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GARUDA


Movement our Eternal Prayer

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GARUDA


Movement our Eternal Prayer

GARUDA DEFINES PILATES FOR A NEW GENERATION OF 21st CENTURY FITNESS
— JAMES D'SILVA, CREATOR OF GARUDA
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COMBINING THE SPIRITUALITY, PRANAYAMA, AND ASANA PRACTICE OF YOGA, THE CORE STRENGTH AND FOCUS OF PILATES, AND THE BALLETIC GRACE OF DANCE, THE GARUDA METHOD IS THE ANSWER TO MANY PEOPLE'S QUEST FOR A STRONGER, MORE FLEXIBLE, TONED BODY.


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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THE GARUDA METHOD


INTUITIVE & ORGANIC MOVEMENT

 

THE GARUDA METHOD


INTUITIVE & ORGANIC 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. IT'S INSPIRED A MORE INTELLIGENT & INTUITIVE WAY TO EXERCISE THE BODY.

METICULOUS, PURPOSEFUL MOVEMENT IS DESIGNED TO TAP INTO OUR OWN BODY'S INNATE MOVEMENT INTELLIGENCE.

IT HAS THE BENEFITS OF A ROBUST CARDIO WORKOUT, WHILE STRETCHING THE MIND AS WELL AS THE BODY. GARUDA IS A TEST OF MENTAL STRENGTH AS WELL AS PHYSICAL, DEMANDING TOTAL CONCENTRATION DURING THE EXERCISES.

USING THE SPECIALLY DESIGNED GARUDA APPARATUS, MAT OR OTHER COMPLIMENTARY EQUIPMENT YOU'LL LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR BODY THROUGH PRECISE STRETCHES AND ACTIONS, PLACING AN EMPHASIS ON SMOOTH, SEAMLESS MOVEMENTS WITHOUT ANY STRESS ON JOINTS. YOU'LL SOON DEVELOP GREATER POISE AND CONTROL, AND A LEANER, MORE RESILIENT BODY.


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, BODY CONDITIONING & REHABILITATION TO ANOTHER LEVEL. 

EXERCISES CONTINUOUSLY FLOW FROM ONE TO THE OTHER AS THE GARUDA APPARATUS BECOMES YOUR WORKOUT PLAYGROUND

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DANCE TRAINING


DANCE TRAINING


AS A PROFESSIONAL DANCER, I’M FOREVER SEEKING WAYS TO FINE TUNE MY INSTRUMENT - MY BODY - AND INCREASE ITS CAPACITY FOR PHYSICAL EXPRESSION. THROUGH THE GARUDA METHOD, I’VE BEEN ABLE TO AWAKEN A NEW AWARENESS OF MY PHYSICALITY THAT I BELIEVE IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS UNIQUE METHOD. AIMEE IS A VERY ATTENTIVE TEACHER WITH A FANTASTIC UNDERSTANDING AND NOT AFRAID OF A CHALLENGE, WHICH IS SUPER IMPORTANT FOR ME.
— JULIET BURNETT, PROFESSIONAL BALLET DANCER - ROYAL BALLET FLANDERS, BELGIUM