The aim of body intelligence is to prevent injuries, stabilise joints and correct muscular imbalances in the body that result from, or lead to, poor posture, back or neck pain and muscle stiffness.
In addition to that, focusing on the body throughout class keeps brining one’s thoughts back into the present moment allowing the mind to calm down.
Regular practice of BI leads to better muscle awareness and control, together with improved flexibility and balance. It decreases stress levels and improves metabolism.
Body intelligence classes incorporate the use of small equipment such as balls, bands and foam blocks and are suitable for all ages and all fitness levels from expecting moms to sports fanatics.
Each class is refreshingly different and adapted based on the ability and experience of those in attendance. Conscious breathing, alignment and movement control are strongly emphasised in each class, with personal instruction throughout to avoid any pain or strain.
A guided relaxation at the end of each class is an integral part of the body intelligence experience. You’ll leave classes feeling re-energized, calm and centered.
About the teacher
A certified Pilates Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer with 15 years experience in yoga, Meret has worked closely with physiotherapists and chiropractors to develop Body Intelligence®. Applying research in the field of joint stabilization techniques and based on her studies in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition and anatomy, she has created her own movement form. Born and educated in Zurich, Switzerland, Meret trained as a professional ballet dancer until a persistent injury ended her career aspirations. Travelling through Europe while working in the fashion industry introduced her to the numerous benefits of a regular yoga practice. With this experience and her own history of injuries, Meret studied to become a Personal Fitness Trainer, eventually working in Switzerland and the UK before finding a home in South Africa in 2005. Also qualified as a Pilates mat, Reformer and one-on-one instructor, Meret has considerable experience working with special needs students such as pregnant women and the elderly. Meret works with students to help them correct muscular imbalances, improve bad postural habits and treat pain. Working mainly with small classes, Meret offers personal attention to each individual to ensure a rewarding experience training the mind-body connection.
Contact Meret via email at firstname.lastname@example.org