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GARUDA


A MOVEMENT INQUIRY

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GARUDA


A MOVEMENT INQUIRY

GARUDA DEFINES PILATES FOR A NEW GENERATION OF 21st CENTURY FITNESS
— JAMES D'SILVA, CREATOR OF GARUDA
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WHERE PILATES ENDS, GARUDA BEGINS

AIMEE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED GARUDA PRACTITIONER AND MASTER TRAINER. HER ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS SECOND TO NONE. HER PASSION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORK MANIFESTS ITSELF THROUGH HER TEACHING.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO AIMEE REPRESENTING ME AND MY WORK IN NEW ZEALAND.
— James D'Silva, Founder of Garuda / London
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GARUDA METHOD


FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

 

GARUDA METHOD


FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

 

AIMEE CHALLIES IS A TALENTED AND PASSIONATE TEACHER OF BOTH GARUDA AND PILATES. HER BACKGROUND IN DANCE GIVES HER COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO HER WORK AS WELL AS A NATURAL UNDERSTANDING OF POSTURE AND INJURY. SHE IS PROFESSIONAL IN HER MANNER AND KNOWLEDGABLE IN HER EXPERIENCE, WITH A POISE AND GRACE ABOUT HER SELF THAT IS AN INSPIRATION IN THE STUDIO.
— ANNA TETLOW, FORMER BALLERINA & OWNER ANNA TETLOW PILATES - MELBOURNE

GARUDA TAKES ITS NAME FROM AN INDIAN MYTHOLOGICAL SACRED BIRD THAT CAN CHANGE SHAPE ACCORDING TO ITS FUNCTION.

A METAPHOR FOR A TECHNIQUE THAT DELIVERS FUNCTIONAL, INTUITIVE & INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT.

THIS EXPANSIVE & EVOLVING METHOD, UTILIZES THE GARUDA APPARATUS, BARRE, MAT & PROPS, FORMING A METHOD THAT IS DIVERSE, SUPPORTIVE WHILST CHALLENGING & GREATLY BENEFICIAL FOR EVERYONE. 


GARUDA CREATES A SENSE OF WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF AND MOST IMPORTANTLY PROVIDES THE KEY TO BECOMING WHO YOU WANT TO BE WITHIN YOUR BODY.
— JAMES D'SILVA, CREATOR OF GARUDA

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APPARATUS


ONE MACHINE

MANY FUNCTIONS

APPARATUS


ONE MACHINE

MANY FUNCTIONS

GARUDA’S WAY OF APPROACHING THE HUMAN BODY FEELS VERY ORGANIC; IT GIVES ME FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AS WELL AS IMPROVING STRENGTH, RESONATING DEEPLY WITH THE DEMANDS OF MY CAREER AS A CLASSICAL DANCER
— IONA MARQUES, BALLET DANCER - MELBOURNE

INNOVATIVELY DESIGNED & METICULOUSLY ENGINEERED APPARATUS, WITH LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES.

IT'S LARGE SPLIT PLATFORM, CHAIR ATTACHMENT & SPACIOUS FRAMEWORK, TAKES EXERCISE & REHABILITATION TO ANOTHER LEVEL. 

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TEACHER TRAINING


TEACHER TRAINING


I have not felt the need to step to a Barre in 12 years, but I only needed one class with Aimee to realise that I wanted to explore this work... I needed to feel this work more completely.

Aimee’s teaching style encouraged me to dig deeper, to strive for excellence every time. It reminded me of parts of myself I wanted to revisit. It tapped into my innate desire to improve, to be sensitive, to understand clearly and to adapt.

I feel grateful because every repetition is better. I zing with a new depth of intention. I am infused with intuition and when I move it’s from deep inside me with confidence, with meaning.
— SIMONE WAGENAAR, PILATES PRACTITIONER / AUCKLAND