Frances Brown (Fran) is also your Pilates Teacher
Your Organiser Frances Brown (Fran) has over 37 years’ experience in the fitness industry as a business owner, in private sector management and in all aspects of exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing.
After suffering back problems herself, she discovered the wonderful benefits that Pilates can offer in improving, relieving and preventing back pain. She has also undergone a hip replacement which has greatly increased her knowledge and understanding of post-operative rehabilitation and how Pilates plays such an important part in the recovery process.
She has been teaching fitness for 26 years and Pilates for over 15 years and is also a qualified Clinical Personal Fitness Trainer. She specialises in Pilates, remedial Pilates, post operative and post injury rehabilitation, postural problems, back and joint pain, functional fitness, nutrition and weight management. She now specialises in her own brand of Pilates ‘The Fran Brown Pilates Method’. She also teaches salsa and modern jive and believes that, along with Pilates for correct posture, body movement, core stability and overall strength, ‘Dancing is the most sociable way to keep fit!
To visit her website please click this link: http://www.fransfitnesspilates.co.uk
BSYA Dip.CPFT (Clinical Personal Trainer), Milam (Cert) Institute of Leisure Amenity Management, Loughborough University, Future Fit Dip. Sports Psych, Nutrition & Weight Management, AFAA Ex. to Music, AOGB Weight Training, Adv. Step, Boxacise, Junior Aerobics, NCF Coaching Children, Rachel Holmes Fitness Pilates. UKA/LeRoc Professional Dance Teacher.
Lisa has 17 years’ experience in teaching Yoga. She trained in Ashtanga Yoga in 2000 with a yoga teacher called Kisen. She also studied with Linda Henderson in Blackheath a Hatha Yoga teacher mixed with Alexander Technique .. and Earnest Coats from Living Yoga .. The class is based on Ashtanga Flow but not following the Vinyasa series, A slower pace or even static Breath and Stretch class is also offered to make sure all students can participate in the class
She has since been in Spain also studies a 200 hour plus many other courses featuring from Ayuveda to Pregnancy and Theraputic with Josefine Selander of Virya Yoga Sweden
She then most recently studied with the America Doug Keller who is famous for his therapeutic Approach to Yoga and his Biomechanics of the Body
Lisa brings an air of inspiration to the class and although trained in Astanga she is able to adapt the class for those who need a more gentle approach whilst still maintaining the synchronisation of breath and movement that has been her forte.
Classes are adapted to each individual so that not one person feels stuck: bringing in new adaptations through her continual study of the yoga practice.
“Classes involve a series of moving and stationary poses, combined with deep breathing. Allowing the heart to open within each person, to move through creating a form (asana) continuing to flow through our connection with breath (Prana), generating an inner peace and balance which opens our path for spiritual growth. Each individual obtains confidence to love and be loved and to shine throughout their daily lives, creating a peace and harmony not just within each of us but in everybody we come in contact with”
Antonio is your tour guide for the week’s afternoon local excursions. With his local knowledge and experience he has designed some excellent trips for your enjoyment. Antonio Hernandez is a local history lover, geographer and historian. He did his studies at Murcia University and Oulu Finland. He belongs to one of the oldest families in the local area.
Antonio is also your Spanish Teacher for the week.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Carlos Eleno is a Bioenergetic Therapist, born in Madrid. The fundamental concept of the term Bioenergy, part of the basis of the existence of a vital energy, that pervades all manifestations of life; The Chinese call it CHI, the Indians PRANA, the Japanese KI … Carlos began his training in Neuromuscular Integration Techniques, based on MRP (primary respiratory mechanism), Quiromassage and Sports Massage in 2008 in Tenerife and Madrid, from there he began to work in the field of health and to develop his training in different modalities: in Kerala, India 2010, studied Ayurvedic Massage, kalary Massage and Japanese Shiatsu. In Madrid 2010 and Chiang Mai, Thailand 2016, studied Traditional Thai Massage. In Madrid, studied Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2011. Now is doing a two years course of Master Tung Acupuncture in the European School of Acupuncture in Barcelona 2018 The treatment carried out by Carlos, is a Therapeutic work, focused to relieve and improve muscular injuries, pains caused by physical or emotional tensions and to normalize the energetic flows by means of the manipulation of the soft tissues and the fascia. It is an individualized, deep and conscious treatment that is performed without pain, using the MRP, a subtle movement (apart from the respiratory movement), which animates and harmonizes from the cells and the medulla, to the muscular tissues, organs internal, etc…