We invite you to get to know us on Saturday 24 September 13.00 – 18.30. Join us on a journey to get to know your body better. Learn to move with ease and self-confidence.
The program of free talks and demonstrations, will include both a chance to experience each discipline as well as time for questions, is as follows:
FRONT PILATES ROOM
40 YEARS OF TEACHING PILATES AND STILL PASSIONATE ABOUT PILATES
13.30 – 14.30
This talk is interesting both for people wishing to start a course of Refined Pilates sessions and potential teachers of the technique.
Adriana is senior teacher of Refined Pilates at Illium and has been teaching at the center since its inception in 1980.
Adriana teaches group classes which include members of the public, dancers as well as teacher trainees at Illium and offers private sessions.
Α PERSONAL STORY ON HOW THERAPEUTIC PILATES CAN BE PERCEIVED AS A NATURAL PAIN RELIEVER, A BODY AND MIND STRENGTHENER
A talk about the far-reaching therapeutic effects of Refined Pilates.
Barbara has practiced Pilates for 6 years. She has recently passed her Refined Pilates teacher-training examinations at Illium. She has been practicing Reiki with a special touch and has already taught Therapeutic Pilates on people with or without mobility restrictions. Barbara has a condition called Mucopolysaccharidosis Scheie I Syndrome (MPS
Barbara will be teaching a special group for therapeutic Pilates this coming autumn.
THE BENEFITS OF REFINED PILATES FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND TEACHERS
How Refined Pilates can be used to improve a dancers technique and avoid injury.
See Jenny’s article at www.dancepress.gr.
17.00 – 18.00.
Ioanna has an MA in Dance Studies. She taught Dance Research Methodologies, Somatics, Dance History and Critical Theory at the University of Peloponnese, at AKMI college and at Despoina Gregoriadou’s Professional Dance School.
She has written articles and dance critiques for Athens News journal and Choros International Dance Journal.
Ioanna teaches group classes Mondays 17.00 – 20.00 and Fridays 9.30 – 12.30 at Illium as well as offering private sessions.
Please note Jenny Colebourne and Adriana Zachariou also teach Refined Pilates for dancers. They are both graduates of the London School of Contemporary Dance.
AROMATHERAPY, BOWEN TECHNIQUE AND REJUVENCE
14.30 – 15.15
Alice gives sessions of aromatherapy, Bowen technique and Rejuvence by appointment. She creates skin products with essential oils.
PREGNANCY AND PILATES: A FRIENDSHIP THAT LASTS LONGER THAN 9 MONTHS
A talk about practicing Refined Pilates professionally even giving your teacher training examinations in your 8th month! How Refined Pilates helps with the birthing process. The joys of doing Refined Pilates with your baby at your side, and breast-feeding in between.
15.45 – 16.30
Marilena has practiced Pilates for 11 years. She has recently passed her Refined Pilates teacher-training examinations at Illium. Marilena gave birth 6 months ago. She will be assisted by baby Alexandros.
Marilena will be teaching a special Pilates course for expectant mothers and mothers in the autumn.
TAPPING. FOR EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
“Tapping” is like acupuncture, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique. It utilizes the body’s energy meridian points. You “tap” into your body’s own healing power.
16.45 – 17.30
Alice will be presenting a “Tapping” course in the autumn.
LIVING BETTER WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS THROUGH PRACTICING REFINED PILATES
Marilena will speak about her own personal experience.
She will speak about how Refined Pilates helped her to get to know her body better and to respect it. She will share with you how the technique helped her not to abuse her joints, to strengthen her muscles resulting in her not placing stress on her articulations. How she learned to use breath to reduce pain and inflammation.
17.45 – 18.30
Marilena has Rheumatoid Arthritis. Marilena has practiced Pilates for 11 years. She has recently passed her Refined Pilates teacher-training examinations at Illium.
YOGA ROOM ON THE ROOF
SOUNDING THE HEART YOGA
Asana, breath, focus and the vibration of sound powerfully transform. Open your heart and let it shine with strength.
15.00 – 16.30
Jenny has been teaching yoga since 1977. She holds regular yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings at Illium.
Hearing the story of Reiki. Experiencing the healing power of touch and presence. Meditation.
16.45 – 17.30
Reiki master since 1989. Jenny gives Reiki sessions and teaches Reiki seminars at Illium.
SACRED SOUND HEALING
17.45 – 18.30
Exploring the healing aspects of sound
Jenny apprenticed for 10 years with Sound Master Joe Tornabene culminating in a year long intensive teaching course. Joe will be presenting a seminar at Illium October 29 and 30.
Handcrafted jewelry, artwork, hand made essential oil cosmetics will be on sale throughout the day.
SUNSET, WINE and MUSIC ON THE ROOF
Relax, enjoy the view and share a glass of wine with us at the end of a nice day.
I love music. I love dance. I love poetry. You never know what may happen.