FAQ's

Yoga FAQs Emmanuelle Brown Yoga and Pilates Gold Coast

What is Yoga?

Yoga originated in India, several thousand years ago and there is some evidence it dates back 5 thousand years. Yoga is a physical path that seeks to harmonize body, mind, and soul through physical discipline, movement, stillness, and breath control.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a workout program designed to lengthen muscles as it strengthens them, creating a lean look.  The method was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s.  Pilates is intended to be a mind-body exercise, so great emphasis is placed on movement quality, perfecting form, correct posture and breathing.  Pilates is a highly effective way to shape up and slim down!

How often a week should I practice to gain the most?

The key to changing your body is consistency!  Most people take class 2-3 times a week.

What should wear or bring to to class?

Come to your first class around 10 minutes before start time. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel, keeping in mind your clothing should be practical. All mats are provided, however as your practice develops you may wish to bring your own mat.

Can I participate if I’m pregnant?

Both pilates and yoga have long been used safely by pregnant women to learn proper breathing and body alignment.  It also helps improve concentration and prepare the body for labor.  After delivery, pilates and yoge helps you regain your figure quickly.

I’m not flexible—can I participate?

Yes of course you can! This is one of the greatest benefits in a regular practice…developing flexibility. You will notice the difference after your first class!

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