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Fitness Pilates at The Island

Fitness Pilates – Monday

Maximize the results from your exercise with Fitness Pilates, a modern research based workout based on the teaching of Joseph Pilates.

This workout is challenging yet safe building strength from the inside out by targeting deep postural muscles to improve muscle tone and give you great posture. Exercises are non impact and performed in standing, seated and lying positions with the focus on body alignment and core stability.

Pilates with a smile! No two sessions will be the same you can expect to become confident with basic Fitness Pilates sequences which we will develop and progress as you get stronger.

Fitness Pilates will:

Tone and strengthen your whole body. Creating a flatter midsection and long lean muscles.
Reduce your risk of injury by offsetting muscular imbalances.
Help your body move optimally in sport daily and activities.
Improve your flexibility, Mobility, Co-ordination, Agility and Balance.
Energize your body through slow breathing technique used throughout the class.
Leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised.

Mixed ability progressions and adaptations are made to suit all fitness levels. Not suitable for pre or post natal ladies where specialist classes are recommended. Please note Fitness Pilates is a not a remedial Pilates class,it is a dynamic workout designed for the healthy adult over 16 years of age.

Name of the teacher: Lucy Eyre

Book via email: Lucyeyrefitness@gmail.com
Facebook Group: Fitness Pilates Bristol
6 week Course: £36
Drop in: £ 7 Per class
Passes valid for three months from purchase and can be redeemed in all classes with Lucy Eyre Fitness @The Island.

Beginners Ballet – 3rd Stage Dance Company

This level is suitable for the total beginner, or those who are wishing to return to ballet after time away. It can also be beneficial to dancers who wish to rehabilitate from injury.  Most of the class takes place at the barre so that strength and posture can be developed prior to progressing onto the demands of centre work.
All dance classes are £7 for drop-in or £35 for a block of six.
Monday 11.45 am -12.45 pm
Contact Sara Mather sara@3rdstagedance.com Please note no classes on bank holidays
Ki Aikido at The Dance Space at The Island

Ki Aikido Class

Ki Aikido is an enjoyable exercise combining natural flowing movement with a non-confrontational mental attitude. The aim of the practice is to develop our fitness, relaxation and a calmer mind.

Experienced 6th Dan teacher.

New members welcome. You are welcome to come and watch a class, or to participate – please contact the teacher in advance and check details on the website listed below. Please contact the teacher by email or phone prior to attending.

Please bring loose, comfortable clothing and sandals or flip flops to wear to and from the mat

Level: Open to adults (18 plus) of all ages and abilities – we welcome new members, no experience necessary

Name of the teacher: (Sensei) Peter Bailie http://kifederationofgreatbritain.co.uk/clubs/bristolbroadmead.htm

Email address: aikidobristol@hotmail.com

Phone number: 07941447735

Cost for the class: £6 per 2-hr class (various concessions, student, senior, unemployed, disability apply) plus £38 annual membership

This is a regular class for the Bristol Broadmead Aikido club with practices every Sunday throughout the year.


Herbert Intensive Dance Class at The Island

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£8 per class

£35 for 6 class card 

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

NO Class 28th of Dec 2018 & 3rd of Jan 2019

Vertical Aerial : Rope and Silks in the Circus Space at The Island

Aerial Rope (Corde Lisse)

A mixed level class, suitable for beginners and more advanced aerialists. Techniques are similar for the two piece of circus equipment, we will have fun transferring and comparing climbs, figures, moves, rolls and drops. Students can choose to work on just one or try both pieces of kit. The blocks will run in focused progression allowing students to develop over the course. Both teachers are accomplished and experienced professional Aerialists.
Please arrive 5-10 mins early at the entrance to The Island, Nelson St doors, and wait to be brought up to the training space
6-week block = £60
Drop in rate: £15
Times: 8 – 9.30pm

Taught by Laura Murphy and Madeleine McGowan, both experienced aerial performers and teachers.

The sessions will focus on putting together a new sequence on the rope to music, in addition to doing conditioning exercises and drills, and learning drops, rolls, and balances.

These session aims to enhance students creative skills in the air and musicality, in addition to building strength, confidence and choreographic repertoire.

Mixed level suitable for complete beginners through to advanced students.

Training Space, 1st floor

Please contact either Laura or Maddie to book a place:
Laura 07809411147
Maddie 07811958439

Aerial hoop with Abby at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop Intermediates with Abby

What to expect from the course:

*Carefully designed exercises and sequences to support the development of strength and body awareness required for this beautiful circus art.
*Warm up draws on influences including yoga, dance and pilates. We will start with conditioning exercises that form the basis of aerial technique.
*The classes develop through learning static poses into full sequences.
*Abby is a very experienced performer and teacher, with a particular strength in creating unique choreography, and facilitating students ability to dance in the air.
*In the beginners class there is a focus on technique, in the intermediates the focus is on repertoire and creation.

What to bring with you: Recommended: comfortable double layer of leggings with fitted t-shirt thats easy to tuck in/leotard or shorts to cover stomach area.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, anyone unsure of their suitability is welcome to contact the tutor to discuss requirements

Name of the teacher: Abby Nénuphar

Website to the teacher: www.circusdancer.com

Email address: abbycircus@gmail.com

Phone number: 07916697750

Cost for the class:

First class £10, then £15 drop in or four consecutive for £40.
Please give 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or I still expect payment.

Time: 8pm – 9.30pm

 Contact Abby by TEXT to book your place, to get online payment details or for more information. 07916697750

Lady Lima’s Aerial Hoop Evening – Improvers

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *

Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience.

You will learn:

  • Graceful tricks, dynamic moves and fluid transitions
  • Strength, balance and flexibility
  • Lush sequences
  • Mind body connection
  • Respect and love for your yourself

email: helinagriffiths@gmail.com

phone: 07587146503

About the tutor: Helina Griffiths

I specialise in aerial, primarily rotating hoop, static single point hoop, aerial harness and silks.

Since leaving professional training I have been able to develop my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. 

I have over 10 years worth of performing experience and knowledge to pass on. I love exploring and teaching new sequence and transitions, giving people the confidence to feel calm and collected whilst in the air and pushing their personal limits to new heights. 

For me the most important thing about teaching is inspiring people. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or to give them strength and balance they never knew they had, making them believe in the impossible.