TDR Academy of Movement Therapy

Class Details
 

At TDR Academy, our classes cover Pilates, Yoga and Aerial Fitness.  These classes cater for all levels of ability ranging from complete beginner with no exercise background or currently injured right up to fit for any challenge we can throw your way!

"To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability."  Joseph Pilates
  • If you have any injuries or medical conditions, speak with Tanya as you may still be able to attend classes.  1:1 sessions may be advised to ensure safe movements are planned and tailored to your needs for safe and effective progression.
  • Click on the links below shows you what classes are offered over the next month, or check out the class timetable for the full calendar of classes and how to book in.

Other Sessions Available

  • Other diverse sessions are available as small group classes and private training sessions at TDR.
  • Simply get in contact to arrange your own small group or 1:1 session at a time that suits you.

Pilates Studio Equipment

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  • Each piece of equipment brings it's own challenges:

Reformer - invented by Joseph Pilates to support the matwork using springs and a moving carriage it enables you to feel greater feedback within your body to be more precise and can align, strengthen and lengthen you in very specific ways giving you an amazing session.
Wunda Chair - offers unique challenges to your core stability and whole body integration.
The Springboard - allows the body to work under tension or to be assisted by the springs, similar to the Pilates tower, allowing the body to strengthen and improve technique on many Pilates movements and to lengthen out muscles you didn't think needed lengthening!
Ladder Barrel aims to lengthen and stretch like nothing else you have felt before!

  • Sessions are available as 1:1s or 2:1s
  • Suitable for anyone at any level and can aid alignment/posture improvement, rehabilitation for many issues and for all over strength training with dynamic muscle length development for life or to supplement sports training.
  • The equipment is selected as appropriate for what your body needs which is assessed at every stage to see where we can delve in further to improve how your body moves, feels and ultimately challenges you to develop your body in a positive way.

Aerial Yoga & Pilates

Aerial Yoga & Pilates offers a fun and challenging twist to Yoga and Pilates movements, using a hammock! The versatility of the hammock allows for many variations of movement in this Vinyasa Flow style class, but also uses Aerial Pilates to deepen the practice with strength. The poses and postures can be more challenging that traditional mat based practice, but the hammocks can also offer a supportive approach, similar to Iyengar Yoga rope work.  There is also an Aerial Acrobatics element which allows play with deeper poses, inversions and aerial tricks, which are sure to leave you smiling!  The essential Savasana at the end of class involves relaxing in a cocoon!   There is nothing quite like this - just chill out and let your mind and body float!

  • Suitable for any level, age, males and females, with no experience required.
  • Classes are for up to 6 or simply as a 1:1 session.
  • The hammock can even be used for back care, to decompress the spine through inversions.
  • Unsuitable for certain medical conditions and pregnancy - please speak to Tanya to establish if you can partake in these sessions.
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Aerial Hoop

Aerial Hoop or Lyra is a exciting and fun way to train, without it feeling like you are training!  The circus based tricks and poses in the hoop are challenging and beautiful.  The sessions focus on strength training and flexibility whilst building your skills towards sequences of moves and routine work, which will challenge your fitness more than you realise.

  • Suitable for any level, age, males and females, with no experience required.
  • Classes are for up to 8 or simply as a 1:1 session.
  • The hammock can even be used for back care, to decompress the spine through inversions.
  • Unsuitable for certain medical conditions and pregnancy - please speak to Tanya to establish if you can partake in these sessions.

Pole Fitness

There are many styles of Pole training, with Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Chinese Pole styles being the focus at TDR Academy.  It develops strength, flexibility and co-ordination.  Skills are practiced and combinations of moves are developed, with routine work being the ultimate all round strength and fitness workout. Pole sessions start off with less skin contact being needed to learn new skills, but as you improve skin contact is needed to grip the pole.  You will develop muscles in places you never knew you had muscles - guaranteed!

  • Suitable for any level, age, males and females, with no experience required.
  • Classes are for up to 4 or simply as a 1:1 session.
  • Unsuitable for certain medical conditions and pregnancy - please speak to Tanya to establish if you can partake in these sessions.

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Trapeze

Static trapeze is another form of aerial circus training similar to aerial hoop, and also builds strength and flexibility.  The skills practiced progress to developing combinations to challenge your all round fitness training.

  • Suitable for any level, age, males and females, with no experience required.
  • Classes are for up to 8 or simply as a 1:1 session..
  • Unsuitable for certain medical conditions and pregnancy - please speak to Tanya to establish if you can partake in these sessions.

Adult Gymnastics / Calisthenics

Free movement to build your primal movement and muscle activation patterns with links to gymnastics and diving conditioning facilitates a great way to develop your co-ordination, balance, body awareness, flexibility and all round strength and fitness.  The basic gymnastics skills are developed including handstands and other arm balances and inversions. Training methods adopted are based on general gymnastics training, partner acrobatics and with options for basic mens' gymnastics skills training.  The gymnastics rings, parallettes and floor based skills will be sure to challenge you!  Everyone works at their own level, with choices available to work on your goals. You will see your strength and skills develop each session!

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  • Suitable for any level, age, males and females, with no experience required.
  • Classes are for up to 8 or simply as a 1:1 session.
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Aerial Fitness

These wednesday and every other saturday sessions involve training on a variety of the aerial and gymnastics equipment to develop your skills, strength, flexibility and fitness!  You can practice your current skills base or be challenged with new ideas. Each session involves a warm-up, gymnastics and calisthenics style training and conditioning, time to work on your choice of equipment and skills, and a cool-down with stretching at the end. Coaching and spotting is always available to help your learn and develop safely.

  • Suitable for any level, age, males and females, with no experience required.
  • Classes are for up to 8 or simply as a 1:1 session.
  • Unsuitable for certain medical conditions and pregnancy - please speak to Tanya to establish if you can partake in these sessions.
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