“Intrinsic to the philosophy of Japanese yoga is that if we fix the internal body – the digestive organs, the circulation, our respiration, the reproductive system and the endocrine system, then the appearance of the outer body, our moods, emotions and behaviour change.”
Olivia is a Japanese Yoga instructor however she also teaches Yin Yoga and is a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner. As a Buteyko practitioner, she teaches breathing exercise to help with improving sports performance, panic attacks, anxiety and asthma symptoms.
Here at Pinnacle she teaches our Rehab Yogalates classes. This is a very unique type of class, and is a combination of yoga, Pilates and other rehab based exercise movements.
The Yoga component comes from Japanese Yoga, which means the moves are energising, powerful and productive. This is blended with traditional Pilates movements that focus on strengthening and stretching.
Classes can range from strengthening your deep abdominals and pelvic floor, to stretching and releasing typically tight and overworked areas of the body. They also work to strengthen areas of both the upper and lower body and improve symmetry and posture. A Rehab Yogalates class is a fantastic session for general fitness and wellbeing.
If you are looking for a class that moves quicker then the traditional yoga classes then this is the one for you. Note – This class will not be suitable for pregnant women without doctors clearance and is suitable from ages 12 and up.
You can find out more information about Olivia and about Japanese Yoga at her website: www.yogamotion.com.au
Olivia’s classes at The Pinnacle Studio are held:
- 1pm Tuesdays
- 11am Thursdays