Garuda mat classes

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Where Pilates ends, Garuda begins In Indian mythology, the Garuda is a sacred mythical bird that changes shape according to its function. It’s a fitting name for our new exercise system, which is unique in its versatility, flexibility and precision of movement. Developed by James D’Silva founder of the Garuda Pilates Studio and Clinic, London. Garuda combines the strength work of pilates, the breathwork and asana practices of yoga and the grace of dance. The benefits of Garuda include increased strength, flexibily, coordination and endurance with a greater sense of ease and wellbeing. Garuda draws deeply on mental focus and teaching relaxation through movement. Like yoga garuda also massages the internal organs and aids in detoxification. Garuda is a non stop flowing class that is challenging and mindful. You will leave feeling invigorated. It is suitable for anyone with some experience of yoga and or pilates. “Working along side James D'Silva was truly inspirational and totally transformed my approach to pilates. Laura Guarnera Garuda Apparatus What’s particularly amazing about Garuda is that it uses a single piece of apparatus. Traditional exercise machines are very restricted in what they can do, so James worked closely with engineer Glynn Barber to create a single exercise device with almost limitless possibilities. The result is the Garuda apparatus. With its large split platform, chair attachment, increased range of movement within the framework and adjustability of the pulleys, ropes, bars and straps, it takes exercise, body conditioning and rehabilitation to a new level. Garuda in action Garuda is perfect for all ages and abilities. Even better, because it offers a new and improved way to work on specific muscle groups, it’s ideal for a rehabilitation programme or sports-specific training. If you would like to find out more about Garuda visit