Join us online for a stress-reducing Pilates session to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
Pilates is a form of exercise and movement which is renowned for helping improve our mental wellbeing and physical strength. It promotes deep breathing which reduces stress, helps reduce non-specific lower back pain, improves sleep and strengthens postural muscles – which leaves the body feeling looser and able to stay in good alignment.
All abilities are welcome to this session – whether you are completely new to Pilates, or you have practiced before. Some exercises can be challenging, so easier options will be available as we want to encourage the body to relax into the movements and allow each individual to unwind.
This event is open to everyone. Your microphone will be switched off and If you wish to turn your camera off too, that is also totally fine – whatever makes you most comfortable.
About Robyn at Balance and Movement
Pilates is a form of movement that can easily be incorporated into daily routine meaning it is not a means to an end, but rather an ongoing way to look after your body and mind. Robyn provides a weekly timetable of online (and some in-person) classes which cover a variety of principles. From intense body boost sessions, to more relaxed pratices that focus on stretch and strength – there is a session suitable for everyone. As part of our Baltic Creative Wellbeing initiative, Baltic Creative and Northern Lights tenants have been given access to 1 free session per week with Robyn. www.balanceandmovement.co.uk.
About Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10th May to Sunday 16th May 2021. During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means promoting positive change, fighting for that change and for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.
The theme for this year is Nature. Now, we know that this pilates session doesn’t quite fit with the theme, but we wanted to provide something that was accessible to as many people as possible – especially those who are still needing to shield, caring for children and others, or who are working from home. We hope you can join us.
Find out more about Mental Health Awareness week here www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week