Pilatology® : A Synergy of Mind and Body
Mind and body are seamlessly interdependent, continuously serving to interact and influence each other. However, all too often we are compelled to be singularly focussed; working perhaps to achieve a healthy body whilst neglecting the mind, or conversely, stimulating the mind yet overlooking the body. Rarely has the synergy between mind and body been addressed in practical unison.
Pilatology is an innovative and exciting concept, co-founded by Dr. Hannah Butler-Coyne (Chartered Clinical Psychologist) and Tracy Coyne (Pilates & Specialist Sports Yoga Instructor), which embraces the learning, skills and enabling techniques to encourage and provide for such dual focus on ‘mind and body’ and so to afford optimum balance and benefit towards psychological and physical wellbeing.
The Mind: Psychology
Hannah provides expertise and principles from both clinical and sport psychology domains to enable students develop a deeper understanding of themselves, manage their inner critic, avoid psychological traps, set realistic goals and, more generally, nurture their ‘mind’.
The Body: Pilates/Sports Yoga
Tracy employs core elements from both Pilates and Sports Yoga to help students develop their balance, flexibility, posture, co-ordination and overall functional movement and strength of core.