This April has a distinct “flavour” of balancing both mind and body.

Following your feedback we have started the year strong and we will continue through April and the rest of the year to build your strength, mobility and balance. You didn’t come this far to only come this far! This month you will continue to develop your overall body strength and tackle the ever elusive sense of balance.

First, about the balance of your body. Have you ever wondered why you are able to stand upright or walk across a room without falling? Aristotle introduced us to our five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. But, what about the sense of Balance? Often referred to as the “sixth sense” balance relies on input from several areas of the body to keep you from falling — the inner ear, the eyes, the muscles and joints in your leg and spine.

Balance begins to decline at the age of 30 and needs to be trained in multiple body positions from sitting to kneeling and standing. You will most probably feel a little uncomfortable at the beginning of the month,  but like always with more practice you will focus your mind, you will find your balance and you will feel more  confident balancing your body.

What about the balance of the Mind? To support your efforts towards the difficult act of balancing life, we are launching Pilates for the Mind to help you practice and get the peacefulness of a focused and centered mind!

The 3 days mindfulness course starts Wednesday 3rd April. This course is designed to help you increase awareness, become more grounded and overcome the limiting effects of negative emotions; overall handle everyday stress better and enjoy life.

Last but not least, Sunday 28th April join A Day with Plato event organised by the Adelaide School of Practical Philosophy. Plato, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, wrote his dialogues in the 5th Century BC, and the issues that his world faced bear a striking resemblance to those of our own modern day world. Learn from him how best to use your own innate powers to discover the answers you seek.

Eat Well. Move Well. Think Well.


  • Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th April. From 6:00pm to 8:15pm

  • Mindfulness’ simply means paying attention to the present moment.
  • Learn practical methods and exercises to increase awareness, become more grounded and confident.
  • Evercome the limiting effects of negative emotions, be more productive and, at the same time, free of stress.
  • This course is delivered through the Adelaide School of Practical Philosophy and is drawing on the great philosophic ideas of both East and West, past and present.
Pilates for your mind


  • Sunday 28th April,  10:00am to 4:00pm

  • Plato in the modern world. The Art of Dialectic. How does a philosopher live life?
  • PRESENTER: Marita Brewster leads the Plato faculty in the School, and facilitates seminars in Platonic philosophy in Australia and abroad. She is head of Philosophy Development at the Erasmus Primary School in Melbourne.
  • Location: Fullarton Park Community Centre
a day with Plato