SPB Body Method
In the past 3 years, Sara Picken-Brown has become one of Londons most respected Yoga, Pilates and Barre teachers. With over 20 years experience teaching, a former professional Ballet dancer, fitness Professional athlete and highly sought after Transformation Health Coach. She focuses on strength and conditioning, alignment and technique while bringing a sense of inspired enjoyment to all her private & class based sessions.
Mat Pilates Sessions
Join the online classes or enjoy private Coaching to refine technique and build body confidence after injury. Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. Sessions are conducted on a mat and may use a variety of exercise equipment; a small ball, elastic bands and 1kg weights. This system is used by dancers and athletes and refines core and hip control and flexibility.
Yoga for Strength & Stress Relief
Join the online classes or enjoy private Coaching to create greater mobility in the spine, hamstrings and hips. Power yoga is an active and athletic, Western style of yoga, created simultaneously by American yoga teachers Beryl Bender Birch and Bryan Kest in the 1980s. Power yoga classes move quickly through the poses and each pose is held for only three to five breaths, typically classes run 60-90min length. Sara focuses on technique and body alignment principles with the aim to make the practice accessible for all levels and avoidance of the injuries common to yoga practitioners.
Meditation for Beginners
Perfect for beginners to meditation and mindfulness, classes typically last 30min with shorter breath sessions offered from 10min-20min online.
Typically session with Sara will include three areas of awareness: breath management, visualisation and body awareness.
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.
Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class – combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Most classes incorporate a ballet barre and use classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches. Barre also focuses on high reps of small range movements. A low impact workout for the full body with a strong focus on core, legs, hips and back. Sessions use pilates ball and 1kg weights to increase intensity and target fat burning in the work zone.
Sara’s Barre Burn Classes typically last 45min.