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Wellness at The Tichborne Arms

We feel very spoilt to live in such a beautiful area. Countryside walks are particularly special around Tichborne, which is why we’re delighted to have paired up with Sophie Plato for a monthly series of Wellness Mornings. The idea being to bring together a group of like-minded people, some known to each other, but most meeting for the first time, on a Saturday morning to walk, chat, breathe, move and be nourished. Beginning here at The Tichborne Arms with a seriously good cup of coffee (or warming drink of your choice), followed by a gentle walk through our beautiful Hampshire countryside accompanied by chats with our newly-met friends. Through the colder months, we'll pause at a picturesque spot en route, where Sophie will guide us through standing functional movements, core activation and full-body stretches. As the warmer weather returns, we'll begin to introduce more mat work back in our stunning gardens overlooking the water meadows of Tichborne. We'll round off our morning with a choice of delicious, hearty breakfasts. Sophie is a passionate and dedicated advocate of Pilates, having discovered the transformative power of this exercise method following major knee surgery. Sophie aims to teach in a way that enhances daily life. Classes are heavily inspired by the original Joseph Pilates 'Contrology' method, which focuses on exercising the whole body (rather than spot training) and embodies 'movement as medicine’ and a way of life rather than just an exercise. Clients often report dramatic shifts in their body awareness, reduction of pain, increased agility and a renewed sense of confidence in their everyday movement. Sophie strives to teach her clients not only how to move their bodies but also how to move with purpose, grace and efficiency. Through the integration of breath work and mindful techniques, she guides her clients to tune in to their bodies on a deeper level promoting focus, moving meditation, and an overall sense of calm. Sophie also recognises the enormous power of walking and community in bringing people together. She believes that through movement and adventure, friendships are formed, strengthening not only bodies, but also minds, hearts, and souls.

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