snuggle down ready for Christmas.

We have sleds, reindeers, (not real ones obviously, although how lovely would that be!😍) fairy lights, 2 Christmas trees, vintage skis, skates and snow shoes!!! We really have gone to town, or chalet I should say! So instead of buying presents this is our gift to ourselves. This December is also our 5th wedding anniversary so being super cosy and creating a space that fills our eyes and hearts with things that create joy and memories felt so important this year.

How are your plans? Does it excite you or fill you with dread? I know I have had some like that some years that I have dreaded it, for sure. It will be a very different one this year for us all I am sure in many ways.

If you would like to join me online for Our December program please do,

with a fun pre Christmas week, fancy dress, pjs, shades of red, green, white all optional to create some festive fun, plus a social zoom Christmas get together, bring your mulled wine or favourite tipple and prepare to play!😍😂

I look forward to spending December with you!

Please message me if you would like more information. Sessions are from 30, 45, 55 minutes

If you are already an existing client please continue to pay via Bank Transfer thank you x

if you would like join us, and do NOT have bank details then please book here. Thank you x

The Psoas, beyond the abdominals

The Psoas,

your true core, your emotional centre.

Poor posture will upset the complex psoas amongst many things, and can affect your breathing, and can be the cause of your bad back or inflexible or tight hips. Upsetting vagal tone and the nervous system keeping you locked into the fight/flight/freeze.

A tight core can restrict the diaphragm and the lungs and disrupt coherency.

Understand its’ relationship and health benefits to breath, hip, back, kidneys and the pelvic floor, abdominals, back and it’s emotional links to good health

Fluid movement is what we want to encourage to establish a healthy core.

The Psoas -an embodiment and mindful movement workshop.

An holistic approach to relax and condition your Psoas.

Explore where the Psoas resides, what is it anyway?

Why it is something you should know about, and why

knowing and embodying it can help improve its function.

Enjoy discovering the location and function of the Psoas and illiacus, efficient movement and training and release and its supportive structures

Explore the emotional psoas. Finishing with a bonus meditation to fully absorb and embody an holistic workshop.

Who is this workshop is for?

Anyone who wants to

learn more about their body, embodying its movement,

those who want to

release tight hips or back tightness, and feel more open, physically and mentally.

Pilates/Yoga/Movement/Meditation Teachers or Therapists and Bodyworkers who want in-depth explorations and user friendly way to gain knowledge to help themselves and others

When?

Saturday 11 July- 10:00-12:00pm

Investment £35

Live teaching in the comfort of your own home through zoom

Limited spaces so BOOK NOW

SGPILATES Workshops ON ZOOM

 

NOW BEING LIVE STREAMED INTO YOUR HOME VIA ZOOM

3 workshops

Healthy Hips and Back,

Breathe Better,

The Psoas, your true core and emotional muscle 

learn, move, embody, breathe

 

Healthy Hip and Back Workshop May 9th 2020

Your pelvis, your root, have you ever given it any thought?

No? maybe that is the problem.

Come and explore why knowing and embodying the pelvis and it’s rhythms can have profound effects on the health of your hips, back, knees, pelvic floor and even hamstrings, hip flexors and shoulders.

If you are curious, if you want to move with more ease, flexibility, and feel good in your body this is a workshop you will want to be part of!

Whether you are a Pilates or Yoga devotee, dancer, sports person, gym bunny or ANYONE who wants to experience what feeling good in your body REALLY feels like, or wants to release tension, improve movement and flexibility, and increase strength, this workshop is for you.

Understand the biomechanics and how visualisation and imagery effects your function.

Get to know the design of your pelvis, what it looks like, the function of the hip joint, the rhythms of the bones for healthy hips and spine, and learn bio hacks to better movement.

Additionally participate in a healthy hip class, self massage, and finish with a ROOT meditation.

This workshop is informative, yet fun and relaxed.

Please wear clothes appropriate for moving easily.

Come, listen, learn, embody and move! Be curious, I look forward to taking you on a journey.

Sue Dawson, Franklin Method Educator, Garuda and Pilates Teacher/Therapist, BodyWorker, Meditation Teacher

We will use movement, touch, proprioception and visual props.

Email me to book now and secure your place.

Where?

LIVE STREAMING TO YOUR OWN HOME

Saturday 9 May

10.00am – 1.00pm

Investment £45 Healthy Hips Workshop]

just added

 

Breathe Better Workshop  May 19th 12:00-14:00 £30

please press on the link for more details

Breathe Better Workshop SGPILATES

 

 

the Psoas, (hip flexors) your true core, your emotional centre.

