Garuda encompasses the principles of Pilates, the breath work and asana practices of Yoga, the self-perception of Feldenkrais and the grace and athleticism of dance. Where Pilates ends, Garuda begins!
Garuda’s results are striking: increased strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance, a stronger leaner, body and improved posture, as well as a greater sense of ease and well-being.
The Garuda System was developed by James D’Silva and encompasses a wide variety of class types including Matwork, Barre and Chair, as well as apparatus and small equipment classes, such as Yoga Bricks and rollers.
Kat is qualified in Garuda Chair and Garuda Brick.
Garuda Chair – Dhara
A dynamic sitting class that combines Pilates, Yoga, dance, Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique. This seated workout makes the more advanced repertoire easily available to the remedial client. A lot of emphasis is placed on energy work, and certain aspects of ayurvedic massage and marmara point work are brought in to this meditative practice. Dhara is the cosmic flow which interlinks us to everything around and within us. The Garuda Chair is a very strengthening, calming and nurturing process. It allows you to discover the root and the essence of your movement. It floods you with the confidence to move and encourages you to cherish the joy of stillness.
Garuda Brick – Graha
The Garuda brick – or Graha – class is an innovative and functional workout, using the Pilates principles and repertoire to instigate bilateral symmetry and stability of the pelvis, whist creating lower limb strength and functionality.
Special attention is given to the upper body, with a whole new set of exercises designed to fortify and challenge the participant. Balance and three-dimensional movement are an integral part of this work.