The Core Clapton team is a group of highly motivated individuals who all care deeply about improving the health and wellbeing of the local community, regardless of anyone’s financial situation.
Elisa is a fully qualified Mat Pilates Instructor with an accredited L2 & L3 Diploma. Her movement experiences are rooted in Dance & Movement practices. The following quote from Joseph Pilates describes for her the importance of movement: "Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
Her Dynamic Pilates class includes a gentle warm up and progresses into more intense exercises. Each class will end with some stretching to improve flexibility.
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
After discovering yoga in her early 20s, several years of practice later Rebecca completed a 200 hour training in Hatha and Vinyasa at State Yoga in London. She has since completed specialist Yin training with Norman Blair and is currently training in Daoist Flow with Jean Hall, Mimi Kuo Deemer and James Rafael. Her classes provide a space to inspire your curiosity and find home in the body, tapping into an internal tranquility through empowering and explorative breath-led movement. Off the mat, you’ll find her running round East London’s parks and canals, or pitching a tent by the coast for a weekend of surf and sand.
Yin Yoga: In this slower practice, each pose is held for up to 5 minutes to find release through the body's web of fascial tissue. Find space to explore the more meditative sides of the practice. A quiet practice to turn inwards.
Rebecca teaches on Tuesdays at 7:45pm.
Francesca has always taken part in sport or dance since she was a child in her native Italy; from ballet to volleyball. When she came to London, in the early '90s, she continued going to gyms for weight training and there discovered Yoga and Pilates. Initially, she was really drawn to yoga, which she had been practicing for over 25 years. Then, Francesca's first child was born. Her terrible sciatica which left me on crutches for a month. Her Acupuncturist suggested Pilates, the pain went away and she got back to who she was! Francesca then started to really get into Pilates, to the point of training to be an instructor, and here she is!
Availability: Monday 19:45 - 20:45
Having spent 15 years practicing and studying a variety of Yoga disciplines, she eventually completed her YTT 200 hours in Mysore in 2016. Since then, she has continued to study and practice of Yoga, meditation and sound healing. Lindsay’s classes combine traditional Hatha principles with empowering breath-led flow. Expect a balanced and mindful practice incorporating fluid movement, strong asana (posture), longer held stretches and relaxation. Through weaving pranayama (breath-work), meditation and elements of Yoga philosophy through her classes. She strives inclusive for all levels by offering variations for postures and encouraging rest when it’s required.
Available Monday 18:30-19:30