Poor posture will upset the complex psoas amongst many things, and can affect your breathing, and can be the cause of your bad back, inflexible or tight hips.

A tight core can restrict the diaphragm and the lungs and disrupt coherency. Fluid movement is what we want to encourage to establish a healthy core.

The Psoas -an embodiment and mindful movement workshop. An holistic approach to relax and condition your Psoas. Explore where the Psoas resides, what is it anyway? Why it is something you should know about, and why knowing and embodying it can help improve its function. Its relationship and health benefits to breath, hip, back, kidneys and the pelvic floor and it’s emotional links. 

Enjoy discovering the location and function of the Psoas and illiacus, efficient movement and training and release. Explore the emotional psoas. Finishing with a meditation to fully absorb and embody an holistic workshop. This workshop is perfect to do after the healthy hip workshop to deepen your understanding, but is an individual workshop.

Who is this workshop is for?

Anyone who wants to learn more about their body, embodying its movement, those who want to release tight hips or back tightness, and feel more open, physically and mentally.

We will be using props, dynamic imagery, the use of balls and bands, we will touch on the pelvic floor and breathing ready for the next workshop “Just Breathe” and “the Pelvic Floor, being resilient.”

please note each workshop is a stand alone workshop in their own right but very powerful when linked together

Where?

PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Saturday July 4th

10-1pm

Investment

One workshop £45

✨BOOK ALL three workshops FOR a real depth of learning ✨

Keep an eye out for the next dates and workshops

If you have a venue and would like to host one then please get in touch.

Peace and love, and freedom of movement to you

Sue xx

 

Josephine Bush-SHE DID IT!!!!

Josephine Bush-congratulations!!!

She did it!!!

 

Josephine Bush, is the first British Woman to complete the Amundsen  Expedition in Norways Hardangervidda, known as the hardest ski race in the world!

100 km in only 50 hours and 55 mins pulling a 40kg pulk.

We are so proud of you!

This is what she had to say,

“It’s a funny thing setting your sights on something, working towards it and then achieving it. There is a moment of quiet reflection always on the achievement. This event was gruelling and challenging in so many ways – the physical and mental demands are huge. You have to prepare well and not cut corners. Your body is your greatest asset so you work with it to push it forward beyond what you think it can do. Working with Sue Dawson was the string to my bow. I was physically fit – I had endurance ingrained in my muscles and cardio fitness. What I lacked though was solid core strength and stability. The meticulous nature of her Pilates training attuned me to my bodies imbalances. It helped me understand at a deep level how I was moving and enabled me to connect with small changes that made a huge difference. Such changes matter when you are pulling a 40kg pulk day and night over 100km. I finished the race with literally no aches or pains in the legs or back, something I had, prior to meeting Sue, contended with in training. So Pilates works. I’m proof!

And as to that end of race, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, as you realise that the real joy is the journey to get there. What you learn, who you meet and where that takes you.”

I love the last part, so profound and humbling!! it is always the journey!! and recognising that, is the key to happiness 🙌🏼⭐️

Thank you Josephine, its been a real pleasure working with you.

She has raised over 7k there is still time to donate to these worth while charities,

The Pilgrim Bandits and South West Childrens Hospice. –donate here

An Evening with Josephine

if you are interested in coming to meet Josephine, hear her story, her drive, what inspires her and so much more, we are arranging this to help raise money for her charities so da please get in touch so we can send you details as soon as they are scheduled.

sgpilatesuk@icloud.com

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Josephine-knowing how to help your body recover through a challenge

Josephine and Pilates Training

Josephine Bush PT session-balancing the systems

Inspirational Lady to be the first British Woman to…

 

 

 

