Rhythm of Life ...

... more than Pilates

Sensation-based Movement for Wellbeing, Rehabilitation and Fitness



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Katharina (Kat) Hesse

Movement Therapist and Medical Herbalist

picture of KatKat, movement therapist and medical herbalist, has developed her own style of Pilates with a strong emphasis on sensation and somatic education to encourage variation of movement and lasting change to habitual patterns.

She is known for her light-hearted, creative teaching style that releases tension and creates freedom of movement. Her work is based on the idea that there is no right or wrong position, posture or movement but that posture and movement need to be appropriate for specific times, places and circumstances. Her classes therefore have different themes within which movement is explored. Imagery, sensation and somatic education are an integral part of her teaching. Movements are flowing and, where possible, integrate the whole body, not just one particular part.

She is particularly interested in fascia release through movement and works with a number of professionals on developing therapeutic movements for scar tissue release and lymphatic flow.

Kat works with a wide client group including professionals, seniors, mothers, artists and those recovering from surgery, with chronic illnesses, pain or movement restrictions. She enjoys meeting and working with new people and themes tailored to meet the specific needs of individual clients and groups.

Her Pilates classes incorporate elements from various somatic movement therapies: fascial fitness, Ideokinesis, Yoga, Body Mind Centering and others, such as Feldenkrais, Chi Gong and Continuum. In her Tripudio classes she works extensively with dance.

She runs weekly classes, one-on-ones, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats.

Qualifications: MA, BSc (Hons)(Health Science, Herbal Medicine), BA (Hons)(Drama), PGCE, qualified by the Pilates FoundationĀ®, Level 4 Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain, Relax and Renew Yoga.

Contact Rhythmoflife on 01728 638 604 Or email info@rhythmoflife.org.uk

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