CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

All of my classes progress safely and gently, and are designed specifically for anyone who has had stoma surgery. My teaching is based on a Clinical Pilates methodology which progresses far more slowly than more classical Pilates, therefore is ideal for anyone with a stoma. The focus is on concentration, precision and control, and development of the deep inner core muscle function, building foundations for movement and confidence. Exercising in a safe and 'stoma friendly' way.


Both LIVE and ON DEMAND classes follow the same levels and principles so you know exactly where you are and which class is right for you. And you can confidently mix and match with LIVE and ON DEMAND classes.


Please read the following class descriptions carefully and choose the right level for you, based on an honest appraisal of your own ability. It's far better to start with an easier class and build up.

Before you participate in ANY class or video it is essential that you read and agree to the 'Terms and Conditions' and watch the 'Principles and Preparation' video.

 

POST SURGERY 

Classes in this series are designed for people who are just post-surgery, and can be started as soon as 2 weeks after your operation.  


The classes are safe, slow paced, extremely gentle and based on the mat, so you'll be lying on your back, side or on your hands and knees.


Designed to help you reconnect with your core muscles and rebuild your confidence.


In line with UK clinical nursing guidelines and based on physio led clinical Pilates.

*ON DEMAND ONLY*

Equipment Needed

Mat 

Soft Pilates ball or folded towel

EQUIPMENT 

You will need some equipment to get the most out of my Pilates classes and videos. Please check your individual class to see what's needed. 


You don't need to purchase everything here, so please do check the class requirement first. My preferred brand is APPI and you can select items below.


**Get 10% off your first order with APPI use code 'theostomystudio' 

Click the 'Buy' link below to purchase from their site.

 

PILATES BALL

Used in almost all classes. Ideal size is 7"

PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION VIDEO

*YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE PARTICIPATION IN ANY CLASS OR VIDEO*

 

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