Pilates

Pilates

The Pilates method is a non-aerobic exercise system based on six basic principles: correct breathing, concentration, body stabilization and control, flow of movement and precision in exercising. It is a method suited to anyone who desires a healthy, athletic and flexible body, regardless of age and gender.

Being a safe and mild exercise method, Pilates is also suitable for pregnant women, children and the elderly. It is also excellent for people with chronic injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and neck pain, as well as for people in the post-operative phase.
The exercises can be adapted to the individual needs of each practitioner.

The Pilates method combines its basic authentic set of exercises, with the use of props such as balls, mini-balls, weights, elastic exercise bands or “therabands”, “magic circles” and ethafoam rollers, to facilitate the exercises or to make them harder, maximizing the participation of the muscle groups used in each exercise.

The body parts to be first exercised are the belly, the waist and the buttocks, called the “power house”, as they are of great importance for the proper support of the body during our daily routine.

Benefits of the Pilates method:

  • Increased lung capacity and blood circulation.
  • Muscular fitness, body strengthening, striation and firming.
  • Improved posture, alignment and flexibility, elasticity of the spine.
  • Stamina, balance, harmony, grace, physical and mental welfare.
  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries and generally musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Freedom from pain.

Evi PatsiaEvi Patsia

Movement Therapist, Pilates Mat & Equipment Instructor, NIA Black Belt Teacher, Medical Qigong, Garuda.

Evi Patsia was trained in London at the Modern Pilates School in the exercise curriculum of the Pilates method on the floor and at the internationally known Polestar company in the exercises of all the machines devised by Joseph Pilates. Evi is currently one of the two trainers/representatives of Polestar in Greece. 
She also holds a Bachelor in Remedial Massage and Neuromuscular Techniques School of Integrated Health Studies of the Westminster University, London.
By placing a strong emphasis on kinesiology, anatomy, and the role of fascia in human movement, the Pilates approach becomes fully therapeutic, safe and effective for strength development up to the level of challenging training.
She also brings elements of yoga, Garuda, Nia and Qigong to her class.