I am a qualified Garuda matwork teacher. Garuda takes its name from an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape according to its function. It's inspired a more intelligent and intuitive way to exercise the body.
Combining the spirituality, Pranayama and Asana practice of Yoga, the core strength and focus of Pilates and the balletic grace of dance, the Garuda method is the answer to many people's quest for a stronger, more flexible, toned body.
It has all the benefits of a robust cardiovascular workout, while stretching the mind as well as the body. Garuda is a test of mental strength as well as physical, demanding total concentration during the exercises.
Using the mat, you'll learn to control your body through precise stretches and actions, placing an emphasis on smooth, seamless movements without any stress on joints. Through routines carefully choreographed, you'll soon develop greater poise and control, and a leaner, more resilient body.
Whether you're recovering from a physical injury, looking for an alternative to traditional gym workouts or an accomplished athlete, Garuda will challenge you but the rewards will be considerable.
This soon becomes clear to students who end each session with a sense of accomplishment, as well as a deep feeling of serenity and wellbeing.
Put your mind back in touch with your body, and start experiencing what Garuda can do for you.