"Come join me for a complete strength and conditioning Pilates experience. Learn how to move efficiently by engaging important intrinsic muscle groups, the powerhouse, to help support our joints and spine. Coordination and control are important in Pilates. As a result, endurance and conditioning are part of the training. Pilates teaches us where our muscle imbalances are and how to address them by focusing on proper alignment and our posture. While building core strength and stability, Pilates aligns, activates and brings our bodies into dynamic action"
"My yoga practice centres on my breath. Observing where my breath is restricted and where it is free connects me to myself. Prana is used in yoga to penetrate different layers of our consciousness through the energetic channels in our body. It is like a messenger. Hidden in the prana is consciousness, externalising it is the breath. The practice of yoga is nirodha, the mastery, discipline and quieting of the fluctuations of the mind centering on the breath. I then abide in my Self, resting in my own true nature"
"Yoga and Āyurveda are inseparable! They speak a common language. I apply the principles of Āyurveda using the wisdom of herbs, daily and seasonal routine and treatments individualised to my doṣa (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), the biological elemental constitution of the body. I maintain a good state of health, by keeping my doṣas balanced with the 5 elements of Nature (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth). The doṣas are in a constant state of flux due to changes in diet, mood, lifestyle, stressors, weather, aging and diurnal cycles, and the body exhibits its physiological and psychological symptoms by the 20 gunas (10 pairs of opposite qualities). Restoring health back to a balanced state is achieved by balancing the elements through these gunas. Āyurveda thus brings me closer to Nature and Nature closer to me"
"I suffer from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, for which at the moment there is no cure. Conventional medication and procedures alleviated the symptoms but I was unable to lead a normal life. I would suffer from side effects from the cocktail of medication that I had to take daily and the idea of waking up without muscle stiffness and joint pain eluded me. I experienced extreme fatigue even without doing anything intense. After 8 months of Pilates and Ayurveda Counseling with Joyce, I have felt huge improvements and I now feel I have my life back. I wake up without pain now and see a huge difference in my body having achieved balance and harmony in my doshas. I had previously experienced disturbed sleep, waking up every 45 mins. Now I enjoy up to 5 hours of undisturbed restful sleep. I no longer feel constantly tired and feel calmer, stronger and more balanced than I have in over 10 years. I am so grateful to Joyce for helping me regain the joy in life and I would not hesitate to recommend her. She really has turned my life around"
"After months of incessant lower back pain, I succumbed to it finally by seeing a specialist doctor. I was diagnosed with scoliosis, causing pain in the muscles in my lower back. Although it was mild, it affected almost every aspect of my life, and at age 15, I was devastated as I had to stop many physical activities. I decided to try Pilates on the recommendation of my doctor, expecting slow improvements but was surprised by how fast it built up my core strength and ameliorated my posture. Joyce's sessions are well organised. She is always flexible and open to adjusting them to suit and help any discomfort, pains or muscles strains that would creep up throughout the school week. Now with consistent weekly sessions and armed with a repertoire of personalised homework of stretches and exercises that she has created for me to do at home, I am able to do all my activities pain free"