ONLINE Foundation Matwork Course

Join our online courses to train in the Garuda method from the comfort of your home! Please visit the Master Trainers page to see courses for non-English speakers.

The Foundation Matwork course will comprise of 24 hours spread over 6 or 10 sessions, just like we would have had in the studio. We will provide pre-reading material in advance of the course for you to familiarise yourself with it. Each session will comprise of a foundation matwork class, followed by James teaching you the prescribed pre-read sections. We will then answer questions and practice the work. The sessions will be recorded and you will have access to this resource for 6 months to refresh and review. In order to receive a certification of completion, we would request that James reviews you teaching a class online. He will have the opportunity to give you personal feedback and encouragement.

Encompassing the principles of Pilates, the breath work and asana practices of yoga, and the athleticism of dance, Garuda is heralded as the face of 21st century fitness.

Holistic, organic, dynamic – Garuda is the hybrid that is revolutionizing our approach to exercise. Garuda Matwork Foundation is a Pilates-based system that builds gradually from the micro to the macro. Here movements start first by isolating individual muscles, then move on to the myofascial lines they belong to. This gradual formulaic approach makes it especially effective for people with dysfunction or imbalances.

Garuda was conceived and developed personally by James D’Silva, during his own dedicated practice over many years as well as in his inspiring teaching of these disciplines to others.

All of the exercises are systematically devised to bring your mind back into exercise while making your body the leanest, strongest and most flexible it has ever been.

Dates and times:

Friday 29th May and 5th June- 12pm – 4pm
Saturday 30th May -and 6th June – 12pm – 2:30pm
Sunday 31st May and 7th June – 12pm – 2:30pm
Monday 1st and 8th June – 4:30pm – 6pm
Tuesday 2nd and 9th June – 4:30pm – 6pm

Price: £840 (instead of £1150), payment plans available

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“Stretching, breathing and way of movement that combines with strength and flexibility exercises has really helped me.”Jennifer Shulman