James D’Silva, PMA®-CPT, is the creator of The Garuda Pilates Method, The Garuda Apparatus and founder of The Garuda Studio. James D’Silva was born and raised in Goa, India, before moving to England to become a professional dancer. Since then, he has performed, choreographed and taught all over Europe and the USA. Throughout his career, Pilates and body conditioning were an integral part of his training routine. Over the years James has adopted yoga, GYROTONIC®, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique influences, generating a unique, holistic and enjoyable style of movement and exercise. In 2000, James opened his own Pilates studio in London and from this base his reputation has become well established amongst his many loyal clients. He has worked with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, and has also created best-selling fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler. James is a PMA®-CPT, a certified GYROTONIC® Instructor, and a member of the Pilates Foundation UK.
The trapeze serves as a special part of the training on the Pilates Trapeze Table. The addition of the sling has evolved over the years into a useful teaching tool for focusing on spinal movement with stability and mobility. Madeline Black will lecture on the balance between mobility and stability of the spine. Classical use […]
The Brick Workshop is an innovative & functional workout designed to instigate bilateral symmetry, stability of the pelvis whilst creating lower limb strength and functionality. Special attention is given to the upper body with a whole new set of exercises designed to fortify and challenge the participant. Balance and three-dimensional movement are integral part of […]