MY WEEK, 6 DAYS AT THE GARUDA STUDIOS, MY PASSION…

Six full days of training from 9am to 6.30 pm at the Garuda Studios in London.
I feel amazing, I have spiralled and twisted, lengthened and undulated, hung upside down, pushed, pulled , flexed, extended on springs, straps, poles, paddles, bands and bricks.
I have trained with other instructors, coaches like myself from all over the world; Switzerland, Sweden, Korea, France , Brazil, Spain , Italy and Denmark.
What an enriching experience. A bonding of energies through movement. Our common ground.
Taking time to work on my own body for hours is such a privilege and a great reminder of how much my body loves to move. It’s something I have always done, from a young child to young adult learning martial arts, gymnastics, dance and athletics
Cycling around Europe in my early twenties. And then training To be a fitness coach from 1990. Competing In aerobic competitions just before I had my 2 beautiful babies, 23 years ago now! I still love teaching even now 28 years later.
I am so passionate about what I do, I am so passionate about helping others whether it is simply trying to be able to walk with ease after injury, be able to turn over in bed easier, to get rid of back or hip pain, to be able to reach up to the top kitchen cupboard, or whether it’s an athlete trying to gain more body awareness, more flexibility, more strength or balance, to be able to work well,so they get less injuries, to beat their personal goals and improve their PB’s. To a mother who just needs a break from the home and gain some ‘me time’. From the office worker who just wants to be able to be less stiff, or an insomniac to sleep better.
Movement should be a joy, a celebration, something that makes you feel alive and centred and connected back to your authentic self. A time to return home to the centre of your being. To escape the external pressures, a release of pent up frustration, pressures, rules.
Doesn’t that sound so amazing?! Is that your experience?
A reminder of the me time that is so important to our well being on so many levels and yet sometimes we got lost in doing stuff for everyone else we forgot about ourselves.
For me, that is true, sure I train and move everyday but I need that quality switch off time, where I go in my studio and shut out the world and just listen and honour my own bodies needs more. Yes more! I meditate daily several times a day if I can, sometimes for only short periods and sometimes hours but lets see if we can all make sure we stop and listen to what our bodies really need, not what we think we need, or what we have been told we should do or not do. To really stop, feel the response of what the body is really needing, more sleep? More flow? Better nutrition, meditation, family time, more space, less work, less online time. Get connected to the earth, grounding, barefoot outside. I was fortunate enough to rent a room for bodywork many many years ago with an inspiring man who taught me so much about earthing the self, he was so ahead of his time. Always so interesting, so thank you to him.

So guys, let make it our reality. Dance, sing, move and take time out.
Have a wonderful week 💕🧘🏻‍♀️GARUDA B HANG

Josephine-knowing how to help your body recover through a challenge

Our last week together before Josephine leaves for Norway.

Josephine’s challenge is to be the first British Woman to complete the Amundsen Expedition, known as the hardest ski race in the world! And I have the pleasure of training her over the last 2 months of prep to help her. We have been working on true core strength and resilience.

Todays 90 minute session we worked on techniques to help ⭐️rejuvenate, relax and restore⭐️.  One of my favourite sessions that I teach.

As a professional bodyworker I showed Josephine how to release tight muscles and tension by using her hands, body weight and also spiky balls (something I have promoted to all my clients, over the last 20 plus years, whether this is in Pilates sessions, restore or one-to-ones) for massage and acupressure points and through breathe and imagery. We discussed and practiced meditation and breath, and the relation between a tight psoas (hip flexor)  breath, stress, back stiffness, less resilient core and pelvic function. I showed Josephine bones and props to  help her have a clear mental imagery to help her improve the function of the psoas and diaphragm link when she practised her release conditioning exercises. and breath work.

Having her mind focused is so important she has to think clearly under such stress in order to survive the conditions and succeed in her challenge.  This is no ordinary race.  Josephine has a time pressure (it’s an endurance race), but also has to navigate in extremely dangerous situations, whilst cold, in the dark and with little or no rest.   She is in unknown territory, on her own, competing in an extreme physical test of her strength, endurance and determination to survive and succeed clarity and focus is not just needed it is essential.  So how do you maintain that clarity and focus under such pressure?

So practising Meditation and rhythmic breathing will help keep the pre frontal cortex optimally working for performance,  quick thinking, decision making, something that is impaired when stressed. Practicing these skills is equally important in both the rest and recuperation phase as well as the exertion phase. This is why  as part of your trying for such an extreme endurance event it is critical to learn how to rest and recuperate properly and effectively. This is an area, in my experience where most athletes and most of us in general, could increase there performance of many levels by focusing on these areas. After all muscle is built and healing takes place when the body is in a rested state.

Josephine, I send you off with so much love, energy and the best of all my knowledge and wish you success and ease! I cannot wait for your return to gear all about it!!

If you would like to hear more, please contact me and we will let you know when we arrange

⭐️An evening with Josephine⭐️

a fund raising event to hear her story, an event you really must attend and see what inspires this amazing, lovely and humble lady!!!

contact me here sgpilatesuk@icloud.com

support Josephine and Donate here

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