Mary Thornton BSc Hons MCSP HCPC

When you book your ticket, you will be able to choose (FREE and included in the overall price):

One workshop and one lecture over the weekend.
One lecture on each of Saturday and Sunday

You may also choose one early morning workshop over the weekend.

Once you have booked your workshop/afternoon lectures, you will not be able to change these choices until you arrive at the venue via the Workshop Desk (subject to availability).

Saturday Early-morning15 places, 0 available

Venue: Crowne Plaza Princes Suite

Power of Breath

PLEASE NOTE this workshop is 7.30 – 9.00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Power of Breath

A practical workshop exploring the physiology of breath and how it can be used to calm as well as energise the body. Breath is often the last movement pattern that we facilitate in our clients but for well being it is the most important. In the session you will have the opportunity to learn how to use breath as a relaxation tool to manage stress. Then mindfully we will incorporate our breath work into fluid movement patterns to mobilise the spine and rehydrate the connective tissue.

Mary Thornton is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Foundation trained teacher who has been using Pilates in her clinical practice since 1998. She is the Director of the Clinical Pilates Studio, East Sussex which specialises in movement rehabilitation ( Before opening her clinic she worked extensively within the NHS & private practice as a senior clinician, specialising in muscular skeletal and women’s health treatment. Mary lectures to clinicians & teachers on all aspects of Clinical Pilates and devised the programme for the UKs first equestrian Pilates DVD Pilates for riders.


Requirements for course:

PLEASE NOTE this workshop is 7.30 – 9.00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Open to all able to take part in a physical class.

Bring mat, blanket and head cushion/towel.

Wear clothing that allows free movement.

N.B. This workshop is held at the Crowne Plaza, 10 – 12 minutes’ walk from the venue. Ground or first floor – lift available. Parking free – register car at Reception on arrival. Breakfast option non-resident. £14.95. Breakfast times: 7.30 -10.30.