Case Studies

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Dina's Story

Get confidence & Be inspired

For 4 years we have worked with Dina. Due to some paralysis she had limited mobility and lack of confidence to attend group classes. The goal was to improve her core strength and balance, with 2-3 sessions per week of functional Pilates and Yoga. As her confidence grew we explored her fears of movement in public and encouraged her to join a gym for cardiovascular training on cross-trainers. 

In 2017 she decided to join one of our retreats. Her first class with other people! She loved the retreat and discovered how strong and fit she truly is. She trains online with Nid twice weekly, attends the gym once a week and has even begun looking at attending a yoga class with strangers! 

Due to some paralysis, I should have been a bit of a challenge for Nid but she has embraced that challenge with her amazing knowledge of the anatomy, as well as personalised and creative solutions to work around my limitations. Better than any physio I've worked with :)

 

Bridget's Story

get fit and find wellbeing

Bridget approached Omega Movement for a high quality teacher that could aid with her knee and repetitive strain injuries: she wanted Pilates. An avid spinner she loves the 'burn' and to feel the work. For her pains, back to basics was needed: mindful breath work with movement to reduce the tension she held in her body. As Bridget's physical pains reduced we built in more 'fitness' exercises. Some months passed and a relapse occurred, so she returned to us. We designed her short and simple practices supported with the written notes, add-on videos and recordings. Now Bridget has the tools to reconnect back to her mindfully moving body that is pain-free and has space for more joy in her life!   

Nid is the only teacher I know who is focused on her clients' wellbeing in a way that it is unparallelled in my experience.

Our practice started out with me learning to breathe correctly. It was as basic as that - much of certain painful body experience was the result of me not breathing properly from the abdomen as we all should. We slowly built up from there, until Nid had designed a complete body workout for me which is achievable, easy to remember and only takes 20 minutes of my time whenever I choose to practise.

 

Claire's Story

Yoga Therapy client - with Ibs

"I have suffered with IBS and digestive issues for the best part of 10 years; I’ve been prescribed numerous medications to manage the symptoms and pain, but to no avail. For the last few years, I’ve been trying to manage my IBS with my diet – I find that being restrictive on certain ‘trigger’ foods such as Bread or Pasta doesn’t really help me, I still suffer with bloating and stomach pains (sometimes which are excruciating).

Molly taught me the importance of breath in nourishing and calming the body through a sequence of gentle movement and breath. This was something that felt a bit alien to me at first, however when I took this away as home practice I noticed how slowing my breathing and pouring breath into the lower belly actually had a de-bloating effect!

As an active person I don’t really give myself any time for rest. The therapy overall has helped me to realise that I am allowed to slow down; to trust my body and senses, and to practice for as long or as little as necessary to reap the benefits.

The goals of the therapy were to feel less full in my belly, as well as reduce discomfort. I found that after the first session alone I was able to alleviate bloating with slow, deep low belly breathing. I now have go-to poses to help on days where I am feeling full, and on days where I’m feeling delicate."

 

Case Studies

At Work

 
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Often unsure of what they need or how to implement we have booking systems and online feedback to help our clients know if it our solutions benefit their business. 

 
 
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The Camden housing charity contacted us about wellbeing at work classes. We offered 'free' taster classes of yoga and Pilates to the staff, who then voted on both as regular classes. The charity could subsidise the staff classes and we agreed a course structure better suited the work environment. After several months of running courses of lunchtime Pilates and yoga, we reviewed the attendance. It was agreed that the yoga classes would become the focus for the charity. Each course the numbers and attendance are reviewed to agree any changes to the pricing and marketing to the staff. 

“It has made a big difference to my mobility and general wellbeing. In fact, I’m really taken aback by the difference it has made to me and how much better I feel”
 
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Treehouse approached us initially looking for weekly yoga classes to take place on their amazing roof garden during the summer. Molly taught weekly yoga classes, that students paid for, subsidised by Treehouse during the summer months. However, once Autumn arrived and a London roof terrace was no longer a viable location for classes we hired a local hall and continued to run the classes for Treehouse staff until the weather improved the following summer and roof top classes could resume. 

 
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here east 

Here East approached us to help with their launch of wellbeing at work for the new businesses established at their premises. We agreed to provide a  seated massage clinic and two workshops: 'Seated Movement' and 'Better Posture'. It was all provided for free but staff could book online or show up and see if they could get a spot! It was greatly enjoyed and the offices enjoy regular Pilates classes for their improved posture and wellbeing. 

Testimonials

On Retreat

 
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All Levels Welcome

I spent a week at the with Omega Movement retreat in Sicily and had a great time. They offer the best yoga and Pilates classes you can get anywhere.

Nid & Molly are very friendly and hospitable and make sure everyone feels at home as quickly as possible. I came alone, like many other guests, but felt very welcome. The whole experience was very inclusive but no pressure to be anywhere or do anything other than what you needed. Complete beginners through to advanced were all provided with a very bespoke experience, the classes were excellent and gave me a lot of inspiration for my yoga and Pilates practise at home.

Also, they had chosen the most beautiful setting right on the beach and the yoga studio provided a beautiful view and was simply stunning! I cannot recommend this highly enough - everyone needs some of this in their lives and I thoroughly intend to go back!
— Ruth

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Discover Your Energy & Joy

Thank you so much for all your support and wisdom throughout the week. I am so joyful that I attended your retreat. Your attention to detail is uncanny. We can see & feel how passionate you are about what you do & how you genuinely love to help others.
— Caroline

Be On Holiday: Relax & Discover

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge so wonderfully. I have loved the focus on alignment in every sense and found your teaching to be so clear and precise.
The tips & adjustments in classes have been so helpful - the detail and accuracy that make a world of difference.
I love the practical application of all that you have shared.
— Kate R
Exciting discoveries with massage. Learnt about my posterior tilt and looking to improve my right hip and knee from what I’ve learnt. Great to be on beach. Thank you.
— Trisha
I can’t thank you both enough for the last few days. Truly A-Ma-Zing darlings! 10/10
It has been surprisingly and extraordinarily relaxing and rewarding. I felt engaged and interested throughout, while being able to completely turn off and enjoy my time in supportive company of a diverse bunch of people. I spent 3 months working up to this and getting excited, and you both delivered beyond all expectations. Thank you so so much!
— Paul

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To be honest, I didn’t book the retreat with me in mind. It was a gift for my partner, who has been into yoga for a few years. I was just going to tag along, not do any classes, and instead just eat the food, read a book and soak up the sun.

I didn’t dream that I would also end up taking part in some classes too. But from the very first moment I stepped foot in the retreat environment, I felt confident as a total newbie to take part in some of the classes. Specifically, Nid’s pilates classes were ideal for someone completely new to the discipline. Her fun and easy style of teaching made me feel right at home, as did my fellow classmates who couldn’t have been more welcoming.

During the times when the others were in classes, I was able to go out for jogs in the local hills, take a dip in the pool, and read my book. But the fact there was lots of lovely free time for everyone on the retreat, I never felt left out or alone.

The next Omega Movement retreat I go on (and there will be another, believe me!) I will jump in completely to all the classes - Molly’s yoga classes too!
— Andrew

 

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