Understanding the Foundations of Intelligent Movement, with Iris Mir
This dynamic two hour session will give you the opportunity to deepen your Pilates knowledge and technique. We will explore the different dimensions of this beautiful form of exercise that fosters the benefits of ’Intelligent Movement’ for the body and the mind.
Pilates emphasises breathing, alignment, body awareness and a strong powerhouse. It gives practitioners a bigger sense of grounding so that bodies are able to move and communicate more efficiently and gracefully. During this workshop, we will experience how the Pilates principles enhance our practice. And how they can be taken beyond the mat when we stand, walk and move in different situations.
This is an open level workshop. Students who are new to Pilates practice and more advanced students willing to develop a deeper understanding of their practice are both welcome.
Growing up Iris used to train in many different disciplines; such as swimming, tennis, running, mountain biking and windsurfing. However, her approach to movement changed completely when she became an adult dance student experimenting with Ballet, Modern Dance, Salsa and Bollywood dance. Pilates gave her the opportunity to explore new ways to use her body more intelligently and efficiently. Influenced by her movement journey, Iris likes to encourage people to enjoy moving as who they are rather than how they think things should look like.
Outside Pilates, Iris works as a consultant in communication, storytelling and project management in Tech, Creativity and Innovation. Before moving to London, Iris worked in Hong Kong and Beijing for more than a decade. The exposure to different Asian cultures and lifestyles brought her to explore creativity, diversity, identity and self-expression beyond the purest confines of Communication. As a result, she collaborated with entrepreneur hubs and communities in Hong Kong and London to make the benefits of movement available to professionals that work in innovation. www.irismir.net
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