Recharge the body, refresh the mind and renew the spirit
‘The key to our practice is in restoring the natural harmony between the mind and body,’ explains Choi, the charming manager of Body & Brain on Hammersmith Grove. ‘When the two elements are properly connected and in balance we are better able to control stress, combat negative emotions, fulfil our potential and lead happier, healthier lives.’
Opened 13 years ago, Body & Brain’s programme of holistic healing and energy philosophies is founded on ancient Korean training techniques. Using two comfortable healing rooms and two spacious basement studios, Choi and her friendly team offer a wide range of integrated classes and workshops (both one-to-one and group sessions) dedicated to improving physical strength and flexibility, mental focus and overall wellbeing.
‘In today’s high-pressure world, so many people hold too much physical and emotional “blockage” and, as a result, they have lost the key connection between the mind and body,’ she says. ‘Our daily classes use Body & Brain yoga, which is a combination of meridian stretching, breathing, meditation and Ki-Gong.
‘Designed to promote energy circulation, vitality, immunity, gut health and to relax the mind, they are suitable for everyone – at the moment we have students aged 11 to 77 – whatever their level of fitness and experience. One of us is always on hand to guide students through specific exercises and answer any questions and we make the whole experience really enjoyable.’
New clients are welcome to book a private introductory session to meet one of the team and learn more about Body & Brain. Judging by the many positive testimonials from previous students, it can make a tangible difference. One reported: ‘the workshop taught me simple yet profound life-changing principles. It showed me how to be aware of and strengthen my body. I learned how to manage my emotions… I now act rather than react.’