Suzanne is the Director of Palace Pilates (www.palacepilates.com) and as such has been teaching pilates for over 15 years.
She originally trained as an apprentice with Pilates Based Body Awareness, one of the original groups to establish pilates in the UK, and later went on to train with the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) l becoming one of their supervising teacher trainers in 2011.
Suzanne has worked alongside osteopaths and physiotherapists all her career and runs the rehabilitative programme for the Crystal Palace Physio Group www.cppg.co.uk. She has taught the cast of Billy Elliott in the west end, taught on retreats in India and around the UK and is a passionate advocate of the technique. She has worked extensively with injuries as well as with elite athletes so has the ability to tailor pilates for everyone individually.
Suzanne also teaches Qi Gung and Meditation and is a lover of yoga so combines all of these with the aim of helping you move and live in your body more comfortably.
A weekend for you to ‘retreat’ and leave your daily chores behind. A weekend to totally relax. A weekend to take part in pilates classes and learn about your body and this amazing technique. To sit by the log fire and read a book, walk in nature, make new friends, eat amazing food, take part in Qi Gung and relaxation sessions, treat yourself to a massage and have a sauna.
A totally immersive restorative weekend - for you
During the weekend there will be lots of classes on offer but also time for yourself. The house and grounds offer many places to sit, read, chat or just listen to the birds! Daily Pilates classes give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the practice and explore your technique. Qi Gung a meditative form of movement designed to gently free your body of any restrictions and tension, relaxation and meditation techniques will all be on offer and designed to help you deepen your sense of calm and wellbeing.
All classes will be taught by Suzanne Wooder in the beautiful yurt hidden away in the grounds of the house.
A cedar wood sauna is available in the grounds for your use and a massage therapist will be available to book.
Tilton House is renowned for its good food. Its chefs aim to use home grown, organic, seasonal vegetables in all their meals. The menu for the weekend is vegetarian and designed to restore your energy and well-being as well as delight your palate. A sample menu is attached and I truly believe you will not be disappointed. Special diets can also be catered for.
Massages are available upon request, please ask to book in advance.
The cost for the weekend is £345 per person.
Two nights accommodation
(all rooms are twin and share a bathroom with another. One twin en suite is available)
All your classes
All your food, tea and coffee
Full use of the house, the grounds and sauna
£75.00 non-refundable deposit will secure your room,
£125.00 is then payable by the 15th December 2016
The balance of £145.00 is due by the 15th February 2017
There are only 12 spaces available for the weekend.
Suzanne has beenteaching pilates for more than 15 years and running retreats for six years. Clients have said:
“Thank you for the most wonderful weekend Suzanne. You made us feel welcome and relaxed from the moment we arrived. The venue was perfect and the classes were so much fun and informative. Your attention to technique really helped me move in ways I didn’t think were possible! My body and mind haven’t felt this alive and calm for years. “ Lynne, 2015
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07963 340541 to confirm availability.
FRIDAY 24th March 2017
3pm onwards Arrive and settle in
5.00 – 6.30 Pilates – A Healthy Spine followed by relaxation session.
7.30 Evening meal
SATURDAY25th March 2017
07.45 – 08.30 Wake up and stretch Pilates class incorporating Qi Gung principles
8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast
11.00 – 12.30 Pilates class – “Developing the flexibility and strength of your spine”
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 5.00 Free time to enjoy one of the local walks, visit Charleston House - home of the Bloomsbury Set, take a sauna or treat yourself to a massage.
5.00 – 6.15 Pilates - “Improve your posture”
7.00 – 8.00 Evening meal
9.00 – 9.30 Meditation/relaxation session
SUNDAY 26th March 2017
8.00 – 8.30 Wake up and stretch Pilates session
8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast
10.00 – 11.30 Group walk
12.00 – 1.00 Pilates – A look at Joseph Pilates original matwork
1.15 – 2.15 Lunch