OPEN DAY on September 24

We invite you to get to know us on Saturday 24 September 13.00 - 18.30.

Join us on a journey to get to know your body better. Learn to move with ease and self-confidence.

The program of free talks and demonstrations, which will include both a chance to experience each discipline as well as time for questions, is as follows:

FRONT PILATES ROOM

40 YEARS OF TEACHING PILATES AND STILL PASSIONATE ABOUT PILATES.

13.30 - 14.30

This talk is interesting both for people wishing to start a course of Refined Pilates sessions and potential teachers of the technique.

ADRIANA ZACHARIOU

Adriana is senior teacher of Refined Pilates at Illium and has been teaching at the center its inception in 1980.

Adriana teaches group classes which include members of the public, dancers as well as teacher trainees at Illium as well as offering private sessions.

MY PERSONAL STORY ON HOW REFINED PILATES CAN STRENGTHEN OUR BODY AND SOUL

15.30- 16.30

A talk about the far-reaching therapeutic effects of Refined Pilates.

BARBARA MAMATIS

Barbara has practiced Pilates for 6 years. She has recently passed her Refined Pilates teacher-training examinations. Barbara has a condition called Mucopolysaccharidosis Scheie I Syndrome ( MPS ).

Barbara will be teaching a special group for therapeutic Pilates.

THE BENEFITS OF REFINED PILATES FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND TEACHERS

How Refined Pilates can be used to improve a dancers technique and avoid injury.

See Jenny's article at www.dancepress.gr.

17.00 - 18.00.

IOANNA TZARTZANI

Ioanna has an MA in Dance Studies. She taught Dance Research Methodologies, Somatics, Dance History and Critical Theory at the University of Peloponnese, at AKMI college and at Despoina Gregoriadou’s Professional Dance School. She has written articles and dance critiques for Athens News journal and Choros International Dance Journal.

Ioanna teaches group classes Mondays 17.00 - 20.00 and Fridays 9.30 - 12.30 at Illium as well as offering private sessions.

Please note Jenny Colebourne and Adriana Zachariou also teach Refined Pilates for dancers. They are both graduates of the London School of Contemporary Dance.

ORANGE ROOM

AROMATHERAPY, BOWEN TECHNIQUE AND REJUVENCE

14.30 - 15.15

ALICE BELL

Alice gives sessions of aromatherapy, Bowen technique and Rejuvence by appointment. She creates skin products with essential oils.

PREGNANCY AND PILATES: A FRIENDSHIP THAT LASTS LONGER THAN 9 MONTHS

A talk about practicing Refined Pilates professionally even giving your teacher training examinations in your 8th month! How Refined Pilates helps with the birthing process. The joys of doing Refined Pilates with your baby at your side, and breast-feeding in between.

15.45 – 16.30

MARILENA FOURLI

Marilena has practiced Pilates for 11 years. She has recently passed her Refined Pilates teacher-training examinations at Illium.Marilena gave birth 6 months ago. She will be assisted by baby Alexandros.

Marilena will be teaching a special Pilates course for expectant mothers and mothers in the autumn.

TAPPING.FOR EMOTIONAL FREEDOM

Also known as Emotional Freedom Technique "Tapping" is like acupuncture it utilizes the body's energy meridian points. You "tap" into your body's own healing power.

16.45 - 17.30

ALICE BELL

Alice will be presenting a "Tapping" course in the autumn.

LIVING BETTER WITH REUMATOID ARTHRITIS WITH REFINED PILATES

Marilena will speak about her own personal experience. She will speak about how Refined Pilates helped her to get to know her body better and to respect it. She will share with you how the technique helped her to not abuse her joints, to strengthen her muscles resulting in her not placing stress on her articulations. How she learned to use breath to reduce pain and inflammation.

17.45 - 18.30

MARILENA FOURLI

Marilena has Rheumatoid Arthritis. Marilena has practiced Pilates for 11 years. She has recently passed her Refined Pilates teacher-training examinations at Illium.

YOGA ROOM ON THE ROOF

SOUNDING THE HEART YOGA

An experience.

Asana, breath, focus and the vibration of sound powerfully transform. Open your heart and let it shine with strength.

15.00 - 16.30

JENNY COLEBOURNE

Jenny has been teaching yoga since 1977. She holds regular yoga classes and teacher trainings at Illium.

REIKI

Hearing the story of Reiki. Experiencing the healing power of touch and presence. Meditation.

17.00 - 18.00

JENNY COLEBOURNE

Reiki master since 1989. Jenny gives Reiki sessions and teaches Reiki seminars at Illium.

GIFTS

Handcrafted jewelry, artwork, hand made essential oil cosmetics will be on sale throughout the day.

SUNSET, WINE and MUSIC ON THE ROOF

After 18.30

Relax, enjoy the view and share a glass of wine with us at the end of a nice day.

I love music. I love dance. I love poetry. You never know what may happen.

Jenny Colebourne's
Illium 
Center of Light

PO Box 41708, Sfalaktron Terma, Mikrochori, 19014, Attiki

Tel: +306938796062

 Email: illiumcenter@yahoo.com

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