Sally Parkes's Yoga Classes

  • Pilates for the Back26:39
    Pilates for the Back

    Sally Parkes

    A back strengthening Pilates-based sequence; starting with gentle spine mobilisation then moving into spinal strength exercises. Pilates based movements are fantastic at creating postural balance and strength by working the entire body synergistically. This sequence works through the entire spine with a combination of flowing movements paired with strength exercises. You will need a block.



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  • Gentle Yoga to Unwind29:04
    Gentle Yoga to Unwind

    Sally Parkes

    A gentle yoga class of floor based movements for when we're low on energy and needing a gentle boost. Keeping low to the ground, and with few poses which use wrists, this yoga class uses gravity to unwind the spine, open the chest and shoulder area, helping our heart centred energy to flow more freely. A perfect class if you're suffering from PMT or you're on your period. Many of our day to day movement patterns can create a rigidness to the spine and rib cage that negatively affects our respiration and levels of tension throughout the chest, shoulder and neck area. But by moving in a flowing and ‘softer’ way, working with gravity as opposed to against it, we can begin to release these areas of tightness to become more free in our body. This sequence of predominantly floor based Hatha Yoga asana will work to unravel the upper body, especially the chest area, to create increased synchronicity between the upper skeletal system, breath and ultimately the heart space. You may need a block and bolster.



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  • Pilates for a Stronger Core21:53
    Pilates for a Stronger Core

    Sally Parkes

    A strong, flowing Pilates class to work the core. Pilates is an effective way to strengthen the core in a functional way, in that it works to strengthen the muscles of the lower back in particular, as well as the abdominal area. This sequence uses core focused Pilates exercises for deep internal strength of the entire core and finishes with stretching on the lower back, hips and abdomen to minimise muscle soreness. You will need a block.



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  • All Trimesters: Shoulders & Spine07:07
    All Trimesters: Shoulders & Spine

    Sally Parkes

    A wonderful, gentle pregnancy yoga class suitable for all trimesters which is designed to stretch out the shoulders and lower back. Expect a selection of simple poses which will help to open up the chest, shoulders and the back of the body. This is a short sequence you can do anytime when you feel you need to stretch out and release these areas of the body. You will need a wall and a chair.



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  • Yoga For Strong & Stable Hips27:47
    Yoga For Strong & Stable Hips

    Sally Parkes

    A simple hatha yoga class to create stability and flexibility in the hips. The hips are weight bearing joints that are made up of the pelvis, sacrum, femurs and coccyx as well as the surrounding muscles and connective tissue. In order for the hips to be functional and healthy we need to work all these areas with a combination of strength and flexibility. This class combines Hatha based yoga movements with strengthening workout moves to strengthen the hip joints whilst the yoga based hip openers work to unwind the hips, allowing you to move more freely whilst feeling strong in your pelvic area. You will need a block.



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  • Yoga to Strengthen the Spine23:50
    Yoga to Strengthen the Spine

    Sally Parkes

    A yoga class to release and strengthen the back, with a focus on the lower back. Lower back pain and discomfort is common in today’s society and the reasons for this vary, but can include a lack of regular stretching, too much of the same kind of strength work or too much flexibility (Hypermobility). Whatever the reason, Pilates inspired movements can assist with regaining balance of this sometimes vulnerable are. This sequence is packed full of small stabilising movements which give a sense of strength throughout the entire core area and is also punctuated with gentle stretches to unwind and release the entire spine.



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  • Pelvic Girdle Pain22:59
    Pelvic Girdle Pain

    Sally Parkes

    Pelvic pain and aches are very common during pregnancy. This class discusses why the pain may occur and gives exercises to combat the pain. These exercises are suitable for during the second and third trimester. You’ll need a block and a chair handy.



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  • Pilates Series (5)27:32
    Pilates Series (5)

    Sally Parkes

    The final class in Sally's Pilates Series will challenge even regular practitioners! This class is the strongest of this progressive series. Enjoy increased strength and tone, a more stable and stronger core and longer abdominal muscles with this fabulous finale of our Pilates series.



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  • Pilates Series (4)21:34
    Pilates Series (4)

    Sally Parkes

    The fourth class in our Pilates series, a stronger intermediate Pilates class building up abdominal strengh.



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  • Pilates Series (3)22:23
    Pilates Series (3)

    Sally Parkes

    The third in our Pilates series, this is an intermediate Pilates class building your abdominal strength.



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  • Pilates Series (2)17:31
    Pilates Series (2)

    Sally Parkes

    The second in our Pilates challenge series. Today's class is a slightly tougher Pilates class, building on the same moves you found in Step 1 class with some more intermediate variations.



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  • Pilates Series (1)14:14
    Pilates Series (1)

    Sally Parkes

    The first in our progressive Pilates Series. This class shows you the basic Pilates moves to start building strength from within and get your abdominal strength. You'll be finding your table top, plank, push ups,bridge andside-lying balance and laying strong foundations on which to build strength. Take this class as many times as you need before moving on to the next class.



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  • Mum And Baby In A Hurry09:02
    Mum And Baby In A Hurry

    Sally Parkes

    For when you're really short on time, or you don't think baby has the attention span for a full class, this 'In a Hurry' Mum and Baby Yoga Class is here for you. With simple stretches to help you keep strong and fleixble during those first few months, and taking time to connect with baby.



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  • Mum and Baby: Move with Your Baby18:27
    Mum and Baby: Move with Your Baby

    Sally Parkes

    This mum and baby yoga class is suitable for babies from 5 - 7 months old. It's all about following your baby's lead, connecting with each other, and seeing where the stretches take you! You'll move gently with your breath whilst both mum and baby get some stretches. Plenty of ideas of how to incorporate yoga into your baby's life at an early stage, making both mum and baby happier and more relaxed.



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  • Optimal Foetal Positioning21:01
    Optimal Foetal Positioning

    Sally Parkes

    This class is aimed for mums-to-be 6 weeks or so before birth to try to encourage your baby into the right position for birth. The term is optimal foetal positioning. There are positions we can do to try to encourage the best positioning for baby for the most healthy and ease-ful labour. You will need a cushion or a block and a chair or ideally, a fitness ball.



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  • Pilates To Build Strength23:34
    Pilates To Build Strength

    Sally Parkes

    A simple Pilates class, great for those starting Pilates, and those of us who spend too much time sitting, weakening our abdominal muscles. With the famous Pilates core exercises which will gently strengthen you from the inside outwards. Perfect for those with weakness and non-chronic lower back issues, although those who are new to Pilates or building strength after illness, injury or post-natal shoud start gently. You will need a block and a strap.



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  • Turning Breech Baby22:25
    Turning Breech Baby

    Sally Parkes

    This class can be really useful to try to turn your baby if baby is in breech position, or simply to try to encourage your baby into the right position for birth. You will need a cushion or a bolster and part of the class is near a wall.



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  • Abdominal Separation Recovery17:15
    Abdominal Separation Recovery

    Sally Parkes

    Diastasis Recti is the separation of the central abdominal muscles that sometimes occurs in post-natal women. The muscles can be gently encouraged back in to place with the right kind movements. This sequence takes you through a gentle series of asana that works the transverse and oblique muscles whilst minimising pressure in the abdomen and uterus, and encourages the central abdominal muscles back together. You will need a strap and the block.



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