Last year I took a private lesson with James while he was here in Sydney, and LOVED the experience. He is gentle, knowledgeable and is so attentive in his teaching. I found him a delight and based on that personal experience offered to assist the Melbourne GARUDA team promote his next visit. So here it is.
“We are delighted to introduce you to James D’Silva’s innovative new exercise method. In Indian mythology the GARUDA is a large bird that changes its shape according to its function. Thus the name aptly describes our new exercise system, which is unique in its versatility, flexibility and precision of movement.
Encompassing the principles of Pilates, the breathwork and asana practises of yoga, the grace and athleticism of dance, Garuda is the face of 21st century fitness. Where pilates ends, Garuda begins. Holistic, organic, dynamic – Garuda is the hybrid that is revolutionising our approach to fitness.
James believes that exercise needs to be varied and creative to challenge both mind and body. Stagnation and repetition provide no opportunity for development in the long term. Therefore the GARUDA repertoire is continually being developed and expanded. It is exceptionally wide-ranging, adaptable and focussed.
Garuda’s results are striking: Increased strength, flexibility, co-ordination and endurance, with a greater sense of ease and well-being. Garuda offers a cardiovascular workout while drawing deeply on mental focus, and teaching the sacred principle of relaxation within movement. The result is a stronger, leaner body, improved posture and true ease of movement and mind.
The GARUDA apparatus, matwork & foamroller syllabi provide a new and improved way to isolate muscle groups and break down motions into targeted moves that can be crucial for those following sports-specific training or undergoing a rehabilitation programme. It can be used to progress movement and address the functional needs of all ages and abilities. At his studio and clinic James works closely and consistently with Osteopaths and Physiotherapists to create new functional and injury specific rehab programmes. Additionally he studies the exact needs and abilities of athletes and dancers to develop targeted strength and endurance based workout series.
GARUDA is committed to excellence and we intend to exceed your expectations.