Nisha Srivastava

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About Nisha Srivastava

Nisha: A Laban teacher introduced Nisha to Pilates at Dance College during her first year. Its effects were forgotten but she then re discovered Pilates through Michael King eleven years later whilst running her dance school. Her background spans over 22 years with formal training in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, national choreography, stage production and theatre. Her formation includes Pilates, Thai bodywork, Yoga, GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and anatomical studies. Her particular interest is fascia, and the connective lines and movement patterns that allow a full moving structure rather than the isolation of bones and muscles. Her fascination with questioning the traditions of modern medicine and fascination with searching for meaningful answers has taken her in many different directions and has offered her an abundance of opportunities gaining a wealth of knowledge. “I tried many movement modalities and extended my search after experiencing fascia, because of its simplicity in movement. Quickly, I noticed my own body changing as well as the bodies of my own clients. In the last 22 years of teaching I’ve developed a workout unique to Yoga Anatomy". Throughout her studies Nisha has done numerous dissections with Julian Baker and Cery Davies and has the opportunity to take lectures and courses from Robert Schleip, Joanne avisons, Tom Myers, Gary Carter, Paul Chek, Dan Hellman, Peter Blackaby, James de Silva plus many many more Nishas teaching method promotes reflective self-discovery and provides the requirements to integrate a shift in consciousness for attaining individual goals. She maintains that an attitude of compassion, consistency and joyous humor are excellent components to growth and expanded potential. She welcomes all level of movers from the beginner to the seasoned athlete who have a desire to increase their skill potential, also teachers and students. Her specialties include assisting post rehabilitative individuals, injury prevention for dancers and athletes and advanced movement programs.

Men do Pilates featuring transplant swimmer Matthew Burrows

Matthew received a life-changing kidney transplant in April 2015 following eight years of poor health due to kidney failure. During these eight years daily life was tough and sports near impossible and for Matthew who had always been a keen sportsman the loss of his health and fitness was a major blow. Following transplantation, Matthew [...]

Men do Pilates featuring TV chef & Strictly ace Simon Rimmer

Hats off to our client Simon Rimmer - Simon is presently taking the grueling challenge of BBC Strictly Come Dancing. Like Pilates, everyone thinks Ballroom and Latin are easy. They are not I did this at dance college myself, it's athletic in every way. Sports personalities such as Football ace Jermaine Defoe and boxing legend [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|eccentric, Events, pilates, tired|0 Comments

Men do Pilates featuring Azeem Amir Bind Athlete

As more and more men turn to Pilates I thought I would feature some of the men who have been frequenting our studio.  First of all, Joeseph Pilates was a man, there is nothing sissy about Pilates. I have taught countless world-class athletes who have been reduced to a quiver in my sessions.  This week we [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|accepting change, Inspiration, life, pilates|0 Comments

Is it prostrate cancer or is it a fungal infection?

This is not a subject we like to talk about, we may snigger or cower with embarrassment. Women are told to check their men's prostates and men are told to check their women's breast for cancer. As more and more clients call me suffering from prostate problems or breast cancer I felt the time is [...]

Itchy legs, running, the gut and skin disorders

When I was back at dance college i recall getting itchy legs after petit and grand allegro in the ballet class. I thought it was eczema and irritation to the nylon unflattering ballet tights. Fast forwards another twenty years and I have experienced itchy legs straight after running. Not only did I notice this but I [...]

Pain – Physical, mental and emotional – it’s all the same

Pain can be difficult—difficult to get through, difficult to describe, difficult to quantify, difficult to treat and difficult to get others to understand. The perception of pain is subjective—one person’s agony of pain may be shrugged off by another as an inconvenience. Healthcare providers often ask people to rate their pain on a scale of [...]

Inflammation – How can we play a part?

Throughout the last twenty five years of teaching clients and children, inflammation has been on the rise. When i was at school you only heard of asthma and eczema, now there is whole other list of complications that both parents and children have to battle with. In my early days of teaching i did not [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|pain, Philsophy, psychology, stress, tired|0 Comments

“Some- thing or no-thing” – English housewife saying

Old English housewife saying: "Something or Nothing".  How many ways can we interpret this? Could we delve a little deeper and apply this to human life and living. In order to live we must breathe, without breath we would die. We breathe every day unconsciously. When we go into deep day dreams, mediative states or runners [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Philsophy, psychology|0 Comments

Time cannot be managed but activities can

The more people I talk to and clients that I meet, the more and more everyone is telling me how they don't have time. The way life is now we are bombarded with a multitude of options and decisions every minute and we need to make wise choices for a healthy, wealthy lifestyle. Time cannot be [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|running, stress, tired|0 Comments

“I’m not losing weight” – It could be a stress response

Weight loss is big business. If you are on a diet right now, or trying to lose weight, there is a giant industry out there you should be familiar with. Remember if it says low fat or diet it means it's nutritionally deficient and probably stuffed with additives, artificial sweeteners  and processed sources. Food replacements and [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Embodied Emotion, life, stress, tired|0 Comments